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Postby Timbo on Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:59 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 ... 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.

Postby on Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:12 pm


Glad to help

All Nikon Premier series binos are made in Japan and are optically excellent. If you are looking for a compact, the Premier LX compact you linked to is as good as it gets optically in a compact. I have used one quite a bit and would rate it optically in the same class as the Leic Ultravid compact (which I currently use), though I prefer the Ultravid for its handling and slightly better contrast.

If you are interested in a porro prism, here are some excellent Japanese made porros. I'm lisitng the 10x models in the Nikon, but 8x models are also available.

Nikon Premier SE 10x42 (finest porro made), ... ulars.html

Nikon Premier E2 10x35 (great buy), ... ulars.html

Swift Audubon 8.5x44 820ED (excellent optics), ... ulars.html

For some excellent Japanese made roof prisms, also look at these (8x models also available)

Kowa 10x42 C3 version, ... proof.html

Nikon Premier LX 10x42 (swarovski class optics), ... ulars.html

Leupold Wind River Pinnacles, ... ulars.html

Pentax 10x42 DCF SP,

I would use any of the above for my birding and not feel deprived.
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