Monthly Archives: February 2011

Leupold 8×42 binoculars

Leupold & Stevens is a family owned business (5th generation) which has been in the USA for more than 100 years. The company entered the riflescope market in 1947 and has since then dominated that market. In 1992 they started … Continue reading

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Leupold Rogue 8×42

The Leupold Rogue 8×42 Porro is the only porro prism design of the six Leupolds which are reviewed. In my book this is an advantage, since in its price range the optics of porro prism designed binoculars will be better than … Continue reading

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Leupold Pinnacles 8×42

Please note that the Leupold Pinnacles Binoculars are unavailable at the moment. Please visit Leupold Mojave Binoculars for a complete review of the latest releases in this series by Leupold. The Leupold Pinnacles 8×42 Roof Prism Binocular is the top-of-the-range … Continue reading

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MINOX BV II 62028 8×42 BR

In April 2010 the MINOX BV II 62028 8×42 BR Full Size Binocular  was released, replacing the old Minox BV 8×42 BR. This new Minox BV is truly a special pair of binoculars and one of the best in terms … Continue reading

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Vortex 8×42 binoculars: Overview

The following 8×42 Vortex binoculars will be reviewed and compared: Vortex Crossfire 8×42     Diamondback 8×42     Fury 8×42     Viper 8×42     Razor 8×42     The ultimate warranty in binoculars: The Vortex (Sheltered Wings) warranty: All Vortex binoculars are covered by the same warranty, … Continue reading

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Vortex Razor 8×42 binocular

The Vortex Razor 8×42 is the top-end product by Vortex (Sheltered Wings) in the 8×42 category. As is the case with many other makes, the different models in a particular category (like 8×42) all look quite the same, with the … Continue reading

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Steiner 8×42 Peregrine Binocular

With their new Peregrine series Steiner issued 8×42, 10×42 and 8.5×50 models, of which the Steiner Peregrine 8×42 (model 348) is the most versatile and will now be reviewed. When a binocular is honored with Field & Stream’s 2006 Best … Continue reading

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Steiner Merlin 8×42

The Steiner Merlin 8×42 Binoculars were designed with birdwatchers in mind with the help from Steiner Optics’ championship birding team as well as experts from the American Birding Association, but they are in fact an excellent option as a versatile … Continue reading

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Steiner Predator 8×42

Steiner 8×42 Predator Binocular The Steiner Predator series covers a wide variety of binoculars, ranging from the small pocket size Steiner 8×22 and 10×26 Predator Pro  to the 8×56 and 10×56 Predator C5 binoculars. The most versatile of them all … Continue reading

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Pentax 8×42 DCF HRc Binocular

The Pentax 62553 8×42 DCF HRc is currently (Feb. 2011) trading at $249.00 at Amazon, which represents a discount of 55% (listing price: $549.42), which I regard as an insult to this very fine instrument. But who’s complaining if you can … Continue reading

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