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need help and suggestion for light weight binocular

Postby anderson on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:56 am

Hello every one,
I am looking for a light weight binocular for my trip .I definitely want to keep the weight below 500 gram and price range upto 200$.
I am mostly looking into 8x25 - 8x32.
I want to use it mostly early part of day and evening . I would like to have reasonably wide, sharp and contrasty view, at least partial water resistance would be nice too.
I have seen five model but i am confused which one to select from it or to choose new one

1)pentax ucf xII 8x25.
2)pentax ucf wp 8x25.
3)olympus tracker 8x25.
4)nikon prostaff waterproof ATB 8x25.
5)nikon travelite V 8x25.

kindly help me,which would you advice me to look for?
anderson
 

Re: need help and suggestion for light weight binocular

Postby Jne_K on Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:28 pm

Hi

You can't have it both ways. If you want something good in low light, a small binocular is not the best choice.

Of these, I would recommend the Pentax or the Prostaff to get the waterproof feature.
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Re: need help and suggestion for light weight binocular

Postby John Rocks on Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:42 pm

I'm looking for some advice on buying lightweight binoculars, with weight rather than size being the important feature as I suffer from a lot of pain in my right arm at times.

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Re: need help and suggestion for light weight binocular

Postby Jne_K on Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:24 am

As always, that's just a matter of how much you want to pay. The Zeiss Victory 8x20 at only 8 oz is as good as it gets in a compact and a great choice. Plenty of other choices in an 8x20 or 8x25 - just check the specs for weight. Somethi9ng that is always listed.
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