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compact question

Postby deltacornbread on Mon May 23, 2011 7:29 am

I am wanting to add a compact binocular to my arsenal this year. The Pentax 6.5x21 papillo and the Bushnell 7x26 Elite seem to fit my size requirements. These will be carried hiking and bicycling and hunting.
Any thoughts on the quality and the veiw thru these two? Any others to reccomend? Price wise, I want to stay at the 200 dollar or less range. Realize I will compromise on optics by limiting myself to this, but can not bring myself to spend a lot on money on something that is going to get hauled around a lot. Thanks in advance.
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Re: compact question

Postby Jne_K on Mon May 23, 2011 9:52 am

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I'll give a slight edge to the Elite in terms of optics and that says a lot for the Papillo. Really a lot of optics there for the money on this Pentax. Build quality definitely favors the Elite, though. That would be my first pick if it is in your budegt.
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Re: compact question

Postby Jne_K on Mon May 23, 2011 9:52 am

Hi

I'll give a slight edge to the Elite in terms of optics and that says a lot for the Papillo. Really a lot of optics there for the money on this Pentax. Build quality definitely favors the Elite, though. That would be my first pick if it is in your budget.
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