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What kind of binocular to choose?

Postby Guest on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:41 pm

Hello,
Please can you help me to choose a right binocular. I am looking for a binocular (as a gift) that a person can use for wildlife watching on the trips, and maybe for looking in the sky at night. Can't spend more than 700$.
Thank you,
I.K.
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Re: What kind of binocular to choose?

Postby ET on Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:24 pm

This is a little too vague. You have to say how much weight you want to carry around. There are a few 8x32 models that do not wigh much, and even 8x42.

Birding is pretty much the same as wildlife, as mammals are also seen with them. The guide is here
http://www.opticsplanet.com/binbirds.html

this would make a nice gift for 650
http://www.opticsplanet.com/zeiss-8x30- ... ulars.html

It is not ideal for strictly birding, as the field of view is a bit narrow. But the optics are good.

Whatever you buy, do not buy ZOOM anything. Good luck
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Re: What kind of binocular to choose?

Postby likeeve on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:30 am

In my opinion, $700 could buy a very good binoculars. If i were you, i'll not spend so much money on it. Maybe $200-$300 is enough. I know you need for wildlife watching on the trips, so I suggest you buy a lightweight and waterproof binoculars. Such as Eyeskey 8x42 and 10x42, Nikon 10x42, Leupold 8x42. You can compare each other and then choose the most appropriate.
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Re: What kind of binocular to choose?

Postby Jne_K on Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:40 am

Hi

An 8x32 is always a good compromise between performance and portability - not too big but plenty of performance. I'd look at the excellent Pentax SP 8x32, for instance.
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Re: What kind of binocular to choose?

Postby elkman1jc on Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:34 am

Check out this post. I explained how I decided what was best for me.

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