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Zhumell 7x50mm Marine Binoculars with Compass and Reticle

Item # HN-ZHUG011

Dimensions & Specifications

Binoculars Series
Zhumell Marine Binoculars
Brand
Zhumell
Close Focusing Distance
15 ft.
Dimensions (in)
5.5H x 8.5L x 3.6W Inches
Exit Pupil
7.1 mm
Eye Relief
22 mm
Features
Compass, Waterproof, Reticle
Field of View at 1000 Yards
367 ft.
Focus Type
Individual Focus
Magnification
7x 50
Objective Lens Diameter
50 mm
Prism Type
Porro Prism Binoculars
Size
Full Size Binoculars
Waterproof
Yes
Weight
44 oz.

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  • Nautical use binocular with compass feature
  • Rangefinder reticle to calculate distance or size of objects
  • Salt-water safe
  • Individual eyepiece focus- set it once and forget it
  • Uses SR44 lithium battery
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Zhumell 7x50mm Marine Binoculars with Compass and Reticle
 
4.4

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (49)
  • Quality lenses (45)
  • Close focus (31)
  • Works well with glasses (20)
  • Waterproof (17)

Cons

  • Heavy (18)
  • Heavy / bulky (10)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife viewing (19)
  • Bird watching (16)
  • Hunting (11)
  • Boating / sailing (9)
  • Sporting events/concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (32), Avid adventurer (11), Professional guide (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

VG optics & build, some minor irritants.

I'll start off with the negatives:

The Instruction Manual was translated very poorly and stinks! You need to be able to look at these binoculars and figure out how to use them...Read complete review

I'll start off with the negatives:

The Instruction Manual was translated very poorly and stinks! You need to be able to look at these binoculars and figure out how to use them intuitively. Not that there's a lot to figure out(unless you are trying to determining the distance and height of some object, then the manual has all the equations you'll want and need) but for basic use and functionality, the manual is severely lacking.

The dust covers for the objective lenses do not stay firmly attached once in place. They fall off occasionally and it's usually while you're walking with them around you neck. Fortunately they are attached to the binoculars. I've had two of these binos to critique and both exhibit the same quirky lense cap fit. If you have small hands, these binos may be too bulky or heavy. My hand span from thumb to pinky finger is 11 inches. A perfect fit for my jumbo hand size.

Now the positives.

These binoculars are an impressive and robust build. I would place them just at or below a comparable pair of Steiner Mariner binos. Each eyepiece has to be focused individually which seems annoying at first, especially if your use to a focusing knob or lever but the quality of the optics and clarity of focus forgives that minor annoyance.

The collimation was right on, which is a non-existant with all low end binos and hit and miss with most mid-priced binoculars. Regarding the collimation. Check it by focusing on a bright star like Sirius or planet like Venus. When I first focused the right eyepiece and then the left eye piece on a star. I would then move the binoculars away from my eyes, then put them back up to my eyes and look at the same star I just focused on. "TWO" stars appear briefly (about two to three seconds), then the two stars merge and become one. Originally I thought the colimation was off. However, I believe it's just a matter of allowing one's eyes to acclimate to the magnified view. I was able to repeat this phenomonon every time I viewed a star. Once your eyes acclimate, the image is crisp and clear.

As for the reticle, its useful if you're trying to determine distance and height of some observed object, otherwise it's just there. The lighted compass is ok. That's what that black box is atop the right side body of the binoculars. They could have done without it but it's no biggie either way. May come in handy if you're without a compass or GPS.

These binos are nitrogen gas filled. Air tight baby! Water and moisture proof hence, the MARINE aspect to the name. It's nice to own a pair of binoculars that didn't cost you a small fortune but perform like they did!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good product, but definitely not Steiner

I was somewhat disappointed with these binoculars. While optical clarity was decent, long-distance images were somewhat distorted. The internal compass was difficult,(small, blurry,fuzzy) if not impossible to read and extremely...Read complete review

I was somewhat disappointed with these binoculars. While optical clarity was decent, long-distance images were somewhat distorted. The internal compass was difficult,(small, blurry,fuzzy) if not impossible to read and extremely position sensitive. The light was no help. Overall fit and finish seemed good. While these binoculars are probably priced fairly for the performance they offer, I wish I would have saved my money and put it towards another higher priced but better performing pair.[...]

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5.0

Good binocular at a great price

By Jean-Luc

from BELLINGHAM,WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Boating

Comments about Zhumell 7x50mm Marine Binoculars with Compass and Reticle:

I was not expecting too much for the price, but was very pleasantly surprised. These are very good binoculars. Bright, sharp and well built. The only drawbacks is that they are a bit heavy and that the front covers will simply not stay in place. A real bargain for the price.

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  • No
 
4.0

Overall good

By Terry

from DRENNEN,WV

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof
  • Works Well With Glasses

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Zhumell 7x50mm Marine Binoculars with Compass and Reticle:

    view is good with or without glasses on
    a bit hard to see the compass

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I made a great choice, very pleased.

    By Tim

    from SAINT JOSEPH,MI

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Value
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Don't Float
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Night Vision

    Comments about Zhumell 7x50mm Marine Binoculars with Compass and Reticle:

    I have been looking for a good 7x50 Marine Binocular for months. These seemed too good to be true, but with the ability to return them...I ordered it. WOW, great find! Yes they are heavy, solid. Campare the weight to a major brand, same thing, heavy. They are so bright, it is easy to see on the water at night with starlight. Night vision? Almost! On the boat I attach a float in case they go overboard. I had to remove the battery wrap for it to work in the binocular, but no biggie. I will add a heavy duty strap as the one that came with it seems a little feeble.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    More than I ecpected!

    By Jene

    from PALM HARBOR,FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fishing

      Comments about Zhumell 7x50mm Marine Binoculars with Compass and Reticle:

      Surprised at the shipping time. Very easy to read instructions.
      I could not believe how reasonable they were. Even my wife loved them!! We will enjoy them as we fish in the Gulf and inter-coastal.
      Jene, Florida

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      5.0

      Great Binoculars - Great Price

      By Robin

      from Bushnell, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

      • Can't Find A Con

      Best Uses

      • Looking For Feeding Fish

      Comments about Zhumell 7x50mm Marine Binoculars with Compass and Reticle:

      The binoculars fit the bill. Why pay hundreds of dollars when you can get a quality product for a fraction of the cost. Super deal...

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      Customer Q & A

      5 Questions About This Product
      Q: "Is the compass/reticule displayed in the binoculars all the time, or can it be turned off so the binoculars can be used without it as binoculars without the compass/recticule?"
      A: All the time.
      Q: "Measuring Distance, Height and angle. Please can you confirm in the equation L=H/MILS x 1000, what is MILS?? Miles? millimeters?"
      A: The MILS stands for mil dots. The number on the reticle vertically is that.
      Q: "Do these float?"
      A: I am sorry but no they do not float, there are however Marine neck straps available that will make the binocular float.
      Q: "I watch airliners take off and land from my house which is between several major airports. how well do these binoculars pick up at 28 to 30 thousand feet? my opera glasses can pick up at about 15 thousand feet and even read the airline names but they are old and have no sun filters. can I expect better from these binoculars?"
      A: You can definitely expect better as a standard opera glass is only 3x the naked eye while these are 7x though there is not a sun filter that I know of.
      Q: "What % of light gathering do the Zhumell 7x50 marine binoculars with compass have?"
      A: IF you're referring to light transmission, that runs about 92%. As far as light-gathering ability is concerned, these binoculars have a "twilight factor" of 18.7, which means in general that they will perform quite well in low-light conditions.
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