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Old 30 April 2013, 02:41   #11
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Bloody Jap crap.. Mind you so is your car
Ooooh! I'm sure that could be racist, Poly will probably be along soon to adjudicate
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I just put those binos in the bin as they were total rubbish. The centre bracket cracked and the range finder was intrusive on the lens. The range finder relies on you knowing the height of an object first which you would get from a paper chart but I presume you are on a rib with a plotter so you can get your range on that. So in summary, compass yes but don't pay for a range finder.
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Old 30 April 2013, 16:40   #13
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I just put those binos in the bin as they were total rubbish. The centre bracket cracked and the range finder was intrusive on the lens. The range finder relies on you knowing the height of an object first which you would get from a paper chart but I presume you are on a rib with a plotter so you can get your range on that. So in summary, compass yes but don't pay for a range finder.
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Mine have been dropped a few times and are still okay and I can't say that they are rubbish they do the job. The only thing I find wrong with them is that they are a bit on the large side for me I wish that I went for something smaller.
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Old 30 April 2013, 17:30   #14
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Not sure what your budget is but I have just purchased a pair of Bynolit Searanger ll binoculars. They are RNLI issue so they must be decent.
Well chuffed with mine, clarity is amazing
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I just put those binos in the bin as they were total rubbish. The centre bracket cracked and the range finder was intrusive on the lens. The range finder relies on you knowing the height of an object first which you would get from a paper chart but I presume you are on a rib with a plotter so you can get your range on that. So in summary, compass yes but don't pay for a range finder.
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Ok, so they're no good.
It's not a budget issue.
A quality one.
The FUJI ones chime in at 800 and I need somebody to dissuade me or otherwise.
If 800 quid tools fall apart, they are crapper than 150 quid tools that don't.
I just need to know that's all. Guess I won't hear it from the manufacturers.
Nor from RNLI licensed suppliers.
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If cost isn't an issue, Steiner commander binocs would be my weapon of choice
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+1 for those, I bought a pair a while ago, can't remember how much but nowhere near 800.

Excellent optics, great in low light and the compass seems pretty accurate.

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Good German make
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I have Opticrom Marine 2, and they've been great. Done everything I want for 16 years now and still going strong
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Cool stuff, there are things here I wouldn't have considered without a recommend. Any of these float?
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