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Binoculars (more aptly quadoculars !)

Pair of Binos at home. Not expensive, sub $100.00, couple of years old. 7x50.

As of the weekend they now duplicate everything. Look through one lens and its OK but as soon as you look through both...double vision.

And no I have not been drinking !!

Brand is Kinglux which judging by the price is just another Chinese no name brand and I know I didn't drop them while the Wombette denies it as well.

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Anyone ?

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It could be mirror misalignment or bent frames.
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6th nerve palsy or too much rum ???


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6th nerve palsy or too much rum ???
Ha bloody ha......I tell you what though, at first I was worried that my senility was advancing more rapidly than I feared.

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Only worry about that when another senile old b$%$$#@ sneaks up on you with his walker


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Only worry about that when another senile old b$%$$#@ sneaks up on you with his walker

....bring 'em on...I'll beat 'em to death with my walking stick......

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....bring 'em on...I'll beat 'em to death with my walking stick......
You could always throw the binocs at them - that's about what they're good for.

I used to buy the cheapies - they're more expensive in the long run. I now have digitally stabilised Canon binocs 15x50 (because you can!!) and they're worth the "excessive" money you pay for them. Problem is they don't drop any better than others so they're treated with a great deal of respect.

FWIW, we keep an old pair of cheapies in plain view down below for the casual thief rather than have him go looking for the Canons.

Off subject, we do that with credit cards too.


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Off subject, we do that with credit cards too.
Kwel !!...Now I know what to do with all my over limit maxed out ones...

"Go Simple...Go Large"

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The purchase price of a boat is just the admittance fee to the dance...you still have to spend money on the girl...so court one with something going for her with pleasing and desirable character traits others desire as well... or you could find yourself in a disillusioned relationship contemplating an expensive divorce.
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You could always throw the binocs at them - that's about what they're good for.

I used to buy the cheapies - they're more expensive in the long run. I now have digitally stabilised Canon binocs 15x50 (because you can!!) and they're worth the "excessive" money you pay for them. Problem is they don't drop any better than others so they're treated with a great deal of respect.

FWIW, we keep an old pair of cheapies in plain view down below for the casual thief rather than have him go looking for the Canons.

Off subject, we do that with credit cards too.

Andre,
Thoroughly agree, these are just for home not the boat. I've never used a pair of 15 x 50. How do you like them ? I worry that they might be too sensitive but I guess the DS sorts that out. Need a new pair for the boat.

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If I did that I wouldn't have any left to keep in my wallet......

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Same here... but now maybe I can blame it on the thief..

"Go Simple...Go Large"

Relationships are everything to me..everything else in life are just tools to enhance them.


The purchase price of a boat is just the admittance fee to the dance...you still have to spend money on the girl...so court one with something going for her with pleasing and desirable character traits others desire as well... or you could find yourself in a disillusioned relationship contemplating an expensive divorce.
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