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Would like your impressions.  It has come down to either it, or Nikon Venturers, but the Nikons are $600 more.

 

 

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I would say that the Nikons are better binos.  I do not think that they are $600.00 better and they are very heavy by comparison.

 

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Thanks, Ranburr - I like my Pentax 20x50 binocs, but they are too big and heavy (and too much mag) for birding.

 

And I just can't bring myself to pay over $1000 for the Nikons - I could get 2 pairs of the Pentaxes and still have money left over for goodies.

 

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If your gonna spend $1k + you gotta consider resale value.  Nikon does not have as strong a resale value as the big 3 (Leica, Swarovski and Zeiss).

 

I like your idea of getting two Pentaxes.  If you like your 20x50 porro Pentax your gonna love the SP.

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Good points, Chris - plus now the wife wants her own pair - may have to go for the Celestron Noble 8x32 to start (x2)

 

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