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Nikon Eagleview Bino's ?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Robb, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. Robb

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    I know these aren't on the higher end like some mentioned awhile back but in the right price range. The Eagleview line are variable power. 8-24X25. Anyone using these as I have no experience with variable power binoculars. $170-180 at Gamaliel's. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Phil E

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    I've too never used variables. You might pose a question on Optics Talk about variable-power binoculars, to get their positives & negatives. Phil E
     
  3. Robb

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
  4. g7777777

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    you kind of get what you pay for with optics

    at 170 dollars they would not be at the high end but pretty near the bottom 1/3

    go somewhere that has a lot of optics in stock- and look through them yourself- and then determine what you want to buy based on your budget and the view compared to the others

    Gene
     
  5. BustClays

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    I sold these once in awhile and only to customers who insisted on a variable. I always found that the field of view, even at the low mag. was small when compared to a fixed mag and that they did not have enough eye relief to use with glasses throughout their range. Also the exit pupil is so small at the high mag that the image is dim and loses clarity, also not waterproof. If you want to spend little and get alot, I highly recommend the Bushnell Legacy WP in 8X42. BAK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, 100% fog proof and waterproof, long eye relief, very large field of view, twist up eye cups, rubber coated, lifetime warranty and can be had for under $100. I use some very high end stuff, but I can always depend on these, and if I lose them, it's not a big deal.
    Good Luck,

    bustclays
     
  6. Robb

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    Thanks guys. Sounds like the variable is out. Must be waterproof. Used to have Nikon rifle scopes and they were great. That's why I'm looking at Nikon. Can't find the Bushnell Legacy in Cabelas. Where can you do the best price wise? Just want some decent compacts but better than the Wally World stuff. Been there with so called waterproof Simmons. Leason learned.
     
  7. Phil E

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    Just Google it, Robb. Around $65. You might also look at the Cornell Ornithology Dept's binocular report, at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Publications/LivingBird/winter2005/Age_Binos.html Phil E
     
  8. Robb

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    I've Googled and read alot that I don't understand. Just want something nice and light weight for general use. What about the Nikon Prostaff ATB 8X25? Lighter than the Bushnell but smaller objective.
     
  9. BustClays

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    Try the Bushnell legend 8X26, all the features you could want.
    bustclays
     
  10. Robb

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    Thanks bustclays, will check out the Legends.
     
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    My caveat above wasnt to indicate that the nikons were not a good value for the money- I have always found Nikon products to be good-- but the product you mentioned is far from the top end

    just go compare at like a Cabellas - you will see and feel the difference and then compare to the price tag and develop your own feel for how much you want to spend on which product

    you really need to get a feel for what you want and how much you want to pay yourself- reading or listening is fine but having them in your hand is the best test along with the reports you read

    Gene
     
  12. Robb

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    I posed a couple of questions on opticstalk.com and got one response in five days. Lots of good info there though. This site must have alot more traffic as help here is much more plentiful.

    Decided to go with Leupold Mesa from Cabelas. I found nothing good about zoom binos. Thanks to all that helped.
     
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