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Mid range 10x42, advice required

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Mid range 10x42, advice required

Postby Florken on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:59 pm

I'm located in Belgium but we don't have a nice forum like this one, I am asking for some advise:

I'm looking for a decent 10x42 Bino with good optical performance and clear image, after reading onto the internet I managed to narrow it down a little:

Pentax DCF ED 10x43 (this is rated at a higher price but I can buy it second hand, only 6 months old)
Vortex Viper 10x42
Bushnell Elite ED 10x42
Minox BL 10x44
Nikon Monarch 10x42, this one is less expensive but acc. to several reviews it fits in nicely between the others.

Bino will be used for bird and nature watching, not for insects on close range. I realy like a bright, clear and highly contrasted image. Someone who has experience with the Pentax ?

Thx
Florken
 
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Re: Mid range 10x42, advice required

Postby pedro on Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:11 am

Florken wrote:. Someone who has experience with the


Hi

Did you read it reviews at the Allbinos website already? If not, it can maybe help you with some adicional information:

http://www.allbinos.com/219-binoculars_ ... 10x43.html

regards Pedro
pedro
 

Re: Mid range 10x42, advice required

Postby Wildduckcluster on Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:05 am

Nikon Monarchs - or, for 1/2 the price, Nikon Pro Staff-7, 8x42. My 1st choice would be the Monarchs, but not by much. In fact, I changed my mind & recommend the 8x42 Nikon Pro Staff 7's as they are fantastic bino's for the $$$ (I paid $139 for mine @ OpticsPlanet & you would think they cost much more; in fairness I got them on sale; originally $189; however they perform as well, or better than other bino's I've looked through costing $350-$400). Perfect (& I mean perfect) for astronomy & birding (@ least in my experience).
Wildduckcluster