Aldi Binoculars

15 years 6 months ago #5558 by michaeloconnell
Aldi Binoculars was created by michaeloconnell
I see Aldi will be selling binoculars from the 11th Nov.
Price is €19.99 which sounds very cheap to me.

Spec:
8x to 24x magnification. * 50mm coated objective lens * Centre focusing wheel * One eye dioptrically correctable * Fold-down rubber eye cups * Zoom lever * Tripod socket * Lens cloth * Heavy duty case * Supplied in a full colour display box with an instruction manual.


Sounds fairly good, especially considering the price.

Here's a link from a large retailer in the US who specialise in binoculars. Have a read of the section re. ruby coatings
http://www.bigbinoculars.com/faq.htm#9

Also perhaps worth reading this re. zoom binoculars:
http://www.chuckhawks.com/binocular_basics.htm

Hopefully this will alow people here to reach an educated decision re. the Aldi binos. I had a look through a similar pair before and they seemd fairly good. I may be wrong, but I *think* Aldi have a refund option. If you don't like them, I *think* you can get a refund within a certain number of days. Might be worth looking into that option if you are unsure about them.

Clear skies,

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15 years 6 months ago #5560 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Aldi Binoculars
They are the ones I have Michael. Last time they retailed for €24.99. They are excellent value, very robust for their size amd price, and have not given me any trouble in the 2 years I have had them

I would strongly recommend these to anyone thinking of getting a pair of these. The zoom feature is very handy, and you can adjust one of the eyepieces to suit the focus of your eyes.


Get Them!

:)

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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15 years 6 months ago #5565 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Aldi Binoculars
So, let me get this right....I think from what you're saying is that you sort of reluctantly recommend them, yea??? :roll:
:wink:

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15 years 6 months ago #5567 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Aldi Binoculars
only kinda!

:D

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