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Author:  Geckopaddler [ Oct 17 4:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Binocular Magnification Preference?

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.

Mark

Author:  rawalker [ Oct 17 8:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?

10x42 for me.

Author:  Lee Sollenberger [ Oct 18 7:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?

I have 10X50 Vortex and love them,wholesale sports is going out of business and 30% off on binos.
Lee

Author:  LoganLalonde [ Oct 18 12:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?

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

Author:  therobwalker [ 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.

Author:  Geckopaddler [ Oct 21 1:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Binocular Magnification Preference?

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.

Mark

Author:  surreybird [ 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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