|To:||Martin Butterfield <>, Susanne Gardiner <>|
|From:||Laura Johnson <>|
|Date:||Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:42:45 +0000|
I recently got a pair of Vortex Diamondbacks, and I've been really happy with them! The lifetime unconditional warranty is nice, too. I think a few other people on the chatline also have good things to say about Diamondbacks.
I had to order them online from Queensland though, no places to try or buy in Canberra.
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Sent: Friday, 21 March 2014 2:38 PM
To: Susanne Gardiner
Cc: Ray Comer;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Binoculars
I have owned some low end Nikon bins in the past and been very happy with.them.
WRT to Bushnell we purchased a pair of Explorer EX 8x42 which are fine optically (for the price)but unfortunately have a useless means of securing the strap to the bins: we have used cable ties to hold them on so they are OK as an emergency/loaner pair.
The biggest problem is that there is nowhere - as far as I am concerned - in Canberra that sells reasonable bins, and it is always good to tr before you buy. If you are in Sydney (or Melbourne) Bintel are the solution. The folk in the Sydney store are very helpful and, if you aren't going to Sydney I would be inclined to try giving them a call and buying on line. The Kowa brand is good quality and they have some not too far out of your price range.
On 21 March 2014 13:07, Susanne Gardiner <> wrote:
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