To: Adrian Nasti <>
Subject: binos
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 15:12:03 +1100
Don't know the Nikon 10-22 * 50 but I suspect that there are three main problems - a magnification of 22 is far too much for binoculars for most people - 10 or 12 is really the limit else you run into problems of both field of view and hand shake. Secondly I would guess with that spec they are pretty heavy, and thirdly for any given price you are going to get much better optics in a non-zoom system than in a zoom one.

BOCA have a good leaflet on choosing bins

On 2/2/06, Adrian Nasti <> wrote:

Hello all – I just purchased a pair of Kowa BD32 8x32bins and am very happy. Small and compact and very good imaging. These are in addition to my Pentax DCFSP's 10x50 which are fantastic but a little large over a day of birding. The Kowa's were about $800.0 and I got them at Bintel in Sydney. Check the website –


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Hi all, Just want to get a cross section on what kind of bins people  are using and if I may be so bold,price?  I have Nikon action 10-22x50 and i think they cost $350, but not sure whether they are doing the best job posible ( maybe because I heard you have to spend at least  $750 to have decent bins ). Your feedback would be greatly appreciated

           Regards G. Crompton


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