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which binoculars ??

Lots of useful info there thanks all. I now havea good starting point for research. Thanx again
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Best binocular? With Any binocular along the day you can see similar but when the light go down with a 10x50 you'll not see nothing with an 7x50 you still see something. About power ..in the sea rock'n'rolling ! More power more unstable less power more stable. So the best choice is a 7x with lens diameter as much as possible. Brands? Many! Steiner, eschenbach regatta, Swarovski, and many others. last...the price depend the quality of the lens..( is similar at lens for camera. Cheaper bad photos.. expensive good photos) and almost choose any binocular filled by gas so no water entering.... Ps: is almost 25 year that I sell binocular....
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Re: which binoculars ??

Yes I agree that on a boat a 7x50 is better than a 10x50. Also with a bigger enlargement you get always less light on the image.

I have choosen this ones precisely by its superior quality with low light.

Nexus Marine Catalogue 2012 - Nexus - Page nį 56 - PDF Catalogues | Documentation | Boating Brochures

It is quite surprising, you actually seem to have a much brighter image at dusk through the binoculars than without them and that is odd. It takes also haze away. At night the image is also surprisingly bright, also brighter than without them.

I have posted already the model without compass, by mistake. I have the one with compass now and I owned one without compass for many years. I think the image quality is very similar, compass or not.
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Re: which binoculars ??

My buddy Steve (seeyalatermoonglow here on SN) posted a thread about these Bushnell permafocus binocs a few years ago and they are the pair I keep in the cockpit.

Bushnell Permafocus 7x50 Binoculars 175007 FREE S&H 17-5007. Bushnell Binoculars.

They aren't great binocs, but for a quick view of something one handed they are great. No focusing and at $60 if they go over the side it's not the end of the world. Surprisingly good optics too, but they don't work well for close in objects (inspecting the spreader lights, etc). We also carry a pair of Fujis with compass (Laurie hates them) and Canon stabilized which are incredible but go through batteries like crazy (we use rechargeable).
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