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hi
wondering if someone can help
 
im going on safari for 2 weeks and need a pair of binoculars for the trip. i have bought some 10x50 nikon extreme ones which weigh about 1kg.
 
would anyone have some advice on whether id be better off with smaller ones or a different make? are steiner good? i can spend up to about £300 at a push.
 
thanks
 
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I'd look at the a better grade of Nikon.  The Zeiss 8x30 conquest are a best buy for the money and would be my go to choice. I'd look for something in the 8x30 to 8x40 size range.  I have high end 8x30 Steiners and am not impressed with the resolution at all.
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The new Bushnell legend hd may be another one to look at.
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As you're going for Safari in Africa must of your hunt will be during daylight, so the best choice would be swarovski, because they're the sharpest, for the price maybe the SLC 8x30/8x42...... I suggest, if you don't want to spend that much I'd look for some zeiss conquest...... but no less than that.
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