8x42 or 10x42

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Hi all iam going to buy a pair of yeica binoculars , but what i cant decide on is what power to go for 8x42 or 10x42 i would be interasted in any feedback.


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8x better for woodland, 10x better for hill IMO so depends what kind of stalking you do


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I have a pair of Swaro 10x42 SCL's but wished I had got the 8x42 version as most of my stalking is done in forests.


Stover Rover

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8x42 smaller brighter image 10x42 bigger darker image, depends on what suits your purpose. 8x42 would be more versatile.


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Since 1995 I've used Swaro. SLC 10x42's - great for open hill & fine for closer woodland work. Excellent at first/last light & just back like new from Swarovski after an FOC service following 18 years of use.
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