Go Back   AstroHolic.com > Astronomy Equipment > Binoculars

Reply
 
Bookmark and Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-17-2013, 01:52 AM
RussL RussL is offline
Long Dawg Silver
 
United States
Location: Cayce, SC, USA
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,036
Default Dropped 'em, ya'll...

Yikes! Dropped my new Nikon Action Extreme 10x50s while carrying a bunch of stuff in the house. Gaah-toh-mighty!! They were in their thin case and landed on carpet, though (thank Gaah-toh-mighty), but made a distinct thump. Oh boy, I just knew what to expect, but, hey, they are fine actually. So, that tells me they are well-made and rugged. Nothing out of alignment or any other woes. I have really grown to love these binos with their crisp on axis views (and good out to 70%, or so). Nice feel, too. Anyway, I 'bout had a heart attack.

Happy viewing everyone.
__________________
--Dawg, the Russell

Celestar 8 / Criterion RV-6 / Orion120ST / Celestron Wide View 80

"I study astronomy more than any other foolishness there is." --Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RussL For This Useful Post:
dynamo (04-17-2013)
  #2  
Old 04-17-2013, 01:58 AM
star drop star drop is offline
Performer of Nefarious Acts
 
United States
Location: Snow Plop, WNY
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,571
Default

Dang it. Reading your thread title almost sent me into shock.
__________________
Ted
Remember to have your clouds spayed or neutered, contrails included.
25" f/5, 41 Panoptic, 30 Meade UWA, ES 100 20, 14 & 9, Paracorr 1, DGM OIII, SkySafari 4 Pro and 10x70 binoculars
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-17-2013, 06:35 AM
RussL RussL is offline
Long Dawg Silver
 
United States
Location: Cayce, SC, USA
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,036
Default

Hiya, Ted! No worries, all is well. But it was a shock to me when it happened. And I had only had the binos for about six months or so.

(Oh, and I'm still having a ball with that eyepiece I got from you. can't thank you enough).
__________________
--Dawg, the Russell

Celestar 8 / Criterion RV-6 / Orion120ST / Celestron Wide View 80

"I study astronomy more than any other foolishness there is." --Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-17-2013, 11:48 AM
dynamo's Avatar
dynamo dynamo is offline
Chess, anyone?
 
Canada
Location: Windsor, ON
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,352
Default

whew!!!
glad it all good, Russ!
__________________
Cheers and clear skies,
George.
CGEM DX 1100 HD | 80 x 600 Guide Scope w/NexGuide Autoguider | NexStar SLT130 | Bushnell 9 - 27 x 50 mm Binoculars | Mallencam XTREME Colour CCD Camera | many 2" TeleVue Ethos EP's & Celestron 1-1/4" Filter & EP Kit | Universal Camera Mount | Lunt 80 mm DS2 | eagerly learning how to use all of this
https://www.facebook.com/george.christoff1
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-17-2013, 08:30 PM
derek klepp's Avatar
derek klepp derek klepp is offline
The Sultan of Solar
 
Australia
Location: NSW
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,128
Default

Nikons are pretty tough I've got a small travel lite pair and they've hit the rocks a couple of times.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-07-2016, 04:45 PM
Massoid's Avatar
Massoid Massoid is offline
Senior Member
 
Australia
Location: Queensland, Australia
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 669
Default

Yeah... it's the big aperture Chinese cheapies you gotta watch out for when they get dropped... those prisms shift almost immediately and need re collimating.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  AstroHolic.com > Astronomy Equipment > Binoculars

Register your FREE account today!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time now is 03:22 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2011, Astroholic.com. All rights reserved.