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Old 04-23-2014, 11:13 PM   #1
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Recommendations for a really good set of binoculars.

I have some regular binoculars, but I want a really good set to watch wild life, birds, viewing the mountains while sitting in my chair at camp, etc...

I have an unusually wide head/face and often I have to view through one side or the other side as I cannot get both eyes to view through the binoculars correctly at the same time.

Anybody have a recommendation as to what a really good set would be?

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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I really like my Nikon binoculars I got a few years ago. Great clear glass, adjustments that actually adjust and they weren't stratosphere expensive. Optics are one of those "you get what you pay for items", and these seem like they are on that break point of not being overly expensive while still delivering acceptable quality.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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Good glass is not cheap. Determine ur budget and then look through as many in that price range as you can. Vortex makes some good quality moderately priced glass that are popular with hunters.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:12 PM   #4
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Thanks Folks

I didn't really want to spend more than 6 or 7 hundred bucks for the binoculars. There are so many to choose from that I decided to come in hear and ask for advice.

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Old 04-25-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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If you just plan on using them in camp why not look into getting a spotting scope on a stand.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:35 PM   #6
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I've never used a spotting scope. Didn't even consider one. Would it be better than my regular Bausch and Lomb 10x42 binoculars?

I was trying to get better than I currently have.
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I got a set of 10-42 vortex that I like. They have a unconditional warranty. I would Shop for a good sale It's always nice to save money
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If you have a problem fitting to a regular pair of binocs, then I'd certainly visit a Cabellas or Sportsmans Warehouse and try some firsthand ... Our store will let you take some outside and give them a "Hands On" review prior to purchase.. I'm a landscape/wildlife photographer and I can tell you that you DO get what you pay for... That said, if you're looking to spend 6-700 dollars, you can get a really nice set for that money..
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Fujinon Binoculars are the best way to go. Lifetime warranty and the optics are superb.
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I have Nikons that I'm very satisfied with. Everyone who has looked through them has commented on the clarity and brightness. They were nowhere near 700$.
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