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Thread: Do you have a favorite make/model of binoculars?

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    With a $2k budget, I'd go with the Swarovski EL 10x42 as top choice. The Vortex Razor UHD binos are also top notch, and a bit cheaper than the Swaros at around $1,500 new.

    I will say, one pair of binos i've been shockingly surprised with are the Cabelas Euro HD binos. They are $999, with glass made by Meopta, and they stack up very well against my Vortex Razor and Swaro binos. They punch far above their price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy Scout View Post
    Geez, I was gonna suggest my handy Bushnell Permafocus 10x binoculars that I’ve used for years doing surveillance....but then I saw the $2k budget so I’m just gonna go sit over in the corner with my cheap bino, non-NVG, no Crye-having Chad ass... LOL
    Me too! Was gonna suggest the poverty Nikons I got for $100 which have been solid, but nice to own the top end stuff if you wanna drop the $ on. I have used some Leica lenses and cameras (my fathers), and they were big $ for reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I have had over a dozen pairs of various quality binos over the past decades to include a few Steiner Military/Marines and stabilized Canons. The past few years I have been very happily running a Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42 and a Vortex Razor HD 10x42.
    I'm not super experienced on binos.. especially high end. But the Steiner Marines were the first glass that I looked through and was really blown away.
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    My most carried binos are Maven 8x30 because they're compact, weigh about a pound, and have an outstanding FOV. From the expert reviews I've read, they compare well against alpha glass and are among the best compacts you can buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    I'm not super experienced on binos.. especially high end. But the Steiner Marines were the first glass that I looked through and was really blown away.
    A lot of people dismiss Steiner's, especially on birder forums but they are very good bins for the money IMHO.

    My 8x30's are bulky but, the views are really really good. The 8x56 ShadowQuest are in a different league and a real steal for the money, get'em while you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid Post View Post
    A lot of people dismiss Steiner's, especially on birder forums but they are very good bins for the money IMHO.

    My 8x30's are bulky but, the views are really really good. The 8x56 ShadowQuest are in a different league and a real steal for the money, get'em while you can!
    Any feedback on Steiner’s warranty support? In years past I’d heard they weren’t very customer-friendly when it came to repairing/replacing scopes ... hoping things have changed since then.

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