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    Posted: June/30/2017 at 10:15
My children love to view things from on water when we are in our boat.

I am looking for something that is durable that is easy to get behind and that doesn't cause eye strain and is pleasing to the eyes.

I am looking to spend less than $100 each at max $200 each as they could end up going for a swim...(not the intention but always a possibility. 

I am thinking fairly lightweight as they are 10 yrs old are 54" tall and weigh about that much 55lbs... skinny and scrawny...

Thank you!

Sorry for my abandonment of this forum I am fairly busy lots going on in life...Still get on from time to time...
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Kowa YF 6X30. Leupold Yosemite 6x30.
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...and make sure that it is the 6x, not the 8x or 10x. Binoculars are not like trucks, bigger is not always better.
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Green Ring? on the Leupold is 8 too much both on sample list
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6X......excellent advice
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Boats move.  6x is better for that environment.

There is a reason so many navy/maritime binoculars were 6x or 7x.

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6x Leupold Yosemite would get my vote.  They are very, very hard to beat anywhere near that price range.
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Kowa YF is just slightly better. They are made at the factory where Yosemite was originally made. Leupold moved production elsewhere and they got a touch worse.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Kowa YF is just slightly better. They are made at the factory where Yosemite was originally made. Leupold moved production elsewhere and they got a touch worse.

I agree about a 6x30 Yosemite, and I have both the older and newer Leupold models,

and they are identical optically, that means it does not matter which to get.  "A touch worse"

I don't know about that.

I also have a 8x30 Kowa on loan to my neighbor.  A smiliar clone.  All nice optics.

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i hope to have them today or tomorrow
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Better late than never???  Big Grin

Oberwerk 6.5x32

Smallest, lightest, and least-expensive binocular.
Yet it's waterproof, has BAK4 prisms and is fully broadband multi-coated.
Offers the widest IPD range on the market making it the perfect childrens binocular but adults love it too.
Low 6.5x power offers very steady hand-held viewing with huge 8° FOV.
I prefer Porro prism binoculars especially those made in Japan. (i.e. Minox BD 10x44 BP) 8>)
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Used the Green Ring Leupys back in July the boys loved them wouldn't stopped looking through them even learned how to check out girls with them...j/k

They loved loved loved them.

Now I just have to find them we un packed them with the rest of the stuff and haven't seen them since. Hope to find them again soon.

They worked well i was shocked that $100 could get them something that spectacular.  Thank you ALL!!!

Thank you for all the recommendations!

Sorry to be so absent.

All input sincerely appreciated. 
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