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    High magnification binos for spotting?

    I wear glasses and have a hard time with the field of view through a spotting scope, can anyone recommend a pair of high magnification binos greater then 15 power for long range glassing?

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    Nikon has just introduced a pair of 16x56 and 20x56 Monarch 5's. The 20x will sell for $800-$900. There are a few 15x binos out there but not as many 20x so they might be worth looking into. I have seen them in Sportsmans Warehouse but I don't know if every store will be carrying them since it appeals to a small market.

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    I don't know how deep your wallet stretches but look up docter optics. There serious glass! May be spelled dokter not real sure. Regardless youll want a solid tripod if you dont already have one. They turn sub par binos into great glassers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clacklin009 View Post
    Nikon has just introduced a pair of 16x56 and 20x56 Monarch 5's. The 20x will sell for $800-$900. There are a few 15x binos out there but not as many 20x so they might be worth looking into. I have seen them in Sportsmans Warehouse but I don't know if every store will be carrying them since it appeals to a small market.
    Ill check those out for sure. But for some reason the first thing that comes to mind is 20x for 800 = not worth a look. But id like to check them out and prove my brain wrong. If there solid and clear ill be selling them asap!

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    Swarovski SLC 15X56. They are on sale for $1700 at most places right now.
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    Kowa also has a pair of "Big Eyes" called Highlanders. Very expensive though. Its actually two spotting scopes set up as binoculars. fatrascal.

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    Thanks all, great info for me to check out. I looked at the Kowa Highlanders on thier web site very heavy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    Ill check those out for sure. But for some reason the first thing that comes to mind is 20x for 800 = not worth a look. But id like to check them out and prove my brain wrong. If there solid and clear ill be selling them asap!
    Hardstalk, what is it about the 20x you think is not worth the look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clacklin009 View Post
    Nikon has just introduced a pair of 16x56 and 20x56 Monarch 5's. The 20x will sell for $800-$900. There are a few 15x binos out there but not as many 20x so they might be worth looking into. I have seen them in Sportsmans Warehouse but I don't know if every store will be carrying them since it appeals to a small market.
    Checked these out online, I’ll definitely give these a look. Thanks clacklin009

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR View Post
    Hardstalk, what is it about the 20x you think is not worth the look?
    I just think that subpar glass @ 20x fixed will leave ya hangin. Might be able to get away with low quality glass for 8 or 10x but if you have a fixed 20x your going to want some quality to see past a mile. I would like to know how these work out though. My train of thought may be completely backwards.

 

 

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