best new binocs to buy

To: "'stephpar'" <>, "'Suzanne Edgar'" <>
Subject: best new binocs to buy
From: "Jerry Bishop" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:49:57 +1100

It might be sacrilegious but BinTel in Sydney and Melbourne have a great range and their prices are far better than Birds Australia’s Birding Shop.


If you take along a copy of Wingspan with their ad in it you will get a bit more off.


Jerry Bishop


From: stephpar [
Sent: Friday, 28 Mar 2008 10:28
To: Suzanne Edgar
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] best new binocs to buy


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.



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