RFI re 8x42 v 10x 42

To: "'George Oakes'" <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: RFI re 8x42 v 10x 42
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 08:17:50 +0930
Crikey, if your hands shook like mine do you wouldn't go above 5 times.
Tripods are great.

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of George Oakes
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 4:36 PM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: RFI re 8x42 v 10x 42

When I purchased new binoculars recently to compare 8 times and 10 times
was suggested to me that if a bird is 50m away an 8 times will bring it
to the equivalent of a little over 6m away while a 10 times will bring
it up 
to an equivalent of 5m away. If you compare these distances of 5m. and there is not much difference in looking at a bird.After taking
account such things as shake, field of vision, and weight I finished up 
buying an 8.5 x 42 binoculars.

George Oakes
Woodford in the beautful Blue Mountains.

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