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Old Friday 3rd October 2008, 19:42   #17
Kevin Purcell
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Eagle Optics has added a group of Vixen bins to their Hot Deals page: 3 porros and 1 roof.

Vixen Foresta 8x32 DCF Roof Prism Binocular for $269 shipped
Light at 16.4 ounces but rather narrow 6.4 degree FOV, short ER (13mm)
http://www.eagleoptics.com/index.asp?pid=5142

Vixen Foresta 8x32 CF Porro Prism Binocular $199 shipped
The specs reported for this are wrong (including weight are those of the roof above). I've let Eagle optics know.
http://www.eagleoptics.com/index.asp?pid=5141

Vixen Foresta 8x42 CF Porro Prism Binocular $229 shipped
Good ER, 7.5 degree FOV.
http://www.eagleoptics.com/index.asp?pid=5140

Vixen Foresta 10x42 CF Porro Prism Binocular $229 shipped
Good ER, 6 degree FOV.
http://www.eagleoptics.com/index.asp?pid=5140

I have a previous generation of these Vixen Foresta 10x42 bins sold as the OEMed Eagle Optics Raptor 10x42. I really like them especially for $90 shipped.

You can also get these from Vixen North America (but as an "all sales final" deal and the prices are now rather higher). But I think the 42mm porros are previous generation (different "Swift 820" like enclosure).

http://www.vixenamerica.com/Products...sta+Binoculars

I've not compared the smaller models but I suspect the Celestron DX Ultima is the better bang per buck (it's a very good bin)
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