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HELP me choose a binocular for $100 or less.

Postby whileloop on Tue May 29, 2012 6:19 pm

I'm looking for a versatile binocular that can handle most tasks well like astronomy, bird watching, speculating, etc. I want one that is built for stability, long distance, clarity, durability, and cost effective. I'm very new to these stuff so get me in it. What are some of the best brands? What should I look for? What would you get for my requirements? Can you recommend me some models?If you strongly recommend spending more than $100, feel free to recommend me. Thanks for the help.
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Re: HELP me choose a binocular for $100 or less.

Postby Jne_K on Wed May 30, 2012 8:07 am

Hi

Best value is going to be a porro prism, such as the Nikon Action 8x40, or, if you plan to do a lot of astronomy, the Nikon Action 10x50. I'd try to move up to the waterproof and fog proof Nikon Action Extreme, though, and the Extreme also has better eye relief and nicer eyecups. I know a lot of folks that use the Nikon AE 10x50 as an astronomy binocular and it will also do most anything you want for day work.
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Re: HELP me choose a binocular for $100 or less.

Postby TScott27 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:43 am

I got a Pentax 9x32 DCF BC and it is very good. Body, quality, etc. Quite pricey but worth it.
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Re: HELP me choose a binocular for $100 or less.

Postby Jne_K on Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:19 am

I agree, very nice binoculars. Enjoy.
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Re: HELP me choose a binocular for $100 or less.

Postby SUNBORN on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:16 pm

CARL ZEISS JENA 8×30 DELTRENTIS
I think it is good enough both for use and for collection.
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