• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

The Remarkable Svbony SV202 10 x 42 ED Binocular (1 Viewer)


Well-known member
Hello Everyone,

I thought you might be interested in my review of a most remarkable binocular I recently purchased and tested; the Svbony SV202 10x 42 ED

Hope you find it of interest,

Kind Regards,

Hello Neil

I have recently purchased the Sbvony SV202 10x42 ED binoculars. I've been birding since the early 1970's and I must admit they are absolutely excellent "for the money". They are exactly how you describe them. Crisp, clear and even good in the hand. Great binoculars for someone on a budget or just starting birding, wildlife watching etc, or anyone who just wants a nice pair of optics.

Thank you for your review, that's what made my mind up to try a them.

All the best



Well-known member
United States
Am I correct that any of these MIC low-cost binos are by definition 'disposable' should anything malfunction?
That alone would ruin it for me,... sorry.


Well-known member
No, It was a comment from someone who has the early Zenrays still, and he compared them to the SV Bony. But as there so many of these start up these days it would not surprise me if they came from the same place of manufacture, with a different brand name.


Well-known member
Short answer: NO, these industries are not located in large population centres. They are located where their resources are: suitable clay for ceramics and brickworks, coal for brickworks and steel production, limestone for cement making. These are not necessarily where people are living, but even if you discovered a massive coal deposit under a city the cost of resuming all the private houses would be prohibitive, not to mention all the political problems. These waste heat proposals also ignore the costs of installing all the piping necessary to heat domestic housing, all for less than 6 months a year. In the remainder of the year you'll still have to vent the waste heat.

I see you still subscribe to the overpopulation canard. Back in 1984 I was doing some analysis on resource intensity in developed and developing economies, which involved looking up population figures. I was struck by the fact that ALL of the Western European countries had essentially ZERO population growth - without immigration they would have had negative population growth. That's true for every developed country - the underlying fertility rate is below replacement. Developed countries that do have higher rates of population growth - USA, Canada, Australia - do so due to higher immigration because not only do immigrants directly add to population but they also tend to be in their childbearing years. Without the immigrants they would also have negative population growth. That same process is ongoing in the developing world, as the population's income grows they have smaller families. This is conveniently ignored by the eco-warriors whose underlying aim is to keep the people of developing countries desperately poor in the name of their great god The Environment.

The truth that the eco-warriors don't want you to hear is that overwhelmingly the environment is getting better, not worse. Buildings and monuments in Britain that were black from decades of coal burning domestic fires are now clean, London no longer suffers from its deadly peasouper fogs. The rivers in the UK are cleaner than 100 years ago. Same goes for all the other developed countries. That environmental cleanup will also happen in India and China as their people become wealthier. As for the so-called "climate crisis" how can there be a crisis if there hasn't been any discernible warming trend in the last 20+ years? Have you noticed that we no longer hear about "global warming", it's now "climate change". Well the climate is always changing in a cyclic fashion, as anyone that examined the records of 20th Century temperatures can attest.

I don't want this thread to divert into an environment wrangle. If you wish to continue the debate please message me directly.
There ya go with that LOGIC stuff, again!

Users who are viewing this thread