The best birding binoculars in the world are useless if
you don't have them with you. You know the story. You
left them home because they were too heavy and you weren't
intending to go birding anyway. But birds can turn up
anywhere, any time. A black-throated blue warbler might
materialize in the mall's parking-lot shrubbery. Or a
tufted duck could wander in from Europe and light on the
river you drive across every day on the way to work. These
are some of the birding
binoculars our staff found noteworthy...
DIRECTORY OF BIRD WATCHING CLUBS BY
Brunton Eterna 8 x 32
These binoculars feature waterproof performance
combined with BaK-4 roof prisms for clear, crisp
- Emerald Fire™ coating provides 99.6% UV- and
IR-filtration, so you see your subject without
glare and reflection
- Aluminum body is lightweight yet strong and
features a rubber armor coating for impact resistance
- Single center hinge allows quick adjustments;
center focus knob provides easy and quick focusing
- Diopter adjustment allows for sight difference
between left and right eye
- Carrying case, lens cloth and cloth neck-strap
Compact Eterna 8x25 and 10x25
These are the only binoculars we tested that you
can use in the case. Brunton's unique BinoGlove
wraps the binocular like a baby in a bunting.
This might be helpful if you combine birding with
rock climbing or other rough activities. With
the binocular padded in swaddling clothes you
can still turn the focus knob and adjust the interpupillary
distance. The binocular can also be used bare,
because the strap attaches either to the BinoGlove
or to the body.If you don't like losing your lens
caps the first week you get new binoculars, you
may appreciate the way all four lens caps are
hinged to the binoculars. Birding
Binoculars - You can rotate the hinges' position,
in case you wish to use the lens caps to shield
your eyes from the sun.These binoculars are nitrogen
filled, phase corrected, and waterproof. The eye
relief of 17mm in the 10x25 and 18.5 in the 8x25
exceeds that of nearly all pocket binoculars.
The focus knob is smooth and easy to turn.
Brunton Eterna 7 x 42 Binoculars
The Brunton Eterna is a top of the line binocular
with impressive clarity, brightness, field of
view, magnification and precise focusing capability.
Magnification: 8, objective diameter: 42 mm.
- 30 oz. weight
- Coated lenses
- Soft rubber dust cover
- 20 mm eye relief
- 6 mm exit pupil
- Bak-4 prism
- Nitrogen filled
- Adjustable strap with lens brush included
Brunton Lite Tech 10 x 25 Binoculars
We hear it time and time again. All I want is
a binocular that won't cost an arm and a leg but
delivers solid performance. Brunton Lite-Tech
binoculars allow the discerning user to have their
cake and eat it too. All of the quality and excellence
of a Brunton instrument at a price that leaves
you with some spare change for the other pleasures
in life... Birding
Binoculars ... This Roofprism Compact Binocular
with features such as being Emerald Fire, fully
multi-coated, waterproof, fogproof, nitrogen filled,
and including case & strap, with a Brunton
5-Year Warranty, surely makes the price incredibly
- 9.2 oz
- 2.6mm exit pupil
- 341 ft. field of view at 1000 yds.
Brunton Epoch 7.5 x 43
The Brunton 7.5 x 43 Epoch Binocular is the pinnacle
of modern binocular technology. The Epoch’s remarkable
prowess and luxury performance are sure to rouse
the spirit of the most serious outdoor enthusiasts.
It’s the ultimate tool for building your life
list of rare bird sightings, or for scouting a
technical ice route on a Himalayan first ascent.
The crown jewel of the Brunton Epoch is the SF
roof prism—a prism previously only used in high-powered
telescopes. Most binoculars use the excellent
Bak-4 prism, but the SF is simply a step above.
Five set screws grip the whole assembly, making
it the most secure prism on earth—you’ll need
superhuman powers to knock it out of alignment.
Binoculars = Flat-light Multi-coating on the
objective lenses delivers true color, which adds
to the spectacular clarity of the Epoch sight
picture. Equally impressive, the variable speed
focus is finer and slower from 30 feet in, and
lightning fast from 30 feet out. The near focus
is a mere 36 inches. If you wear corrective lenses,
you’ll especially appreciate the locking, multi-step
eyecup system that holds the eyecup’s focus where
you need it, with or without glasses. Brunton’s
products are some of the most rugged, durable
instruments on the planet; the Epoch is no exception.
The lightweight, indestructible magnesium alloy
construction will resist almost any force of nature,
and the nitrogen purged body will never fog or
leak, even when submerged.