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Old 04-05-2010, 10:40   #1
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Has any one used Barska binoculars? If so, comments?

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Christmas 08 my neices got together and bought me one, which on receipt I thought were quite good quality and would use as one of my guest sets. Unfortunately a guest had a little accident with my VERY good set February 09...He surprisingly has not been seen since, by any other person... Probably still looking in 600 feet of water.

Anyway, I began to use the Barska and have been quite impressed. Sufficiently, not to buy a more expensive set. Then again I am a Scot who is a man with short arms and deep pockets.

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essential equipment on any waterborne binoculars

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Unfortunately a guest had a little accident with my VERY good set February 09...He surprisingly has not been seen since, by any other person... Probably still looking in 600 feet of water.
I won't even bring good binoculars onto the boat without first installing this accessory.
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Thanks for the input. I broke my previous pair where the barrel attaches to the body. I was looking for ones that used a different construction. I have never dropped binoculars overboard - just sunglasses.

I found some Optisans for a good price. I understand that they manufacture for other brands.

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We have a pair of these and I'm very satisfied with the image quality.
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We have been using one for the last 2 years and have been quite happy. No complaints.
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The good and the bad

The Barska optics are good (considering the price). The field of view is inadequate compared to a good set of Steiner or Fujinon binocs.

The bad part of the Barska is the mechanical means of focusing which will not hold both oculars in the same relative position. This is fine if you are very careful with not tweaking the two when holding and focusing. The effect is that only one eye at a time is really in focus.
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The Barska optics are good (considering the price). The field of view is inadequate compared to a good set of Steiner or Fujinon binocs.

The bad part of the Barska is the mechanical means of focusing which will not hold both oculars in the same relative position. This is fine if you are very careful with not tweaking the two when holding and focusing. The effect is that only one eye at a time is really in focus.
Rick, you're spot on about the one eye coming out of focus. It is probably my one big complaint with the Barska's. But for the price, I guess I'll live with it.
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I have some 70mm Barska's and the quality isn't the best. For what I paid for them, it's good enough.
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