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Orion Scenix 10x50 WA

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Scenix 10x50 WA binocular

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4.0 (Based on 3 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. Leonard

      Leonard Well-Known Member

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      1555018376
      Apr 11, 2019

      4.0 Better than advertised

      Pros:

      Almost everything about these binoculars are nice.

      The views were all fine. Even though the optics are listed as Multicoated, I was consistently able to view dim objects. Stars were pinpoint, contrast was excellent.

      I particularly liked the functionality of the binocs. The focus wheel, the diopter knob, in fact every moving part performed as designed and gave me the feel of well made equipment.

      Considering the price, I can’t imagine any possible improvements. In all areas it performed better then advertised.

      Cons:

      I really can’t complain. I noticed some minor distortion on the extreme edge of the FOV. But that was to be expected. In fact, it was much less than I had anticipated.

      The only reason I didn’t rate this product as excellent was the minor edge distortion.

      Comments:

      From the start I was impressed with the Orion company because of the way the product was shipped. It was securely packed with and outer shopping box and an inner product box. On the outside of the product box, Orion listed the name and the specs pertaining to the contents. This care and presentation shows me that Orion is concerned about how their products are perceived after they are purchased.

      Upon opening the box I was struck by the small size of the binocular. I would soon find out that their size and light weight would make them a breeze to use. The center focus was without play. It turned out to be a joy to use. The diopter control was easy to turn. For me, both controls were just right.

      The first night out I turned the binocs to the Orion Neb. The view was very nice. Indeed, the wide angle made for a nice ascetic view. The nebula cloud was easily observed without adverting my eyes. The stars were pinpoint.

      In fact, everywhere I turned the binoculars I was presented with nice pinpoints of light. Low in the North was the Double Cluster. I was pleasantly surprised that the binocs gave me a good view despite the bad position of the cluster.

      I turned the binoculars to the Moon. The view was really nice. I could easily see the shadowed night side of the Moon. The contrast was excellent.

      In all I am very pleased.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    2. viperbob

      viperbob New Member

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      1190907660
      Sep 27, 2007

      4.0 Orion Scenix 10x50 WA

      Pros:

      Good optics at affordable price, bak4 prisms, decent focuser

      Cons:

      Poor eye relief for people who wear glasses

      Comments:

      I own the Orion World View binoculars and had a chance to compare them to the Orion Scenix 10x50s. I must tell you I was almost blown away with the results.

      The WorldView costs $49.95 vs. the Scenix at $79.95, but what a difference $30 makes! The results are that stars are crisp out to about 90% to 95% of the field on a clear dark night. On the Moon the color is almost eliminated compared to the WorldView. The focuser is great and easy, with no problems after you set focus. Pressing your eyes does not change the focus. This binocular comes with a decent strap (not great but decent), rubber coated barrels, caps, case and a good focuser.

      Eye relief at 12mm is quite poor if you wear glasses. If you can get by without glasses it works well. The glass is fully multi-coated with BAK4 porro prisms. Nice field of view at 7 degrees. Feels very well in your hand at 28 oz. As 10x50 binoculars are made by many companies and have many different pros and cons with quality control varying from one company to the other, these work well. Most today come out of the same plants in China, but with the 30 day return privilege allowed by Orion, you can use these and take your time in arriving at the decision to keep them or not. Most 10x50s can be hand-held for quite some time and most do come with a tripod hookup, so you get the best of all worlds. Cost on most of these is not that expensive. I liked these binos.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    3. cosmic109

      cosmic109 New Member

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      1187772840
      Aug 22, 2007

      4.0 Orion Scenix 10x50 WA Binoculars

      Pros:

      Great value; Sharp and contrasty views; Excellent build quality.

      Cons:

      Short eye relief.

      Comments:

      These are some of the best under $100 binoculars on the market. They are very similar to Orion's Ultraviews in performance.

      Sporting fully coated lenses and fully multicoated objectives the views are sharp and contrasty. There is some distortion near the last outer 25% of the field, but I don't find this upsetting in the least. Focusing is smooth and precise with no binding. Field of view is around 7 degrees, with eye relief of about 12mm.....this may pose a problem for some eyeglass wearers. These binos weigh in at around 28 ounces, about 4 ounces lighter than the Ultraviews.

      If the eye relief is not a problem, these Scenix binoculars are a fantastic bargain and value. Recommended.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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