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Old 25-03-2016, 21:04   #31
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Re: Anybody with first hand experience with 15x70 binoculars on a boat?

Sounds like a great set especially them worldwide warranty . Look forward to your report on how well they preform on a pitching deck.
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Old 25-06-2016, 14:58   #32
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Re: Anybody with first hand experience with 15x70 binoculars on a boat?

Well, after using them both a while, here's my thoughts.

Comparing the WM 7x50 w/ compass to the Nikon Action 10x50, here's my thoughts:
I prefer the Nikons lack of compass for star gazing, actually makes a big difference.
The Nikon takes more effort to focus, I rarely touch the focus on the 7x50
Not much difference for star gazing, no issue with holding the nikons, I usually go for them unless I need the compass or conditions are rougher.

I'd probably try going with a larger binocular if I ever get the chance.
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Re: Anybody with first hand experience with 15x70 binoculars on a boat?

Hey breeze thanks for the report sounds like I may just have an upgrade in my future
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Re: Anybody with first hand experience with 15x70 binoculars on a boat?

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The Nikon takes more effort to focus, I rarely touch the focus on the 7x50
I prefer permafocus bino's on board.
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Re: Anybody with first hand experience with 15x70 binoculars on a boat?

As a left over from work, have been using my Steiner 10x50 police model for years. I also have Fuginon 7x50. Unless I need the compass, the Stones are much preferred. Once focused for my eyes, I don't have to mess with them unless someone else has. I have no problem with steadiness with them. Ted.
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Re: Anybody with first hand experience with 15x70 binoculars on a boat?

Another update... I used my friends 7x50 WM w/ compass binoculars on his 25' Skipjack (trailerable flybridge fishing boat). I had a very hard time using them. So the motion of the boat plays a lot with how high power your binocs can be. Small light boat, or high up = go with low power!
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