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20x80 bino suggestion

Started by Justin, 07/18/2010 09:04PM
Posted 07/18/2010 09:04PM Opening Post
Hi all,
I'm very interested in getting some 20x80 binos for astronomy, and want to stay under a $300 price. I live very close to a ScopeCity location, they offer Celestron, Konus and Barksa binos in my price range; the Barksa 20x80 Cosmos binos in particular are interesting me. Orion also offers very similar bino on their site, and that one is attracting me the most, mainly because they surrender more information on it such as fields of view, coating types, etc; also they look like they have a better build quality. Can anybody tell me if the Barksa or Orion 20x80s are the better buy, or are they the same exact bino offered under different brands? Thanks for reading and any help you can give.
Posted 07/20/2010 09:35PM #1
I second Mark's opin on Oberwerk. They are very well built and have a long history of good reviews if you look around (Here on A.M., C.N., or simply through a Google search).

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