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not so wow
on May 9, 2012
Was a little hesitant to buy these since my old night vision scope did not work very well. It took me a while to adjust them so I wasn't seeing double but they are amazing. They gather a ton of light and really turn night into day. So far I am very happy.
Updated June 23:
I guess I really never got these adjusted right because I was using them again tonight and couldn't adjust them so that I only saw one image. Gave them to my girlfriend (just in case it was me and not the product) and she saw double as well. Googled the problem and apparently it means that the binoculars are out of collimation. The website that told me that described how to fix the problem but there are no collimation screws accessible on this item. I am sending them back since I will never use a set of binoculars that makes me feel cross-eyed. Unfortunately I won't be getting all of my money back due to amazon's return policy. This problem was clearly present right out of the box and I just didn't know it was a problem until today.
By the way, the same website that I mentioned above also said that having your binoculars go out of collimation is common in cheaply made products. So, keep that in mind before you spend 400+ bucks on these. They seem to work well in terms of being a night vision product but they are probably cheaply made. Come to think of it, the last time I had this problem with a pair of binoculars they were a set that cost 20 bucks. Hmmm.....