It might be sacrilegious but BinTel in Sydney and Melbourne
have a great range and their prices are far better than Birds Australia’s
If you take along a copy of Wingspan with their ad in it you
will get a bit more off.
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;
is the home of top optics.
Leica optics are probably the best around, Swaroski binos are also
excellent but again expensive.