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Old 24-07-2007, 06:36   #1
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Stabilized Binoculars

What type do you have, do you use them regularly. Whould you get the same model again or is there a better choice on your wish list.

I searched and found only one old thread relevent and decided to start a new one here in the Nav section as Binoculars are a NAV tool.

Are the Fuji 14x40's still the one to get. How about the Canon's 15x50IS anyone using those. Any other's.

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Old 26-08-2007, 15:14   #2
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We have the Fuji 12 X 32. We use them everyday and would buy again, although I tried a pair of the 14 power last year and was reasonbly impressed.

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I have the Canon 8X25IS. The were inexpensive and work fine for my needs. Are they the sexiest ones on the market? No. But for everday beaters they work fine.
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We have the nikon 14x40s. They are essentially the same as the fuji's. We just happened to find them first. The only drawback to stabilized binos is they eat AA batteries if you use them a lot and you will at first. We save the stabilizing for when we really need to read id something. They are heavy though so you won't want to wear them long.
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