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    Binoculars around £1000

    Like I said earlier, be careful about what you can expect from your bins. The difference between x8 and x10 for viewing birds 'far away' is negligible and what you're describing is a job for a scope - honestly, if you want to get close, you might be better off buying a Kowa 501/502, which weighs...
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    Binoculars around £1000

    Which changes things a little - mum has docked £200.... have you been a naughty boy? :D I think your proposed visit to Cley Spy is the only way you're going to scratch this itch, especially if it moves from one place to another (£1k to £800) and from 10's to 8' or 9's, within the space of a...
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    Binoculars around £1000

    He said in his first post, and has since reiterated... he wants 10's. .
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    Binoculars around £1000

    You're really talking scopes if they are that far out. The difference between 8s and 10s is negligible at distance. By the time people have talked you into some hefty 10x50s you might as well be using a Kowa 501 with a small carbon tripod. I think you need to have a long hard think about what...
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    Binoculars around £1000

    LCE's used prices vary from one shop to another. I recently bought a used Gitzo head from them for half the normal used price; another store was showing the same model for twice the price. .
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    Binoculars around £1000

    There are plenty of reputable sellers on eBay; it's not difficult to sort out the bad apples. As long as you ask the right questions - the answers to which will also give you an idea of what the seller is like - if the item turns out to be 'not as described' you qualify for a refund (including...
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    Binoculars around £1000

    I can't recommend the Zeiss Conquest highly enough, in its price range - I have the fairly compact 8x32's. I guess if I could find a pair of Swaro's for a grand I'd be all over them. Kowa are nice too. https://www.birders-store.co.uk/zeiss-conquest-hd-10x42-binoculars.html .
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