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10x42 Bino, a good compromise?

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Old Thursday 21st March 2019, 07:47   #1
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10x42 Bino, a good compromise?

Lately I have become quite fond of bird watching, long walks, nature in general but when the night comes I also continue with my other passion, observational and casual astronomy, I have several binoculars but sometimes they weigh me a lot, 10x50 for example, or have a little diameter ..I'm looking for some model that I think can be good for both hobbies, a 10x42.With enough lens and magnification, not to weigh too much, comfortable for walks.and good for casual astronomy ...
I would be happy to recommend some, I do not know if roof or Porro.
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Old Thursday 21st March 2019, 09:24   #2
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Perhaps a 7x42:

Or you can find other candidates here:
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While I'm sure many forum members are also into casual astronomy (as yourself... or me :) ) probably you could also do a search in Cloudy Nights (in case you haven't already done so), since there should be many people in the same position over there.
I have the Zeiss Victory 7x42 FL, but I think I agree with the review in Scopeviews, it is so bright that you get the best out of it with very dark skies. Anyway, I was really surprised by the 7x42 FL, it was as bright as a medium-range 8x56 I used, and way lighter, so for me it is indeed a great compromise for daylight birdwatching, dusk birdwatching or nightwalks by the moonlight... but probably not ideal for astronomy as such. Well, that's my experience, I hope it helps :)
There are a number of light 10x42 at the moment, for example I can think of the Nikon Monarch HG which at 680 g are so light and small offering stunning performance.

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