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   Old Thread  #13 2 Jul 2020 at 8.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone know what the differences between the Sahara and the Sierra are? Only about a fiver more for the Sierra on Amazon and I prefer the look of them, but don't know if the internals are (much) better or just different casing and cosmetics... one of the Amazon reviews say the Sierras are 25% lighter than Sahara but can't see weights for Sierra on Barr & Stroud's website so cannot confirm this.
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   Old Thread  #12 2 Jul 2020 at 8.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers just ordered some
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   Old Thread  #11 1 Jul 2020 at 10.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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74.50 here
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   Old Thread  #10 1 Jul 2020 at 3.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Excellent post as I have been looking to buy some bino's for a while and have been completely bamboozled by what is out there. I have also decided upon the 8 x 42 Sahara's and Amazon had them at a discounted price of 79 so have treated myself to a pair.
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   Old Thread  #9 30 Jun 2020 at 11.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It is the same

8 x 42 Exit Pupil = 5
10 x 50 Exit Pupil = 5

I have a pair of old Zenit 7 x 50 they have an Exit Pupil of 7 and are amazing in low light but they are huge
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   Old Thread  #8 30 Jun 2020 at 9.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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10x50s better in low light conditions
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   Old Thread  #7 30 Jun 2020 at 9.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm not sure how possible it is to try them out at the moment, just trying on sunglasses was hard enough
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   Old Thread  #6 30 Jun 2020 at 8.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's worth trying a few somewhere, even if you end up buying online later.
I use 10x42, mostly for birds but they do come fishing. They were brighter than a good few 50's but the main thing was ergonomics. They were very easy to hold stable and felt well balanced in the hand. Also the focussing ring was quick to find focus, if you know what I mean. They were the best of all I tried including some very pricey ones!
On paper I'd assumed I'd end up with 8x42, but they're quite a personal thing.
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   Old Thread  #5 30 Jun 2020 at 6.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers for the advice guys, ill go with the 8x42s then
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   Old Thread  #4 30 Jun 2020 at 5.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I have some 10x50s and they are a bit shaky to look through, I have to rest my elbows on something a lot of the time... I'll be going 8x42 next time
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   Old Thread  #3 30 Jun 2020 at 5.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Personally I would buy the 8x binoculars

they would be ideal for the reason its a wider field of view so easier to keep on target an of course lighter to carry around we really dont need any higher than 8 x thats why they are the favourite size chosen by bird watchers and the
8 x 42 Barr & Stround Saharas get brilliant reviews I have owned and used both sizes but not that make
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   Old Thread  #2 30 Jun 2020 at 2.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Generally...

50's will be heavier & bulkier than 40's but will let in more light.

10x will be harder to hold still than 8x but will "see" further.

Best to try them first - seriously.
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   Old Thread  #1 30 Jun 2020 at 1.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm going to buy some binoculars and i'm pretty set on the Barr & Stround Saharas. However not sure whether to go for the 10x50 or 8x42? What would you guys recommend? Just need a pair of binoculars that are all round good for all situations.
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