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10 x 42 roof binocs

Postby helpme on Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:17 am

Please help me. I'm going to get a set of binoculars for natureviewing, birding, and hunting. I've narrowed it down to 10 x 42 waterproof roof prism models, but am not sure of the difference. What is the big difference in the following models? They're all BAK-4 prisms.

Celestron Outland 10x42WP ($74)
Bushnell 10x42 H20 Roof Prism ($100)
Bushnell 10x42 Natureview Roof Prism ($140)

I am on a fairly tight budget and want to know what I would get if I shelled out the extra $. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Postby ranburr on Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:18 am

You are going to be very disappointed in all of these binos. Optics are of very poor quality and they lack phase coating which is critical with roofs. If you are a on a limited budget, porro prisms are the way to go. The are easier and cheaper to build, thus a $100 poro bino is of significantly higher quality than a $100 roo prism.