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Sorry, I shouldn't have been lazy and just checked the price of the ones you listed. That said I'm a fan of the Canon IS binos(buy once, cry once), got my mother a pair years ago for her backyard birds and she loves them. Eventually I'm going to pick up a set for myself, more than likely the 10x42L IS just because.I’d like to keep it under $250
Thats actually the exact Celestron I have. Does all I need, but I would most likely upgrade if/when I get a long range bolt gun.
Thanks, i’ll keep an eye on that website. I read Steiners are awesome for the money.
Its all about the exit pupil. The larger the better. Around 7mm is good for hunting and bird watching and other outdoor activities. Divide the number of the ocular lens into the objective lens. 7x50 binos are excellent for looking into shadows and low light areas. 7 goes into 50 7 times giving a 7mm exit pupil.
8x42 binos only give a 5mm exit pupil therefore not great for the woods or other low light uses.
I don’t know why not. The term “autofocus” in the case of Steiner’s binoculars is really just fixed focus. They do not have an actual autofocus such as a SLR camera lens does. The key feature is an extreme depth of field, in Steiner’s case 20 yrds to infinity. The Steiners let you adjust the eyepiece of each barrel to each eye to maximize clarity, but the objective lenses are fixed focus with a very big hyper-focal distance. It’s much the same as a mono-focal inter-ocular lens you might get with cataract surgery.I wonder if Steiner's sports "autofocus" system works after cataract surgery?
This short article gives some info about some of the differences between the classic, non HD, and the newer HD version.any differences to the model of 2 yrs back ??
Those were rated pretty well, especially in price class. Wondering if there were improvements and/or any cheapening of components / mfg quality
Has anyone have any experience with the Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10 x 32 Binoculars ? They are a little smaller and lighter than the full size 10 x42 binocs.
I just corrected my previous post, had the numbers wrong.