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Old March 23, 2010, 10:35 AM   #1
Northslope Nimrod
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Small binoculars for under $130?

My buddy loves my new Leupold Yosemites ($95) but he wants something even more compact. What do you recommend for under $130?
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Old March 23, 2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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Are the Yosemites 32mm? I wouldn't want to go any smaller than that due to shrinking exit pupil. The Yos are a screaming bargain, especially the 6x. I know I avoided the question, but if one has a hard time carrying a 32mm bin the offerings below that size really start to suffer and if not really worth it if one is using them at dusk or dawn.
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Old March 24, 2010, 03:11 AM   #3
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I bought some Hummer brand binocs at Big 5 last year to throw in my BOB...they are cheap, the fold up small, and they have decent vision when using them.
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Old March 24, 2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Look at some Nikon Travelites. I've had a pair of 9x25 for going on 20 years. They don't quite fit in a shirt pocket, but they're only 9 or 10 ounces and should run $100 or so. They used to come in 10x, 9x, 8x and 7x23 iirc. Maybe a 12x years ago.

Great color, no eyestrain. I've used them duck hunting and they didn't leak in the rain and sleet and snow, etc. They aren't waterproof either.

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edited to add: What? Half price?

"Price: $49.95
You Save: $81.00 (62%)
In Stock."

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Travelit.../dp/B00006GF1G
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