Date: 9/15/20 3:05 pm
From: Eugenia R. Thompson <eroberthom...>
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Revisiting budget binocular recommendations
Vortex bought out Eagle & honors their warranties.

Eugenia Thompson
Athens GA

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> On Sep 15, 2020, at 3:08 PM, Jason B <jlbaumga...> wrote:
>
> ´╗┐Dear GABO,
>
> A friend in Houston has asked me for recommendations for binoculars. She
> wants to get into some casual birding and wildlife watching. It was like
> 10 years ago when I was familiar with the specific models that were out.
> The most recent post in the GABO archives on this is from 2018 which may be
> out-of-date. I mentioned the Nikon 5 Monarchs to her which I see are close
> to $300, and she doesn't want to spend that much. She didn't rule it out,
> but that would be her luxury option. So we are talking more like the price
> range of the old Vortex that were popular or Eagle Optics, which I see has
> apparently gone out of business. As she put it, "Something affordable but
> not crappy and relatively sturdy for when I inevitably drop it. " What's
> out there now that you can recommend? And what are good vendors to get
> them from?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Jason B.
>
> North Druid Hills, GA
>
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