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Old 06-08-2017, 07:30   #16
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Re: Compass Binoculars

I have had the milspec fujinons for ten years and they are great. A friend brought his steiners on the boat so we could do a side by side comparison.

Conclusion - The optics on both were great. The compass on both was great. The Steiners won by being way lighter than the fujinons. Much less weight if you are staring through them for a long time. A less important factor was that the fujinons fit in the standard pedestal drink/binocular holder while the steiners didnt. But that wouldnt be a deal breaker for me.

Check ebay - I got a great deal there on my binoculars.
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I see this was a old tread, but anyone currently looking, here a deal. For the money, you can't do better than this pair of binoculars. Steiners, w/lifetime warranty, German made 7X50, autofocus, waterproof, rubber armor and the coatings are very nice for night. I also just sight with a hand bearing hockey-puck.

Steiner 7x50 Police Binocular 646 for sale! - EuroOptic.com
Thank you for this. I've just Brought Out Another Two hundred.
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Old 10-08-2017, 17:03   #18
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Re: Compass Binoculars

Be aware that Steiners are marketed at varying price points and is very much you get what you pay for.

I was offered a cheaper Steiner but optics were not a patch on the frontline optics.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:07   #19
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I have had a pair of Fujinons since 1990 they have been on several boats even recovered from one that sunk. They are still clear and work as good as they did then. I wish I could say the same about me!
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Re: Compass Binoculars

Here is an interesting article on Canon image stabilized binoculars. Worth a read if you are in the market for image stabilization.

Review: Canon’s Image-Stabilized Binoculars РGary Seronik
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Re: Compass Binoculars

I'm a big fan of Nikon Ocean Pro binocs. Comfortable, good light, good eye relief, lighted compass, very durable, not stupid expensive.
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