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    Posted: October/26/2016 at 11:11
My only experience with "big" binos has been the Vortex Kaibab and Swaro SLC 15s (I favored the Swaros by a long shot)... but I see some brands out there making 20X binos and I'm wondering what kind of quality these are?  Many of them seem to be brands that I'm not as familiar with, optical quality up there with the Swaro, zeiss, and leicas of the world?  The more I look through a piece of glass the more I come to appreciate the ability to use both eyes.
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Many of them are brands nobody should be familiar with.
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Originally posted by WJC WJC wrote:

Many of them are brands nobody should be familiar with.


http://swfa.com/Nikon-20x56-Monarch-5-Binocular-P64540.aspx Big Grin

http://swfa.com/Pentax-20x60-PCF-WP-II-Binocular-P47962.aspx Bandito

http://swfa.com/Zeiss-20x60-Classic-Stabilized-Binocular-P875.aspx Clown

I own 5 different 20x binoculars and the optical performance of each one is above average.
Not a mediocre one in the bunch. like-button.jpg

Edited by Bird Watcher - December/12/2016 at 23:38
I prefer Porro prism binoculars especially those made in Japan. (i.e. Minox BD 10x44 BP) 8>)
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is the zeiss the daddie Super
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Originally posted by verminator verminator wrote:

is the zeiss the daddie Super


The Zeiss 20x60 is The Sugar Daddy.  moneyeyes.gif moneyeyes.gif
I prefer Porro prism binoculars especially those made in Japan. (i.e. Minox BD 10x44 BP) 8>)
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I prefer Porro prism binoculars especially those made in Japan. (i.e. Minox BD 10x44 BP) 8>)
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Originally posted by Bird Watcher Bird Watcher wrote:

Farvision 20x Image Stabilizer binoculars from Russia. Wink

http://farvisionlab.ru/?product=binocular-with-image-stabilization&lang=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEsjzdwLeL4
So lay it out straight… are you recommending this binocular?
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Here is a link, to Oberwerk the company handling these things.
https://oberwerk.com/product/farvision-20x50s-image-stabilized-binocular/

For $2,995 they are not exactly what I expected to find,  Sort of figured this would be some $79.99 special Big Smile
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mates just picked up a old pair off the zeiss 20/60's image stabilized bino's for £900...glass is good the other bit dont work...bin in touch with zeiss they said send them bk to germany they wiil repair them free off charge and refund postege. hows that for customer service Excellent
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Not sure how portable the OP wants them but the Kowa Highlanders come in a 21x82mm configuration.

They are a large binocular though and would require a tripod / head for use but i've seen them being used in the field for long range observation by a few groups.

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by Bird Watcher Bird Watcher wrote:

Farvision 20x Image Stabilizer binoculars from Russia. Wink

http://farvisionlab.ru/?product=binocular-with-image-stabilization&lang=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEsjzdwLeL4
So lay it out straight… are you recommending this binocular?


If you can afford one then I recommend that you try one & let us know what you think. Big Grin


I prefer Porro prism binoculars especially those made in Japan. (i.e. Minox BD 10x44 BP) 8>)
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