[Tweeters] Binocular Advice

Francis Wood fbwood at u.washington.edu
Sat Sep 16 14:42:52 PDT 2006

Hello Tweeters,

In reply to recent comments on the above topic, there are a
couple of references worthy of review by anyone considering selecting and
purchasing binoculars.

One consists of a pair of “Tools of the Trade” articles by Derek
Lovitch in the May/June and July/August ‘06 issues of Birding (magazine of
the American Birding Association). These are entitled “Mid-price
Binoculars” and review seven models including Alpen Apex, Bushnell Legend,
Leupold Olympics, Leupold Pinnacles, Nikon Monarchs, Pentax DC HR II and
Swift Ultra-lites.

The second reference is in the current BirdWatcher’s Digest
(Sept./Oct. ‘06) by Michael and Diane Porter entitled “10 Myths about
Birding Optics”. Nine of the ten relate primarily to binoculars. The tenth
one is on straight-through versus angled spotting scopes.

Good luck in selecting what turns out to
be best for you.

Fran Wood (male)

412 – 36th
Avenue (Madrona)

Seattle, 98122

fbwood at u.washington.edu

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