Mount fix?

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    July, 2013
Mount fix?
Posted by sebastien on Friday, July 26, 2013 7:06 AM

Hey! other than the mount fix how do you find the zumell 25X100? i am looking to get a set soon and i have been reading mostly good reviews on them so far and the one that comes up thats not so good is about the mounting.

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Friday, July 26, 2013 12:47 PM

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Posted by PeakOilBill on Saturday, August 03, 2013 3:25 AM

Sebastien, the 25X100 Zhumell binoculars I fixed with the few drops of epoxy, work fine. I need to fold down the rubber eyepiece guards to get my eyes close enough to the lenses. If I don't do that, it looks like the binoculars are out of alignment, because I see two images that don't merge into a single one. I suspect some people return them, without knowing that. At 62, the optics are far better than my eyes. When I first looked at M-42 through them, I was amazed how big and bright it was. I haven't used them much since Comet Panstarrs departed. I wish I had them on March 12, when it was most easily viewed from the Stennis Space Center. The 14X100 binoculars I was using on the 12th didn't make it large enough from down here, where it never got high in the sky. I consider the Zhumell pair I got to be a great bargain. I think I only paid about $250 on the Internet with free shipping.  But like any binoculars with 4 inch front lenses, you need a sturdy tripod. I use a Bogen video tripod with a quick release mounting plate that I leave screwed into the binoculars. You can buy spare mounting plates on the Internet, and you can change instruments in a few seconds without dropping stuff in the dark. During the day, I snap a Coronado PST with a 6mm Zhumell eyepiece in it to check out the Sun. The Zhumell binocular case is not made for air travel. I just set them on the floor in the SUV when driving from Slidell to the Stennis Space Center where it is darker.

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Saturday, August 03, 2013 12:20 PM

Binoculars with rubber eyecups are 'designed' to merge images into a single image regardless of whether the rubber eyecups are all the way out or all the way down.

If a binocular has double images with the eyecups all the way out then that binocular is out of collimation and is a defective sample. 

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FujinonFMTRSX7x50+Nikon10x50GoldSentinel+Pentax12x50PCFWPII

Vixen8x56Geoma+Fujinon12x60HB+Pentax16x60PCFWP

Pentax20x60PCFWP+Pentax20x60PCFWPII+Tento20x60USSR

Orion12x63MiniGiant+Spectrum I 20x65+Orion15x70LittleGiant II

Orion20x70LittleGiant II+Orion16x80Giant+Orion30x80MEGAView

Barska30x80X-Trail+BurgessOptical20x90Series II

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Posted by PeakOilBill on Saturday, August 03, 2013 10:48 PM

I'm only reporting what happened to me. (Insult deleted by moderator)

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