2,462 Brands 451 Categories All Departments
1442
Vixen Alpina 10 x 42 DCF Binoculars is currently on sale with fast shipping. Plus your total satisfaction is guaranteed when you purchase Vixen Alpina 10 x 42 DCF Binoculars and other Binoculars by Vixen.

Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.0 / 5
Usability 4.0 / 5
Features 4.0 / 5
Value for your money 5.0 / 5
Meets expectations 4.0 / 5

Vixen = Value for the dollar

Product Ratings
Overall rating
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4 / 5
Features 4 / 5
Meets expectations 4 / 5
Usability 4 / 5
Value for your money 5 / 5

Author: greg from niskayuna, NY on May 18, 2008
Pros:  Good image clarity, good price
Cons:  a bit heavy, eye covers, made in china
Would recommend:  yes

greg wrote:

Have used these for a few weeks. Very nice clear views of the skies--picked off M81-82, M57 ( a tiny dot!), M56, M71, and even M101, which can be dim in a telescope. Daytime views also good. Vixen is known for providing good quality optics that don't break the bank, but they also avoid the bottom tiers in performance and price. I seem to prefer the "fit and feel" of my 6x30 Leupold Yosemites, so I may try a Leupold 10x42 to compare to this brand. Meantime they seem to be a great pair of binoculars for general purposes and you're not losing a family heirloom if something happens to them. The rear eyecup covers are difficult to get off so if you had a bird land in front of you and the covers weren't already off you'd have a problem. For the front lenses I always use Butler creek caps on anything I buy which are very fast and easy to operate. The space for mounting to a tripod is very limited between the two oculars and I could not get it onto a friend's tripod. The focus mechanism is smooth. For refractors, Vixen is a good brand for made-in-Japan excellence; but these binoculars are made in China.

Was greg's review helpful for you? Yes No
Customers that found this review helpful: 2   not helpful: 0

Reviews - Vixen Alpina 10 x 42 DCF Binoculars Reviews - UPC: 811971011052