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Re: inexpensive binoculars
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- Subject: Re: inexpensive binoculars
- From: "Will Cook" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 14:50:51 -0400
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> Does anyone else have a recommendation for good
> quality optics for around $100? I have not had a chance to look at the
> Burgess, and a lot of the <$100 binoculars I have looked at were really
> not very good.
A friend just got the Bushnell H2O 10x42 binoculars, so I tried them out. I
was impressed -- excellent clarity and sharpness (better than a lot of $300
range binocs I've seen), plus they're rubber armored and supposed to be
waterproof. The main drawback is lack of close focus. Most places have them
for $70-80. (She got them from B&H Photo.)
About 10 years ago I got the 8x40 Bushnell Birder binoculars ($50) to have a
second pair in the car -- they're a piece of junk.
ObBird: A flock of four fussing Tree Swallows just flew over the Phytotron
building at Duke (where I work) - new for the building list, I think.
Charles W. "Will" Cook w 919-660-7423
Box 90340, Biology Dept., Duke Univ., Durham, NC 27708