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These Argus series share absolutely same optics as Lunt Magnesium series, while Lunt are now discounted, and never offered 20x80 and 25x100, as well 12x50 models.
While I like big binos, I decided to take Argus 25x100.
All in all, it is approx 10cm shorter and approx whole 1kg lighter than Wega 25x100 bino I recently did short review here
I do qick daytime observation, on criticall objects, and if eyes are right placed, image is excellent, with very low amount of false colours. If you move eye from center, colour abberations are noticable.
FOV in Argus is also noticable larger (67.5 deg vs Wegas 60 deg.)
Also, Argus FOV is excellent corrected to edges.
While it shares same eyepeices design as Lunt 16x70 which I had, stars must be sharp to approx 90% more/less FOV.
I measure diameter of objective with LED flashlight, it is 98.5mm, which is more than Wega have.
All I can say, contrast is amazing!
Best of all 25x100 binos for sure. Stars are sharp up to approx 80% FOV, which is bit less than 16x70 model have, but still very impressive due his 67.5 deg FOV!
All in all, amazing bino, not cheap, but worth the money in any case!
Objectives looks excellent, but honestly Wega 25x100 have better looking lenses, and seems more transparent objectives vs Argus 25x100.
Interestingly, Argus produce cleaner image, with better contrast and noticable bigger FOV vs Wega.
If I must rank big binos like TS 25x100, Wega 25x100, TS Marine 20x110 and TS Marine 28x110, I would rank them as follow:
1. Omegon Argus 25x100 - cleanest image, and seems to have bit tighter stars vs others, second in correction of false colours, best contrast, biggest FOV, lightest and shortest of all
2. Wega RP Optix 25x100
3. TS Marine 20x110 - smaller amount of false colours of all, smallest FOV
4. TS 25x100
5. TS Marine 28x110 - longest of all, very heavy, tons of false colours (I hate that)
Orion nebula look beautifull. I was able to split 4 stars in trapezium with ease.
Jupiter clearly shows brands, with slight violet halo around it.
Really excellent instrument which I can highly recommend to anyone.