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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:38 pm 
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. Hi Brian, yes it would be nice to see but unfortunately nowadays 7×50 binoculars are not for me as my eyes don't open that wide any more.

And sadly £20 is about what they go for even though they should fetch a bit more.
a Soviet one would be of better quality than the later Russian ones, which were not subsidised.

Actually, although 7×50 binoculars were recommended when I was young I always found that 10×50 suited me better probably because the skies were never really dark for me.

It was annoyingly cloudy today with a few bits of blue sky not where the sun was.
I just about made out one sunspot in white light with the filtered 10 x 25 binocular. It was windy and I just didn't want to hang around in the street waiting for a clear bit of sky in the right place, which may be never have arrived.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:21 am 
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It was the low magnification that put me off buying the bins. As you said, 10X50's are more effective.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:18 pm 
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Jessop's 20-60×80 waterproof spotting scope including tabletop tripod is today £59.99, possibly including carriage as it is above £50.
normally the eyepiece costs about £59.99 by itself.

Often these prices don't last long, although it could drop to £49.99. One never knows. If I didn't already have a similar scope I would probably buy one at £59.99

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:25 am 
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This is completely crazy.
Looked at Jessops site just now.
On Sunday binoculars were £24.95, now they are £49.95.

Spotting scope on Sunday was £49.95 just now £79.95.

Here today, gone tomorrow it seems.

I suppose it is always worth looking at Jessops site for special offers but they don't seem to last long.
Also Tesco, Lidl and Aldi.
Maybe in January the prices will go down again.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:37 pm 
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Jessop's summer sale?
20 to 60×80 waterproof spotting scope £59.99.

Going on past experiences, this won't last long.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:48 am 
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I bought one of these Jessops 20-60x80 spotting-scopes back in 2012, from the shop in Queens Road Btn just before it closed for good. It cost me £80. In my records I have the word "sold" against it, to whom at at what price I know not.....I still have part of the carton through in a store-cupboard with something else in it. I guess it was ok but just average. Some long 70mm, 80mm etc spotters can be a bit nose-heavy, I find, if on the standard tripod regards maf


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