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Initial post: Dec 28, 2011 6:04:56 PM PST
best binoculars to take on a cruise?

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 1:20:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2013 1:13:47 PM PST
Hi, Kevin! Binoculars for cruising or traveling are VERY similar to those used for bird watching: small and ligtweight, wide angle of view, quick focusing, able to focus at close distances if necessary, and be weather resistant. Long distance reach is usually not essential. Traveling is all about sights and experiences and these will greatly enhance them! At this time (1-18-13) the best binoculars in this category in both expert and regular user reviews under $400 are: 1) Celestron 8X42 Granite with 5 of 5 stars ($336-Amazon) that has ED (extra low dispersion glass) for accurate colors. Has style similar to very costly ones; 2) Eagle Optics Ranger 8X42 with 5 stars ($299-Amazon), 3) Vanguard 8X42 Spirit ED with 5 stars ($235-Amazon) has ED glass, too, and is the best value in the category, 4) Pentax 8X36 with 4 stars ($230-Amazon), 5) Steiner 8X32 Merlin with 4 stars ($309-Amazon), and the Minox BV 8X42 BR with 4 stars ($212-Amazon). If you are on a smaller budget, the Redfield Renegade 10X50 (67620) are heavier at 2 pounds but are fully multicoated and have a wide 6.7 degree angle of view. Theyre an amazing value at $114 on Amazon. There you have it. Always try to test some at a local binocular store to find your preferences. Bon voyage!
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