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    Midget binos

    Who here uses a 10x30 or 10x25 size bino and do you find them lacking much over a "full size" 10x42 bino? I'm thinking of replacing mine and could maybe save a few grams at the same time by going to a compact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Who here uses a 10x30 or 10x25 size bino and do you find them lacking much over a "full size" 10x42 bino? I'm thinking of replacing mine and could maybe save a few grams at the same time by going to a compact.
    I using 8x25 Swaro CL Mountains (latest Pockets)
    They come in 10x too

    Fantastic - fit into top shirt pocket - at daylight today I had a Thermal in right hand and them in left hand on neck strap and so easy
    Watched 10 Deer too
    Would have only seen prob 4 without Thermal as locator.
    Just a head sticking up over Pine cutover stumps - then Bino

    Have got Leica 10x25 Trinovid Pockets - not as good as the 8x Mountains
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    You get sick of them after a few hours glassing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    You get sick of them after a few hours glassing
    That's what I thought could be problematic I reckon could end up with tired/strained eyes really quickly?

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    @Shearer seems to like his.

    Personally, I couldn't bring myself to give away the extra FOV. Suspect you would lose a bit more than you think in low light, too.

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    Depending what country you in mostly
    Open tops and Alp Thar hunting etc - no
    Pulling out to scan a slip in Ruahine or Tararua type terrain - pockets perfect !!

    I use the pockets more than the Alpha's but I ain't walking open Tussock/tops etc
    Horses for courses
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    I have the swaro 10x25 pockets. They are great where weight and bulk are concerned. More scanning required due to field of view, but you canít have everything.

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    i could never use my 8 x 25 for more than a few minutes but my bigger ones I can use for longer.

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    What would you do about your bino harness then Ryan, and all your extras you stuff in it? Do AGC make a small harness for say the 10x30 CL Swaro's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    What would you do about your bino harness then Ryan, and all your extras you stuff in it? Do AGC make a small harness for say the 10x30 CL Swaro's?
    Why would you need a "harness"
    They fit into a top shirt pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    What would you do about your bino harness then Ryan, and all your extras you stuff in it? Do AGC make a small harness for say the 10x30 CL Swaro's?
    You'd just have more room for more shit to make up for the weight savings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    You'd just have more room for more shit to make up for the weight savings
    More room for the Kestrel I want to buy haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    More room for the Kestrel I want to buy haha
    $20 off aliexpress will get you a cheapie anemometer which does a pretty good job. Unless you really need the ballistic functions on your wind device, and not your smartphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    More room for the Kestrel I want to buy haha
    Na surely that's not heavy enough though?

    I've got a pair of those 8x25 mountains due to arrive during the week, hopefully they're the goods. My normal binos are a bit gritty in the adjustments after falling in a glacier river. Silt everywhere.

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    I've got 8X30 Kahles and its not exactly "midget" to me. I'd really like say 7x25 for a lot of North Island hunting, as it was really good carrying 8X 21 in my shirt pocket for Many years. The 8◊30 is So much better in resolution and low light its not even the same sort of device.

    A mate has 10x42 geovids and they do have an edge in brightness and resolution. The bigger optic is oversize even "giant" but is superior if you're a big strong man with a big credit card prowling the south island tussock. ��

 

 

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