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    What Binoculars would you recommend? Or do you use?
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    Used to be Fujinon but now I'd go with Nikons.

    Btw, if you want a pair of 7x50 Fujinons, I have several I'm offering for $25+ shipping for each.
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    If you are offering the Fujinon 7X50 Polaris model for $25, you must me making up for it with shipping costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by water View Post
    If you are offering the Fujinon 7X50 Polaris model for $25, you must me making up for it with shipping costs.
    you're right, I just looked up at what they are selling for new and my price is way too low so my apologies to everybody that I pull back on that throttle. I will say that I do thing the 7x50 FMTR's are very heavy and that is why i was going to sell them. I suppose a $100 would be a more realistic price to ask? I will say that the rubber on the one's I have is all loose and weathered.
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    anything that is stabilised, you'd never use an old pair ever again
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    Fujinon Techno-Stabi are a rocking set.
    I have a small 8x40 pair from Vortex that killer as well.
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    The best commercial marine binoculars I've used and still using are with no doubt the indestructible aluminium frame FUJINON MEIBO 7x50 7°30'. The wide field angle provides stability and they are autofocus (no focus vernier). They are simply phenomenal even when they look totally rotten. Ze Best ...

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    I really like the Nikon Action EX, I was surprised when we got a few onboard, with how crisp they are. They blow any bushnells we have had out of the water. The 10 x 50s are a bit heavy, I like the 7 x 50s. For personal use, they make a smaller 7 x 35 that is very lightweight, and I think it costs around $100
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    I have Stieners and a pair of Bushnells. For the price the Bushnells are really good. I like the compactness of the Stieners
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    Quote Originally Posted by c.captain View Post
    I will say that the rubber on the one's I have is all loose and weathered.
    I sent a pair of Fujinons off to http://www.bakermarineusa.com/index.php They stripped the rubber, walnut blasted the metal, re-painted, re-aligned the lenses, and re-applied the rubber. I couldn't believe how good a job the did, they looked as good as new. I still carry those binoculars to this day.
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    Surprised I havent heard any mention of Zeiss yet. I got to handle a pair a few years back that a pilot brought with him. I was pretty skeptical about a $1300 pair of glasses, but they were unreal.

    Just curious if anyone had an opinion, given the comparable prices of Fujinon Techno-Stabi's and Zeiss 8x50 Conquests, which would you guys prefer... stabilized or great optics? Though I don't know if I'm a fan of lower object diameter/higher magnification of the Fujis. Would like to stay as close as possible to the standard 7x50.
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