Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: what binoculars ?

  1. #1

    what binoculars ?

    Im looking to buy some binos & was just wondering if anyone uses minox,leupold,or any others within a 400 budget cant afford swars or leica etc thanks andy

  2. #2
    i got a pair of leupold 8x42 wind river cascades roof prism,really pleased with them,very clear and good in low light,had them from usa of ebay,i think they cost me about 230ish all in.

  3. #3
    Zeiss Dekarem 10x50 75-100 on feebay multi coated

    Aca Avian from Ace Cameras, Yate or Bath. <300
    Leica or Swarovski if you are a dedicated follower of fashion.

  4. #4
    I've had good luck with the Minox wint, I paid exactly 400 for a pair of HG 8.5X43 that I brought in from the USA (Cameraland NY, tax and duty all paid) and have found them to be excellent. Their low light performance is especially impressive in my view.

    I would say the build isn't up to the swaros, though it is just fine, and if I was using them professionally then I would go for swaro but I've compared them to swaro in terms of optics and have even been in a situation where I could see the antlers with my Minox while the stalker beside me couldn't with his swaros. Based on that I think they are well suited for "hobby" use and the optics will be hard to beat at the price.

    With the changes in the $ and I don't know if you could still bring them in for 400 but I would certainly recommend that you go and take a look at them, especially if you can test them in low light. Last week my Minox could pick details of the antlers on a little sika stag that was only 20 yards from me but I couldn't see it at all with the naked eye. In performance terms that is all I need.

  5. #5

    Re: what binoculars ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wint
    Im looking to buy some binos & was just wondering if anyone uses minox,leupold,or any others within a 400 budget cant afford swars or leica etc thanks andy
    spent 555 at macleods on a set of kahles 8x42 lovely tidy set

  6. #6
    I use Nikon Monarchs 10x42 they out last my S&B 8x56 in low light, I paid about 250 from the USA 3yrs back

Similar Threads

  1. the best binoculars?
    By amber243 in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15-09-2009, 19:45
  2. Three binoculars
    By jack in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-05-2009, 06:23
  3. binoculars
    By AndrewT059 in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 24-04-2009, 21:21
  4. Binoculars ???
    By ReneZ in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-01-2009, 00:00
  5. Binoculars
    By Bambi Basher in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 08-03-2007, 12:55

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •