best new binocs to buy

To: "stephpar" <>, "Suzanne Edgar" <>
Subject: best new binocs to buy
From: "Lindsay & Diana Nothrop" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:39:21 +1100
Suzanne & Steve
I have Steiners and they had a fault when new so I would advise a simple test before you buy (whatever brand).  Check that both barrels have the same alignement.  To do this, place them on a firm base and focus on a small object say at 50 meters.  Then quickly alternate shutting each eye in turn.  If the object moves slightly between eyes then the barrels are not aligned and eye strain will result.
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