which kind of binoculars should I buy?

which kind of binoculars should I buy?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    depends on what you want out of them and budget.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like monoculars more.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Vortex Solo 10x36. Good pair of binoculars are superior in every way but I like the portability, compact size and low weight of monoculars.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just got 12x36s IS III canon image stabilized binos, I love them.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have these. Excellent for the $110+tax I got them for.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some snon here suggested Bresser and I went for it, the seen nice, C-series 8x42

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure that was my advice, glad you like it. Bresser's C-series is really nice. A good step up from their Condor budget line without being stupidly expensive.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i have a pair of kite ursus 8x42, just compact enough and clear, big fov

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Vortex, but I use monos, less weight

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are zoom binoculars a gimmick? Is a 10-30x60 binoculars any good for general purposes?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd argue that hand holding anything over 10x is already pretty difficult without resting the binos against a surface or using a mount (mostly use it for amateur astronomy, the common recommendation are 7x or 10x max)

      So 30x seems a bit gimmicky.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are zoom binoculars a gimmick? Is a 10-30x60 binoculars any good for general purposes?

        * also, 60mm diameter binoculars are a bit heavy. Some people can easily hand hold those, but especially for daytime use there isn't much of a reason to go above 35mm to 50mm, very bright image already.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they will be large and heavy. for use on the fly, even 10x can be jerky if you don't have steady hands. high-power is more for tripod viewing, or hand viewing for very long distance open areas.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. The top end of the zoom will be pretty unusable unless you spend a lot of money.

      https://i.imgur.com/Bah8MkE.jpg

      trash.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought 8x32s on a flash sale. I wanted something compact to look at wildlife. Did I fuck up?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      depends on the quality of the pair, but 32s should be fine when there is lots of light in the middle of the day. in theory they will only take a performance hit in low light.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds great!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a pair of 8x25 and they are my go to, does everything I need and minimizes perceived shaking. Really comes down to the quality of the glass and coatings rather than the size IMHO.

      Fuck all you snobby retards that claim spending 100$ or more on binoculars is worth it.
      Just go to store and find sth that looks well. The difference between a decent 30$ and a 300$ binoculars is minimal and irrelevant

      I agree there are serious diminishing returns on quality vs price, especially now...but there are differences and they become noticeable in less than ideal viewing conditions. I wouldn't spend hundreds of dollars on binos, but I wouldn't spend 30 either. I think I spent around $70 on my 8x25 leupolds and there is a stark difference between them and my 30ish dollars 10x25 bushnell cheapos...but the leupolds are definitely punching well above their price point.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I would recommend these to anyone, they are under $70

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I would recommend these to anyone, they are under $70
          Not anymore, they aren't. Inflation's a real bitch.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should I? 15 USD used.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. If you’re hand holding them, don’t go high than 10x. If this is your first pair, a 10x42 or 8x42 would suit you well in the $200 range. I spend a lot of time behind my glass and I’m looking at the Swarovski NL Pure 10x42 to replace my Nikon’s.

  13. 2 months ago
    yhou

    rhou

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    go big or go home

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck all you snobby retards that claim spending 100$ or more on binoculars is worth it.
    Just go to store and find sth that looks well. The difference between a decent 30$ and a 300$ binoculars is minimal and irrelevant

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what you need them for. Anything above 10x tends to be difficult to use free-hand and I prefer 8x myself for general purposes. Is this for larger close things like wildlife observation, small fast moving things like bird watching, for spotting where you'll have a tripod, astronomy?

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