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Binoculars for Theater and Concerts

Postby Dan339 on Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:10 pm

I'm looking for recomendations for binoculars that will primarily be used at theaters and concerts when sitting far from the stage. They should be "pocket friendly" in terms of dimensions and weight and not so much magnification that I lose too much viewing area of the stage but enough to see details of sets, costumes and performers. My budget is $150ish. Thanks.

Postby on Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:51 pm


One of my favorite low power compacts is the Bushnell 7x26 Custom Compacts, ... 20726.html though it is a bit outside your stated price range. It is, however, a sweet little bino.

Another great choice is the Penatx Papilo 6.5x21, ... ulars.html

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Postby dan339g on Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:50 am

Thanks for the recommendations. What about the Minolta 8x25 Activa D WP XL Pocket Binoculars? Do think the 8 magnification is too much for this application?