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Hello I hope it's ok that I ask for advice here, I have already done a lot of research on binoculars over a long time, I never could pick a pair of binos because the more I researched the harder it got.

However I've recently moved to a beautiful mountainous area with some of the finest nature I have seen, and now I am determined to buy some binos so I can enhance my nature experiences.

Here's my current requirements:

They must be reasonably easy to bring, I want to buy some more powerful ones later for more stationary use.

I'm thinking about 8x magnification

I really want decent FOV

Should be able to be used with glasses

I will use them for scouting and observing nature, specifically from heights, but I also like watching birds.

My budget is around 350 dollars, give or take. I'd like to spend as little as possible of course, but I also want a proper experience. 

I live in a country where not all brands are available, of course I could order online but the taxes I'd have to pay would most likely not make it worth it. I've been looking at Nikon Monarch 7 8x30, what do you guys think? Really appreciate advice.
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the Nikon will work....also look at the Zeiss Terra 8x32 ED.....
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Hey Swanderson,

I would rather try Zeiss Terra ED 8x42.

I bought mine here: http://www.binoculars-expert.co.uk/zeiss-terra-ed-8-x-42/225010. It is really a pair of high quality binoculars. It means that the price is pretty high, but they are thoroughly worth it. I don't know how much they would be in dollars though. Just check them out:)
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