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    Binocular Weight - How important is it?

    Hi,

    I am looking at getting my first set of binos. I am wanting to get a decent pair from the get-go.
    After a bit of research, I am mainly looking at two - Vanguard 10.5x45 Endeavour or the Bushnell 10x42 Legend

    My question is that the weight of them is significantly different - 760gm vs 640gm.
    How important is the weight when looking at the binocular?
    Am I looking at two poor options as far as binoculars are concerned?


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    Kumoe

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    Bit of weight will help keep them steady when glassing, lots of weight will mean you leave them behind rather than take them.

    Don't know anything about the 2 bins listed, I own a pair of Alpens that I like and did not cost an arm and a leg, 400 from memory.

    If you are hunting open tops or Alpine a lot then spend a lot as you will use them heaps.

    My 2 cents

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    Well lighter binos mean less weight to carry, but on the other hand more weight is often due to good optics and stronger construction.

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    Hey man, im selling a set of these at the mo

    Minox HG 8.5x43 BR ASPH

    have PMd u
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    Hey man, im selling a set of these at the mo

    Minox HG 8.5x43 BR ASPH

    have PMd u
    Good set of glass.

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    You will never ever regret owning a pair of Leica Ultravids for $800-900. I use mine all the time mainly because they are sooooo good and compact I tend to take them with me or I leave them in the car so handy. I take them on every holiday. When I'm on the tops I take my Leupold 10 power Gold Rings ... I wish I had spent a little (actually a lot) more and bought Geovids. Your eyes never get tired looking through their glass. I understand that Swarovski have a different gas in their lenses and they get a pink tinge particularly in alpine conditions.
    To answer your question - 1st bino's = Leica Ultravids (for life)

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    Thanks for the input

    I have a set to Vanguard Endeavours on order from the US. NZ$340 all up. Looking forward to getting them


    Kumoe.

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    I got a $40.00 pair with bak 7 prisims on trade me. they were light and good glass. once I got range finding fusions I left them in the ute for a second pair, or a light close range pair.... that is until some prick stole them from my truck.

    the cheap pair was as good if not better than cheap bushnells iv used. just put a few on your watch list then weigh up there qualities and go for it.

 

 

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