Date: 5/13/24 12:20 pm
From: \Corey, Ed\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RE: [External] recent opinions on mid range binocs for birding?

I’ve used Vortex optics for work for 12 years now (Razor scope, Viper and Diamondback binoculars), and love them, for the durability, but also for their no-questions-asked lifetime warranty when accidents inevitably happen. I’ve had things come back repaired (or replaced with new optics) in as little as 2 weeks before. Not as sure of Celestron’s customer service, but I can HIGHLY recommend Vortex.

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From: <carolinabirds-request...> <carolinabirds-request...> On Behalf Of "Herbert, Teri Lynn"
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2024 3:08 PM
To: Carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
Subject: [External] recent opinions on mid range binocs for birding?

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My Nikon Monarchs broke this weekend (lens eye cup) and I read this is quite common. They are only 13 years old, so am very disappointed. I can always use my dad’s 1940s binoculars, which still are great! but they are a bit heavy…
I’ve read reviews and narrowed it down to
Celestron Trailseeker ED
Vortex Diamondback HD.
What are your opinions and have either of these gotten broken for you? I need something that will last 20 years…(probably more than my age allows, but am planning on a long life, haha).
You can reply just to me if desired, not to the list.
Thank you all very much!!
Teri Lynn

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