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Noblex 8-24x50 ED short summary (1 Viewer)

kestrel1

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Hello birders / optics enthusiast
just to open thread for the 8-24x50 ED from Noblex.

Base on Binomania review https://www.binomania.it/recensione-del-noblex-ns-8-24x-50-ed/ and some good price in German shops https://www.foto-erhardt.de/fernglas-spektiv/fernglaeser/spektive/noblex-ns-8-24x50-ed-mini-spotting-spektiv.html https://www.jagdwelt24.de/Noblex-Mini-Spektiv-NS-8-24x50-ED I decided to give a try to Noblex one.
Some background research shows there are many clones on market (Hawke, Levenhuk etc.) it points me closer to its OEM/ODM source the https://www.svbony.com/shop/categories/spotting-scope?product_list_order_dir=Price,desc&product_list_mode=grid

Aftersales concerns, 5 year warranty and decent looking black armoring points me to Noblex, as price difference was not so big.
Sad news from Noblex https://www.noblex-germany.com/index.php/de/ueber-uns/nachrichten/267-info-im-oktober little bit raise my concerns, but that is another story.

I bought it to have easy transportable scope as companion for binoculars, to allow some more zoom, for the low price.

Basically the review of binomania gives very good overview, optical performance for price of 200euro is very good, slip-ups can be found in mechanical side.

Additionally I would like to give these information:

1.) It is good to source some cheap small tripod. (I am using some cheap accessory from past)

2-) Scope is weatherproof, but maybe not completely waterproof. Based on svbony page it should be rainproof IPx5, so there is probably no inert gas to prevent fogging.

3.) Tripod adapter is fixed, no rotating collar, as well scope has no expandable sun hood like bigger scopes.

4.) Eyepiece is release-able, there are as well two extra caps enclosed in package meant for storing eyepiece, even nowhere written in manual about this feature.

Some pictures enclosed, scope itself looks really cute.
hoping that Noblex gets recovered, if not then at least thread will serve for the other clones information.
 

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JerryLogan

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Thanks kestrel1! That’s useful information. Will help with a Hawke I’m considering.

Thanks and best,
Jerry
 

jring

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Hi,

I would not count on being able to use the warranty - Noblex is bankrupt, just some parts (mechanical assembly and surface finishing) were bought out of the insolvency (that was what the linked article is about).

Otoh 200€ is not a bad price if you got a good example.

Enjoy the view!

Joachim
 

pete_gamby

Birds? What Birds?!
Some background research shows there are many clones on market (Hawke, Levenhuk etc.) it points me closer to its OEM/ODM source

AFAIK this and other similar models are from United Optics - see attached from a recent UO product catalogue.

HTH

Cheers, Pete
 

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