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80mm triplett or 100mm doublet?

Started by BoyntonStu, 05/18/2006 08:53AM
Posted 05/18/2006 08:53AM | Edited 05/18/2006 08:54AM Opening Post
The assumption is that you already have a good tripod that can hold any size binocular.

A 20X80MM triplett will give great performance for under $200.

There are many 20x 22x 25x and even a 30x 100MM doublet binoculars for sale for $500 and under. A Celestron Skymaster 25x100 may be bought today for under $225.

There are Oberwerks, Garretts, Zhumels, and other private labled chinese binoculars that fall into the doublet category.

In your opinion and experience, is the sharper image 20x80 triplet a better view than having the higher mag and larger aperture of a 100mm doublet?

How much do you have to spend in order to get a 'decent' 100MM bino?

Which model do you have and would you buy it again if you lost it and you received insurance money for it or would you buy something else?
Posted 05/18/2006 10:41AM #1
At 20x a decent quality 4 inch doublet will give great views.