I’ve recently been in the market for a pair of good binoculars. I have a fairly good pair at work that was passed down to me from former Birds & Blooms editors. They work great for checking out the birds in the small woods outside my window. But the ones I have at home are horrible. I think I can see better on my own without my glasses or contacts instead of trying to get them to work for me.
My bird friend, Ken, tells me you’re not likely to get a good pair of binocs for less than $150. And I know there are ones out there that are several hundred dollars (some are even several thousand)! So what do you think? Do you have any tips for me? I’m currently considering the She line by Nikon (pictured here) because I figure Nikon is a reputable brand, and they are darn cute, too! How many of you have binoculars? Perhaps this would make a good “editors’ picks” product feature in the magazine. If I need help, surely others do, too.
Thanks for your tips and advice!