Hi Suzanne -- if money is "no object" then one would go for Leica 8x32 (or
perhaps 10x40), and if you are a member of BOCA or Birds Aust. (the Birding
Shop) then you can get them at members price.
Seems to me that $2500 plus is a lot to pay for binos unless you are a
"twitcher" extraordinaire WHEN -----
through the above outlets at members rates, you can get an excellent pair
of Steiner 8x32 or 10x40 binos for $600+ or $800+.
The Steiners are also available at Digital City (was Fletchers
Fotographics) in Civic. Go in and have a look/feel. Of course they a
dearer through them. Steiners are made in Germany, whereas many others are
made in Japan or China; Germany is the home of top optics.
Leica optics are probably the best around, Swaroski binos are also
excellent but again expensive.
Cheers -- Steve.
Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:30
Subject: [canberrabirds] best new binocs
Sorry for asking this question again as i'm sure
it's been answered before but i've forgotten the answers and my son inlaw
wants same for my daughter and money is `no object', as they say
so, any advice gratefully received