For a good mid-range price bino I always recommend the Eagle Optics
Platinum Rangers. Lifetime warranty, hardy binocular, waterproof, lifetime
maintenance for little cost. I'm partial to the 10 x 42s myself, but you
will get a lot of birders to tell you to go for 8 x 42 for more image
stability and close range viewing.
For a high end bino you can't go wrong with Swarovskis, though after a lot
of research I ended up buying a pair of Zeiss Victory SF. They are both a
hefty price at about $2,000 plus. I joke that with my old rangers it was
looking at birds through a dirty shower curtain compared to the crispness
of my Zeiss.
Audubon recently did an article about choosing binoculars
On Mar 7, 2017 11:39 AM, "Dusty Bleher" <TweeterReader...> wrote:
> G'day all! Along with my search for a new camera (Nikon P900 so far), I
> just decided to upgrade my binoculars as well. I've had these since my
> kids were little, so I've not kept up on the trends in viewing these last
> 30-40 years. Anybody got any recommendations? Things to look for? Things
> to avoid? My current ones are a Swift model 828, 10X42. One of the
> reasons I got them was they were waterproof (always good with me holding
> them 😊!), and very close focus. I'm sure the technology has changed over
> the years, so any recommendations would be MOST appreciated.
> Currently parked off of a dirt road, on a hill, in the forest north of
> Lake Stevens.
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