Coin and Credit Card Operated Binoculars – Huntington Beach Pier

Huntington Beach Pier

New credit card and coin operated binoculars at the Huntington Beach Pier

This new coin operated binocular was installed on the Huntington Beach Pier. Nothing special except it’s now able to accept credit cards. I’ve never used one of these, but I’m not sure I’d like to pay the fifty cent price with a credit card.

Either way the city will generate more revenue by adding this option, I’m sure people watching at the pier is a popular pastime.

However, if they really want to modernize them, it should include an option to snap a photo and post it on the user’s Facebook or Twitter accounts. Then I’ll be impressed!

This one is located just near the Kite Connection store, it faces the north side of the pier. Which by the way (the Kite Connection) has several live beach cams which can be accessed here.

As for the picture itself, it was taken with a Nikon D7000 (f/7.1, ISO 200, 1/1000 sec) at 80mm with a Nikon 80-200 2.8D ED-AF lens. I then cropped it on PS and slightly enhanced the shadows.

Ramon Ambriz

Ramon has been an avid photographer for over 20 years. He runs and contributes to several photography sites including OCSurfPix.com,  Coolest-Travel-Pictures and OCPix. His main expertise is in advertising and online marketing but photography has always remained a top priority.

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