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Best Binoculars for Whale Watching From Shore

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Best Binoculars for Whale Watching From Shore

Postby Whalewatcher2014 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:09 pm

Hi,

What magnification and which type of binocular would best make for whale watching from shore, on blueish brackish waters?

Some say 7 and 8x are best for boat while 10x50 is best from shore. Whales move around 5 miles per hour..

Some whales are really close (50 feet) others are really far out (5000 feet). Most have dark or blue backs and cause large sprays when they breathe. Looking for something under say $500. Thanks :)
Whalewatcher2014
 

Re: Best Binoculars for Whale Watching From Shore

Postby Whalewatcher2014 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:14 pm

I forgot to mention that I would like to use these binoculars (if possible) as a secondary bino set for Astronomy. I already have Orion Giant View 15x70's which I hand hold, even though they weight 4lbs.
Whalewatcher2014