Binos- HUGE Price Variance?

JBS

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I am blown away by the variance in the price of binos and optics in general.

Two main questions:

  • 1.) Does anyone have a preference for an all-around rugged high powered bino set? Any suggestions? Maybe anything I should stay AWAY from?

  • 2.) Why is there such a huge difference in price between different binos?

For example:


Here's a set of binos for $2,599, and immediately after there is another seemingly high quality set for $229, less than 1/10th the price of the first.

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What is it that an extra $2,250 is buying me, if I spend the extra money? What should I be looking for? Is it really worth all that extra money for a reasonable set?
 

x SF med

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Schmidt and Bender, Zeiss, Leupold and Tasco are in order The Best, Great, Oustanding, Average in optics quality - price follows optics quality, resolutin, depth of field and angle of field.
(Schmidt and Bender makes the best scopes - their binos are hard to find)
Go to a good outdoors store and try the binos - some will even correct for astigatism and torus deflection in the eye (near or far sightedness). Get a pair that work for you, and are comfortable for you, and fit your budget.
 

JBS

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Good stuff; I appreciate all of the information.
x SF med said:
Go to a good outdoors store and try the binos - some will even correct for astigatism and torus deflection in the eye (near or far sightedness). Get a pair that work for you, and are comfortable for you, and fit your budget.
Great suggestion. I've got to get off the websites for a while.
 
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