Date: 1/11/21 5:06 pm From: Matt S. <accipiter22...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Anyone here use Swarovski EL 12x50s for bird watching?
I've been thinking of getting a pair of the Swarovski's mentioned in my post title and was wondering if anyone else lugs them around? I have a very steady hand and the weight doesn't bother me, so I'm not worried so much about shake. Right now I use a pair of Nikon Monarch 5 8x42s...I love them for close to moderate distances, but during warbler season for things at the tops of old-growth trees I find that they feel a bit underpowered. I thought about the 10x50s as well, but I don't want to lay out the money I've saved and come away thinking "still wish I had an extra couple points of magnification".