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10-24-2002 05:12 AM

How do you hold 10X binoclars steady on a pitching boat?
10-23-2002 07:23 AM

A gew years ago I bought several pairs of SIMMONS 10x50''s for christmas presents. They cost $50.00 each and are the best. I looked in the SUnday newspaper (the Cleveland Plain Dealer) and found some place that had them. I kept a pair for myself and took off anything that screwed on and resealed it with teflon tape, to waterproof the joint. SO far they have been emersed in water for three days, been wet for a week while sailing, and have not shown any signs of wear. I also have a pair of 7x50''s that I never use anymore.
10-19-2002 10:14 AM


It''s nice when folks give an update of what they wound up doing after all the input they got. Good luck with your choice.

10-19-2002 03:21 AM

Know it''s been a while since this thread was started, but thought I''d give an update. Went to West Marine to check out their binocs''. Gave the ones they had a look through, then noticed that they had one pair of Tasco Mariners. As I own one of Tasco''s hunting scopes and been well pleased with it, gave these a look through also. I was satisfied with ''em. Had the internal compass. Checked out the price- 160 bucks, marked down from 199 bucks. Didn''t sound to bad, asked the girl to take my money. She said the binocs'' had a further mark-down. 148 bucks. I wrote the check before they could change their mind. One added feature with the internal compass, if I spot a bird ( yep, I watch ''em occasionally)I can tell my wife the compass heading, and she can pick it out faster.Love ''em. Thanks again for all the input you folks gave me.
09-17-2002 06:03 PM

I have a pair of Fuji Meibo''s 7x50-7degree 30''. I bought them in 1978 when we were plank swordfishing off the California Coast.
Most of the successful plankers used either the $600 Fuji''s or the $2000 Zeiss. When we started out I could not affored the $2000 by the time I could afford them I could not tell the difference. We still use them they are great glasses.
09-15-2002 12:57 AM

I bought Fuji last year, with the compass for about 160 too. Great at the price! Very satisfied.
09-14-2002 05:33 AM

I know it''s a small, nitpicking point, but it''s a binocular, not a PAIR of binoculars, unless you have two binoculars, then you have pair of binoculars. Pants, trousers, shoes are a pair, but a binocular is, in fact, a pair of monoculars.
09-14-2002 05:30 AM

I have used Steiner''s Military/Marine 7X50 model on my job for several years now and can say I''m glad my money didn''t purchase them. The eyecups pop off much too easily. This annoyance is not an isolated defect as I have seen this happen constantly and repeatedly on every one of several units we have. Considering the premium price this is unacceptable.

I have also noticed that the rubber covering the buttons on their models with lighted compasses on display at West Marine peels off just from people trying them out.

Otherwise, they seem optically excellent, but other brands offer good optics without this shoddiness.
09-10-2002 06:52 PM

try here
09-10-2002 02:27 PM
29 cascadefixer

Thanks for all the input. Without it I probably would have forgone the compass, silly me. The Fujis'' and the Bushnells both sound good. The Fujis'' were recommended by West Marine. Say, I''m probably opening a can of worms here,, but just how good is the West Marine Advisor, in you folks experienced opinion. Is the whole thing just a justification for their products, or is their info the straight skinny ?
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