Originally Posted by Red Horn
I don't want to over think this, but as a student on a tight budget really need to make a wise selection.
The best $200 binocular I have ever owned is the Zen Ray ZRS HD. Get this and forget the Monarch. Next is the Fury mentioned. I have the 6.5x32 and it is a nice glass. For my tastes the Bushnell Legend Ultra is third place.
"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have" Teddy Roosevelt.