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I am looking for a nice binocular for the boat (Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, etc.) that can withstand moisture and shock. No need for thermal or night vision. Any suggestions / experience? Thanks!
 

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Raised (USN) as a submarine deck lookout on Bausch & Lomb binoculars so I'm sort of partial. 7 X 50, decent pricing in either Cabela's, Midway Arms or Natchez Shooter's Supply.

Higher powers with less field tend to jitter unless rested.
 

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I hesitate to give advice. I think it's mostly a personal preference and it depends a lot on what you use them for. Here's a good article on them I just got Google hit on. Also Practical Sailor, a magazine that has no advertisers, preferred the Fujinons.
 

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How funny, I just inherited my dad's that we purchased in the early 70's after moving onto the lake.
They have served all of us well on board and on shore.

they are a cheaper brand, dad was always frugal, and I mention them only for the zoom feature. I am sure someone still makes something comparable. It has been a great feature for the reason Sub mentioned, High magnification can be shaky and also hard to locate items on the horizon.
With the zoom you could locate your target at low magnification and then zoom to the optimum magnification to see your target.

I would highly recommend such a feature.

http://postimage.org/

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Raised (USN) as a submarine deck lookout on Bausch & Lomb binoculars so I'm sort of partial. 7 X 50, decent pricing in either Cabela's, Midway Arms or Natchez Shooter's Supply.

Higher powers with less field tend to jitter unless rested.
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Bausch & Lomb - 7 X 50 -
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