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Binocular Reviews and Opinions
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a new pair of bins in the $400-$500 range in 8x or 10x. Would like a 42mm but will look at others. I am looking at the Nikon Monarchs, the Leupold Wind River Olympics, Leupold Cascades, Wind River Katmais. I will look at any though...
Suggestions and feedback from anyone who owns these bins would be great. thanks.
03-01-2007, 03:27 PM
No more is needed.:D Good luck in your search.
03-01-2007, 04:19 PM
The Monarchs are definitely well worth the money. Pretty impressive for the cost.
03-01-2007, 08:42 PM
Some nice binos by Minox in that price range. Doug at CamerlandNY www.cameralandny.com/ (http://www.cameralandny.com/) is a good place to consider chatting with to deal with. I bought a pair of binos from him last year and saved some money even after exchange and they were good to deal with.
03-01-2007, 09:09 PM
03-02-2007, 02:46 AM
I always thought that the Wind River products are over priced for what you get. Bushnell legends and Celestron Nobles are a good buy in that price range. Pentax have a nice roof prism bino as well but they may be more than you want to spend.Nothing wrong with nikons. FS
03-02-2007, 12:48 PM
I got my Nikon Monarch 10x42 rubberised camo bino's on ebay from the states for $365 cnd total. Excellent binoculars for the money. My hunting partner got the 8x42's and is also very satisfied.
03-02-2007, 12:56 PM
The Binos I got from FASTEEL (Celestron) are the best I have owned to date.
Sorry fishrman to ask a binoc question myself on your thread. I have eye glasses and of course find it a real pain to use binocs. I know there are binoc out there where one does not have to remove eye glasses. What would you guys recommend for me, but be careful with the price, as it can be an issue with me. BL
03-02-2007, 11:58 PM
i have a pair of wind river, i dont even know were the are, and i dont really miss them.
that tells ya what i think of them.
my brother raves about the nikon family of glass.
03-03-2007, 12:46 PM
B L what you need to do is have glass on glass contact,you may also find that the older style porro prism binoculars with soft rubber eye cups that easily roll back, give you better glass to glass contact,
Another little trick when wearing your glasses is to squeeze the lenses as close together as possible, this works esp. well with sunglasses.FS
03-03-2007, 04:01 PM
BL...most binoculars have a fold over or screw in eye cup to accomodate eye glass wearers. All the ones I have do.
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