Subject: Binos
From: Geoff Price <>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 19:17:53 -0800
Hear hear.  I've tried a pair at the Birding Shop, the 10 x 42's.  At around $700 I thought they were sensational.  Also a strange, almost perverse satisfaction in using a relatively harmless product made by the gun company!  Show yourself, you wretched bird, or I'll zap you with my Browning's!  Having said that, Bausch & Lomb make a very good pair of 10 x 40 roof prisms for well under a thousand, also available from the Birding Shop (which opens again for business on Tuesday).

At 10:13 PM 30-12-05, you wrote:

David Cameron wrote:
Hi Folks,
I?m in the market for some new binos??I did try to access the archive to view past posts on this subject but can?t get in for some reason so apologies for repeating a question that?s probably been asked dozens of times.
My requirements are for a good robust pair of binos, 8 or 10x mag x 42 ­ 50mm, water proof or water resistant and no more that $750.00. Any advice gratefully received.

Can I suggest a pair of Brownings.  Either 8 x 42 or 10 x 42.  I bought a pair of 8 x 42 six months ago and they are great.  Coated lenses, rubber armor coated and quite robust, water proof (I put them under the tap to clean them) and $600.  They are particularly good for those wearing glasses since I can see the entire field of view.  The eye-piece cover screws out with stops, for use by those lens-challenged amongst us.



Happy birding,
David Cameron

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