Ideal Binoculars

Hank & Priscilla Brodkin hankb at
Tue Jun 27 18:47:57 EDT 2000

James Hanlon wrote:
> Any preferences out there for either the Bausch and Lomb Elite 8X42 or 10X42
> binoculars for use in the jungle for butterfly observation?
> In theory, I would think that more light and less shake from the 8X42's
> would be preferred over the slightly higher magnification of the 10X42's.
> Any other good binocular recommendations would also be appreciated.
> Jim

Jim -
Both of use the 8X42 Elites.  Ours focus on our toes.  The difference in
magnification is negligible and the 8X42s have an appreciably wider
field of view.  They are waterproof and unlike some of the cheaper close
focus binoculars they are excellent for birding, mammal watching, etc.
	             Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
	          Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
                    Lat: 31.450, Long: 110.267
             SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association

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