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Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm am thinking about upgrading my Vortex Diamondbacks this year. I have basically narrowed it down to the Vortex Talon HD's or the Brunton Eterna 11x45's. I can get the Talons for around 360 (through a friend) and the eterna's for like 270 I think. I think the 11x45 are my dream size binos. Pretty light weight, and a little higher power than the 10's I carry now, but with minimal FOV lost from the higher power. I mainly use them for longer range glassing for both elk an mulies. Havent been able to look through either one, but plan to soon. Would these be a good upgrade from the DB's? Thanks in advance guys!!
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Originally posted by zrider2 zrider2 wrote:

I think the 11x45 are my dream size binos. Pretty light weight, and a little higher power than the 10's I carry now, but with minimal FOV lost from the higher power. I mainly use them for longer range glassing for both elk an mulies. Havent been able to look through either one, but plan to soon.
I certainly would take a  L O N G  hard look through the 11x45.
The Brunton is only 28 ozs., at 11x you may find the "lightweight" working against you in terms of hand shake.
At 10x and above it is usually wise to increase the weight of the binocular. 
Also, I seriously doubt that you will notice any 'significant' difference between 10x & 11x in terms of magnification of game at long distances.
Just my two cents worth. 
 


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You're going to get different opinions, but the only opinion that matters is your own. One binocular might look great to your eyes, and look like sh*t to another persons or vice versa. When you do finally have a chance to look through them both, try and pick a time of day where the light is fading so you can see how they hold up under low light.
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OK, so I may end up getting 8x's of either one, so power being equal has anyone had any bad experiences with either the Eternas, or Talons? Are they pretty equal as far as quality goes? Thanks again!
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