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#416098 - 09/13/11 03:31 PM Binoculars Recommendation
Bear Offline
I'm looking at binoculars and would like some recommendations from folks who use theirs regularly on the island. I don't mind spending $ on a good pair but I dont think Swarovski's are in my future. I figured that expsure to the salt water atmosphere might be a consideration. Thanks in advance.

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#416101 - 09/13/11 03:57 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear]
elbert Offline
Fungus and moisture are a big problem . i went with West Marine and they are great!
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#416109 - 09/13/11 06:18 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: elbert]
Bear Offline
Thanks Elbert! I'll check them out.

Nice! They get great reviews and they're very reasonable too! Do you wear contacts or glasses Elbert? Just askin since I wear readers but have excellent distance vision.

btw Do you guys do a fall bird count on the Caye?


Edited by Bear (09/13/11 06:24 PM)

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#416116 - 09/13/11 07:13 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear]
elbert Offline
the binoculars have an adjust on the eye piece for folks that need glasses.
I don't do any organized events with birdwatchers, they are just too weird a group for me ;-)
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#416123 - 09/13/11 07:54 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: elbert]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: elbert
the binoculars have an adjust on the eye piece for folks that need glasses.


Okay, you lucky dog, you dont wear glasses. I asked because some binocs, even with diopter correction adjustments are a pain in the ass for those of us that do.

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I don't do any organized events with birdwatchers, they are just too weird a group for me ;-)


laugh Lmao, I heard that all the way from here! I was kind of hoping there was a more laid back AC version...dogs, laughing, lunch, some birding and then decide what we should have seen...

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#416125 - 09/13/11 08:29 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear]
elbert Offline
No I do wear glasses , but adjust the dioptic to match so i don't need the with these binocs.
there is a certain way to do it , i had to resort to reading the instructions.
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#416129 - 09/13/11 08:39 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear]
Bear Offline
ah geez I hate when i actually have to read instructions

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#416130 - 09/13/11 08:44 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear]
elbert Offline
Its just not manly
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#416147 - 09/14/11 04:46 AM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear]
ScubaLdy Offline
When ALL ELSE FAILS read the directions - but not one minute before. LOL
My binoculars are rubberized and float
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#416189 - 09/14/11 04:28 PM Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: ScubaLdy]
Bear Offline
Now I'll gladly watch a video instruction, love those suckers, but give me a piece of do it your self fruniture from IKEA and you can forget about it. It takes days to assemble as I sort through what I'm sure are extraneous parts...

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