RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: BINOCULARS

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > BINOCULARS

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 8  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Oasisbob

Portland Oregon 97266

Senior Member

Joined: 11/18/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/19/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Technology is improving all the time and you do not need to spend alot to get alot. I am legally blind and use monoculars 12 & 14x with wide angle lenses. Glass lenses are still most rurable. I think this is a purchase best made locally. Go try some with different lenses, Range is also an important consideration. Congrats on the Lance. That is my dream camper


Oasis Bob
Wonderful wife 3 of 4 kids at home. 1 proudly serving in USAF
2018 Ford Explorer
2001 Bantam Trail Lite B-19

HAPPY TRAILS">

bka0721

Republic of Colorado

Senior Member

Joined: 03/19/2008

View Profile



Posted: 12/19/20 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

I’ve had two pairs of Nikon Monarch 7 for several years, one was 10x42 and one was 10x30. They are both much better than what most people typically carry based on my experiences at Yellowstone. The 42s are better in low light conditions. They are in the $300-400 range if you get a good price.



These are the ones (Nikon Monarch 10X42) I have and use in my professional work as a National Park Ranger and personally in my outdoor activities. They are great to use and bomb proof.

b


08 F550-4X4-CC-6.4L Dsl-206"WB GVWR17,950#
09 Lance 1191
1,560wSolar~10-6vGC2-1,160AmpH~Tri-Star-Two(2)60/MPPT~Xantrex 2000W
300wSolar~2-6vAGM-300AmpH~Tri-Star45/MPPT~Xantrex 1500W
16 BMW R1200GSW Adventure
16 KTM 500 EXC
06 Honda CRF450X
09 Haulmark Trlr


Bert the Welder

Van. Island

Senior Member

Joined: 03/11/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/19/20 11:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL wrote:

Optics have come a long way, compared to the inexpensive throwaway types we all have used at some point.

I found a great binocular years ago, that are high quality, and have given years of service, but still as good as the day I bought them.

Pentax 8x42 DCF WP

Jerry


Funny enough Jerry, you saved me getting off my duff to look. We've got the same ones and they are just fine for general "Hey, what's that?" usage. And compact, light weight and not Gucci priced so easy to toss in a bag.
And certainly more convenient then a 400mm Nikon lens hanging off your neck. [emoticon]

They might not be available anymore, but there are these:

https://www.amazon.com/Pentax-SD-8x42-WP-Binoculars/dp/B00SKO4AQI/ref=pd_di_sccai_1?pd_rd_w=3zq0s&pf_rd_p=c9443270-b914-4430-a90b-72e3e7e784e0&pf_rd_r=K781GY81N6X2FZSHZVEP&pd_rd_r=810c5821-d602-496a-b2a0-7a1b70a08c27&pd_rd_wg=omveN&pd_rd_i=B00SKO4AQI&psc=1


"> 1998 GMC 2500, 10.5 Okanagan, My better/smarter half, George and Finnegan(APBT), all I need.


woodworker414

Crystal City,Mo.

Senior Member

Joined: 01/02/2004

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 12/20/20 03:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

haycocreek, thanks for the reply. I will take a look at what you mentioned


Bill
WØWJU
Life is a trip, ENJOY the ride.
Safe Travels.
2015 Thor Motorcoach Chateau 31W
Toad: 2008 Chevy HHR
2015


Tvov

CT

Senior Member

Joined: 07/19/2003

View Profile



Posted: 12/20/20 06:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another brand to consider is Steiner.

I used a pair that a friend had and was amazed at the view quality.


_________________________________________________________
2008 F-250 CrewCab 5.4L,
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor


thomas201

Eastern Panhandle WV

Senior Member

Joined: 08/21/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/20/20 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cpt. Queeg gave good advise on power and light gathering. I too find it hard to use more than 8 to 10 x for long periods of time without a rest. I don't like the variable power binos, do they still sell those?

One word of advise for hunters, using binos better than your rifle scope, will give you extreme frustration some day. You will see the critter of dreams, but not through the rifle scope.

Geewizard

WA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/25/2004

View Profile



Posted: 12/20/20 08:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Canon Image Stabilized binoculars are the best in my opinion. I highly recommend them.

Image Stabilizer Binoculars


2004 Outfitter Apex 8
2014 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
300W solar, MPPT controller, LED lights
2 Fullriver 100AH AGM batteries
Compressor fridge
Wave 3 Heater
Air Lift WirelessAIR and air bags
Hankook Dynapro ATM 10-ply tires

rr2254545

Central Minnesota

Senior Member

Joined: 07/12/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/20/20 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We went with Celestron as recommended by the Audubon Society

https://www.audubon.org/news/category-get-game

$142 at Best Buy - they are light weight and I like them better than my Nikons


2012 Winnebago Journey 36M Cummins 360
2014 Jeep Cherokee, Air Force One, Blue Ox Avail tow bar
405 Campgrounds,91K miles driven in our Winnebago motor homes and 1961 nights camping since we retired in July 2009


woodworker414

Crystal City,Mo.

Senior Member

Joined: 01/02/2004

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 12/20/20 09:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tvov, thanks for the reply. I will check them out.

riah

ny

Full Member

Joined: 09/21/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/20/20 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Off topic ... but ... how crowded are the parks and boondocking spots currently this winter in FL? We’re considering heading down south in January 2021 as my elderly parents are snowbirds in Volusia County and recently retired but concerned about safety of traveling and lack of social distancing and masking up of general population and overly open economy, including bars and restaurants and then increased hospitalizations overrunning hospitals, especially after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

woodworker414 wrote:

Good afternoon everyone.
As I have mentioned. We plan to purchase a Lance 1172 next spring. And just thinking about what we wan to carry with u.
Yesterday we were exploring in the Withlacoochee State Forest here in central FL. Brenda spotted some large birds up the creek. Well the binoculars that I had with me were not very good. They were given to me. We finally decided that they were Sandhill cranes all puffed up because of the cold breeze.
So we thought we needed to get a better par.
We do not know anything about binoculars
Was wondering what all you folks are using?


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 8  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > BINOCULARS
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.