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    Good all round Binos

    Hey guys,

    I'm after your thoughts before i purchase my first set of Binos..

    I'm after some for all types of things from hunting the tops to the bush to horse racing and you name it...
    I would like a good all rounder that doesn't cost the earth. Do they exsist?

    Dimensions/brands?

    Keeping in mind theres no way i can justify 4 figures on my petty weekly allowance..

    Cheeeerrrrs.

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    If you don't want Lecia, swaro etc
    Look at the zenray range they are bloody good for the $

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    Totally with Brads. I've got a pair and they're great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunta View Post
    Totally with Brads. I've got a pair and they're great.
    +1

    I don't own any but have looked through a few and was very impressed. On my to do list.
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    cool will look into em. thanks lads

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    For a general purpose bino I really rate my 8x30 Leupold Yosemite's. I use them in the bush and they seem fine up the tops too. I have looked thru other more expensive binos back to back and for performance for $ spent, I really rate the Yosemites. I paid $199 on special a while back. Not too big, bulky or heavy. I am sure others will chime in that have them too.

    No point spending big bucks if you don't have too eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    For a general purpose bino I really rate my 8x30 Leupold Yosemite's. I use them in the bush and they seem fine up the tops too. I have looked thru other more expensive binos back to back and for performance for $ spent, I really rate the Yosemites. I paid $199 on special a while back. Not too big, bulky or heavy. I am sure others will chime in that have them too.

    No point spending big bucks if you don't have too eh.
    Nah, save the dosh for the optometrist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Nah, save the dosh for the optometrist.
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    My Konus 10 x42 which are licas budget brand go well for everything for me compact clear and for 250 well priced.
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    I've heard mixed reports about leupolds but I'm sure there decent. I'm actually looking at some Nikon 10x50's.. I love my nikon camera and i figure there other optics must be pretty good too???

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    Horses for courses
    8x30 for the bush and 10x50 etc for longer ranges

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthaussie View Post
    I've heard mixed reports about leupolds but I'm sure there decent. I'm actually looking at some Nikon 10x50's.. I love my nikon camera and i figure there other optics must be pretty good too???
    I have a pair on Nikon 10x50 and they are crap. (Compared to the Ultravid HD's anyway! )
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    I'd look at some Nikon's as well. There are a few around $150-200 that aren't bad
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    Too be perfectly honest i'd love some Leica's but there's just no way i can afford them. My neighbor has a pair (hopefully he doesnt use em to look through my windows!) and the clarity is phenomenal . I'm only really looking around the 2-3 hundy mark max...Whether that means a nice second hand pair that i can be sure are the goods or a lesser brand that will still do a bloody good job... I'm not sure yet..

    More thoughts on Nikon please theres a pair at the porn shop in town that have got me thinkin.....

    Need to win lotto..

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