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Best all around 8x42 for hunting/ fishing?

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Best all around 8x42 for hunting/ fishing?

Postby Eagle Eye on Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:35 pm

I am looking for the best pair of somewhat compact binoculars in the 8x42 to 10x42 range that would be good for all around use including surf fishing, boating and sports- Waterproof is a must and a compact size would be great to. Unfortunately my budget is only around $100-150 so the best around those suggestions is appreciated.

Eagle Eye

Postby on Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:27 pm


For around $150 we can find you several good binoculars that would be waterproof and a few that would be compact as well. Here are just a few of the binoculars we can recommend.

Minolta 8x25 Activa (a true compact) , ... ulars.html

Minolta 8x40 Activa (full size, but good),

Nikon Action Extreme 8x40 (full size, good optics), ... -7238.html

Nikon 8x25 Mountaineer (great compact binocular just under $200),

Pentax 8x40 PCF WP, (full size with good eye relief,

Pentax UCF WP 10x25 (compact), ... ulars.html
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Postby Guest on Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:13 am

Thanks so much- What do you have in the 10x magnification? That is primarily what I am interested in.

Postby ranburr on Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:18 pm

Your price range is primarily limiting you to very low quality optics that are going to give you some viscous headaches. Save your money and get low-end, but descent bino for around $300.00.