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Birding Binoculars

Postby Timbo on Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:07 pm

Hello. I need a good set of birding binoculars. My max price is around $400. To be honest I'm not really sure I can get a good binocular for this price. Am I wrong? I want them to be 8x, no more because it is hard to steady the 12x50's I use right now after walking up steep hills. I don't wear eyeglasses so eye releif is not a problem.
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:51 pm

Hi

You can definitely get an excellent birding binocular for that price and don't let anyone convince you otherwise.

Here are some binos that I would not feel slighted to use for an all day birding trip and I am about as hardcore as a birder can get. I've used all of these for birding and can recommend them, personally.

Swift Audubon 8.4x44 820HHS, http://www.opticsplanet.com/swift-8-5x4 ... ulars.html This is one of the nicest handling binos I've tested and it is still made in Japan. One of my favorites in this price range.

Might be a stretch on your budget, but these are definitely worth it for their color and superb brightness. Kowa 8x42 C3, http://www.opticsplanet.com/kowa-8x42-r ... proof.html

Eagle Optics Platinum ranger, http://www.opticsplanet.com/eagle-optic ... anger.html These are one of the great values in a birding bino.
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Postby Guest on Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:55 pm

Hi Thank you for the reply Jonie. Actually that Swift Autobon I was trying to avoid. It's a great binocular, but I'm just not interseted. I was looking at this one here http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-10x25 ... lars.html# Could you reccomend some more please I am sorry to be a hassel but I don't know anything about binoculars and it's hard for me to choose when I only have a few to look at so please could you maybe list some more, Thanks so much.

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Postby Timbo on Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:55 pm

Hi Thank you for the reply Jonie. Actually that Swift Autobon I was trying to avoid. It's a great binocular, but I'm just not interseted. I was looking at this one here http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-10x25 ... lars.html# Could you reccomend some more please I am sorry to be a hassel but I don't know anything about binoculars and it's hard for me to choose when I only have a few to look at so please could you maybe list some more, Thanks so much.

Timbo
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