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Old 04-20-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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I am looking for a good set of zoom binoculars that will mount on a stand that I can use for spotting (100-300 yards)... I would prefer to keep them under $200 if possible. The more powerful the better... would be nice to use them for astronomical viewing as well. Suggestions? Thanks!

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Sorry to tell you this, but you can get good Binocs OR you can get cheap binocs.

I have medium price/quality Steiner 10X50. Not top end by any means, but not bad. About as good as you can get for $500.

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Steiner binoculars are very nice optics,and you get what you pay for with any type of optics.

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Steiner binoculars are very nice optics,and you get what you pay for with any type of optics.

Yep!. Wish I could afford Swarovski!
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I would also look at the Nikon Monarch HD. Good binos for the dollar. My go too binos are Kahles 8x42. Sister company to Swarovski and comparable. Around 940

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Canon image stabilized binocs. The stabilized feature really helps to spot movement. Cost runs from $360 for 8x25 ranging to $1320 for 18x50 on Amazon. I've used the 8x25 for years for bird watching -really stabilized image. Some models are touted as "All Weather". Well worth the price.

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I would highly recommend looking at the vortex diamondbacks. I've had a pair for a few years and have been really impressed. Much better than the NIKONs in my opinion. And much better warranty.

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