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Excellent for the money,
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This review is from: Orion 10x42 Waterproof Monocular (Black) (Electronics)
I bought a 170 dollar Minox 8x and sent it back. You can read my review of that monocular too. I bought this and find it vastly superior in terms of clarity, light capture, and image quality. It works very well in low light, has great eye relief, and although not a crystal clear image, it is very, very, good. The only thing is it is on the big side. It is really half of a comparable 10x binocular. It is about 2 inches longer, a bit fatter, and several ounces heavier than the Minox 8x that I got it to replace, but at less than half the price, I can live with it. I also have to keep in mind that it is 10x not 8x. Over all, for most purposes, this is a brilliant product. I recommend it to anyone who wants real magnification and clarity of image. I have only had it a day so can't speak to durability. My only complaint is the way the neck strap attaches. It screws into the tripod socket, which is stupid. Absent some unforeseen failure in the mechanism, I expect to be very happy with this product for some time. I will post updates after I use it for a while, but at this price, it is well worth it. I would recommend to a friend and I would buy it again.
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Initial post: May 3, 2012 4:53:04 PM PDT
Tell me really how good this really is
In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 6:56:57 PM PDT
It is big, and heavy, but the optical quality is very good for the money. It is not a Zeiss, but it is not $800. I would recommend it, if you are not looking for ultra light or compact. It is abut 2 inches in diameter and 6 inches long and weigh at least half a pound. Hope this helps.
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