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20-09-2017, 12:25 PM
Hi All,

Was wondering if anyone has had experience with these binos as they seem reasonably priced even including delivery to Aus?


The only thing I have concerns with is it says they are not collimated?

I am tossing up between these binos and the Andrew's Communication Giant 25 x 100 BT 45 which are double - looks like the same manufacturer as the Oberwerk Giant Binos.

Thanks for your help :hi:


20-09-2017, 01:13 PM
If you read through the specifications they state that they are colimated in the factory, as are all binoculars. Teleskop- Express have a good reputation

"TS Optics guarantee of quality
All binoculars from TS Optics are checked for proper optical performance and adjustment by our technical department."

A very tempting price for 100mm semi apo binos.

20-09-2017, 01:22 PM
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for confirming. I saw in the description for these binos had and it had me thinking:

♦ Optic is decollimated - must be collimated. Also perfect for building of 2 Semi-Apo refractor telescopes.

Really tempted to order today get this as the price to get it here is quite cheap. :)


20-09-2017, 01:56 PM
Some of their blurb is just bad translation of German to English, I think what is meant that if the tubes were separated they would be fine stand alone 100mm F5 scopes. Not that anyone would be sacreligeous enough to do that.

20-09-2017, 02:30 PM
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for that. Lost in translation :)

I have just put in my order for one. Thanks also for the quick replies. :thanks:


20-09-2017, 05:36 PM
Hi Jeff,

One thing I have noticed is it looks like they have same scope with the same specs but one is nearly double the price or am I missing something here?


The one I just purchased:

The specs look the same?

20-09-2017, 10:37 PM
The 2nd link doesn't work, maybe the one you ordered was a one off special and the add has been discontinued now you've bought them. The price was considerably cheaper than what I had seen before for these binos and now they are listed at just over 1000 Euro , $ 1.6k AUD approx , which is more in tune with previously listed prices on their site.
If , indeed you get them for the price you first posted about, you have scored a good deal.

21-09-2017, 12:19 AM
Interesting... I looked earlier this evening and couldn't spot any difference in what was offered. Both links worked a few hours ago but as you say TS have now pulled the second link. Must have made a pricing mistake and they've twigged to it.

Seems you scored a bargain.

21-09-2017, 06:01 AM
You can better get these 100mm binos (http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p1796_TS-Optics-APO-Giant-Binoculars-100-mm-Semi-APO---90--angled--1-25--eyepieces.html), these are 90 degree angled which is much more comfortable than straight-through, particularly when close to the zenith.

I saw this was already mentioned by @m11.

But they cost EU$1200 == A$1800 (plus import tax).

21-09-2017, 09:50 AM
Hi Jeff,

Hmm strange, that link was working yesterday afternoon.
Got confirmation from Teleskop the order went through.

Just though it strange as I checked both and got a friend to confirm as well.

Hopefully it gets delivered ok :thumbsup:

Thanks agan for your help.


21-09-2017, 09:53 AM
Hi Wavytone,

Glad I put my order in yesterday. I definetely though something was strange when I saw both links.



21-09-2017, 10:00 AM
Hi Skysurfer,

Yep, saw the second link after I ordered.
Definetly got the order confirmation as well yesterday.

Your ordered following products:
Product Article Nr. Single price
TS-Optics APO Giant Binoculars 100 mm Semi APO - 90 angled, 1.25" eyepieces
Shipping time: in stock
587,40 EUR
587,40 EUR
Sub-Total: 587,40 EUR

German Post (Dispatch to AU: ): 51,00 EUR

Total: 638,40 EUR

It came to $960AUD , under the $1000 gst threshold as well.



22-09-2017, 11:14 PM
Hi Mel
If the order has been confirmed , at the price shown, you have definitely scored a fantastic bargain, well done. I've sort of had a desire to get a large pair of right angled binos', having used a binoviewer for a few years now and enjoyed the views through them. Looks like I missed out on a great chance.

22-09-2017, 11:23 PM
Hi Jeff,

I believe so. Got confirmation its been shipped.:)

Thanks for your advice :thumbsup:, if you hadnt responded , i probably wouldnt have pulled the trigger.

I have found I tend to use binos more these days.

Will give an update when I get them.



23-09-2017, 04:28 AM
I hope the customs won't charge you import tax.... but even then it is a very good deal.

EDIT: I saw on this site that you are lucky:


23-09-2017, 12:19 PM
Hi skysurfer,
I hope so too :P

Total amount is under :thanx:

Extra work and cost when i had imported a refractor from the US.