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Old 02 August 2010, 12:22   #1
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Marine binoculars.

Purchased a pair of Helios 7 x 50 Oceanmaster RC with compass for 119.00 does anyone else have a pair of these and how do you rate them

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Sorry forgot to put a link on.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HELIOS-OCEANMA...item27b2da13af
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Isn't it a bit late to ask for a review after you've already bought them?
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Isn't it a bit late to ask for a review after you've already bought them?
Thats me all over Hightower the kid in me wants it " now " l.o.l. I did not want to spend anymore on binocs due to the knocking about they will get in the rib they seem half decent to me but I guess it would be nice to hear anybody else's opinion good or bad , if bad I could always return them.
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Think you were had really...................

http://www.compass24.com/web/catalog...culars/4851737

I have had a pair of these for 6 years or so, still going strong.

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Think you were had really...................

http://www.compass24.com/web/catalog...culars/4851737

I have had a pair of these for 6 years or so, still going strong.

Sorry!

But how do you rate them?
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Even cheaper here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Super-High-Cle...item2a08861569 BUTfrom China!!!!!
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Even cheaper here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Super-High-Cle...item2a08861569 BUTfrom China!!!!!
Oops plus 30 postage arghhhh
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The compass ones are going for 40 ish on most sites except Sherwoods 99 The Helios are Japanese not from Hong Kong and the Japs seem to have a good name with optics so I put my trust in that alone , but only time will tell. Six years is a good time for the Compass model so if they are fit for purpose then yes I've been had , sometimes the cheaper models can be just as good or better than the top brands , but only on rare occassions I think.
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It's a bit of a shame you didn't ask the questions before you posted, can you not cancel your order?

I got some Compass Bins from Lidl's for 50 a few years ago and these are excellent. As good as some expensive models I've seen and comes with a floating strap too. The only disadvantage is that it's not a one touch focus.

These come up from time to time, so keep your eye's peeled.
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