Re: highest quality, lightest weight binocs?
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Your eyes are different than mine which are different than my son's. Your eyes will make the determination, not what we tell you.
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There is more truth to this statment than most would think. I compared several models for some time and I couldnt see anything clearly through a pair of $1000 zeiss's yet other hunters I know swear they are the best they have ever seen.
If you start with the upper end light weight models, such as what has been mentioned here you will quickly determine what you want. I still think most serious users in the market for the best light bino are going to gravitate twards the EL's or Ultravids for a light weight razor sharp binocular.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.