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    Default Binocular Hall of Fame

    I understand which binoculars are best is a matter of personal preference. In my opinion the highest quality binocular ever made is the Zeiss 8x42 T* FL with LotuTech. Brightness in low light, color quality, ease of focus, weight, durability, feel in hand, this binocular is the best bins money can buy if money is no object. It retails for about $2400.

    If you are on a budget, you can get amazing bins for under $250. Try the Nikon 8x42 Monarch ATB. In my opinion, for the money, the best binoculars for the money. Light weight, great feel, and optics better than most bins double the price. In my opinion the best value in bins of all time.

    What are your favorite binoculars? Lets make a list of the best quality binoculars money can buy, and a list of great binocular values for under $500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpyEagleWatcher View Post

    What are your favorite binoculars? Lets make a list of the best quality binoculars money can buy, and a list of great binocular values for under $500.
    Why? This subject has been "done to death" on several forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Key View Post
    Why? This subject has been "done to death" on several forums.

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    Not really - they always go for best quality regardless of price, and end up recommending bins that are way beyond the means of many.

    Some advice and discussion on 'best buys' in the under 100 ( or or $, all about the same!) range, 100-200 range, 200-300 range, etc., would be very useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpyEagleWatcher View Post
    Lets make a list of the best quality binoculars money can buy, and a list of great binocular values for under $500.
    Sorry, but I still not see the purpose of this .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelF View Post
    Not really - they always go for best quality regardless of price, and end up recommending bins that are way beyond the means of many.

    Some advice and discussion on 'best buys' in the under 100 ( or or $, all about the same!) range, 100-200 range, 200-300 range, etc., would be very useful.
    I would seriously consider these if you're on a budget (and even if you aren't). Given the scandalous price of optics these days, they have to be an amazing bargain. Does anyone on here use them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelF View Post
    Not really - they always go for best quality regardless of price, and end up recommending bins that are way beyond the means of many.
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    Michael, if you delve into the BF section on "bins" you will find every possible opinion on every make and model of binoculars in the world - there really is nothing more that can be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Key View Post
    Michael, if you delve into the BF section on "bins" you will find every possible opinion on every make and model of binoculars in the world - there really is nothing more that can be said.

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    Yeah, but I don't generally delve into BF (or BS)

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    Default Nice Recommendation

    I'm going to look at the Hawke Frontier 8 x 36 as a backup pair of binoculars to leave in my car. You can easily purchase a pair for under $300 these days if you shop around. These seem to be a great buy for the money. The size up from an 8 x 32 and a size down from an 8 x 42 intrigues me.

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    Default Hawke ed bins

    Hi I have the Hawke ed 8 x 43 bins one word SUPERB

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    If only we could buy the Zen-Ray 7 x 36 in GB i had a look through a pair of these at minsmere in the summer. Cracking view very sharp and clear.

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