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    What are the best really "CHEAP" birding binoculars?

    "Have you tried any "Cheap" Porros?" The only Porro I have owned were reverse porros. They were Vortex Vanquish 8x26. I was impressed with them. They were amazingly sharp (and of course handy and compact.) The reason I moved up to Blue Sky's was for bigger oculars. I gave the tiny ocular...
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    What are the best really "CHEAP" birding binoculars?

    Yeah, I absolutely started out with cheap/affordable binoculars. The Sightron blue sky are still in my procession, because every once in awhile I still use them. They still make me smile when I look through them, and for the 20th time I wonder how they can be so tack sharp and reliable for $190...
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    What are the best really "CHEAP" birding binoculars?

    These are still hard to beat for clarity, weight and price. https://www.opticsplanet.com/sightron-sii-blue-sky-8x32-binoculars-rubber-armored.html