Which Binoculars?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:01 am


Can anyone reccomend a really good set of Binocs and price for spotting aircraft that are in the cruise overhead? I wanna know get the reg and airline as they make those contrails!

Thanks in advance

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RE: Which Binoculars?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:04 am

I am very happy with my 10x50.
Price was about €100.

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RE: Which Binoculars?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 4:31 am

I like my Minolta Standard EZ 8-20X50.
About €200 inc. taxes.

For aircraft overhead at cruiselevel even a 20X may not be enough. You might need a telescope.
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RE: Which Binoculars?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:02 am

I just got a Galileo 10x60 (zoom feature) pair of binoculars for christmas. Although I havent used it as much as I like to (been to cold outside) with spring here, I'll be using it alot more.
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RE: Which Binoculars?

Tue Apr 16, 2002 1:36 pm

I have a pair of Nikon 10X40's, they costed like $150 and i love them. They are tried and tested at HPN and very recomended.
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RE: Which Binoculars?

Wed Apr 17, 2002 2:34 am

Its very hard to get regs of trailing planes unless they are around FL300-320.Have you thought about a telescope?
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RE: Which Binoculars?

Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:11 am


I have very old binoculars 7X35 made in USSR  Crying .
I got it from lithuania soldier for free Big grin.

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RE: Which Binoculars?

Wed Apr 17, 2002 9:56 am

I can easily get reg.'s with this.

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