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10x binoculars

Started by Tero, 06/27/2008 06:38AM
Posted 06/27/2008 06:38AM | Edited 06/27/2008 07:17AM Opening Post
I use a 10x Monarch routinely, and have gotten used to it. At some point I got a 10x40 Zeiss Conquest. The optics are pretty good, but it has gotten little use. They are heavy and also the eye cups are not that comfortable.

I am thinking of selling or trading it and getting a Pentax 10x42..I think SP..or a Vortex Viper 10x42.

Thoughts?

I use a Bushnell Legend 8x32 if I do not use 10x, and am quite happy. No plans to get a 8x42.

The problem is really too many choices. I would happily bird with the Zeiss if it was the only thing I had.
Posted 07/11/2008 06:51AM | Edited 07/11/2008 06:52AM #1
The Zeiss are now gone. I traded them for the Pentax 10x43 SP. Optics will be similar, but ergonomics will be more in my style. I like under 25oz weight. I use 10x in winter for sparrows, gulls, ducks. I also have a scope but at 10x the bins let me see is it worth getting the scope out.