I was going to put this in the binos forum but decided I would be better here so I can get some advice from Aussies about Aussie shops.
I need a new pair of binoculars. My old ones have snapped. I don't have a lot of cash to spend - $200 to $300.
Initially I was going to go for a pair of Bushnell H20 8x42 waterproofs.
Then I googled around and saw that a few people prefer the Nikon Sporter 8x36 (is it only 8x42 now?).
And from the Sporter I discovered that I simply must upgrade to a Nikon Monarch 8x42...
So, by now I am thoroughly confused. I only want these for general birding - in the bush, rainforest, and sometimes out on the sea/creek in the kayak.
My old binos were Celestron Outlands 10x42 which I really liked -until they died on me.
Anyone able to offer any recommendations on good deals in Aus at the moment?