Reviews and Problems with Orion 10x50 WorldView WP
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David Roberts, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
29 June 2010
Summary: I purchased this in December 2009 and by June 2010 it was out of alignment and needed repair. They have never been dropped and only used by myself and my wife. I make my living with a microscope and I know how to take care of optical instruments. Orion recommended a repair person but have not said that they will pay for the repairs. They advertise a 1 year warranty. I will update if they agree to pay for the repair.
Summary: I have binoculars that I use for hunting and other outdoor activities and these (for the price) are far better than any of the other three I own. I am new to Astronomy and just recently purchased my first Orion telescope. I intend to use these binoculars with the telescope. The first use I have for them however is to watch the world Class Hydroplane races here in Seattle this summer. These are very nice! VERY clear! Focus is quick and precise, they feel good in my hands!
Summary: These WorldView 10x50 are excellent binoculars, and they're enjoyable both in the day and at night. The difference between these and a couple of 7x35s I also own is really significant. For example, I can see M81 with the 10x50s but not with the 7x35s. Eye relief is great. The included strap is decent with a padded portion for your neck. The case is also decent but it would be nice if it were padded. The only real problem I've noticed with these is the fold-down eye-cups.
Summary: On receiving my binoculars I was impressed at the quality workmanship but even more so the clarity. I haven't had a chance to use them for my main objective, which is stargazing, because we've got 2 ft. of snow on the ground. Yet, I have used them for general viewing and I very pleased with them compared to my other two pair of cheaper binoculars. I won't be using the old ones much anymore!
Summary: The 10 x 50 Worldview Bonoculars were a Christmas present for my son. They were delivered on time. The price was fair, and allowed me to give him a present that he has been enjoying on a daily basis. Thank You. V.M.A.