new Bushnell binoculars beside the old Tasco
I guess a little birdie told my parents my comment, because I had not passed on any suggestions to anyone. The new binoculars are a a huge improvement. They're Bushnell's Banner model. Aside from the obvious difference in quality, one big difference is the size of the optics. The old ones were 10 x 25mm (10x power, and 25mm diameter lenses). The new ones are also 10x power, but 42mm diameter lenses. The old ones felt like I was looking down big straws and only the centre of the view was really ever clearly in focus. They're significantly larger, but worth that inconvenience given I can actually see through them. So, thanks very much Dad and Mom. I'm enjoying them!