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I need a recommendation

Postby EDoSSery on Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:24 pm

:D Hello every body,

i am happy to participate in this forum , and i am righting this post because i want to hear some suggestions from experts .

ummm i use to stay in a desert and sometimes my camels goes many miles away so i need a long distance spot scope or a binocular as you recommend and i am not such a person who spend a lot of money on a binocular because i am not professional with it .

and i have a 10x26 (Steiner) 2006 its a pretty binocular but it doesn't fit what i need

i need much much much higher magnification and i am planning for barska gladiator 25-125x80 ? :mrgreen:
what do you thing about it is it a right decision ? or what is better than that ?

thank you

Re: I need a recommendation

Postby Jne_K on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:50 am

I think that is a terrible choice. A zoom is always a mistake if you are concerned with performance or durability. Zooms are always inferior to fixed power binoculars at the same price. No exceptions. This results in a return and failure rate for zoom binoculars many times higher than fixed power binoculars. Not something I will recommend.

Because of the inherent design limitations, zooms also also lack many essential features of conventional binoculars. With only a couple of exceptions, no zoom is waterproof. Finally, all binoculars over 10x require a tripod for the sake of stability. If you do not want to use a tripod, your only other option is an image stabilized binocular, such as the
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