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[at-l] Re: Binocs

> Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 07:40:32 -0500
> From: kahlena <kahley7@ptd.net>
> Subject: [at-l] Binocs???
> Binoculars....
> I've had a bunch over the years...Big and heavy, monocs weighing 1oz.,
> 'spy' scopes of 12 power that needed to be set in cement to steady them.
> The newest ones I'm considering are TITANIUM 8X10 under 6 oz (or so I'm
> told) with ruby coated lenses.  Is this coating a gimmick?  What is it's 
> purpose?  Thanks              Kahley


We just got a pair of biniculars as an early Christmas present.  They are
the Minolta compact 10x25 and they weigh 9.5oz in the case (case=1oz).
We compared these to the REI version and the Minolta had much better
optics, clearer, etc.  I think the latest catalog from REI had these
on sale.  Yes, here it is: p. 83 of the Holiday 1997 catalog, they're
on sale for $99.  We've been very pleased with them.  Just thought you
might want something to compare to.  Happy shopping!

Best Regards,

"Walk quietly away in any direction...
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees,
the winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their
energies, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."  --John Muir

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