Re: Best Bino's
I have a pair of older Swarovski 8x20 pocket binoculars that are more than 15 years old. The prism coatings went bad this year. I sent them back, they were repaired and returned in less than 2 weeks. I have the 8x42 SLC also. If you are looking at budget binos, we have the Nikon Monarchs in an 8x42 that really are a very good value. Go to a store that will let you compare them outside. Make sure that your comparison is apples to apples. My wife can't see the difference in the better glass and won't spend the money on herself so we settled on the Nikon's for here. I see the difference in resolution, light gathering, and color shift in the SLC glass, but then again I have a critical eye. I had a Unertl 24x63 spotting scope and sold it to get the Swarovski for the higher power, HD glass and ruggedized construction.