Greenwing,I have a lot of Bino's,Nikon,Bushnell Vortek,Zeiss that were made in East Germany,Tasco(JUNK),and the one's I presently use,my Swarovski"s(Super Excellent,but Expensive).I also had a pair of Leupold Yosemite but thanks to my GWP(Bird Dog)they are no longer working,LOL!For your price range I would def.Get the Leuopold Yosemite.Terrific glass,size and weight and just as good as my other one's.They are really a nice pair for hunting and cost about $110 or a little cheaper.I know you will like them.Hope this helps and good hunting
I have both 10x and 8x binoculars I don't find the 10x hard to hold steady but for hunting in the mountain I like the 8 better.Hard to explain why. 10x is just a little too much for close in. In the same series 8 will usually be a little smaller in size.
looking at getting a new pair of binos. looking at $200 or less any ideas what you guys recommend? thanks
What is their primary purpose? I hunt mostly woodlots with some small fields. I like a 6x30, light weight and enough magnification for what I need. Having said that I'm very happy with a pair of Leopold Yosemites I purchased a few years back.