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Thread: Steiner 10x42 for equal quality 8x42 or similar

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    Steiner 10x42 for equal quality 8x42 or similar

    Hi all,
    Reluctantly I'm coming to realise that I've bought the wrong binoculars for me. These Steiners came to me second hand bought off a member on here and they're great, but having looked through some others I think my usage and eyes are better off with 7x or 8x
    This is the original ad:

    A nice pair of 10x42 steiners
    the Hunter model is distributed by GMK
    the Skyhawk model is distributed by Steiner UK (so they told me yesterday)
    Both are owned by Beretta
    Apart from that I can find no difference between them
    identical body, fitiing, specs etc
    info here: Steiner Sky Hawk 10x42 - binoculars review - allbinos.com
    comparison pic here: http://www.allbinos.com/lornetki_ima...sky10x42_4.jpg
    original case has been replaced with a Swarovski soft, zipped case
    I have a new neoprene strap coming which will be included in the sale
    Brand new objective rain covers direct from Steiner at a cost of 20
    Binos are clean and clear, no scratches or dings
    internals are dust and mould free
    They collimate perfectly and give a very clear sight picture
    Fast focus wheel can shift focus from very new to very far extremely quickly
    fold back soft eye cups


    That's an accurate description, the glass is good, everything works. I do very much like them, feel great in the hand and optics are good but my eyes really seem to-do better with a bit less power so I'm looking for a swap for something of similar quality with lower mag.
    I'll give it a while and if nobody's interested I'll try my luck at re-selling and buy something else. Looking for 150 Inc p+p if anybody wants to buy rather than swap. Have seen the "sister model" Skyhawks on eBay for almost 200
    Cheers!
    Simon
    Last edited by SimpleSimon; 21-11-2014 at 07:36.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenshoots View Post
    send me pics i have a set of the below

    MM30 Military / Marine 8x30 | Tactical Binoculars | Steiner Optics

    greenshoots
    Thanks, but not really what I'm after, I'd like a 42mm (or thereabouts) objective.
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    I'll buy them back for 50......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I'll buy them back for 50......
    I'll split if you want, that'll buy you the strap, case and lens covers
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    I have a set of Opticron Imagic BGA 7 x 42 that possibly could swap if you're interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairybiker View Post
    I have a set of Opticron Imagic BGA 7 x 42 that possibly could swap if you're interested?
    Sounds good, how old are they and do you have any pics? Out of interest what makes you want to swap? Drop me a PM and we'll sort it out.
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    I have steiner "Hunting 8x42", new clic-lok strap and new eye cups fitted, original case. Some of the steiner logo is fading but otherwise perfect
    I'll sort out a picture latr if you're interested

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    Swap now arranged, thanks all for the various offers
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    AND my new puppy progress DIARY
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