Originally Posted by shpong
Having done a load more digging around, it seems the Opticron 8x42 BGA SE's are favourable.. Especially as I'm going to pair it up with the ES80 ED80 scope.
Has anyone tried them? Or own them for that matter;0)
Buying Bins/scopes is very much about individual choice. Clearly you have ideas re models and a budget to work to.
Look in the birding mags re optics events. Go and try various models out - then make your own mind up using your eyes as a guide!!
All the models you have listed will do the job.