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Other Looking for durable budget binoculars

Discussion in 'General' started by silk186, 19 Apr 2020.

  1. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    My three-year-old started asking about binoculars for covid birdwatching. Naturally, I want something cheap that she can throw. I don't want to get her toy binoculars which aren't that cheap and don't work. These are mainly going to be used to look at birds in our neighbour's trees.

    A quick search suggests kids binoculars are £15-20. DMbaby Girls Toys for 3-12 Year Old this one has amazing marketing slogans like "real Binoculars for kids" but fails to mention magnification.

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    These are the same price and probably just as durable: DFlamepower mini 30x60
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  2. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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  3. silk186

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    Take it from an ex career optical/photographic retailer - the distance sh!t they put on binoculars is literally that... SH!T. NO optical system can "extend how far you can see"; you can see it or you can't... binoculars just make it easier: simplez.

    All you need to know about binoculars is the magnification & the objective lens diameter.
    Example: 8x30 - 8x mag.; 30mm objective lens.
    For any given magnification, a larger objective lens means a brighter view &/or more hours in the day that you can use them.
    Compact bin's will (typically) have a max. of 25mm objective.

    EDIT:
    These are 8x21, despite what it says on them.
     
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  5. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Maybe keep an eye on ebay for some nice 'proper' binos going for a song? I've seen some Carl-Zeiss jobbies with heavy case wear but working optics go for peanuts.
     
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  6. kellyon

    kellyon New Member

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    Cool, useful tool for hiking and camping! I bought mine a few years ago on Amazon for sale. Still use them
     
  7. David Clark

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    I would rather suggest you to checkout some honest reviews before buying any binocular. It will help you get the best one.
     
  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    2 ½ months after asking the question, I suspect the OP has new binoculars sorted...
     
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  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    You never know, some of us love to procrastinate.
     
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  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Procrastination is my skill
    It brings me nought but sorrow
    I really have to stop it now
    In fact, I will.... tomorrow
     
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  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    I don't really like to procrastinate but, it just comes so naturally and, I'm never good at making quick decisions.
     
  12. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    But there aren't any electronics in those binoculars! Surely 3 is old enough for a DSLR and a 70-300?
     

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