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PCTREE

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OK seems to be a trend right now of TIPs breaking. I have been meaning for a while now to buy a set of binoculars so now seems like a good time to do it. Any advice on what to get as I know dick about them. 10/20 7 20 etc etc
 

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So indulge me the 10x25 means 10 times magnification and what does the 25 mean. Seems like you would want high magnification but wouldnt need a wide field of view to see a rope in a crotch right? I dont know just asking
 
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I like a wide field so I can find my way around in the field. When looking far up into a canopy, sometimes it is hard to spot just what branch I am seeking.

buy water resistant or water proof binocs.
 

NickfromWI

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I'm with frans. Except I'd go a notch higher. Only buy water proof binoculars. Sometimes water gets in and it never gets out.

If you have a small field of view, all the branches really look the same when you're lookiing that close.
 

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the bigger the second number the more light is allowed in, the better for viewing in a dark canopy
 

No_Bivy

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I have a monocular which is about to see more action....fits in your pocket, 8x25?
 

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The first number is the power magnification, the second number is the size of the objective lens. Generally a larger objective lens (large second number) means better low light performance.

This can be an important factor when you are trying to see something in the shadows. Waterproof is a good idea! Anything under $200 is considered inexpensive in the binocular world but should function fine for our use.

The tiny little pocket binoculars tend to have tiny little performance. Nikkon makes a standard size binocular, 10 X 50, for $179, waterproof (Cabellas)

Dave
 

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The first number is the power magnification, the second number is the size of the objective lens. Generally a larger objective lens (large second number) means better low light performance.

This can be an important factor when you are trying to see something in the shadows. Waterproof is a good idea! Anything under $200 is considered inexpensive in the binocular world but should function fine for our use.

The tiny little pocket binoculars tend to have tiny little performance. Nikkon makes a standard size binocular, 10 X 50, for $179, waterproof (Cabellas)

Dave
80-150 ft....cheap is good..???
 

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ive had several cheapos before and have sworn to never buy one again. im looking for lifetime guarantee. .02
 

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80-150 ft....cheap is good..???
The catch with the pricing on binoculars is the lower priced units can lack clarity. When you are trying to find where a 2 mm line is resting when it is 80 to 150 ft up, clarity is a good thing.

Dave
 

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The first number is the power magnification, the second number is the size of the objective lens. Generally a larger objective lens (large second number) means better low light performance...
There ya go.

I bought a set of Nikon Monarch 8.5x56's for dad. They are a good bang for the buck, but my Swaro 8x30 mono beats them.
 
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Banned by Squirrels

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Sorry but isn't the instability of a limb generally unlikely to be seen from the ground even with optics?

I just have a couple of groundies and myself try to break the branch before I ascend...
 

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I have Tasco 8x30 from about 15-20 years ago, waterproof, they have done very well..they were about $150 then...they also have a built in compass which is often handy, too...bearing shows in the top of view.
 
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Minolta 10x42 weathermatics, 15 years old and still fine. I don't keep'em in a case or anything, leave'em in the back seat, throw stuff on top of'em, whatever.
 
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