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Binoculars Recommendation #416098
09/13/11 09:31 AM
09/13/11 09:31 AM
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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.


Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear] #416101
09/13/11 09:57 AM
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Fungus and moisture are a big problem . i went with West Marine and they are great!
The Raiatea 7X50


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Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: elbert] #416109
09/13/11 12:18 PM
09/13/11 12:18 PM
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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?

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Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear] #416116
09/13/11 01:13 PM
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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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Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: elbert] #416123
09/13/11 01:54 PM
09/13/11 01:54 PM
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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...

Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear] #416125
09/13/11 02:29 PM
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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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Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear] #416129
09/13/11 02:39 PM
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ah geez I hate when i actually have to read instructions

Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear] #416130
09/13/11 02:44 PM
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Its just not manly


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Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: Bear] #416147
09/13/11 10:46 PM
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When ALL ELSE FAILS read the directions - but not one minute before. LOL
My binoculars are rubberized and float


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Re: Binoculars Recommendation [Re: ScubaLdy] #416189
09/14/11 10:28 AM
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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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