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Low end binoculars with compass...
I'll be buying a pair of binoculars in the lower end of the budget spectrum and looking for some recommendations.
At the moment, I'm looking for
- Marine / Waterproof
- With Compass
- A good warranty.
I'm looking in the $200-300 range, but would happily go lower; I may end up with a standard pair of binoculars and a hand-bearing compass instead but would prefer them in one.
Up here, I've found the marine shops mostly carry
- Steiner (lowest being around $450-500, which is nice but over the budget by a bit.)
- Nikon Ocean Pro (These are out of stock but are my leading preference so far.)
- Optisan High Seas (These are on sale and I really liked using them in the store. However, only a 3 year warranty.)
- West Marine (I didn't like these; Every pair I tried in the shop had an out-of-focus compass.)
Any others I should consider? Bushnell? ATN? Pentax?