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 Post subject: Binocular Magnification Preference?
PostPosted: Oct 17 4:56 pm 
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My wife uses a pair of Diamondback Vortex 8 x 42 binoculars while I take pictures with my DSLR with 400 mm lens when we go birding. However, I'm thinking of getting a pair of Diamondback Vortex 10 x 42 binoculars for myself and would love to hear what others like or prefer to use.

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 Post subject: Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?
PostPosted: Oct 17 8:22 pm 
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10x42 for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?
PostPosted: Oct 18 7:59 am 
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I have 10X50 Vortex and love them,wholesale sports is going out of business and 30% off on binos.
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 Post subject: Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?
PostPosted: Oct 18 12:18 pm 
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I personally prefer 10X42s, just because it gives me the extra length to take a closer look at a distant hawk, details on a shorebird, or just general "closer-in" observation. If you are more of a casual birder, 8X42s can be great, as they give you a wider frame to see more habitat, and see more birds in a flock. It all ends up being personal preference, so pick up which ever one you feel will fit your needs! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?
PostPosted: Oct 18 8:24 pm 
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I like 10x42 and I have a compact pair that are 8x30 for my golf bag.

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 Post subject: Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?
PostPosted: Oct 21 1:46 pm 
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Thanks everyone for your input.

I finally decided on the Diamondback Vortex 8x42 because I liked the wider field of view which will help when look at flocks.

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 Post subject: Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?
PostPosted: Oct 22 8:37 am 
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Both - 8x42 for the back yard and 10x42 for out in the field


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