/ Binoculars - one for the Birders (or the voyeurs!)
You should spend 250 quid, and then tell Mrs S that they were 50 quid!! ;0)
Failing that, as long as they are waterproof and are no stronger than 10x40, you cant go wrong with a pair of Opticron! Yes I am a fan! Both my scope and bins are Opticron!
Did some research into this for general (as opposed to birdy) low-cost good quality binoculars for a present for Papa Straggler in 2002...and Opticron was the overwhelming suggestion. Got some for about £90, seem OK if you like that sort of thing
I've got a pair of 10x50 jobs that you are welcome to have for free. They are neither light nor were they ever cutting edge but they've kept me keen for many years and as you can see from other posts I'm trading up.
Cheers Slug that would be very good of you!
Do *NOT* speak to Ring Ouzel!
Ring Ouzel reckons I should spend at least £250
Ah, too late. In which case I should warn you that's merely his opening gambit - the price will continue to increase every time you talk to him!
<stares forlornly into empty wallet, while appreciating the ability to do so with such clarity from such a distance>
He said that if I was to get cheap ones I wouldn't be allowed to look him directly in the eye and would have to walk at least 3 steps behind him.
I can recommend Opticron aspheric 8 x 40. £69 from Opticron - you might get them for less. Ideal for birdwatching beginners, fairly lightweight and RSPB recommended.
Drop me a note with your address and and I'll post them up to you at the weekend when I get back
> He said that if I was to get cheap ones I wouldn't be allowed to look him directly in the eye and would have to walk at least 3 steps behind him.
Sounds fair enough! ;0)
I got these Nikon Bins for less than £50. Very good all rounder,sharp bright and easy to focus.
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