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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 01:53   #1
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Athlon Cronus?

Just wondering if anyone has tried out this bino, and what would it compare to, optically. Thanks, and happy new year to all.
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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 02:06   #2
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I imagine you may have already seen this JG, but just in case you did not: FrankD's review of 8.5x42 Athlon Cronus
EDIT: apologies JG, it looks like you've already posted in that thread so I imagine you have already seen it!

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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 21:18   #5
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Well.........Athlon has announced a new Cronus 10x50 HD bino/rangefinder all in one unit, and I like the looks and specs of it, as well as their unconditional lifetime warranty on everything including electronics. I'm wondering how the Cronus line fairs optically, as it sounds like it could potentially be a very nice offering.
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Well.........Athlon has announced a new Cronus 10x50 HD bino/rangefinder all in one unit, and I like the looks and specs of it, as well as their unconditional lifetime warranty on everything including electronics. I'm wondering how the Cronus line fairs optically, as it sounds like it could potentially be a very nice offering.
I'll check it out in a few weeks at SHOT Show and report back. The specs are nice. The fact that it is not the same 10x42 put out by Nikon and Vortex (which probably come from the same mfg) is a good thing.
Athlon has been doing a nice job of producing some quality affordable optics.
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Saw a pair at Cabelas last week. My mom always said "if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all". I have nothing to say about the Cronus.

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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 02:25   #8
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Just another clone binocular. I agree why go there.

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Just another clone binocular. I agree why go there.

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I already explained why, above. As a bino by itself, not interested.
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Well.........Athlon has announced a new Cronus 10x50 HD bino/rangefinder all in one unit, and I like the looks and specs of it, as well as their unconditional lifetime warranty on everything including electronics. I'm wondering how the Cronus line fairs optically, as it sounds like it could potentially be a very nice offering.
No experience with the Cronus. The Athlon Ares I had left a bad taste in my mouth though. I personally probably won't go down the Athlon road again.
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