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    8x42 EDS experience?

    Interesting info and experiences you have.. Thanks for the pointer to the Orion 10x50, it could be a runner (and cheap!). This thread has wandered off the original theme, so I may post a general question "what bin should I buy". Thanks for your input..
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    8x42 EDS experience?

    Thanks Chris6, the urge has passed now. The HRWP will be fine for outings to reserves where open areas are viewed (and the need to use 8x persists), my UV7x42HD/ZR ED2 7x36 for most else and the M7 8x30 where a lightweight and compact bin is needed. I had a couple of 10x42 some time ago...
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    8x42 EDS experience?

    Small departure from the thread... During an outing to an RSPB reserve, I was able to try some of their 8x42 binoculars. I realised that as I looked through my 7x36, then the 8x42 at a fixed object (feeder etc) it was not difficult to see that I got a small amount of extra magnification...
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    8x42 EDS experience?

    Thanks both for your comments. I admit that I was tempted by the low price, dropping from what was quite high. I guess that the reason we've not heard too much of it is that it's a fairly average bin.
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    8x42 EDS experience?

    The Viking 8x42 ED-S and the Vanguard 8x42 Endeavor (Mk1) are available for under £200, I wondered if they might suit me. It may be a tall order, it will have to better my Nikon M7 8x30, mainly in regard to the contrast and also get somewhere near the optical performance (within the...
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    8x42 EDS experience?

    Hi, thinking of adding an 8x42 roof to my set of binoculars. I have noticed that these binoculars can be bought for around £200, but can't find much in the way of reviews for them.. Has anyone tried them?
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