I second Chris's recommendation of Bintel in Glebe. They provide help and
service beyond the call of duty.
For binoculars, apart from looking at distant things (of course) you want a
pair that can focus reasonably close, to see fine details on that litle
brown bird that's hopping about in nearby shrubbery. That's one reason I
like my Nikon Monarch 8x36. Another reason is their relatively light
weight, a factor when you're carrying backpack, water bottle, etc. - and I
see that at least sometimes you'll be carting a scope as well. I can manage
my binoculars one-handed, which can be useful, and they're water resistant
so can be carried in the rain.
On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Jenny Stiles <>wrote:
> Hi List,
> I am relatively new to birding [I have been interested for many years but
> my kids are now old enough that I can pursue it a bit more easily!] & have
> been hoping Santa [Aka husband] will give me a scope for Christmas. What
> brand would you recommend and is there a good shop in Sydney or would we be
> better off buying overseas online?
> I have a more immediate need as my binoculars have suddenly stopped
> working [left eye can't be focussed!] & so they also need replacing. They
> are 10 X 50 & are probably not worth repairing as they were only a cheap
> pair. What brand and strength would you recommend & again, a good place to
> buy from Sydney.
> Thank You,
> Jenny Stiles, Sydney
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