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How many of you have a spare pair of Binos in your car? (1 Viewer)

Colt3840

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Hello from a newbie,

I am just starting out with my new hobby of birding I have settled on a pair of Vortex Diamondbacks 8x42 as my primary. I do a lot of diving for work and not wanting to tote my Vortex around am considering a smaller pair of binos for my car between $75 -$100 that I can tuck away in my glove box. Any opinions and recommendations would be welcome.

Thanks in advance!:)
 

edwincjones

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almost any decent pair will do,

but smaller , expendable better
Pentax Papillio , 32mms, older less used pair
heat, theft, damage your negatives

edj
 

mwhogue

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almost any decent pair will do,

but smaller , expendable better
Pentax Papillio , 32mms, older less used pair
heat, theft, damage your negatives

edj

Good short summary of considerations, thanks.

My truck console bins rotate. Lately it's been a first gen Zeiss Terra 10x32. Got them new for $200 when the 2nd gen came out. If lost or damaged they can be easily replaced.

Mike
 

fazalmajid

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United States
Zeiss Victory HT 8x42 in the trunk. They’d gone for repairs too long (12 weeks to fix a screw loose in the barrel) and I bought a Swarovski EL SV 8.5x42 in the meantime that became my primary pair.

I also keep a Minox Makroscope monocular in my door storage.
 

quincy88

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I have a pair of Vortex Raptor 8.5x32 in my truck. They are in your budget (just barely), and just fine for a pair that I use occasionally.
 

jring

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Hi,

as stated in other threads, I keep a well used pair of Hensoldt DF 8x30 with the recticule removed in my car... they are very rugged to stand vibrations and extreme temperature and I paid 50€ for them, so they are kinda expendable.

Joachim
 

ZDHart

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I don't leave them in my vehicles all the time, but sometimes I'll grab my Leica 8x20 BCA to have along for the ride, if needed. They will do in a pinch.
 

Blue72

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I had an old pair of Nikon 7x20 with great optics that have been with me since a teenager and traveled everywhere around the world with me In the past few decades.

they are small enough to slip in my pocket when casually used and not bit enough to bother me while doing other activities

unfortunately they recently were stolen. currently looking for a replacement for my future adventures
 

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