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Fujinon 7x50 + 12x32 stablized.
I think its worth it to buy good binocs...I have Fujinon 7x50 FMTRC-SX are outstanding. Compass or no compass, either way. Defender has a sale coming up, and even their current price is less than Eagle Optics, which is pretty darn good. .
But I also have a pair of Fujinon 12 x 32 Techno-Stabi Juniors, which are really, really cool.
These two binocs serve different purposes, and I need them both.
When you are working your way into a new cove at dusk and you are trying to figure out if that rock is nearer or further than that bouy, you want the super coated 7x50's. They have an amazingly bright image, you can fall right into it.
When you are trying to figure out what the name of the boat that just threw that huge wake at you or if the sign on the piling says visitors welcome, trespassers will be shot, or diesel $4.55/gal you want stabilized binocs. The image is not as bright, and its harder to judge distances and relative sizes, but the trick of a stabilized image and what it does to readability is like science fiction come true.
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