best binocular for travel


Sep 27th, 2014, 10:55 PM
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best binocular for travel

hey all, what's your advice about binocular for travel?
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Sep 28th, 2014, 10:59 AM
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Small and light.
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Sep 28th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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I like Nikon quality.

Go hold them and see what is comfortable in your hands. Buy a more comfortable strap in a camera store,
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Jul 2nd, 2015, 02:50 AM
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We have a pair from LLBean--small with a zoom feature.
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Jul 2nd, 2015, 03:19 AM
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In any case, try them out in the store. DH needs ones that have the eye pieces much farther apart than I do, so we have to make sure both of us can use them comfortably/
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Jul 2nd, 2015, 07:01 AM
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Good Grief, there are hundreds to choose from. We just went through this a few weeks ago. You actually have to do a lot of first hand research as they come in all sizes and weights and the lens quality can vary greatly. Nikon, Canon, Bushnell, Celestron, Vortex, Swarvorski , Zeiss, Leica all make excellent binoculars. They come in all price ranges from the inexpensive (around $15) to the elite (over $3,000).

What's best depends on what you plan to be viewing, how "far" from the subject you will be and what your definition of "best" is - i.e. least expensive, lightest, exceptional clarity, amount of magnification. FYI - The higher magnifications the more the image will appear to shake. You can overcome this by purchasing image stabilizing binos BUT THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE.

We found, that you get what you pay for so it's important you do hands on comparison - some will feel more comfortable, other will have better lenses and some will be lighter than others.

Most good sporting goods stores like Bass Pro Shops or Cabella's and good camera stores have excellent selections and knowledgeable staff that can help you choose the "best' ones FOR YOU.

One hint, instead of using a "standard" binocular or camera strap purchase a "binocular/camera harness" (about $20 to $40) they are much more comfortable - Google "Binocular Harnesses" for photos and lots of links.
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Jul 2nd, 2015, 08:26 AM
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Also remember that the higher the magnification, the narrower the field of view.
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Jul 2nd, 2015, 09:04 AM
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Look at . Wide range, great website, excellent advisors available.
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