Date: 9/12/17 2:59 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Where to buy binoculars
And a good local shop with a very helpful owner is
One good tern in Alexandria VA. Ex bird photographer who can provide all
kinds of advice over the phone

http://onegoodtern.com/binoculars/2156266

I got my kowa scope and binoculars and camera setup from there way back
when.

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 4:57 AM, Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
wrote:

> I got my d500 there as the local camera store had a waiting list that
> would take a good time to fill. Have checked some binoculars recommended by
> others there and they also have suggestions of similar products.
>
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 9:09 PM, Jane F Tillman <jtillman...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks, Joseph. I guess I had not considered buying from Amazon.
>> Jane
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 6:57 PM, Joseph Kennedy <
>> <josephkennedy36...> wrote:
>>
>>> There are several web sites that rate binoculars in various price
>>> ranges. You can take that to Amazon and there are good evaluations etc.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Heh! I had just sent the same recommendation privately!
>>>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 5:12 PM, Carol <culi...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > I've had luck with B&H photo and video or adorama.
>>>>
>>>> >
>>>> > > On Sep 11, 2017, at 5:09 PM, Jane F Tillman <jtillman...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > >
>>>> > > I'd appreciate your help in giving suggestions on where new birders
>>>> can
>>>> > > shop to get entry level binoculars - say in the $300 to $500 range.
>>>> > > My usual advice has been to point them to binocular reviews and
>>>> then to
>>>> > > Eagle Optics, or to visit a birding festival where they can try
>>>> them out.
>>>> > > Other suggestions have been Cabela's, REI or specialty bird product
>>>> > stores
>>>> > > but I never felt that those retailers' selections were comprehensive
>>>> > > enough. Now that Eagle Optics has changed directions and will no
>>>> longer
>>>> > be
>>>> > > in online retail, what to do? See their story here
>>>> > > https://www.eagleoptics.com/
>>>> > >
>>>> > > Has anyone had experience with Optics4Birding?
>>>> > > http://www.optics4birding.com/
>>>> > > It looks like they have an excellent selection.
>>>> > >
>>>> > > Thanks for your help.
>>>> > > Jane Tillman
>>>> > > Austin
>>>> > >
>>>> > > P.S. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are on the move in Austin. It is nice
>>>> to have
>>>> > > such an apparently successful charismatic bird.
>>>> > >
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