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    How much do I have to spend to match the performance of my Bushnell Legend M's?

    For the last year I've owned Bushnell Legend M binoculars that I am very happy with. They are 10x42. They were a phenomenal deal and are no longer being made. I'd like to get some 8x42 binoculars and I have a question for those of you who have used the Legend M's - what are some comparable...
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    Leupold Yosemite vs roof prism compacts

    I've seen Leupold Yosemite binoculars recommended as a good option for cheap binoculars. I know that porro prism binoculars can be a good value, and I'm curious how they stack up against other compact binoculars in the same price range. Today I looked through some Vortex Diamondback 8x28's that...
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    older vs new Nikon Monarch 5 binoculars

    I have the chance to pick up some Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 binoculars for what sounds like a fair price. They are older - they look like this. I believe this model had dielectric coatings but not ED glass. Are these binoculars a good value for under $150 USD? How much of an improvement was the...
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    Vanguard Endeavor ED vs Vortex Diamondback - $200 bino question

    Hello all, I'm looking for input from people who have handled these two binoculars. I'm looking at 8x42's. I live near a store that carries the Diamondbacks but not the Vanguards. Both of them can be had for under $200, and the Vanguard is even cheaper with the current rebate in the US. The...
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    budget Opticron quality

    I'm pretty new to the forum, and looking to get started with some decent 8x42 binoculars. I'd never even heard of Opticron until today, but I've found some great deals on ebay and now I'm trying to learn more. I'm most interested in the Discovery series, but the Explorer WA series is sometimes...
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    Hello from Colorado

    I'm new to birding and looking to get started. I've already learned a lot from reading this forum and exploring the website, and I'm excited to learn more!
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    Are porro prisms actually a better value?

    I understand the differences between porro and roof prism binoculars, and I read again and again that you can get equivalent performance out of porro prisms for less money. What I don't know is how specific porro prisms compare to roof prism binoculars. For example, I see the Nikon Monarch 5...