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Re: Orion Mini Giant's

Started by erikdlin, 01/26/2004 07:23AM
Posted 01/26/2004 07:23AM Opening Post
Mike,

I am not sure who makes the Orion 56/63mm mini giants but I'd guess they are made in China. The focus wheel, eye cups and bino housing of the Orion mini giants looks nearly identical to my Oberwerk 12X60. I paid $105 for the Oberwerk 12X60 in Nov 2002 and have been very happy with it. I looked for false color when viewing the full moon but can not detect any. Edge sharness is also very good considering the wide 5.7 deg FOV in a 12X. Focus wheel is a bit stiff for rapid focusing in day time but it's fine for Astronomy. I look thru a pair of Celestron 9X63 Ultima a week prior to purchasing the Oberwerk 12X60. The Celestron was bright and sharp and had a nice feel but cost three times as much.

I recommend you check out the Oberwerk 56/60mm binos if you are thinking of getting a pair of mini giants.

Erik D