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Light weight binos

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Squats, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Squats

    Squats Engaging Member

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    My mum`s eyesught is not what it was and wants a pair of light weight bino`s for bird-watching- they need to qood quality but light enough to carry for a few miles. i guess our budget is up to £200. Suggestions, please!
     
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    Hunt for a secondhand pair of Leica's, Swarovski or Zeiss.
     
  3. allrightscud

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    Gunmart did a good review of binos in Feb. The article may still be on their website. I'd have checked myself but work blocks all weapon orintated sites. I'm suprised I still get on this one. I guess it must be to do with what tags the site advertise itself with.
     
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    hello, did you see my thread re binos a Lidles supermarket/ review. 10x50 ok you cant put in your pocket but have strap and bag, not waterproof though but still fair quality.
     
  5. milek

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    Without hesitation try the Hawke Sapphire 8 x 25. ED glass that matches the alphas in every way. Roughly £170 in a small package. Probably the best lightweight compact binoculars I have ever tried. Fantastic for birding and close woodland viewing.
     
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    if she's only using them in good weather look for a pair of multi coated carl zeiss jena 8x30's should be able to pick a mint set up for around £100-£125... as long as they're in good collimation and free of any fungus/mould/haze inside and out she wont be disappointed, mechanically like silk, sharp, contrasty and with an 8.5 degree field of view! look for models with a seven digit serial number and marked DDR.... if they have a six digit serial number, not marked DDR or have a plastic focus wheel or sticker stating field of view then they're the japanese made versions and made to lower standards and to be avoided.
    a few weeks ago you could have picked a set up on the bay mint for £40-£75 but now we have the nice weather the prices have gone up
     
  7. Elk hunter

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    You can get a pair of zeiss Jena 8x30 off the bay for around £100-£150. Exerlent optics, light and can be put in a coat pocket.
    Better than any new £200 budget Binos like Nikon, Bushnell ect. Or if she wishes some real quality go for a second hand pair of 8x30 swarovski at around £400-£500 and any serous bird watcher would agree.

    Andrew
     
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    Having owned a brand new pair of Swarovisions I can honestly say the Sapphires will be up there with the alpha's especially for the birders.
     
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    Many thanks all, we`re working on suggestions.
     

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