Tasco Zip 2002

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Brand and Model:Tasco Zip 2002
Price ($USD):12.00
Attributes:un-checked Waterproof un-checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:50 mm
Magnification:7 x
Prism Type:BAK4 Porro
Coatings:Fully Coated
Field of View:6.0 degrees
Eye Relief:12 mm
Near Focus:13 ft
Weight (lbs):+-30 oz
Dimensions (w/h/d):7 7/8"x6 7/8"x2 3/4"

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Tasco Zip 2002
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Please keep in mind I am not a pro. My measurements and eye relief specs are just estimates. I bought these on ebay for 12 bucks. Black vinyl pebble finish with cheesy strap and vinyl padded case. My weight of 32 OZ is a guess but they are pretty heavey so I would guess they are aluminium. They are fully coated wich means (I assume) that all glass has at least one coating. Even though they are old (probably mid 70's) the focusing knob worked positively. I am pretty astigmatic on my right side but the right diopter setting worked well. Focus dosen't seem to "drift". The image was better than I expected. Fairly clear with if somewhat washed out. Near focus was about 4 yards so around 12" or just inder 4 Meters. I know 7x50 usually have some aberations on the edges but for the life of me I could only make out about 10% on the outside. That impressed me. Low light gathering seemed pretty good for a cheap binoc. The view is not as refined as with my Bausch and Lomb 10x50 Legacy. The B and L's seemd to not have the washed out colour where the 2002's did. Color of some robins in my yard were just a bit sad and dull. There are fold down rubber eyecaps but I could't get the whole field with my glasses on. I would estimate about 30% reduction in field with my glasses on. So these are not very good for spectacles wearers.Stated field of view on the binocs is 120m@1000m. But these are cool old traditional porros and even though the colour problems and eye relif problems left something to be desired, I am pretty impressed with these heavy binocs. You could do worse for 12 bucks!

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