Friday, July 23, 2010

Steiner 12x40 Predator Pro vs. Vortex Diamondback 12x50

Q, from Rich:
I just received the Steiner Predator Pro 12x40 that I ordered.
They are fine, BUT I didn't think that they would have a near focus of
over 60 feet. As I use binoculars for birding that is a problem.
I will be returning these.
What do you recommend in a 10 power that has a near focus of 15 feet (is
that reasonable?).
I'd like to stay in the price range of the Steiners ($270).
Thanks for the help.
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A: Rich: Sorry to hear you aren't happy with the Steiners. I'd suggest taking a
look at the Vortex Diamondback 12x50:

They're very good quality with a far more comprehensive warranty
coverage than the Steiners, are more durable, and have better
accessories for a bit less money.

Hope this helps.

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