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APM Telescopes Release Of The APM MS 6x30 Porro Prism Binocular (1 Viewer)

gcole

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I thought this might be of interest to some here who prefer using a moderately priced low power binocular for both Wildlife and Astronomy viewing. These first caught my interest back in 2018 when reading a discussion in the Cloudy Nights Forum about APM Telescopes developing a New line of Magnesium Porro Binoculars. I see now they finally got out all the bugs and will be able to be shipped later on this month. These can be pre-ordered now from Lunt Solar Systems or APM direct. I could not resist so I pre-ordered a pair. Price is $195 at Lunt Solar Systems. From the one review I have read , had favorable remarks.
Some of the spec’s : BAK4 Glass, Center Focus, IPD 57-72, FOV 9.3, Weight With Eyepiece Covers/Objective Caps ...591g, waterproof, Eye Relief 18.5 which might have been improved since their original prototype. They are being sourced from China (Kunming United Optic).
 
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CharleyBird

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These new 6x30 APM are one of three I am currently considering purchasing. Very steady views I imagine, very pleasant to hold, light to carry, and cheap as chips. I wonder if the first batch has arrived in Germany?
How are you finding the prototype in use Canip? Compared to the Nikon 8x30 E11 for example?

Cheers
Andy

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Incidentally, one of the other two I fancy on paper is the Leica UV+ 8x50 ... about which I can find very little comment anywhere, except your ratings Canip, in your collection outlined on Binoculars Today.
 

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