Date: 9/13/17 5:11 am
From: Tolbert Greenwood <tolbertgreenwood...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Where to buy binoculars
It is sad to hear that Eagle is ceasing operation by end of the year. The
Eagle Optics 8 X 42 Ranger in the range of $300 to $400 is quite good for
the price. Tolbert Greenwood Fort Worth
On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 8:30 PM, Fred Collins <fcndc...> wrote:

> Every scope and pair of binoculars I ever purchased were at Land Sea and
> Sky. My Dad bought me a spotting scope there in 1964. My wife and I bought
> two new pairs of binoculars there recently. It's been a quality and
> reliable supplier for three generations. My grandfather introduced me to
> the owner in the 60s and I met an apprentice I would know for 50 years. He
> became the owner and recently sold the business to the current owners. I
> think they are as committed as Leslie was and I hope to someday buy my
> grandchildren binoculars their should they want some.
>
> I like to buy local but mostly I want to buy the best from the best. I
> know they will always stand by what they sell.
>
> Fred Collins
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 11, 2017, at 7:08 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all -
> > If you would like to keep your dollars within Texas, consider buying
> your next binocular at Land, Sea, and Sky (aka Texas Nautical Repair) in
> Houston.
> >
> > https://www.landseaskyco.com
> >
> > (I hope that their store escaped the wrath of Harvey)
> >
> > They are one of the top astronomy dealers in the country, and stock a
> great selection of binoculars. They are the optics partner for Houston
> Audubon, and support the High Island Spring Birding events.
> >
> > They have been regularly appearing at the Galveston FeatherFest, and
> this past year have been the primary optics seller at the HummerBird
> Festival in Rockport, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, the whooping
> Crane Celebration in Port Aransas, and most recently at the West TX
> Hummingbird Festival in Fort Davis.
> >
> > Give them a call or check out their website - they have a great staff
> and I love stopping at their store to play with the newest Astro scopes.
> >
> >
> > Clay Taylor
> > TOS Life Member
> > Swarovski Optik N.A.
> > (Calallen) Corpus Christi, TX
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On Sep 11, 2017, at 6:10 PM, Jane F Tillman <jtillman...><mailto:
> <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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