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Old 09-02-16, 08:19 PM
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I'm not familiar with any of the specific models of bins you mention Mostyn, but I do own a pair of Nikon Monarch 10x42s which I'm very happy with - though I should have gone for 8x42s. My response to this was to buy a pair of almost-new Vortex Diamondbacks off Ebay; they live in the car so get used virtually daily, and I prefer them to the Nikons. This however, is mainly due to the wider field of vision offered by the 8x, but they compare very favourably with the much more expensive Nikons as regards clarity of image etc...

All this waffle is by way of saying that choice of bins is a very personal thing and you need to try as many options as possible within your budget, and choose the ones that feel right you. If you're happy with Opticron you should think carefully about the costs of changing vs the benefits you anticipate or perceive. All very obvious I guess, and not too helpful, but buying new bins should be fun, so enjoy the search and good luck with your deliberations.

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I'm not familiar with any of the specific models of bins you mention Mostyn, but I do own a pair of Nikon Monarch 10x42s which I'm very happy with - though I should have gone for 8x42s. My response to this was to buy a pair of almost-new Vortex Diamondbacks off Ebay; they live in the car so get used virtually daily, and I prefer them to the Nikons. This however, is mainly due to the wider field of vision offered by the 8x, but they compare very favourably with the much more expensive Nikons as regards clarity of image etc...

All this waffle is by way of saying that choice of bins is a very personal thing and you need to try as many options as possible within your budget, and choose the ones that feel right you. If you're happy with Opticron you should think carefully about the costs of changing vs the benefits you anticipate or perceive. All very obvious I guess, and not too helpful, but buying new bins should be fun, so enjoy the search and good luck with your deliberations.

Tony
Thanks for the reply Tony, I've ordered myself a pair of Nikon Monarch 5 - Bins 8 x 42 I should have them by Friday ? Reason for buying another pair is; the wife and myself tend to pass the Opticrons back and fore to each other when watching the birds on the feeders.
We'll now have a pair of Bins each; and My old Praktikas 8 x 25 can be relegated to a drawer somewhere.
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