Last Question for Moderator-Vortex Crossfire 10x32mm Bnocs
I like them, but that feature was one of the main features that I chose in purchasing from Optics Planet, they should not be advertised as such.
I will sure read Optics Planet descriptions and specs after reading the manufacturers specs, before ordering in the future.
Have ordered many times form Optics Planet, have always been really happy with products and service, this is my first complaint, albeit, a minor one.
I apologize on behalf of OP and I'm sure they will work with you on a return, so you can choose another binocular that has that important feature you want.
I have three pairs about 10x42 size, and find that I can hold them steady for a short while. Smaller ones, no. Once I had some Nikon 10x25 reverse porros. They were hard to hold and dim in winter.
I am probably making too big an issue over that, as far as the Crossfires, I am pleased with the size, and clarity of them . I do think the Vanquish line is better quality however, but not sure what I am going to do.
What would be a good choice in the $150-$200 range , 10 x 32 optics? The Bruton's seem like good binoculars, any others that you can think of? What are these like? E1032: Brunton Eterna Midsize 10X32 Binoculars ?
ET, thanks for your input, I agree holding 10 x's steady is hard to do, regardless of price, unless the glasses are heavier. The thing I have noticed in the times I have used the 10 x 32 Vortex Crossfires, is that I spend a lot of time adjusting the focus knob, much more than my 8 x 26's.
As far as the clarity of the Crossfires, I am not a professional reviewer or tester, but think the optics are very sharp.
About all I have to go on in terms of higher end binoculars, was a set of Steiner 10 x 50 Military Marine I owned for 20 some years.
They were fantastic in terms of optics, quality and durability, but were like carrying a piano around when I used them.
In you price range the Bruntons are probably not phase coated.
There are a few 10x36 models around. Pentax has an older model.
Pentax DCF HS 10 x 36 Binoculars should run under 300
Bushnell 243610 10 x 36 Excursion EX as low as 155.