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I'm looking at buying a pair of Brunton Eterna 10x42's for bowhunting. I wear glasses when I hunt. The Eterna's are listed as having 17mm eye relief. Is this going to be enough to use them without removing my glasses?

I was also thinking about the Pentax DCF HRII which has 22mm eye relief but I read some negative reviews about their optics.

I live in a small country town in Australia. I can't try out any decent quality bino's firsthand 'cause the local camera shop only sells Tasco and Chinese crap.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Everyone is different.  Some can do it with 15mm and other require closer to 20mm.  Just depends on your build, glasses and how you wear them.


The Pentax DCF HRII binoculars have been one of our best sellers for a while.  They do not compare to binoculars costing 2x the money but do compare favorably to others in their price range.

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I've been impressed with the Pentax myself - and I wear glasses, so eye relief is also a biggie for me.  They make some very good glass.


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