2,544 Brands 453 Categories All Departments

Travel binocular recommendations needed

Post a reply


Enter the code exactly as it appears. All letters are case insensitive.
Smilies
:D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :!: :?: :idea: :arrow: :| :mrgreen:
BBCode is ON
[img] is OFF
[flash] is OFF
[url] is ON
Smilies are ON
Topic review
   

Expand view Topic review: Travel binocular recommendations needed

Re: Travel binocular recommendations needed

Post by Jne_K on Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:35 am

You are very welcome.

You'll also find 8x to be a bit easier to steady.

Re: Travel binocular recommendations needed

Post by TRAVELER on Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:44 pm

Thank you for the recommendations and the link.
I also found binoculars.org to be technically helpful regarding my existing compact Nikon's field of view (which is 294ft @ 1000yds).
The Nikons that you recommend have a bit less magnification but offer a 330ft @ 1000yds FOV - which should make it easier to spot objects.
I think it will make a good addition to our existing pair of compacts.
Thank you. . .

Re: Travel binocular recommendations needed

Post by Jne_K on Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:34 am

Hi

Do you wear glasses when you look though the binoculars? If so, you also need something with more eye relief, which, in effect, will give you a wider field of view. Try the Nikon Prostaff 8x25, for instance and it's also waterproof - a good feature for Patagonia's climate - and it has enough eye relief for use with glasses. Also excellent is the Bushnell Elite 7x26

Compacts are the typical choice for traveling, yes. Here's an article of mine which will help Buy Compact Binoculars

Travel binocular recommendations needed

Post by TRAVELER on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:26 pm

Hi,
We have a pair of Nikon 9x25 5.6° old binoculars.
They are compact but sometimes hard to spot small things at a distance - like looking down a small tube.
I don't know what the terminology is for that. 9x25 8x10 8x50 it's all meaningless to me.
It seems like what I want is a wider field of view. Is that right?

We're traveling to Patagonia and will need a good pair of compact binoculars for wildlife viewing. . .am I stuck with what I have, or is there something better?
Need suggestions. . .

Top