My mum has a pair
of Vixen Ultima 10x42, which I bought for her a few years back. They're
good lenses in the right light. I personally use a Vixen Ultima 10x56,
which are great in low light, if heavy. The pupil of the 8x56 are larger
than my eye in good light, so the extra weight is a waste on a bright
Vixen is nowhere near as
rugged as the Zeiss, and will crack or break if dropped, as the cylinders are
made of plastic.
The 10x42 cost about
$450 a few years back, and the 10x56 were about $750 in
However, they don't
really compare with my spare bins, a very old Zeiss Jena which
are about 8x42.
I'd be a bit more
The saga continues. After dropping my binoculars
and putting them in to be collimated, it turns out that they've been
lost/stolen in transit to Sydney. I have been offered a replacement pair of
10x42 Vixen. I've never heard of them, are thay any good? What price are they,
roughly. I won't accept anything much worse than the ones they lost which were
8x30s and cost me ~$699 back in
Thanks in advance for any help.