I just recommend a pair of close focus so that when you start watching butterflies and Odonata, you'll be all set! Kevin
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From: Kevin Cross<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 1:32 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] another optics question
On the way to Algonquin last week, my beloved Swift Ultra Lites
(8x42, the old design, paid $200 about 8 years ago) were stolen from
our vehicle. I always thought the clarity and light-gathering of the
Swifts were as good as binos costing quite a bit more.
As I research a replacement, I'd love to hear what folks like in the
mid-range, say $300-500.
I'll be sure to check the archives for previous threads. Please
respond off-list if you prefer...