I'm sure you're right. Some will really "struggle" :/Hi cottonbase,
Looking at your link, the Hawke Frontier ED X seems to be Mr Big Ears of binoculars!
- the neck strap loops seem to stick out much more than most, so perhaps a problem for some depending on their hold
Must be Dennis. He's had his for, what, 4 weeks already? That's breaking longevity records...The first secondhand NLs 8x42 that I have come across:
I saw those too. You could probably offer him $2500 and get them which would be a nice discount.The first secondhand NLs 8x42 that I have come across:
That’s also a really good deal although it appears to be the prior generation version. Smaller FOV than the 2nd gen although some claim the 1st gen was slightly better optically.The 10x42 Viper HD is on black Friday blowout for 299 at Cabela’s. And I don’t know if Stryka has the generous warranty.
Well I think technically the Styrka came before the Viper HD 2nd gen model, but it’s clear to me these are “clones” from the same Chinese plant. The 8x42 and 10x42 have identical specs for FOV and eye relief and practically identical physical dimensions. And take a look at the physical similarities...eitan, are you pretty confident that this glass is a Viper HD knockoff? If so, that is a good buy.
Yeah for $300 seems like a great deal even if they aren’t any better than the Viper HD. Like the Monarch 7 they are very compact and light weight for a 42mm and have a wide FOV. Would make a great backup / car bin for someone with better glass or a perfect primary birding binocular for a low budget and/or casual birder.Thanks eitan. I believe you're right on target. My wife wants a set of 8x, so these may work great for her.