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Old 01-30-2007, 07:29 PM
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Re: Binoculars

I purchased a pair if Minox BD 10x42 BL binoculars for last years hunt. I was in a pinch for cash and wanted to better my previous Brunton's. I got them from Doug at cameralandny.com and have been very happy. Nice optics for the money.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:58 PM
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They may look funny but, I can see things through these that you cannot see with Swarovskiís. They are on another level that ordinary binoculars can only dream of. Never let anyone else look through them or you will never see them again. I'm serious. I was going to order up a new set of EL's as I hunt and shoot alot with guys who use Leica's and Swarovski's and they always ask to use mine to confirm what they think they see through theirs.

PC Nation Canon Binocular link

From this outfit you get free 3 day shipping. After the rebate they are 275.00.
They are the Canon 10x30IS


The only draw back is you canít go swimming with them. They do make a waterproof set but that will blow your budget. When it comes to clear optics Canon might know something. I'm sure I have heard that name before somewhere.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:51 PM
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Re: Binoculars

HiredGun , thanks for the tip , that's a heck of a price . I'm going to try them . Don't care what they look like ....sort of weird like the IOR Optics. I have been intrigued by Image Stabilized ( IS) Binocs. ever since I tried a pair of Zeiss 20X ( IS ). Incredible Glass , and as I recall something like $2000 twenty years ago . I don't like anything over 7X to 8.5X handheld , but with the IS feature , 10X should be a breeze . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:48 PM
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Well , I got my Canon 10X30 IS ( Image Stabilized ) Binocs . Even though they look unusual , they feel very good in my big hands. Focusing felt good , and those internal Gyros worked like a charm to really dampen hand vibrations . The IS feature only works when you keep the top button depressed and I'm surprised they did'nt have a permanent "on/off" switch too . I won't be able to Test Image Resolution until it warms up ...like in a month or so . I usually test Optics from a dead solid rest and will do so , but this is not really fair with an Image Stabilization System . Guess I will just have to wait until my Summer Pdog Expedition and compare hand-held to hand-held .
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:21 AM
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Re: Binoculars

PC Nation delivers quick don't they. Don't forget to submit for the rebate.

If they had an "on-off" switch how many times would you or someone else leave them on and kill the batteries before you thought? Hummmm, maybe if they had a momentary switch, I wouldn't have to worry about leaving them on.

Why wait a month to compare? Even in an urban setting, hand held they will show you more detail than the best high dollar binoculars ever will.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:34 PM
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Yep HG , delivery was quick . I did have some problems downloading that darn Rebate form . The Service Rep. solved that by sending me something I could download. Outside temps are 10 deg. Max. & my Arthritis don't like them temps. so my preliminary testing will wait . The only way for me to compare is under real life Pdog. hunting conditions where I am glassing for many hours . So far , many guys have preferred my Bushnell 7X26 Custom Compacts to their high end 10 or 12X Binocs ....unless they rest their elbows on the shooting table , and that's not useful for hours of scouting . I also use a lawn chair where I can rest my elbows and even this position gets tiresome after 4 or 5 hours when I'm scouting for another shooter ( I'm wondering what pressing that button down for hours will be like )? Anyway , these Canons look and feel good ....better than I had anticipated ...so thanks again . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:10 PM
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Re: Binoculars

When your elbows are rested you probably will not need IS. I only push the button to really get a really good look at something in particular. The rest of the time or while scanning I don't use the IS. They are really good for use from a boat or aircraft too because they never hold still.
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