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    Best 100 bins

    Chaps, I'm after some bins for my Dad's birthday. The price limit is 100 and I was wondering if there was a common general concensus on what might be a good buy in this range.

    What do you reckon?

    Cheers

    Steve

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    Well I am afraid for 100 you wont get much, but if that was my budget this would be my chioce "Carl Zeiss Jena Jenoptem 7x50" vintage but none the less truly excellent glasses I used a pair of these for many years before I got my current leica 7x42s you should get a good pair of ebay. but ensure they are genuine before you bid, and best of luck with your search

    just check they have DDR marked on them and have 7 digit serial nos
    Last edited by dlz90; 01-04-2011 at 17:32. Reason: further info

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    you will get a secondhand pair of minox if your lucky and you wont get better than that they are great

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    I agree with the Ebay recommendation. I have a couple of pairs of Zeiss vintage bins. The only real difference in optics is the weight. The glass itself is as refined as ever.
    You can find 7x50 and 8x40 - the 10x50 are massive! Beware of bins that have been taken apart, but don't worry about fogging too much - it can be cleaned out by a specialist and won't necessary cost the earth.
    Remember these bins (if you use the National Archive price measures) would have cost 1100+ new. I am surprised we do not see them discussed more often on here.


    Had a quick look and you should look at a pair like:
    220761852622 or 300540681849
    This is not a recommendation, but I would look at these if it was me - I have nothing to do with the seller.
    Last edited by RickoShay; 01-04-2011 at 17:44.
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    zeiss jena for me too!! off ebay if my budget were 100..far better than any new bins for that price!!

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    If you can stretch a bit more than 100 you could get a good pair of Hawke bins. I bought mine for 190 and they're great, I know that's way out of your price range but they do do other cheaper versions.

    What's he planning to use them for? If stalking he wants good uns so 100 voucher for an optics shop might be a good idea then he could add to it if he wished.

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    I agree Zeiss Jena, or minox if you really want a new pair as opposed to s/h you should get a pair of opticron for your money good binos for that kind of money

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    These will take some beating for price & quality. expect to pay at least double for similar lenses.

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    not meaning to be rude here - but a pair of those 2nd hand Zeiss bins will wipe the florrwith a Hawke or Burris
    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickoShay View Post
    I agree with the Ebay recommendation. I have a couple of pairs of Zeiss vintage bins. The only real difference in optics is the weight. The glass itself is as refined as ever.
    You can find 7x50 and 8x40 - the 10x50 are massive! Beware of bins that have been taken apart, but don't worry about fogging too much - it can be cleaned out by a specialist and won't necessary cost the earth.
    Remember these bins (if you use the National Archive price measures) would have cost 1100+ new. I am surprised we do not see them discussed more often on here.


    Had a quick look and you should look at a pair like:
    220761852622 or 300540681849
    This is not a recommendation, but I would look at these if it was me - I have nothing to do with the seller.
    The second pair don't have a seven digit number or ddr mark. Does this mean they are not originals?

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