What To Look For In Buying Binoculars

zakman

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A great many brands, various numbers associated with each maker's models.
What should i look for in buying this tool? I know some brands, though demanding a higher price, provide much better quality.
Is Zeiss really that much better than some others? Leica? Nikon?
It could be unsaid that the cheaper priced stuff won't provide such good clarity.
How much money should one consider spending for quality that will stand the test of time?
 

ganster

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If it is worth it to you then yes. But the older we get our eyes take in less light and thus in some instances fine optics do more than you are capable of actually seeing. A good Nikon, Bushnell or Leupold pair around $400 will serve you well in the field I'm sure.
Now if you know someone that can get his hands on say surplus military binocs.............go for it.
I actually have a pair of WW II binocs that were taken from a German solider as he was being put in a prison camp. My Aunt was a nurse and a certain major USA wanted to impress her....if you know what I mean. I have them now and they are 70 years old and work just fine. The leather around the tubes is shot but the glass is great. Mass produced for the war but quality glass non the less. See what I mean about lasting a lifetime. But I bet they are in par with about a $400 pair today.

 

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