not this again!
Looking at upgrading my tripod binoculars, currently using my old Viper non-HD 15X50's.
Brought home some Kaibabs from my dealer today, 15's and 20's. Did not see a huge difference in the 15 Kaibabs and the Vipers, a tiny bit better light gathering and a bit clearer (I will qualify this with saying that the Vipers are on my Outdoorsman 'pod and I tested both Kaibabs freehand)
20's were surprisingly clear and crisp, until the sun went down. Brightness dropped off much quicker than either of the 15's (to be expected). Not a huge difference in perceived magnification though.
Anyone have input on the Kaibabs, or any other 15's that you feel would be an appreciable, noticeable step up?
Some variables: the Vipers are pretty decent, I have a Viper 20-60 spotter that needs to get sold (gives me a freakin headache) and I need another midsize handheld/harnessable pair.
Thinking about keeping the Vipers, sell the spotter and my Zeiss PRF and just getting some 8 or 10X Leica HD-B's
At any rate, I guess what I am asking is if it is worth upgrading to a $1Kish binocular like the Kaibab, because if I am going to drop $2K+ I will just get the Geovids