Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50


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Brand and Model:Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
Price ($USD):$606.00
Attributes:checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:50 mm
Magnification:7 x
Prism Type:BAK4 Porro
Coatings:Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View:7.5 degrees
Eye Relief:23 mm
Near Focus:0 ft
Weight (lbs):53 oz.
Dimensions (w/h/d):6x15x20 cm
Description:The F-SX Type is a high-grade series of flat image plane-type binocular that encapsulates Fujinon technology. Making the image plane flat enables observation of the marginal area of a visual field, reproducis sharper, more true to life colors, and minimize distortions and astigmatism.

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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
I've got the non-armored version which is a couple ounces lighter. These are outstanding binoculars! Everyone I let use them is astounded at the clarity and brightness of the images. The wide FOV combined with the excellent image lends a picture window quality to everything. In fact, colors seem more vibrant through these binos than they do in real life!

For astronomy, the large exit pupil and low magnification makes them ideal for quick handheld scanning of the skies or large objects like the Orion nebula. Jupiter's moons are easy handheld when the moons aren't right next to the planet. In perfect focus, there's no flaring on Jupiter. The wide FOV keeps you from getting "lost" in the constellations.

A couple caveats: weight and eyepiece focusing. These binos are *heavy* for 7x50s and will tire your arms quickly while pointing up. However, the views are so gorgeous that it's worth the effort to keep them up. Extended upward handholding would be quite a workout.....

The eyepiece focusing is not as big a problem as it may appear. Due to the very wide spacing of the objectives the focus range is highly forgiving and your eyes do most of the work. In fact, everything from about 50' on out is at infinity, so the focus setting you use for astronomy will be fine for most terrestrial objects as well. Obviously, the eyepiece focusing is highly inconvenient for birding.

In short, these are phenomenal binos for the money! The light throughput really has to be seen to be believed. Much brighter than my Pentax 8x42 DCF-WP roofs. But the Pentaxes are great for their size and I'll hang onto them for hiking and birding.

Ritesh

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 7 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.26.250)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
I have to echo the reviews of most others, these are great binoculars. They have excellent eye relief, quite comfortable on the eye. Great field, very good star definition, almost to the edge of the field. Surprisingly the background is darker and more contrasty than I would expect in a 7x50. The only caution/comment I have to offer is as follows: The supplied case with the non-rubberized version is pretty hard, it has a id. holder on the inside, this has the potential to abrade the leatherette coating on the binoculars. I in fact do not use the supplied case. These versions should have a case like the 10x70 and the 16x70. The binoculars, themself, merit a 10.

Barry Simon

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.198.173)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
Bar none, the finest binoculars I have ever looked thru. Everyone who has used them has commented in a similar vein. I originally bought these for the 1994 total solar eclipse in Peru. The sight of the Sun's corona thru Fujinon optics will be with me throughout my life. If you can buy only one fine piece of optics in your life, buy Fujinon FMTR-SX 7X50's.

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.194.189)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
I've always lusted after Leitz Trinovids. When I could finally afford a high-end binocular, I tested out a number of them. The best that I've ever looked through turned out to be the Fujinon SX-FMT 7X50. I bought them, and have been totally satisfied for nearly 3 years of use. You can't do better.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.23.33)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
Looked at 5 different brands and models. 7x50 FMTR's were somewhat big and bulky but the image was CLEARLY superior. Wide, bright, sharp field. The image jumps out at you. Great for eyeglass wearers.

Overall Rating: 10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.110.130)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
In a nutshell, simply superb! These are the brightest, clearest and most rugged binoculars I have ever owned. They have withstood many years of use and abuse yet have suffered no ill effects. I only wish the 16x70's had the same wonderful eyerelief.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.198.28)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
I totally agree with everyone else on the unbeliavable brightness
of these binoculars. I also compared them side by side with the
2x more expensive Zeiss T* 7x45, and even in bright daylight,
the Fuji was noticably brighter. The Fuji has flat field optics,
so the subjects off the center are also extremely sharp. The only
thing better about the Zeiss was that it had a wider apparent field,
yet I bought the Fuji without hesitation. All of my friends who
have looked through my Fuji have been amazed and one of them
amusingly commented that "it was better than the real view".
Fuji has done an amazing job with the EBC coatings. It's possible
that these are the best binoculars you can buy in the world.

Tolga Yurek

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.147.120)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
The best 7x50 binos I've seen. Super bright. They are heavy for 7x50's though! For astronomy, skip the "R" and get the non-armored version. At his price, push in eyecups would be nice (vice fold down), since I swap between using my glasses and not, but thats pretty minor. HUGE eyepieces with very comfortable eye relief. Why don't these guys make telescopes!?

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.255.11)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
I have the 7x50 FMT's (not rubber armored). I looked thru every pair of binoculars in Houston I could find and these were easily the winners. I wear glasses and the 7x50 FMT's are the best with the 10x70 FMT's a close second. In sharpness only the Leica's and Zeiss were comparable, all of them being sharp almost, but not quite to the edge. In brightness nothing I looked thru was even close. When compared side by side with a pair of $1200 Zeiss 8x56 night owls the Fugi's were so much better I was amazed. The Fugi's show only the slightest almost non-existant color fringe on the edge of a full moon. When used in the daytime no flare whatsoever when looking in the direction of the sun. The Fugi's are a handfull and not well suited for carrying around all day but the extra weight does steady them a bit when handheld.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.64.253)
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Fujinon FMTR-SX 7x50
The brightest sharpest binos I've ever owned, great wide FOV, and once set for your eyes there's no focusing from 50m to infinity

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.252.144)
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