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How does the German Optical Co. Opticron?  How do their binos compare to the other top end products?  Are they similar quality wise to Docter, Minox and Kahles?
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It is my understanding that Opticron is a UK company that brand labels a lot of Aisian optics.  Primarily chinese stuff.  I have only seen the low-end stuff and it was crap.  I know that they do have some higher end stuff that birders apperently like.  I would take any one of the three above mentioned brands before I would get the Opticron.   

 

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As far as I knew, Opticron has always been a re-marketer of Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese binoculars.  I didn't know that they had a European made line available to them.

 

As a looooong time birder, I can say that I've never read a review of an Opticron binocular that stated they were better than whatever binocular they were being compared to.  And I read a lot of reviews.

 

Where I have seen them come up and get okay reviews is on the astronomy pages like "Cloudy Nights" and the like.  Opticron usually comes across as a poor-man's Celestron in the bigger sizes that the star gazers seem to like.

 

Just my two cents...

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