Binoculars

Hi,

Looking to buy a modest pair of bins for bird / nature watching. Would people recommend 8 x 42 or 10 x 42? Sub £100 

Thanks for any advice.

Jon

  • Hx40 i-

    8x40 is normally the best for general birding : 10x40 is better if you are going to be watching reservoirs etc.

    S

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  • Hi

    put BUYING BINOCULARS into the search bar here, Loads of posts

    S

    For advice about Birding, Identification,field guides,  binoculars, scopes, tripods,  etc - put 'Birding Tips'   into the search box

  • Have a look at Nikon Travelite, you can get them as 8x25 or 10x25 and if you can spend a few extra pounds, get the weatherproof ones. Mine have been up mountains, in all weathers, rain, hail, snow, sun and just about anything the British weather could throw at them.

    I retired a pair ()8x25 a couple of years ago after almost 25 years service, and all that broke was the eye cup, and bought another but 10x25. The old 8x25's are still in use at home, giving sterling service with the eye cups glued in place.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Hi

    Celestron Nature DX 10x32 Binoculars currently on offer- A Good make

    The field of view will be smaller than 8x32 though.

    S

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  • Hi

    try this website

    S

    www.birdspot.co.uk/.../bird-watching-binoculars-50-100

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  • I have a pair of Opticron Adventurer once (lost them) 8x42 they were excellent.
  • Helios have some 8x42 models in your price range, our club got 3 pairs from Cl.ey spy optics for use when we do school events

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can