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Best Binocular For Kayaking

Postby bcaln1 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:30 am

I've been trying to pick a bin for kayaking that's in the $100 range or less. The Minox BV, Nikon Ecobins (similar to Travelite), Pentax UCF WP and Leupold Rogue all seem to fit the bill. Any advice would be appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Bruce
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Re: Best Binocular For Kayaking

Postby Jne_K on Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:57 am

Hi Bruce

Any of those would be an excellent choice. If it's a matter of value, the Ecobins win, hands down. They are really a special edition of the Prostaff. Only negative for kayaking, in my book, is the 10x. I'd probably opt for 8x for stability. Otherwise, the Pentax WP or the Prostaff are excellent choices, though I prefer the handling of the Prostaff in my hands.
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Re: Best Binocular For Kayaking

Postby ET on Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:29 am

The ecobins seem attractive, but I did not want 10x in such small size. On the water you want to grab them and see, so 10x sends you looking for too long.

Binoculars on the water make me seasick, so just take short looks.

All the reverse porros are decent for this, some are waterproof, some are not. I have Vortex Vanquish 8x26.
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