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I've got some that don't work too well. Looking for something that works well and doesn't break the bank. Used for hunting.. thanks
guys do yourself a favor and buy a bino buddy harness system. best thing you will ever had done for your bino's and your neck. puts the weight on your shoulders and off your neck and keeps the binos tight to your body when walking but at hand when you need them.Originally posted by Longbow26
What ever pair you perchase do your self a faver and moniter the neck strap on your new pair. I pechased a pair of bushnell binoculars and on the first trip out huntign with them the neck strap sliped out and the binocualrs fell to teh ground 20 feet landing on the rt optic. That night I made a custom strap. Terns out teh strap did not have enouf friction to keep in plase, on testign walkign and swinging slightly on my neck would work it lose.
you are right and the term you are looking for is "exit pupil"Originally posted by callaojoe
I know that this topic has been brought up before. But I'll give it my $.02 worth.
I use a pair of bushnell 10x42 legend Bino's. They sell for about $300. For the money, I'd have to say they're hard to beat. I used them on my Mulie bowhunt out in Montana last year, even let the guide use em for a while. He was VERY impressed with my bino's, and when I told him they only cost $300, he was VERY VERY much impressed. I'm sure the nikons are good as well.
The real important thing to remember when buying binos is the magnification to objective lense ratio. I think it's referred to as aspect ratio. What you dont want is an aspect ratio much smaller than 5. If the aspect ratio is smaller than 5, then it's smaller than your pupil, which causes eye strain.
So..... Ideally you want something like a 8x40, or 10x50. 40/8 = 5. 50/10 = 5. I use 10x42, so the aspect ratio is 4.2. This aint too bad, bot what you really want to avoid are the 10x25's (2.5 AR) & such.
Once you determine the mag/obj setup you want, any of the better quality glasses should be pretty good. I'd advise to spend as much as you feel comfortable spending. $300 seems to be where they start to get into pretty good quality.
And the bino buddies are a necessity IMHO....
Good luck with whatever ya buy.:cheers: