These are a good, solid pair of binoculars that I would recommend
Having decided to get a pair of binoculars I settled on a pair of Yukon Futurus 10x50 binoculars.
Now I chose these because they had the right level of magnification for what I needed them for – cadet use in the field and on ranges and at air shows.
They also ticked the box as they are green rather than black and came with built in lens covers which would help protect the lenses.
Looking at the technical write up about them they have “multi-coated lenses to offer exceptionally good performance and true Colour optics that do not colourise the view, but give sharp edge-to-edge definition and clear colours”
Now having used them I can say that they are very clear when looking through them and they don’t distort the colour of what you are looking at.
The 10 x 50 magnification is ideal and means you can clearly see objects that are some way a way – looking at an object that is 100 meters away, such as a basha or helmet, it seems as if you are standing next to it! And I’ve clearly picked out objects and people that are on the horizon and barely visible with the naked eye.
They are also very robust; the green rubber armour shell is very hard wearing and despite a few knocks & bumps has kept them in perfect working order!
The two halves of the binoculars pivot allowing you to adjust them to fit your eyes they also focus easily as they have a large focusing wheel that turns easily and allows precise adjustment.
The built in lens caps are a very good idea, their housing rotates allowing them to be moved out of the way as needed and then flipped shut to protect the lenses. They come with a padded case that is ideal to store them in and it has a strap attached for carrying as well.
I don’t tend to use the case myself as I tend to keep them in a day sack when out and about. Underneath they have a socket that allows you to attach them to a tripod – not that I’ve ever done this myself but it’s a nice feature.
They weigh in at a solid 750g which makes them feel sturdy & solid without being over heavy when worn around the neck.
The only modification I’ve made to them is to swap out the neck strap that came with a para cord one that I made myself.
All in all I’d say these are a good, solid pair of binoculars that I would recommend and while they are not the cheapest out there they are certainly not the most expensive and in my opinion they strike the right balance between cost and quality.
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