RFI re 8x42 v 10x 42

Subject: RFI re 8x42 v 10x 42
From: Chris Ross <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:29:48 +1000

I always recommend trying binoculars rather than going for a particular spec, get a pair you are comfortable using, I've got a set of 10x42 Leicas, I quite like them , but the only way to find out if they are good for you is to go to a shop that stocks them and try them out, what suits one person may or may not suit you. The 10x will have a smaller field of view, be slightly dimmer, but hard to notice and may or may not weigh more, depending on which brand you buy.

This link rates a large number of binoculars:

It will give you some guidance, but you really need to try them out to see how they feel in the hand and how easy they are to use. A lot of people swear by the 8-10x32 as lighter more compact and in the top line models are reported to be very hard to seperarte on brightness from their bigger cousins.

Chris Ross

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