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  1. #1
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    8X42 or 10x42 Binoculars

    Hi Everyone, just about to purchase a binoculars for Bird watching for my daughter.
    Can anyone give any advice what size would be the best buy ?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks
    Last edited by Ncmbiceps; September 18th, 2019 at 06:47 AM.

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    I prefer the 8X, cannot hold the 10X steady.

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    For what use determines what power. For sports 7 or 8 is best. As said above 10 is difficult to hold steady without being propped up on something solid. 10 would't be good for use on a boat, too much motion
    Last edited by buttanic; September 17th, 2019 at 08:16 AM.
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    Probably 8x.

    I don't know what you are looking to spend, but the Vortex Diamondbacks are pretty good for the price.
    Well we don't rent pigs and I figure it's better to say it right out front because a man that does like to rent pigs is... he's hard to stop.

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    I have been using Nikon 9x25 compact for hunting and have been very satisfied.

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    I learned a trick from Steven Rhenella (spelling). He talked about using your ball cap to steady you knockers (as he calls them). It works pretty well for me.

    I think distance to target and field of view are major factors. Would you rather have an 8x that has 14 foot field of view at 100yards or a 10 with 17 foot field of view? All other variables equal.
    Last edited by Bangswitch; September 17th, 2019 at 12:40 PM.

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    8x42 seems to be the gold standard for birding. Easier to lift them up and find the bird once movement is detected. 10x42 is often used as a second pair.

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