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So what binocular does the discerning Nikoncafe member own?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SRA, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    I have been in the market recently and finally made a choice based on nothing more significant than its' cool logo.

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  2. Definitely looks cool! Apart from that, Swarovski produces some of the world's best binoculars - and I don't say this only because it is an Austrian brand.
  3. Wonderful choice Scott. Swarovski produces some absolutely stellar binoculars.
  4. Zeiss !0X40B Had them for years and years and years. Love them.

    BW. Bob F.
  5. Rob


    Jul 28, 2005
    Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Opticron Imagic BGA Oasis.
    Gas filled etc, waterproof, definite must, and rubber coated. They don't stand out in a crowd, (not flashy) but they really are very good binos.

  6. Small Bushnells and a large 10x50 Russian made pair that are incredibly sharp, clear and have had for years.... and of course, the Bushnell itty bitty ones that aren't much good for anything...
  7. Good choice, Scott.

    I have a Leica Trinovid 10x25
  8. I have a Nikon 8x40 Action EX Extreme a replacement of my 7x35 Action EX Extreme that had a glorius fall from 1600m/5000ft into the sea while ballooning over the island of Malta... These are Waterproof & Fogproof with a wide angle porro prism and a 8.2 aegree AoV (angle of view). Although a bit heavy they fit perfectly in my -big, strong, Greek- hands... he he ;-)

    I also have a smaller, more of an all-round-travel set, Nikon ProStaff ATB 9x25 again waterproof & fogproof again porro prism (I think porro makes the difference)

    But the best binos I have used by far -still belong to my father- are from the German Army WWII 20x50 VERY heavy with Zeiss Ikon glass!!!

    Of course you should know that Nikon has worlds first VR binos on the market which are brilliant in every meaning of the word.
  9. K-loader


    May 31, 2005
    Maryland, USA
    Like Spiderman, I have the Zeiss 10x40B. Incredible glass.
  10. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    I have the Pentax 10x42 DCF. After looking for a semi rugged pair of binocs for a while these by far had the best optics at the time in my opinion. That was 4 years ago but they still ride in my front seat with me next to the d2x with 300mm F4.

    I always wanted some Zeiss or Swarovski's but those are a little out of my price range. :) 

    Here is a link to the current model pentax closest to mine.

  11. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nikon Action 10-22X50 which my wife uses mostly -- to spot birds for me to shoot!! She's got a much better spotting eye than I do so she gets the good binocs when we're after birds! Which, of course, means that I get the good camera/lens!!
  12. general


    Apr 30, 2005
    The C Word Binocs

    I have the CAnon 18-50mm with stabilization. Were great for wild animals in the wide open spaces in Africa.
  13. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    Re: The C Word Binocs

    I've tried this lens and was very impressed. Good choice.
  14. gho


    Feb 7, 2005
    I don't use binoculars, instead I use my 70-200 VR :D 
  15. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Those Swarovski's look very cool - compact and sleek! I own a Celestron Ultima 10 X 50. I got 'em for astronomical observation, but for the past few years I've left them at my friend's beach house for looking out to sea. I 'ran' the Messier marathon with them, but now the light polution at my back yard observatory doesn't let everything get through.
  16. I have an odd problem with binoculars in that my eyes are wider apart than most people. So the vast majority of them do not work for me.

    Anyone know of a brand that is particularly wide?
  17. You should look for retractable binos...
  18. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Primary is a Nikon 10 x 50 with a couple of smaller and lesser pocket models.
  19. Rob


    Jul 28, 2005
    Truro, Cornwall, UK
    I admitted in my intro that I have a problem with my sense of humour.......I can't be the only person on here who wants to suggest that Beezle tries two telescopes on a bungee cord.

    Or am I? :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  20. Rob,

    For what it is worth I like the idea of the two telescopes and the
    bungee cord. But I think Duct tape would do better and I really like
    the grey finish.

    Back on topic. My favorites are my Browning 10x42's I own other
    binoculars and these are incredibly sharp.
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