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Would love to get some thoughts and opinions on people's favorite 7X power binoculars.  I've never really looked through much in this power range to be honest, but it just might be the ticket for a few of my hunting situations. 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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I would check out the 7x42 SLC Swarovski on the Samplelist for $900, there is also a pair of 7x42 Leica Trivoids on the sample list.  Leica has the Ultradoivds in 7x42 or Zeiss FLs in 7x42.  I think the 7x42 is the way to go for low light situtations.  I am looking at the 7x42 Swarovski SLCs myself.  Let me know what you purchase.  Thanks

 

 

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not to beat a dead horse............

 

if you haven't already done so, look at the 7x50 polaris from fujinon.

 

made for ship captains, available in rubber armor coatings w/out compass.

 

these are not too heavy and every bit as good, IMO, as the swaro 7x50's.

 

under 600 bucks too.  I know i have commented on these binos w/ you guys before.

 

I have had field experience w/ almost every great bino brand, aside from maybe leica........

they hold their own and are comfy on my shoulders.

 

very bright, very crisp, not too heavy - just right for the lowlight.

autofocus takes the guesswork away.

 

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Out of the models I tried my first choice would probably be the Leica 7x42 Trinovid. Image quality is superb though the handling leaves a little to be desired. The Swaro SLC and Meopta Meostar 7x42s would be tied for second. The former's only real drawback is length and weight. The latter's main drawback being a bit too much color fringing around the outside edge of the image and a slightly warm color bias.

 

In lower price range binoculars the 7x42 Bushnell Discoverer would probably be my top choice.

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After a brief fling with various roof prism 7x or 8x binoculars of various makes, I am going back to porros in either 7x40 or 7x50 configuration.

Fujinon Polaris (FMTR-SX) would be your top choice if you are OK with individual focus binoculars.

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Have you ever looked through the Habicht 7x42mm?

It would be nice to hear from anyone who has any experience with the Swarovski Traditionals in the 7x42mm.
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I've seen them, but it was admittedly a while ago and I did not have anything to compare them with.  They are well made and the glass is good.  I do not remember being particularly impressed, however, considering the competition.

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My tired and old eyes were amazed with the Zeiss FL 7x42's.  When I dialed in the focus on a 50 yard tree branch it felt like putting on new prescription glasses.  I don't know the technical terms but the clarity and color had an almost liquid feel.  Kinda like looking at a high def TV with a satelite signal.

 

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Some of you might be interested in this:

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/
Number/1849551/page/2/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1

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