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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 19:40:55 EDT
Subject: Meade 10x50 binos for £13.99!

Hi all,

No, it's not a misprint!

Lidls will be selling Meade 10x50 binocs for £13.99 or €19.99 in ROI, as from 
Thursday 5 May. So head for Lidls first, before the polling station, as they 
will sell out quickly!

As far as I can see these are standard Meade 10x50 Porro Prisms, with centre 
focus, individual eyepiece adjustment, long eye relief eyepieces, coated 
lenses, lens caps, and a case. If they are the same as the ones offered by 
Telescope House last week, they have a 6.5 degree field of view, which is quite good 
for 10x50s.

Obviously I haven't been able to check a pair in my hand, let alone on the 
sky, but with the Meade name they should be good.

At that price (1/3 of the price of a decent eyepiece!), you could buy two - 
one as a spare in case the other gets lost or damaged! Or cut them in half, and 
get two 10x50 finders for a bargain price. Or buy them for a birthday present 
or Christmas present now - you are unlikely ever to get a better bargain! Or 
each Club could buy a pair or two, for club use, or prizes, or for raffling 
etc. 

Once again, I stress that I do NOT have shares in Lidl, but I feel I should 
let you all know about such a good offer!

Clear skies,

Terry Moseley

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