Greetings. My girlfriend and I are thinking about trying bird watching and need some basic equipment.
I have an old grandfather's 8x40 porro from the 60s or 70s with a 6.5° FOV that's probably not that good. But not that I'd know the difference since I've never really used a decent pair. Anyway, we've started some neighborhood watching and now we're looking for a relatively cheap additional binoculars so we can watch together.
I did some research and I've narrowed my choice to Nikon Aculon A211, either 7x35 or 8x42. I like the larger FOV of the 7x35, and I also think it's good that it's a bit smaller and lighter. But I'm worried that the magnification might be a bit too weak.
Anyway, I'm just wondering what some people who've been doing this for a while now have to say. :)