About 5 years ago I purchased a Vortex Diamondback 8 x 42 for about $300 on the basis of excellent reviews. I have never been disappointed. What is more it came with a Lifetime guarantee, no questions
asked, dropped in the water or anything else.
The Vortex range are made by a US manufacturer of highly regarded rifle scopes.
If you google Vortex Diamondback you will get lots of suppliers. The 8 x 42, usually recommended for birding, seems to be about $400 now.
Worth a look I suggest.
From: David Rees <>
Date: Sunday, 24 September 2017 at 7:00 pm
To: Mark Clayton <>
Cc: chatline <>, Rhiannon Kiggins <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Binoculars
Before you buy from any Australian supplier check out cost of selected binos with
www.bandh.com in the US. I use them all the time for things, they are very good. Delivery can cost little more than getting something from Sydney. Still currently the case that imports under $1000 does not attract GST on
Tip for photographers, compared to US prices, the cost of high capacity pro grade memory cards in Australia is ridiculous.
On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 5:13 PM, Mark Clayton <> wrote:
I know this subject has been dealt with before both on this and other forums but as I have several excellent quality and expensive pairs of binoculars, I am probably
not the best person to ask. One of the young ladies in the banding team is after a pair of good quality binoculars that cost around the $500 mark. I am sure there will be many COG members who have “cheap” binoculars that they would recommend. I have suggested
to Rhiannon that she gets something in the 8x42 size range. Are there any shops locally that sell good bins or would Rhiannon be better off contacting one of the interstate retailers? Any comments and suggestions gratefully received and that includes what
NOT to get.
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