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What kind of binoculars should I buy?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Cutter_, May 13, 2018.

  1. May 13, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    Cutter_

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    i want to buy a pair of binoculars to keep in my truck. I want something that can see things a few blocks away. What are some decent brands, and where should I look for them? eBay? Budget ~$100

    I have a camera that has a 70-300mm lens, can I get a pair of binoculars with the same power?
     
  2. May 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    JKO1998

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    I would look at Vortex, good glass for the price.
     
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    Good suggestion IMHO
     
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  4. May 13, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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  5. May 13, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    JKO1998

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    When you say see a few blocks away are you just using that as an example of distance or are you creepin on someone?
     
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    I have a pair of Bushnells,$80.00, pretty decent for the money. They can get real pricy, real quick.
     
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    Vortex for the money. Had a pair when they first came out that were back up to my Swarovski's.
     
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    I have a pair of Nikon Monarch 5's that I really like. Small and clear. Not terribly expensive.
     
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    Vortex is good, Swarovski is of course very good but a little pricey, Bushnell has come a long way, I personally own a pair of Leupold’s and would rate them very high. Had to return a set that had a bad diopter adjustment knob on it and they sent me a brand new pair vs. repairing them. Whatever you decide on make sure they have a “no hassle” lifetime warranty. Even Cabela’s glass is very good and has an excellent warranty. Good Luck!
     
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    Vortex sure has come up often in this thread... I love mine!

    binoculars
     
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    An 8x binocular is the most mag I like. Too much shake with 10x or more. The odds are your camera has stabilization so its not a good comparison for binoculars.
     
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    I got a set of vortex diamondbacks, they are great for the price. I bought my dad the vipers and they are on another level though, price as well.
     
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    vortex also has awesome extended warranty if you buy it iirc. you can drop them off a cliff or in a lake and they replace them.
     
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    I really like my vortex binos.
     
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