Sunday, May 30, 2010

comparing binoculars?

Q from Michael: I'm debating between three higher end binoculars to purchase. They will be used for nature observing, birding and general outdoor use. I DO wear eyeglasses
and my PD is 57 1/2mm.
Im looking at either the Meopta Meostar B1 10 x 42, or the Zeiss Conquest B
T* 10 x 40, or Pentax DCF ED 10 x 43.
A: Both of these binoculars are great at their price, but I'd have no problem pointing you in the directon of the Meopta or Pentax ED as far as overall quality at price point. The Zeiss Conquest is a great binocular in the under $700 price range, but I wouldn't put it in the same class as the Meopta and Pentax.
It's hard to say what would feel better in your hands. The Meopta is a bit less bulky than the Pentax, but you may like the thumb grooves and feel of the Pentax.

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