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Involuntarily replacing my binos. Suggestions?


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Either I've misplaced them in the last three days or someone helped them out my car (usually locked but ?).

Considering these 10x42 from Vortex ($500), Kowa ($450), and Snypex ($430 on sale from $600).  Thoughts and experiences?  Thanks

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1401562-REG/vortex_v201_10x42_viper_hd_binocular.html 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1521083-REG/kowa_bdii_42_10xd_10x42_bd_ii_xd.html/overview

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1275104-REG/snypex_9042d_ed_10x42_knight_d_ed_binocular.html

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I have a pair of the Vortex 10x42.  I've used them hard for several years, and for me they're fine.  Of course, I use Vortex for everything (2 scopes, a monocular, my wife's binos, even our son has Vortex binos).  I also have an old pair of Diamondbacks, which I did once send in for repair, and that worked out well, except that I ended up dropping them again and eventually replaced them with the Vipers.

I don't know much about the other brands, except that many of the birders around me use Kowa scopes, which appear to be excellent.

 

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FOUND 'EM!

They weren't in my glove compartment, where I normally keep them.  We went to a waterfront place for lunch Sunday, and I'd transferred them in my Darling Bride's car.  Since I didn't use them at the restaurant, I forget they were in her car.  

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Oh, and they're Vortex Viper 10X42s.  I didn't mention that initially because I didn't want to skew any feedback.  Pretty good chance I'd have reordered them again but it never hurts to check what's out there.

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1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Oh, and they're Vortex Viper 10X42s.  I didn't mention that initially because I didn't want to skew any feedback.  Pretty good chance I'd have reordered them again but it never hurts to check what's out there.

I’m very happy with my Vortex Diamondbacks 10x42s! Great in low light!

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1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I'm on the deck as the sun is setting with my D-back 8x42, my backyard pair.  The Vipers in the car are the road warriors.

Try not to forget which car they're in this time! 😏

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