Monday, February 11, 2013

Is 8x32 or 10x30 better for deer hunting?

What is the difference between 8 x 32 and 10 x 30? Which is more powerful ? Which is best for deer hunting?


 Rex W.


Hi Rex,

Thank you for your interest in Eagle Optics.  

The difference between an 8x32 binocular and a 10x30 binocular is magnification and objective lens size (large lens furthest away from your eyes).  The first number (8 or 10) is the magnification, and the bigger the number the more the image will be magnified.  

The second number is the size of the objective lens in millimeters.  The larger this lens is the more light coming into the binocular.  Therefore the 10x30 is more powerful in terms of magnification, but will not give you as bright of an image because the objective lens is smaller.  

In general the 8x32 is the more versatile binocular and would be great for hunting in the woods, in lower light situations, or when distances aren't too great.  If instead you're going to be hunting in brighter light with greater distances you might prefer the 10x30.

I hope that's helpful, and please let us know if you have any other questions.


Eagle Optics

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