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For concert

Postby Kikarmannen on Mon May 04, 2009 11:33 am

Hello,

I will go to an indoor concert soon (the o2-arena in London), and I have terrible seats, so I'm looking for binoculars. Right now I'm thinking either Nikon Sportstar EX 8x25 or Nikon Sporter EX 8x42... I choose Sportstar because it's small, and have a wide field of view (which is good for concert), but then Sporter have a decent field of view, but bigger objective diameter, which yields a better view in the dark (I'm thinking the concert hall will be pretty dark)... So which of these should I choose...? Also the distance between the seats (in the video) and stage is roughly 30 meters.

Here a video of the o2 and the seats I probably will have:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THAFjT7TICg
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1949/...t000792lay.gif

Best regards
Kikarmannen
 

Re: For concert

Postby ET on Mon May 04, 2009 11:41 am

For concerts and for sports, especially ball games, you want a wide field. 7x and 8x work.

I rarly use mine for this use, but I have a Bushnell Excursion 8x28 I have used once.

Light is typically not an issue as the stage or field is lit.

The 42mm will get heavy to use after 15 minutes. Try 25mm-32mm.

Good luck.
ET
 

Re: For concert

Postby Jne_K on Tue May 05, 2009 6:28 am

I agree - 8x is fine, but absolutely no need for a 42. Stay with 32mm or less for a second number.

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