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Which binos should I get??

Old 03-19-2011, 07:59 PM
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Default Which binos should I get??

I'm planning on getting my husband some Swarovski binoculars for his 30th birthday but I have NO IDEA which ones to get. He uses his binos almost on a daily basis and needs something that can take a little abuse. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:29 PM
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Wow !

Lucky guy..........and, I'm sure in more ways than one !!!


Take a look at these ( you did say Swarovski - right ?).

http://www.opticsplanet.net/swarovsk...inoculars.html


As he is a hunter; you may want to consider these (Binos & rangefinder in one from Zeiss).

http://www.opticsplanet.net/zeiss-vi...ck-finish.html

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Old 03-20-2011, 05:27 PM
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Lucky guy is right.

Either of those choices should put a smile on his face.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:31 PM
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Will you talk to my wife?
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for the replies! I think he's pretty dang lucky too

Does anyone know what the difference between an 8.5x42 and a 10x42 is? And whats the difference between the EL and the SLC? How far away could you see with these? I'm so confused!

Has anyone had any experience dealing with their warranty department?
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:55 PM
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The first number with the "X" behind it, is the power (ie. 8 & 1/2 power or 10 power)

8 & 1/2 times or 10 times normal human vision.


The next number is the diameter of the "front" lens (ie 42MM = 42 milliameters).

The larger the "front" lens the better the light gathering ability.

However, the bigger it is, the more weight; as a rule.


Warranty ?? - It's lifetime !

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for the info Sheridan, very helpful!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:37 AM
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You can never go wrong with a Swarovski. I consider it the best.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:30 PM
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Vortex, either the furys or the vipers 8x42. 100% no questions asked warranty. and there glass is as good if not better at 1/2 the price. do some reviews i did lol.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:38 PM
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I agree with builder on the Vortex, but I would go with the 15x56 Kaibabs, I can't tell the difference between them and the Swavorski's. And the warranty is the best in the business.
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