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opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Feb 7th, 2018 at 7:13pm
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I need to buy new binos and these came up while I was searching online but don't know anything about them. also looking at the vortex diamondbacks
  
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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #1 - Feb 10th, 2018 at 8:15pm
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I use a pair of quite heavy but robust 10x50s

They are excellent. Sharp as for a bino 3 times the price. Nice contrast and colour of image. Smooth to operate and good columation.

Bit heavy in  that size  to carry round in the mountains but im as strong as an ox to not realy a concern.  Roll Eyes

The lighter 10x42 are equally sharp.

I used a lighter pair of the older Nikon Monachs for years, at twice the price,  and thought they were pretty good for price but Nikon need to up their game in comparison.. to the even today cheaper Yukons.

  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #2 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 7:04pm
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cheers for the reply and your thoughts on the yukons. got to try out a few different makes and sizes today, I think I will be going with vortex diamondback as I preferred these over the others that I tried. couldn't try the yukons as no one had a set. a bit worried about buying the yukons without trying them first.
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 7:46pm
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understandable.  Smiley
  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #4 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 7:48pm
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I like the look of the Yukon eye cups...if they are as good as they look I'd be keen on a pair.........but like above not sure of the gamble of buying without trying or at least some NZ reviews...look similar to Steiner Rangers......if they are close in optics id say a steal at $370!
  
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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #5 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:02am
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i liked the yukons(8x42)(used them for 3yrs) but ended up getting bushy just for the rainguard as i bought a bushnell scope as well
  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #6 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:16am
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They are razor sharp. If any of you full professional optics reviewers would like to do a review, pm me and Ill organise a pair for you to try out for a month..  Smiley
  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #7 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 3:35pm
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had a change of mind and ordered the Yukon 10x42 after doing a bit more surfing online. it seems that anyone who has them is very impressed. will post my thoughts of them after they have had a tryout
  
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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #8 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 5:14pm
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Nice Tim, am looking forward to hear what you have to say.

My offer still stands. If someone wants to borrow a new pair for a while and do a review. PM me.  Smiley
  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #9 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:51pm
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I have a pair of the binocs they are a strange magnification from memory (In storage) maybe 9 power? but anyway  they are as good as my Zen ray ED3's in glass quality.
  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #10 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 4:41pm
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A goud soul has taken me up on the offer of a pair of 10x42s so the offer is off the table unsless your wanting to go on a waiting list, which is also doable.. Ill keep pair to send out to members over time to anyone interested.
  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #11 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 9:58pm
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I have a pair of the 8x56 which i'd had for a couple of years.

They are big and heavy, but i have no trouble finding deer with them, and i rate them above friends' leupold mid range binos

However my brother go a pair of the 10x42 and the lenses aren't quite so sharp when compared to my set

Otherwise i' impressed with the quality and price of their gear, and Ant's service
  
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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #12 - Feb 15th, 2018 at 7:40pm
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just a quick update. the binos arrived this morning but have had to send them back, not sure if they are faulty or just don't suit my eyes. try as I may I could not stop seeing a double image through them. but I have to admit they are very clear and bright. the suppliers are going to check them out and if faulty replace them. if they are just not right for me then they have said they will do a refund.   Smiley
  
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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #13 - Feb 15th, 2018 at 8:55pm
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tim37 wrote on Feb 15th, 2018 at 7:40pm:
just a quick update. the binos arrived this morning but have had to send them back, not sure if they are faulty or just don't suit my eyes. try as I may I could not stop seeing a double image through them. but I have to admit they are very clear and bright. the suppliers are going to check them out and if faulty replace them. if they are just not right for me then they have said they will do a refund.   Smiley


Bummer as they say in old English.  Let us know what happens.  Smiley
  

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Re: opinions on the yukon point binoculars
Reply #14 - Feb 18th, 2018 at 2:24pm
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tim37 wrote on Feb 15th, 2018 at 7:40pm:
just a quick update. the binos arrived this morning but have had to send them back, not sure if they are faulty or just don't suit my eyes. try as I may I could not stop seeing a double image through them. but I have to admit they are very clear and bright. the suppliers are going to check them out and if faulty replace them. if they are just not right for me then they have said they will do a refund.   Smiley


Barrels out of alignment by the sound of it.
  
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