Andrea Hoffmann hoffmann at
Mon Sep 28 11:55:34 EDT 1998


i'm very happy with my 'docter optic' 8x30. i can go as close as 2 metres
or so _and_ still see butterflies at quite a distance. i think they are
(east?) german but i got them in singapore.

andrea :)

At 03:32 PM 9/28/98 +0100, Graham Dixon wrote:
>I have a pair of Nikon 7x20s that I bought in Saudi Arabia. They focus down
>to about 7 ft, if I want to get a little closer, I close my left eye & use
>the adjustable side as a monocular, this gives me another couple of feet
>Graham Dixon
>-----Original Message-----
>From: William Silkstone <KPZH62A at>
>To: leps-l at <leps-l at>
>Date: 28 September 1998 00:54
>Subject: binoculars
>>Can anyone tell me the best binocs for observing butterlies.  The
>>shortest focusing distance I've been able to find thus far is about 8-9
>>feet.  Are any optics people in the trade working on this for insect
>>observation.  If not we should let them know there might be a good market
>>for this type of observing.  Please respond to my E-mail address.  Thanks.
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