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#6509 - 08/06/10 04:18 PM Monocular Binocular
So.BayMark Offline


Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 81
Loc: Torrance, Ca
Does anyone use a monocular binocular, if so which one are you using and do you like it.. I would like to get one for hiking.

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#6510 - 08/06/10 04:28 PM Re: Monocular Binocular [Re: So.BayMark]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7481
Loc: Fresno, CA
Isn't "monocular binocular" an oxymoron?

I once thought it would be great to carry binoculars for backpacking. But after carrying them several trips, I found I just didn't use them. They were a nice compact and lightweight pair, too.

Hope you find a monocular that works.

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#6512 - 08/06/10 06:17 PM Re: Monocular Binocular [Re: So.BayMark]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2235
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
A monocular is easy. You can make one by yourself.

You just need a pair of binoculars and a hacksaw.

The bonus is you get one for a friend!
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#6514 - 08/06/10 07:20 PM Re: Monocular Binocular [Re: wagga]
So.BayMark Offline


Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 81
Loc: Torrance, Ca
I knew my buddy wagga would have a solution!!!


btw..thanks steve

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#6516 - 08/06/10 09:04 PM Re: Monocular Binocular [Re: So.BayMark]
SoCal Jim Offline


Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 24
Loc: Santee, CA
I thought a monocular would be nice to have at times, so I did some research last year and bought a Carson 7 x 32. Optics and field of vision are okay, but it's definitely not the same as a pair of binoculars. It's hard to locate and zero in on your point of interest, and it just doesn't give you nearly as good a view.

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#6518 - 08/07/10 06:08 AM Re: Monocular Binocular [Re: Steve C]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: Steve C
I once thought it would be great to carry binoculars for backpacking. But after carrying them several trips, I found I just didn't use them. They were a nice compact and lightweight pair, too.


I did the same thing a few years ago - invested about $180 in a lighweight, compact set of binocs for my pack. May have used them once in all that time. They've been collecting dust on the shelf for about 3 years.

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