I’m a big fan of Mavens, the B2 9x45 specifically. I feel they give up very little optical performance to the Swaro ELs and prefer them to SLCs. Can’t go wrong with any of the big 3, or Meopta Meostars as an honorable mention.
I have been looking at those to, there are niceI personally would go somewhere that carries multiple brands. We did just that and looked through them all at low light and objects at various distances. Not all binoculars are the same and realized that from even same make and model had variations. We were constantly getting pushed by the dealer to go Swarovski. After having all the various makes out in the same power and diameter we kept eliminating as we with the people at the store. One brand stood out pretty good and it was not Swarovski but they were pretty pricey. The next one that to my surprise was a razor. Even the individual from the store was surprised and agreed. truthfully We were all little disappointed in the Swarovski and I even own some. Needless to say we now have a razor. Just my two cents but compare them at the same time and same power and magnification to your eye and get them adjusted for your eye before you make your decision.
Not real happy with Leupold
Totally agree with this coment, I've had the rest but was never satisfied until I bought Leica Geovids 10X42 with rangefinder.I agree with HuntnPack on using Leica's. I do a lot of guiding whitetail hunters and I can always tell bucks from doe early in the morning when my clients can only see blobs moving around.
LEICA GEOVID 10X42 R RANGEFINDING
For those interested in using binoculars for hunting, and especially those who use them for long glassing sessions, there are several very good articles on the 24 Hour Campfire site (archives) list id suggest reading.If your type of hunting requires sitting and glassing, your missing things if your not using a tripod, regardless of glass quality.
Depends a lot on what you are using them for. The needs of a tree stand hunter in Illinois is way different from a Coues deer hunter in Arizona.What binocular do you use for hunting,
I have a old set of Leupold and want something
new and don't really want Leupold