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Leupold Yosemite BX1 Porro Prism 6x30 Binoculars
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Legacy Reviewer's Review of Leupold Yosemite BX1 Porro Prism 6x30 Binoculars

I have bought $100 'guest' binoculars in the past and been disappointed with one or more aspects of those, but these are OK or better for all important features. Excellent for bird watching up close. Nice weight. Good field of view. Good transmisison of light and true colors. Good alignment of left and right lenses. Comfortable to hold. The adjustable diopter ring is very resistant to turning, but that can be seen as a good thing since it would be difficult for someone to bump it out of focus. Good for eyeglasses wearer, but the twist-down cups need to be checked regularly as they twist very easily -- I may tape mine to keep them in place. I did not give it a 5 because it is not in the same class as $500 optics, and because it does not have a threaded hole to mount it on a tripod --- but hey, it is still definitely a very good value from a very good company.
Pros: No regrets for this purchase
Cons: Eye lens covers twist-up cups could be better

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