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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    Yes, it is what I have done: I tried all the binoculars listed in my last post and I chose the GPA. The Vortex Viper has a major issue with glare: I tried 2 10x50 and 3 8x42, all of them show a permanent grey stain on each lense. Even at dusk, it is visible so bad it is. That's the only issue I...
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    Result after cleaning binoculars: normal or not normal?

    Thank you guys for your advice, I'll try and find what works :)
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    After trying many binoculars - Opticron DBA VHD+ 8x42/10x42, Vortex Viper 10x50/8x42, Hawke Frontier ED X 8x42, Hawke Frontier APO 8x42, GPO Passion ED 8x42, Vortex Razor 8x42 - and considered all binoculars below 900£, I decided to go for the GPO Passion ED 8x42. I'll give feedback later, to...
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    New Hawke Frontier Apo vs Nikon MHG

    I did more tests this morning and while the fov is slightly narrower than what the specs boast, it's ok. It's probably around 415-420ft. I'm not sure what biased my tests yesterday, maybe bad eyecups/hinge setup.
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    Review / Test Hawke Frontier APO 10x42 vs Nikon Monarch HG 8x42

    I did more tests this morning and while the fov is slightly narrower than what the specs boast, it's ok. It's probably around 415-420ft. I'm not sure what biased my tests yesterday, maybe bad eyecups/hinge setup.
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    Result after cleaning binoculars: normal or not normal?

    Thanks, I will definitely try this.
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    Result after cleaning binoculars: normal or not normal?

    Hi, unless the lenses are water repellent, I always have this terrible result after cleaning my lenses (see photo attached). I use brush and then professional liquid applied on a microfiber cloth. Do you have the same result? It looks like all stains and smears are gone but the liquid leaves a...
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    Need feedback: Nikon Monarch HG durability?

    I'm closing this post as this model has been discontinued.
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    Review / Test Hawke Frontier APO 10x42 vs Nikon Monarch HG 8x42

    Hi, I acquired the Hawke Frontier APO 8x42 recently and I have just given them a quick test: effective field of view is 395-400ft, not 426ft (I compared them side-by-side with a 395ft binoculars and a 426ft binoculars) focus wheel revolution: 0,9 turn image is bright enough eyecups too large...
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    Need feedback: Nikon Monarch HG durability?

    Hi, I have been buying and returning quite a lot of binoculars these days, failing to find the ones that would suit me. I'm considering to go well above my budget (initially 600£ max) and try the Nikon MHG 8x42. My question is: has anyone been using it intensively - let's say once a week - for...
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    New Hawke Frontier Apo vs Nikon MHG

    Hi, I acquired the Hawke Frontier APO 8x42 recently and I have just given them a quick test: effective field of view is 395-400ft, not 426ft (I compared them side-by-side with a 395ft binoculars and a 426ft binoculars) focus wheel revolution: 0,9 turn image is bright enough eyecups too large...
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    Observations on the GPO Passion ED 8X42

    Hi, I just acquired these binoculars and I'm going to test them more in a few days. Quick feedback after quick test: lightweight, compact and very comfortable to use eyecups ok for me and position stays steady no diopter lock but it's ok for me love the caps for the objectives: no stuff to...
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    Kite Optics Lynx HD+

    Hi, in terms of colour rendition and image sharpness, is there a big difference with the Vortex Viper HD? Is it better?
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    I did a bit of test this morning, of both the Vortex Viper 8x42 and the Opticron DBA VHD+ 8x42, side-by-side. I confirm the Opticron FOV is a bit narrow and the Viper FOV wide and comfortable. I did long, intense observation of 2 Egyptian geese on a pond. I tried to find a clear difference...
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    Test is postponed: it will rain the whole day :/
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    They are out of collimation. I had an impression of darkness/black halo at the beginning due to finding the right settings of eyecup relief and IPD. Now it's ok. I observed in front of my house for a time, I remember how the Viper 10x50 had such a massive FOV, the DBA has similar FOV to my...
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    I don't trust this guy. Even if I learnt a lot from his articles and read his reviews as well.
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    In 1h, I will receive the Opticron DBA VHD+ 8x42: I will try them today and share my feedback this evening 👍
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    Hi, thank you for your suggestion, I don't think I would consider binoculars below 450£. Following advices received on this thread, I cannot expect to have the same quality between 600£ and 300£ binoculars. I'm aiming for the best 8x42 binoculars below 600£. The only choices I see are the Vortex...
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    Maybe that's why some of the rare images that struck me with high quality were a Red Wing and a Blue Tit. The Greylag Goose, took me time to see the difference.
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    Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 Review

    Reread this review, and did mine page 3 of this thread: https://www.birdforum.net/threads/looking-for-new-binos-300-500£-help-me-to-reduce-my-list-of-options-plz.403933/page-3 I returned the 10x42 and I'm waiting for the 8x42. Has someone compared the Opticron DBA VHD+ 8x42 with the Viper HD...
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    Alright, update guys: I read articles about how to have a more steady view when using binoculars so I ordered and tried this morning the Opticron DBA VHD+ 10x42: https://www.opticron.co.uk/our-products/binoculars/dba-vhd-plus-binoculars/dba-vhd-10x42 Feedback Context: weather was cloudy but...
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    Thanks, that was very interesting to read you. I'll have a look at these threads later on. I wished I knew about this holding technique before I sent back the Viper :)
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    Viper is still a good option, if I don't like the Opticrons for some reason, I may fall back to the Viper 8x42.
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    Looking for new binos 300-500£: help me to reduce my list of options plz

    I think if you use 10x binoculars for open water/ponds/coasts where you do static observation, it's not a problem because you can often find something where to put your elbows on. You can also sit on the ground (you need to have something behind you like a small tree to lay back on it), pull...
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