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Old 16th December 2016, 22:55   #91
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But it's a very basic entry level pair of birding bins.
Nikon Monarchs entry level.
When you discard them, I'm calling dibs!

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Nikon Monarchs entry level.
When you discard them, I'm calling dibs!

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I mean among serious binoculars. I am not discarding them any time soon because I love their light weight and bright image even in relatively low light.
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My first investment in binoculars went for a Bushnell Powerview 20x50. Got a deal from ShopClues for INR 1600 and went for it. It came with covers for optics, a reasonably good bag and a not so good strap.

Its heavy and build quality looks good for the price. Since this is to accompany me in DSLR bag, weight seems to be a disadvantage. Otherwise looks good. I am getting used to it and do not have any experience to give a rating yet.

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I mean among serious binoculars. I am not discarding them any time soon because I love their light weight and bright image even in relatively low light.
I think you should quickly graduate to say a swarovski. While I wait with bated breath, rubbing my hands in anticipation!

In my opinion, the Monarchs might be cheaper than the snob value binos, but are in no way inferior.

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My son who is 12 years will be starting his summer vacations very soon. Instead of him spending time playing games on mobile, I thought it would be better if he can "build" a telescope during his vacations.

Read that it will take at least 3 weeks for grinding, polishing of mirrors and assembling the telescope.

1. Is it advisable for letting a 12 year old build the telescope as it involves chemicals as well? I would not be available in house for most part of the day, and can only provide the guidance.
2. Aware that a couple of associations conduct the workshops in Bangalore for building the telescopes. Has anyone attended these workshops and built the telescope? I would have loved to send my son there as the volunteers there can provide professional guidance, but cannot as I will be away in office on all the weekdays.
3. If anyone has built on their own, please share your experiences.
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I have a Zhumell telescope that I got from.USA. Have seen one comet, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter etc. Without.

It's as good as compared to orion.
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My son who is 12 years will be starting his summer vacations very soon. Instead of him spending time playing games on mobile, I thought it would be better if he can "build" a telescope during his vacations.
Planeterium in Mumbai sells KITS that can be assembled and are pretty good. See you can get similar options of e-comm sites.

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For building telescope - Check out at Bangalore planetarium. There used to be a science & astronomy group operating out of the basement (BASE), they used to have folks building telescope. I used to frequent once a month many, many years ago when traffic was not a nuisance in Bangalore Not been there in more than a decade now!
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I ve got an old and beautiful pair of Nikon 7x50 field glasses which I ve used extensively on travel at many places in the world.
Superb clarity.
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