Thursday, January 29, 2015

Questions about Steiner Skyhawk Pro binocular



1. I would be so grateful if tell me between binoculars "steiner skyhawk pro 8x32" and "steiner skyhawk pro 10x42" which ones are more suitable for nature observation.



2. In your website, why have not you  mentioned where these two binoculars were made?(aren't they German made binoculars?)



3. Since these two binos are not fully multi-coated and ED, are their image quality inferior to some of low price binos, which are ED and fully-multi-coated like Vanguard Spirit ED,...



Best Regards 

Ebrahim K.

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Dear Ebrahim,

Thanks for your e-mail.



We don’t carry the Steiner Skyhawk Pro binocular, and as far as I can tell, it isn’t offered for sale in the U.S.  I found a comprehensive review of that model here: http://www.bestbinocularsreviews.com/Steiner10x42SkyHawkPro-81.htm  My assumption is that it’s made in China; as most binoculars under $500 (U.S. currency) are sourced out of China.



That being said, I can speak in more general terms about choosing a binocular size and magnification for general nature observation. 

8x is easier to hold steady, and the 8x32 would be smaller, more lightweight, and have a wider field of view than the 10x42.  Both would be about the same brightness in low light. 



According to the review I linked above, this binocular probably does have fully multi-coated lenses. However if it's in your budget, a binocular with ED or HD glass would be a better value and give better performance.



All the best,

Eagle Optics


 

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