Re: Binoculars for about $150
I've lately been looking very seriously at Nikon. They make two models that are tempting. The Sport I, which also comes in a RealTree camo, is an 8X36 and sells for around $200. The other one is a Monarch ATB in 8X42 that sells for around $275. The Monarch is a nicer set, but you pay more for them. The older model of the Monarch sells for a bunch less, but doesn't have phase correction.
I wear glasses, and they both have ample eye relief. Both are waterproof, and both are roof prisms, which makes them very compact and light weight. Stronger than 8X is not desired, as it becomes hard to hold it still to see well. Both are VERY clear.
True this is more than I wanted to spend, but I really wanted to spend nothing for them.... Fat chance!
Mark in Utah