Hi everyone just a question regarding binoculars ! Having used a binocular with 9x40 specs for years i was gutted when they fell apart ! Like most people i went out and bought a pair of binoculars with a 10x40 spec ! They are clear but nowhere near as good as my old binoculars !Had these for around 5 years now and they are already dropping apart ! Having looked at several websites i seem to be directed toward a binocular spec of 8x56 . Does anyone out there have binoculars with this spec and if so are they ok for general birdwatching ?
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In reply to Alan.:
Alan. said:Hi Steve You had a couple of replies on your earlier thread which I'll link here community.rspb.org.uk/.../new-to-community What sort of budget and make are you looking at and what make were your 9x40,s?
I thought for a moment my reply had disappeared, especially after the forum giving me an error message, so I wonder if Steve has had the same problem with his initial posting?
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No worries Steve, we all get busy from time to time.
I think it might be best to go to a reputable optics shop, have a look and try some binoculars and see how the feel and how good the opticals are.
I can't advise on any one down in Devon, but if you can find somewhere like an RSPB Reserve with a full on visitor centre and shop, some do sell binoculars with good advisers to help you make the right choice.
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