Binoculars - Advice
Was looking for some advice for binoculars for general use in the 7to10 X50 size.
Being a novice I've read through some of the reviews and it' looks like the Nikon and Bushnell gear gets some good reviews. But for some reason it seems like you get a little better product with Burris. Is this so?
Price range 150- 250..
Thanks in advance
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for 10x I would go up a bit to 300 dollars
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Some Bushnells in that price range too.
Being new to the whole optics game I know there is quite a bit to learn. It seems that you get what you pay for, better glass is more expensive - got it. However, I don't know what the rule of diminisioning returns is. What are the leaps in performance from 100ish to 300ish to 600ish. I understand that light transmission is king but unless you work for National Geographic and animal spotting is your job, I just can't justify the leaps over 200 bucks or so...
What do you think?
In a very general way, the best bang for the buck is around $300 for a roof prism and $150-200 doe a porro. Beyond that, you pay much more for ever smaller increases in performance and quality and, in fact, to get that few percentage points of performance, you may have to double the price. The best gauge to how much you spend should really be how much you to intend to use a binocular. Hard use, day after day and you should spend as much as you can afford and I regard the $500 mark as a starting point for really hard use. Casual use on a now and then basis and you can get by for much less.
As a "casual" user what brands would you recommend with a "roof prism". The last responder did not seem to be a fan of the Burris gear. The only reason I leanded toward them in the first place was the reviews on thier rifle scopes and being a great bang for the buck and rugged. I was thinking this same quality would spill over in to their other products. Another plus is that they are an American company. Anyway.. any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Nikon Monarch X is worth a look, there is a 100 dollar rebate in Oct.
These are just boring, narrow fov
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