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    Posted: 10 January 2006 at 15:17

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I recently purchased a little oddball.  It seems as though it's gonna work just fine, & I thought I'd tell you about it.  It's a Zeiss monocular.  Not binocular, monocular, one tube full of lens's, not two.  As my binocular vision is 'challenged' to say the least, I have no particular need for buying the second tube.  But, although hopefully you will never come to my point-of-view in fact, it may be worth considering from a performance viewpoint.

This is a Zeiss product all the way, with the optics to back up the name.  But, being only one side of a bino, it only weighs 77 grams.  In other words, under 3 ounces!  Well under.  Here's the conversion:  1 gram = .035273962 of an ounce.  To 8 decimal places no less.  So 77 X .035273962 = 2.716 blah-blah ounces. 

It's 8 power with a 20mm objective lens, which gives a 2.5mm exit pupil.  But, and it's a good sized but, exit pupil is essentially meaningless in this forum.  It's large enough to see clearly & doesn't need to be any larger because the unit is held right up to the eye socket.  You'll naturally move it to get clear vision, & believe me it's a no-brainer, you'll do it without consious thought.  If somebody could dumb it up, it's me, and I didn't do it.  Nuh-uh.

Now then, anybody priced Zeiss bino's lately?  Or did you just not bother because you knew that 4 figures was beyond what you wanted to spend?  Yup the clarity, (read resolution), is outstanding & it weighs next to nothing, but OMG, the price!!  How about under $188.00 delivered?

Or, why do you need to glass the animal with both eyes?  Your rifle scope doesn't have to have both eyes in use.  Your spotting scope doesn't either.  Only binoculars.  So here we are, getting the non-popular product for a song compared to the popular version.  It weighs a hell of a lot less, gives the performance, and costs a HELL of a lot less.  What's not to like?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingpin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2006 at 12:20
OK, multiply the power by the objective lens and you will see that it is over 35, which binocularly speaking is what you should always try to attain from them. It gets plenty of light, necessary for our nonnocternal eyes, and beings that it's a Zeiss, you have a real winner. Good buy Cb, i just may get me one........Kingpin
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Also vision challenged.  I have one, mine is more like half of a binoc, with an individual focus.

Two thoughts:  It is small and is held with one hand, so to me eye and arm fatigue sets in.  It is good for spotting something you've seen, but not for long term glassing.

It's small size/weight makes it super handy to have; even in non-hunting situations.  Fits in glove box, so you can see horns etc when you spot an animal during a drive.

Mine also came with a nice padded case, fits into a coat pocket.  I've had it about 10 years, durable.

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I had a pair of 'whatever' 7x50 binoculars in high school. In my freshman year in college , after an auto accident, I salvaged enough of the bionocs to make a monoc. I've used it since 1965 and it still serves a purpose during my jump shooting duck hunting. I have a pair of 8x20 and new 7x50 but the monoc is the easiest to grab and I never have to worry about scratching it. Works fine for me.
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