These prism binoculars are supercheap with promo code


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/08/these-prism-binoculars-are-sup.html


#2

Oh Mark, don’t you know you can buy Amazon reviews by the thousands on the cheap these days?


#3

Really do not suggest buying a 10X binos with anything smaller than a 42mm objective lens. The eyestrain will be a real issue, much better to get a 7X or even an 8X. You’re not using this for an application requiring such magnification.


#4

Ten Dollar Me No Holler! Just snagged a pair for my Dear Wife, amateur birder. Thanks Mark!


#5

That’s the first “F” rating from Fakespot I can recall…

The binos may still be worth the price paid, but I’m not sure binoculars only worth that price are, well, worth buying.


#6

For the best view of the Stones you need binoculars that can see into the past.


#7

“Low Light Night Vision for Adults Kids”… and maybe cats too?
https://goo.gl/images/bvkUHE


#8

Nikon Monarch V ftw!


#9

I know a birder whose hubby bought her cheapo binoculars. Can you still cancel the order?


#10

Or beer goggles.


#11

You might need binoculars equipped with night vision - to see Through The Past Darkly.

Which I have to admit was my first Stones album…oh such a long time ago


#12

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Technically all binoculars see into the past, albeit not as far into the past as telescopes.


#13

She was so annoyed at hubby for wasting money on cheapo binocs that she went and bought a $2000 pair.


#14

Good news was that you had $2000.00, bad news is you don’t have it anymore.

We ain’t got that kind of cheddar laying round…


#15

For future reference if you use Duckduckgo, the !fake bang command can be used to quickly check an amazon listing:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=!fake+https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LFRYB4V/ref=as_li_ss_tl


#16

Practically the same thing, really…


#17

At $10 I will take a chance. Thanks, MF.
At this price point I will leave them in the car to probably be stolen in the yearly car break in.
I :heart: SF!


#18

I have a couple of pairs of Leica binocs that get used for birding, but are also heavy and very well taken care of, and they were (quite) expensive. I just got these delivered, and they are nothing like the Leicas, but they are a really good $10 binoc that can be kept handy to check what just landed by the house. I figured if I hated them, I could always return, but quite happy to keep them since they focus reasonably well and are quick to put on a target before it flits away.


#19

Holy shit, you are comparing 10$ binos to a LEICA?

O_o

We invested in a Zeiss Conquest a couple of years ago. I am no birder (just a botanist sometimes looking at birds, too), but I think my brain wouldn’t forgive me if I looked through a pair of 10$ thingies and compared this experience with a LEICA or our Zeiss.

I mean that, quite literally. I think I would get a headache because I would try to look for details which a 10$ device cannot resolve.

I compared the Zeiss to several other binos before buying, through various price classes. It took months to decide to spent the money, but I (cough) never looked back.


#20

Sort of? Different uses, different tool.