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Posted: 6/13/2003 3:38:04 AM EDT
I dont know anything about Binoculars so can someone tell me whats a good brand?
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 3:42:31 AM EDT
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[url=http://www.steiner-binoculars.com/]Steiner[/url] [url=http://www.valdada.com]IOR[/url] I have a pair of [url=http://www.valdada.com/vn/ior/01i]IOR 10x40 Rangefinders[/url] that I like very much. Everyone I show them to, comment on their clarity.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 4:04:14 AM EDT
Steiner 10x50's here...Mil. Marines...worth every penny! Rubber armored, can take a beating and some great glass. You'll love them!
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 4:08:52 AM EDT
I've got a pair of Steiner 7 X 50 EGBA that I bought from the AAFES catalog for $125 in 1985. They are fantastic. Rubber armored, solid construction, wide field of view, great low light capabilities. Spend the extra money and invest in quality optics!
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:48:22 AM EDT
BUmP
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 8:30:57 PM EDT
I was thinking of the steiner 8x30 Military/Marine [url]http://www.steiner-binoculars.com/binoculars/military/280.html[/url] or should i got higher in magnification? I want one for all around use,I shoot mostly at the desert so something that i can use to look at the targets too.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 8:47:39 PM EDT
BTW does anyone knew if the 8x30 Military/Marine has auto focus?
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 9:45:58 PM EDT
I have multiple binos. From Bushnells, Nikon, Steiners, Pentax but don't piss away all this money like I did. I bought the last pair I'll ever need. GET LEICA'S !!!!!!! If I had just bought a good pair in the first place, I would have just had spent the $800 on them and been done for a lifetime.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:13:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By H3At: BTW does anyone knew if the 8x30 Military/Marine has auto focus?
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No. Look at the Navigator or Safari line.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:22:58 PM EDT
I've owned a pair of Steiner Mil./Marine 8X30s for a long time. Great binoculars, excellent quality. I'd reccomend a higher magnification if you can justify the cost. I think the 8X30s are around $200 and anything more powerful will be atleast double that.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:45:42 PM EDT
Take a look at a birdwatching site as they usually have good information. For example, [url]www.betterviewdesired.com[/url]. They are usually more scientific about optical quality than the "I like Steiners because they come in Olive Drab" crowd here. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:57:46 PM EDT
I have a pair (hmm, only one set, shouldn't be called a pair I suppose) of Leupold 12 x 50, they have given good service for the past six years.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 11:33:33 PM EDT
You can be assured you'll get what you pay for with names like Steiner Leica Zeiss Swarvoski Usually for somewhere under a grand.This quality won't strain your eyes and can be passed down to your grandkids. There are other models in lines like Leupold Nikon Baush&laumb That people like,but you'll have to go by word of mouth and see for yourself. They are a helluva lot cheaper.
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