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Thanks for the excellent resource, Roz.
Good birding,
Greg


Quoting Rosalind Renfrew <[log in to unmask]>:

> There's an excellent, thorough, 2005 review of binoculars at all prices
> in Living Bird:
>
> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Publications/LivingBird/winter2005/Age_Binos.html
>
> Roz Renfrew
> VINS
>
> At 12:36 PM 3/27/2007, you wrote:
>> I think this is could be the most basic (and therefore important)
>> topic for birders.  Without really good optics we can't do our job
>> (birding) very well.
>>
>> Several birder-friends have purchased Celestron Regal binoculars
>> (8x42) and absolutely love them.  Consensus among these 4--5 birders
>> is that the Regal is a "Zeiss with a price" (that we can afford).
>> Price is $300--350.  Last year I bought the Regal and they are the
>> clearest lenses I have ever used. (I've Not played with Zeiss or
>> Swarovski optics).
>>
>> I have seen the Celestron Outland, but have not used it in the field.
>> It seemed very similar to the Regal, but made in China, not Japan.
>> At only $100, however, it must be lacking some feature found in the
>> $300 Regal.  Online research might provide more information on
>> specifications of the two.
>>
>> Bruce Parfitt
>> Johnson, VT
>>
>> "Let no bird go unseen."
>>
>> --- "Gregory R. Askew" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>> I have decided I'm ready for a upgrade in the optics
>>> department...I've been using a fifty dollar pair
>>> of Bushnell for far too long. Yet my money's kind of
>>> tight right now. Can anyone recommend a good pair of
>>> straight-design binoculars for under $200? Please reply off the
>>> list.
>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Greg
>>> Vergennes
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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