Originally Posted by ceasar
You need an "alpha" 7x42 to see that little bird close up. It has great depth of field, a wide (generally 8º) FOV, and a large bright 6mm exit pupil. Right now both Leica and Nikon have 7x42s in their lineup.
Cheers for the suggestion Bob, I’ll definitely give that a go. I have the last of the Zeiss BGATP 7x42 and find them to be a stunning glass....but the one area (apart from water resistance) they fall short against more modern glass is a lack of very close focus. For some reason I haven’t tried them in this forest. I’ll give them a go. I can pull a close focus of roughly 4 metres using these bins.