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Old 08-10-16, 07:35 PM
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Default Recomend any good mounted binoculars (x20-50?, sub GBP 1,000)

Hello

We have a small farm in the West Highlands and the farm manager is about to retire. He is not in great health but his house has an excellent view out towards the sea.

He already has an "OK" telescope (or binoculars??) but we are wondering if we might buy him a serious pair of binoculars for use primarily indoors and mounted on a stand. He is not a particular birder AFAIK, but it would be for general purpose use spotting what's going on the farmland, and out to sea.

I was thinking binocular would be better than a telescope as binos are so much more comfortable to use for a sustained period.

What do you recommend we might buy him?

I was thinking up say x20 to maybe x50?? magnification.

Budget: Maybe 500 to 1000 including the stand?

Brands
I am out of touch but I own a pair of Swarovski 10x32 EL which I have had for maybe 15 years??. But I see that they are now horrendously expensive (c. 1500).

Any thoughts?

J


EDIT
Having looked around, from what I can see, it seems that the big brand names Swarovski, Lieca, Zeiss etc dont really make high powered binoculars (can this be true??)

But other people do! At $1895 this is outside our price range but it shows what can be found if you look hard enough...
"Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular"
Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, Classic
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