Steiner 10 X 50mm Military
Almost 25 years ago, my Mom gave me a set of Steiner Military/Marine binoculars in 10 x 50 mm configuration as a graduation present. I've been really happy with them, although they are somewhat bulky and heavy. As I read more about newer designs, I now wonder if I am really missing-out by not selling them and buying a pair of high-end Swaros, Leicas or Nikons.
While on a tree blind in South Africa back in 1998, my PH and I swapped binoculars for comparison - he owned a pair of Zeiss 10X black rubber armored ones - right around dusk, and both agreed we could not tell the difference between them.
Am I really missing out on a lot of performance by sticking with my Steiners? I would really appreciate your opinions. If you think so, which binoculars would prove the best value for the money? I'd like to stay in the 8-12 X magnification range.
Thanks in advance,
Joaquin B. in AZ