And a note to choosing binocs for another, especially a young person. Almost never mentioned in reviews but critical is inter- pupillary distance. As someone with a smaller than norm distance between my eyes, I can comfortably use < <80% of binocs. And more expensive ones are, sadly, often the only options. Check this out in the detailed specs if you think it might apply. There is wide variation between individual models I can testify that seeing two partly overlapping images is a downer.
Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 16, 2021, at 7:27 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pel...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-best-binoculars/ > Just updated in late Nov. I didn’t disagree with anything said but I’m not > familiar with all the models reviewed. > Written by a birder/ornithologist/real user. > > ChrisP > > ______________________ > > Chris Pelkie > Data Manager; IT Support > K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics > Cornell Lab of Ornithology > 159 Sapsucker Woods Road > Ithaca, NY 14850 > http://www.birds.cornell.edu/ccb/ > > In office: Tue, Thu 0730-1130 > Else: working remote > >> On 2021-12-15, at 23:13 , Kathleen P Kramer <k...@cornell.edu> wrote: >> >> Hello, >> >> I hope this is an acceptable message for this ListServ. Can anyone suggest >> reasonably priced binoculars for a beginning birder? I’m taking a chance >> that the recipient will even pursue birding and I also know that “bad” >> binoculars can discourage a beginner. So I’d really appreciate a couple of >> suggestions! >> >> Many thanks, >> Kathleen Kramer >> >> >> >> >> -- >> >> Cayugabirds-L List Info: >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES >> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm >> >> ARCHIVES: >> 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html >> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds >> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html >> >> Please submit your observations to eBird: >> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ >> >> -- > > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --