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Old November 23rd, 2004, 11:42 AM
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Can any one recommend a good brand and price range of binoculars for Alaska?
I have started searching the net, but find so many they are confusing me.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 03:00 PM
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DON'T I repeat DON'T take to powerful of binoculars. The movement of the ship will distort the image.

I think we took 35 somethings. Bought them in a pawnshop for less than $30.00.

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Old November 23rd, 2004, 06:42 PM
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I would advise taking a pair of 10 X 50 binoculars and a pair of pocket 10 x 24 compact binoculars. The wider view of the 10 x 50 will help in viewing from the ship and they will also gather more light. However they are not compact. The 10 x 24 are a good compact binocular. A good Pentax or Bushnell binocular in both models can be purchased for $150 or less.

I personally use a 26X to 100X spotting scope on a tripod. This gives adequate stability in everything in all but heavy seas. I find it a wonderful addition for a cruise but I wouldn't advise someone bringing one unless you are really into ship or island watching from the ship. It's another example of what one person brings has no use for someone else.

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Old November 23rd, 2004, 07:32 PM
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Bushnell, Celestron,Meade and probably some others now have Binoculars with built in digital cameras that are waaay cool! I put a request in to Santa for one of these babys.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 10:01 PM
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We bought 3 pair on ebay.All 3 were 20x50.One pair cost $.99 + shipping! They have tons,all brands and all powers.
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