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My old bino's gave up the other day. 
After scooting a little around, i boiled it all down to two brands. As it´s my # 2 binos for the car, i don't wan't to spend a fortune.
Should i put my money in a :  Nikon Sporter 8x42 EX or in a Vortex Crossfire 8x42 ???????

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Claus,
Check out this Brand New offering from Nikon. 2011 ProStaff 7 Series.
Great features for a great price and backed by Nikon's No-Fault Binocular Warranty

 
BMAN as a rep you should pay closer attention to the SWFA Optics Talk Forum rules, which you agreed to observe upon membership. 
 
Please refrain from publishing links to competitor sites in the future.


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It looks great, but it's not on the European market yet, at least not what i can find on the internet.
Anyway.. What i can judge from US prices it will be more expensive than what i whish to spend for my # 2 bino when it hits EU.
But thank's for your suggestion.Wink
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Originally posted by Claus Claus wrote:

My old bino's gave up the other day. 
After scooting a little around, i boiled it all down to two brands. As it´s my # 2 binos for the car, i don't wan't to spend a fortune.
Should i put my money in a :  Nikon Sporter 8x42 EX or in a Vortex Crossfire 8x42 ???????

what the heck happen to those ones you were using while over here hunting?
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I still have the Zeiss, but it´s to good for my truck you know.

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lol OK  just checking, btw sending u an email

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Originally posted by Claus Claus wrote:

My old bino's gave up the other day. 
After scooting a little around, i boiled it all down to two brands. As it´s my # 2 binos for the car, i don't wan't to spend a fortune.
Should i put my money in a :  Nikon Sporter 8x42 EX or in a Vortex Crossfire 8x42 ???????

Personally, I would have neither one.  There are too many decent low priced roofs with phase correction to, IMO, waste money on a non phase corrected roof.  I know the Crossfire is not phase coated, and I don't think the Nikon you mention is either (if somebody can correct that I will gladly stand corrected too Smile).  My personal experience with both is limited.  Mostly because they both suck and neither pass the first view test for me to deem them worthy of further effort.  A Monarch would be a better binocular in the Nikon lineup and the Diamondback would be a better choice in the Vortex line.  I won't comment further as I don't know what you can get in Europe.
 
I've got in in my head you are looking over there at what is marketed here as the Trailblazer.


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Steve: There's no doubt i get better binocullars in the models you mention. Like i wrote i need an extra pair that not cost a fortune. 
They will be posted in my truck.
You are right about the name Sporter / Trailblazer.
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Claus, 
I bought a pair for my wife,lol, for Mothers Day. Funny how they have been in my truck ever since! I don;t think they will last long at this price.

http://www.competitor
I am not sure if they are the same price everywhere or not.

Here are some of the features.

Fully multicoated lenses & phase-correction coated prisms

Lead- and arsenic free Eco-Glass™ lenses with multicoating and phase-correction coated prisms deliver excellent brightness and resolution.

Durable and protective, rubber-armored coating

Provides a sure, non-slip grip, wet or dry.

Lightweight, slim design

Provides excellent ergonomics, strength and ruggedness in a package that is comfortable to carry all day.

Smooth central focus knob

Fast range of focus for quick viewing.

Multi-setting click stop eyecups

For a clear comfortable view, with or without eyeglasses,

Precision aligned optics

For extended viewing on the toughest hunts.

Waterproof/fogproof

Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed.




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Originally posted by Claus Claus wrote:

Steve: There's no doubt i get better binocullars in the models you mention. Like i wrote i need an extra pair that not cost a fortune. 
They will be posted in my truck.
You are right about the name Sporter / Trailblazer.
Claus,
 
I understand about not needing to spend a lot of money.  I've been there most of my life Smile.  However, I too keep binoculars in my truck 24/7/365.  There is never a time I don't have at least one binocular in there (usually two).  Personally I could not, even in my wildest imagination, think of having something on the order of a Vortex Crossfire in there.  I use glass from the truck a lot around the ranch and I have no less need for decent optics from the seat of my pickup checking cows on the far side of the pasture than I do after I've busted my butt to the top of the ridge and am trying to see if anything in that bunch of deer over there is worth the extra effort to get closer.  That might tend to color my thinking on the subject of truck binos a bit.
 
I do think the Nikon here is a better choice than the Crossfire.  Diamondbacks are still cheap too.  If you really want a really good and cheap roof binocular that has a decent field, and is phase corrected, look at the Zen Ray Vista, although it might be hard to get in Europe.  You might also check Frank D's comments on the Zhumel Short barrel binocular here too.  If you can get Vortex there, you might also keep in mind the Vortex Raptor porro prism.  I have the 6.5x32 and it is a really nice glass.


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 Steve:
We don´t have the same expections to our " Truck binos" Smile as we don´t have the same needs.
You use yours professionally, i don't. 
I got some great Zeiss binos i use for hunting. That´s where i have my need for good quality bino's. 
I have checked around, and it doesn't seem like i have any luck finding the Zen ray Vista over here.


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Bro either one thos binos will work great if ur just wantting a bang around pair that u dont care what happens to hell for that matter I've seen some good Tasco.

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If they are a bang around pair of binos, get something with a good warranty.

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Well what ones are you getting
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I have put it on hold for a while cause my buddy is buying new binos. 
He´ll sell me his old Zeiss at a good price. They are old but well keept. 
I think i´ll be better off with that.
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