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Compact Binoculars

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I would like to find out from you all what is the binocular of choice, if any. I carry the run of the mill off the shelf kind and with a busy trapping season they seemed to get some moisture in them, go figure! I have been looking for a decent pair of compact binoculars for ALL light, and weather conditions, since I am out and about just like your mailman. I, like you all, travel light(snicker), so compact is very important for the packability! One last thing just moved to this state almost a year ago, and have yet to wet a fly but in my travels trapping I have seen some very nice creeks and brooks that look my-tee-fine! To tie your own fly is rewarding, tying with your own fir makes it special!

Posted on: 2007/2/8 19:44


Re: Compact Binoculars

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Dear windknot,

You may want to give us more to go on? You can get 10X27 Bushnell waterproof and fogproof binoculars in Camo for $ 69.00 and you can spend $ 1,000.00 plus for Swarovski's.

I've never used a bad pair of Nikon binoculars and their waterproof and fogproof models start at around $ 150.00. If Camo isn't critical I'd look hard at Nikons.

Welcome aboard BTW!

Regards,
Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2007/2/8 20:19


Re: Compact Binoculars

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Ceiling would have to be under 200.00. Camo is not important.

Posted on: 2007/2/8 20:39


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Dear Windknot,

Go to www.cabelas.com and check out these choices, Bushnell H20's are $ 45.00 to $ 60.00. Cabela's XT compacts are $ 140.00 to $ 150.00, and the Nikon's are $ 130.00 to $ 160.00.

Like I said it's hard to go wrong with Nikon's.

Regards,
Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2007/2/8 21:22


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I second the Nikon recommendation. A pair of 8 x 35 compacts should run somewhere around $150.

Posted on: 2007/2/8 21:59


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In a lifetime of birding I haven't anything for a price that out performed Nikons binoculars. I think mine are 8X40 or 8X20, but the light gathering ability of the Nikons is great and the clarity is excellent, I can identify a hawk from 2 to 3 miles away with the ones I use.

Posted on: 2007/2/9 11:58


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Fourth vote for Nikon. I have a 7 x 30 pair of Nikon compact binox for about 15years. I’d rate it as one of the best thing I have ever bought. No fogging and always crystal clear. One thing to remember is that compact binox don’t transmit as much light in low light conditions as a full size pair, but as Chaz said, the Nikons are one of the brightest.

Posted on: 2007/2/9 14:06


Re: Compact Binoculars

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I would like to thank you all for the input. ;I think my girlfriend would realy like a pair on Nikon binoculars for valentines day, she would get alot of use out of them I'm sure.... Thanks again. I will let you know what my girlfriend gets, and how she likes them.

Johnny

Posted on: 2007/2/9 17:33






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