wildgene wrote: »
...funny thing about binos, if they're a PITA, it don't matter how good they are, they don't do you a bit of good unless you pack 'em. I'd rather live w/ a few minutes less light, or a little smaller field of vision & actually have 'em w/ me instead of sitting on the dashboard...
...these are a very good compact for the price...
Wambli Ska wrote: »
I have those and here is my gripe with them. The field of view is SMALL and at 10x magnification any movement in your part will send the subject off the field of view and even if it's in the FOV the bounciness of the small light bino is annoying. I also find trying to locate something with them a bit of a challenge at times because you lack a lot of points of reference you get with a larger FOV. If I see a flash of a whitetail by the time I find what I'm looking for it is GONE. They are useless on my boat and I take them out hunting only if I'm on a treestand and can stabilize my arms by leaning against something.
BPsniper wrote: »
Are there better binos out there? Yeah. But, not for the price. I have several pair. They are great for the money. If I need more power........that's where you spend the money. On a spotting scope.
TexShot wrote: »
I'm not sure how compact you want to go, so forgive me if I'm way off base, but I love my Vortex's Diamondback 8x42's. If you really want compact, I think you couldn't go wrong with a name like Steiner, I just can't ever make myself trade portability for a smaller objective lenses. I tend to hunt mostly in low light conditions, so your mileage may vary. The Vortex's are also only about 1.5 lbs, so I'm not sure if your constraint is size or weight, but as a single data point, I really like them. As a disclaimer, I've never gotten them soaked in water, but they seem durable enough for me.
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Where'd you dig up this thread? It's almost 4 years old. It's all but dead and buried. May 2012.
But what the hell! I'll play. I need some better ones myself. I've got some $60 Nikon 10x25s. They aren't real clear past 100-150 yards or much past sundown.
snake284 wrote: »
For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me