Binoculars

Jul 3, 2021
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Seeking recommendations for the very best of the best binoculars. The first pair pair will be for travel, birding, and observing preferably waterproof and lightweight.
The second pair will need a tripod so thank you for noting which tripod you like best as well .
I normally wear glasses so thank you for noting that.
If they have no case what do you use?
Thank you!
 
Dec 9, 2020
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Perhaps this information may be useful, and keep costs down. I have found that some very good optical quality binoculars are periodically for sale in thrift shops and at local yard sales, usually they have a case. I got Manon binoculars, 8 X 30 Field 7.5 degrees, with case and lens filters, and a like new tripod mounted, 675 / 60mm Simons Astronomical Refracting Telescope for ~$30 at a yard/moving sale. Other hand held binoculars for the Moon, and other observing , I got at a local thrift store at ~ 10% of retail.
 
Jul 3, 2021
2
1
10
Perhaps this information may be useful, and keep costs down. I have found that some very good optical quality binoculars are periodically for sale in thrift shops and at local yard sales, usually they have a case. I got Manon binoculars, 8 X 30 Field 7.5 degrees, with case and lens filters, and a like new tripod mounted, 675 / 60mm Simons Astronomical Refracting Telescope for ~$30 at a yard/moving sale. Other hand held binoculars for the Moon, and other observing , I got at a local thrift store at ~ 10% of retail.
Thank you for your thoughts. I'll take a look in several nearby pawn shops.
 
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