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Nikon atb or leupold olympic binos?

getting a new pair this year and I narrowed it down to two what is everybodys opinion

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Nikon atb or leupold olympic binos?

thanks Scott

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Nikon atb or leupold olympic binos?

I just bought the NIkon ATB 10x42 binos and I love them. Recently used them to glass a field at dark. Lit up the field despite the lack of natural light.

I bought them from Doug (cameraland) who advertises on here. He provided good customer service.

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Nikon atb or leupold olympic binos?

My vote is for the Monarch's also. I bought the 10 x 42 recently and love them Yes

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Nikon atb or leupold olympic binos?

I've owned both Nikon and Leupold glass over the years and never had a problem with either. Although, I believe the Leupold glass has a slightly sharper image. Admittedly, this point is arguable.

With that being said, I do own a pair of 10 x 42 Leupold Olympic binoculars. They are very rugged and hold up through a lot of abuse (or shall I say hard use.) The only thing I might change about them is the eye piece. I believe the design could use some improvement in that aspect. The eyeglass vs. non eyeglass wearer portion gets worn and gets to the point where it moves in and out too easily.

If I had it to do over again, I would've bought the Nikon's, but that is only provided they had a more robust eye piece than the Leupold's. The best way to compare is by visiting a sporting goods store and checking both of them out.

Great choice in the 10 x 42's by the way.

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Nikon atb or leupold olympic binos?

What is your price range ? I ask because you can find good used optics on the SWFA forum. I got a super nice Leica 10x42 trino's for 800 new in box. You can find great deals on the forum page.

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Nikon atb or leupold olympic binos?

I actually bought a pair of zeiss conquest 10x40 from cabelas because my price range was 400-500 but then I thought for a couple hundred more I could have the top of the line thanks for the info guys

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