Dear Eagle Optics,
I would like to upgrade to a better binocular--the one I have is an older 8x42 Bausch & Lomb I inherited from my parents. What are some things to think about when upgrading? Should I go to a 10x?
Congratulations on your decision to upgrade your optics! Technological advances in the sport optics industry, even in the last 10 years, will ensure that any modern binocular will have better lens and prism coatings than the older models, making the image brighter and sharper.
We always tell customers to buy the best binocular they can afford, thereby avoiding another upgrade down the road. Also, going from an 8x to a 10x isn't necessarily an upgrade--a 10x is hard to hold steady for some people, has a more narrow field of view than an 8x of the same model, and will be less bright in low-light conditions.
It may help to check this article in the Eagle Optics Blog for more information about upgrading your binocular. As always, if you have further questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.