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Carson CF-718
9.3 out of 10

Carson CF-718

The Carson® Close-Up(tm) offers all the benefits of standard 7 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Carson CF-718

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Overall 10
10

Quality in a little package.

Steven Doye, B&H Photo
25 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I love this little beast. When I first got it, it came off the cold Puralator truck. I brought it in and opened it. When I put it up to my eye it fogged up, but I was still astonished at the clarity. The amount of magnification in this little beast is pretty dam good for the size of it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Super compact unit that could fit in your pocket for decent performance.

baileyrock, Ebay
3 January 2015
Overall 10
10

Fine hiking companion

Tiburd, Adorama
21 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I have tried many other binoculars and monoculars, and this is the one I grab for whenever I go hiking. I may start taking it to concerts too. It's tiny, lightweight, handy, and convenient. Unlike many, its range of focus is wide enough that I can use it without glasses (I'm nearsighted).
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Easy to focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Pretty good for the price

Dikbala,, TigerDirect.com
6 December 2012
  • Summary: Monoculars come in all ranges and qualities. This one is inexpensive, but the quality is not bad. Relatively bright and clear images at its magnification. Focus is a little stiff, but has the advantage that it doesn't slip once set.
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Overall 10
10

Not just for closeUp

Meter man, B&H Photo
6 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Even though this monocular is great at close distances it works great at 10'-15' in between fence boards. I read gas and electric meters for a local utility and the 10x is hard to steady when you just walked up a steep hill or in the middle of a 16 mile walk.
  • Pros: Excellent value, Good range of view, Perfect Size For Pocket
  • Cons: Needs More Light To Focus
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Overall 10
10

Excellent design and function

Pilgrim, B&H Photo
21 September 2012
  • Excerpt: use daily to see number of bus 6 or more blocks away allowing more time to pick up packages and move into position for boarding calmly can see clear details of objects on the ground without bending over close up can see threads of cloth and ones own skin surface able to see everything in home...
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10

Great buy/CF718

C. Jenkins, opticsplanet.com
17 August 2012
  • Summary: Very nice quality optic for the price.
  • Pros: Very versatile & affordable optic. Clear image.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Good to carry around on a daily basis

pkee4383, Ebay
5 August 2012
  • Summary: I like this because it's small & lightweight- I put it over my neck every day before I walk my dogs. It's so small & lightweight I barely notice, yet it's strong enough I can distinguish hawks from crows & read roadsigns at much greater distance. Only used the close focus once but worked well.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0

Poor glass

Ian Breske, opticsplanet.com
18 June 2012
  • Summary: I never had any optics that I could say glass made a difference before. I have Bushnells and I can't tell the difference between them and a friends Swarski's. But these, I can honestly say are hurt by the poor glass.
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Overall 8
8.0

Exactly as advertised

drlsmca, Ebay
14 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this so I could read the displays on my audio-video system. When seated far enough away to enjoy it properly I can't read most of the displays, especially my radio. The close-up monocular was just what I needed.
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