Re: Vortex Viper HD 10x42 binocs
If it were me I would jump up to the $1000 class binoculars, they are noticably better than the $500 binos and very very close to the Alpha class $2200 binos.
They will be a lifetime worthy investment.
I would go look at these, I assume you want a 10x42.
Meopta Meostar HD/Cabelas Euro HD $850-1000
Zeiss Conquest HD $850
Vortex Razor HD $1100
I like the Meopta/cabelas Euro HD the best, its a little heavier than the other two and easier for me to hold steady. Of the Zeiss an Vortex I would pick the Zeiss.