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    Re: Binoculars: a Russian View
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2005 Apr 6, 12:29 -0500

    > There is a fair bit of bullshit surrounding
    > them..that they are copies of Leitz, Zeiss, based on technology stolen in
    > WW11,  military issue, etc.,etc. . I don't know whether any of that is true,
    > all I know is that my pair provides spectacular optics for the price. They
    > are heavy, but very comfortable to use. Said to be waterproof and dust
    > proof...I don't know...think they might be okay in a shower of water, though
    > there are reports of sustained immersion without damage.
    >
    > I am also reminded about Russian quality control....when Russian tractors
    > were being sold here in Australia, the saying was if you bought one you paid
    > half price for a tractor, and had half a chance of buying a good tractor!
    > Maybe I was lucky with my binoculars.
    >
    > I am also reminded of my Russian SNO-T sextant which I bought years ago for
    > about $150, when they were ridiculed as Russian trash. Now they command
    > close on double that price.
    >
    > Enough of things Russian, must get back to work.
    >
    > Lee Martin
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Lee Martin" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 2:57 PM
    > Subject: Re: Binoculars: a Russian View
    >
    >
    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: "Dan Allen" 
    > > To: 
    > > Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 7:02 AM
    > > Subject: Binoculars
    > >
    > >
    > > >.
    > > >
    > > > Some binoculars are definitely better than others.  It is easy to spend
    > > > a lot of money for some models.
    > > >
    > > Well, it seems like binoculars are on topic, and there has been extensive
    > > discussion of Russian optics in the past, so I thought I might relate a
    > > recent experience.
    > >
    > > I have a cosseted set of binoculars which I try to look after and keep out
    > > of other's hands, a set of mid-range Fujinons, 7x50. For everyday,
    > > knockabout use I had a set of Tascos. After about 12 year's use, the
    > Tascos
    > > were due for replacement.
    > >
    > > By chance, I picked up a pair of BPOc's,7x30, produced by  the Russian
    > KOMZ
    > > factory, off Ebay for $69US.
    >
    
    
    

       
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