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Douglas Durham
(djdurham) - MLife
Light weight binoculars on 05/31/2007 14:11:49 MDT Print View

Does anyone have a suggestion for light weight binoculars?
Thanks. Douglas Durham

Eric Noble
(ericnoble) - MLife

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Light weight binoculars on 05/31/2007 14:28:10 MDT Print View

I know you asked about binoculars but I'm very happy with my Zeiss 10x25B Design Selection Monocular. It weighs 3.1 oz (88.6 g). It's a little pricy but the optics are great. It's small enough that I actually often have it with me to use. I had it in my front pants pocket during a trip to the Black Hills this past weekend. I got a great view of George Washington's right nostril when we visited Mount Rushmore :).

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
Monocular, not binoculars on 05/31/2007 20:58:33 MDT Print View

I agree with Eric; and I carry a little 4x monocular. By definition they are 1/2 the weight of binoculars, holding all other variables constant. Stereoscopic vision does not work out at that distance, so one eye is as good as two for most viewing, I think..

Coincidently it attaches to the lens of my Casio EX-Z750 camera, to increase the optical magnification from 3x to 12x; works ok in bright light.
Last month I was observing the wild monkeys in Niigata with the monocular; nice to have it.