Date: 5/3/18 9:40 am
From: Dave Luning Sr <dluningsr...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
Recently, I have seen advertisements for Wingspan Optics . Does anyone have experience or comments regarding quality

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> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:
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> Wow! They are one of my favorites!
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> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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>> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
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>> jk
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
>> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>
>> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
>> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
>> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>>
>> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
>> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>>
>> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
>> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
>> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
>> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>>
>> Good luck in your selection!
>>
>> Take care and Good Birding,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>>
>>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sherri and all,
>>>
>>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>>
>>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>>
>>> Take care and Good birding,
>>> Dave DeReamus
>>> becard -at- rcn.com
>>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>
>>>
>>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>>
>>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>>
>>> sherri
>>> North Bangor, PA
>>> <sherri.labar...>
>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Take care,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>> <corvuscorax...>
 
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