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May 4, 2010 11:16 AM Subscribe
Binoculars for watching birds on my feeder? What magnification is most appropriate for 30 feet?
posted by dreamphone to sports, hobbies, & recreation (8 answers total)
(After reviewing other, similar AskMe posts, my own question feels extraordinarily unadventurous, but, well, what can I say? I'm indoorsy.)
We get a lot of lovely birds visiting our bird/squirrel feeder, but my eyesight isn't that great and I'd like to get a better look at them for identification purposes. Although I think I could use previous AskMe posts to find a set of great, high-quality, distance binoculars, I think most would be too high-powered to see my feeder, which is about 30 or 40 feet from my kitchen window. Does anyone have either:
- a recommendation for a specific set of binoculars that have good clarity and are inexpensive (less than $50); or
- a recommendation for the appropriate magnification I should shop for
Thanks in advance.