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Mono/ Binoculars? 525

Jr. Member Posts: 69
Mono/ Binoculars?
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:29:27 PM »
Hi
I like to travel around in Europe and there is somethings who suck a lot. Its when I have to change the (Long-distance) Bus, Tram, Subway,... and find the next connection.
Sometime the are just 5Minutes to catch the next Bus or I had to wait 2h or more to get the next one :ahhh and it can get even worse when I am in an area who is not that touristy the Bus Stop play hide and seek.  :facepalm:
So I am looking for some Mono/ Binoculars. I know Zeiss for there Lens.
How about there Mono/ Binoculars?
https://www.zeiss.de/sports-optics/de_de/natur/fernglaeser/monokulare.html#modelle

What kind of magnification do I need?
For the size the MiniQuick 5x10 T* look good.
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,555
Re: Mono/ Binoculars?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 12:08:13 PM »
I'm also looking for some new Mono/Binoculars, so here is what I have so far.

- There is no substitute to trying them out yourself, just go to a store. I found that some highly praised brands don't work to well for me.
- Small lenses (like in the MiniQuick) are less ideal in low light conditions (a 10mm lens collects roughly 30% less light when compared to a 12mm lens). They are also harder to use while wearing glasses.
- Less is sometimes more. Its a lot easier to hold a 4x monocular steady than a 10x, so depending on the use it might be better to go with lower magnification.
- Binoculars are better unless you have very uneven eyes. E.g. if you can barely read something with a 4x binocular, you won't be able to read it with a 4x monocular. But they are also bulkier.

I'm thinking about getting the Mono 4x12 T* for light carrying but also get binoculars. Not that far with my binocular decision but I'm also steering towards less magnification along the line of 8x42...

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Jr. Member Posts: 69
Re: Mono/ Binoculars?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 05:34:18 PM »
You are right! I wear Glasses and need to see something when it going dark.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,306 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Mono/ Binoculars?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 05:49:19 PM »
Bino/mono’s are not my thing, besides that they bring whatever closer, ones got two and one only got one, and the higher the number the closer it brings it? I have both,two of the monos, there a nice “little” thing to have, they don’t take up much space so for an edc shoved in a small pocket and all of a sudden there’s something that interests you, nice! But if it’s going to be something that’s going to be used every day or even a couple times a week binoculars would be better, closing one eye and focusing on the other isn’t great. If size is a problem they do make small binoculars!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,306 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Mono/ Binoculars?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 10:13:06 PM »
I thought of something and fig why not, so I took the binoculars and the one monocular I could find and put them up to the iPad, not the best of pics sorry, believe it or not I paid more for the mono, which was like $5, the binoculars I only paid $2 but at a yard sale, brand new I think they went for $45, so to compare they do the same but the more expensive do a more clear, like the others do more of a eagle eye type deal, I’m also shooting through a screen, again sorry just thought you’d want to see the diff between a cheap/brand name,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR



 

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