Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Field Gear

So my first pair of binoculars broke and when I learned that they could not be replaced, I was devastated.  It was the pair my then-girlfriend, now-wife bought me to encourage me to get into birding.  It was a pair that traveled with me to Texas, the Georgia Coast, and was a familiar and useful part of my field gear.  I was not happy.  Until recently, I had used a pair of Vortex 8x28s that I had purchased several years ago, but as a main pair to use in the field, they were lacking.  Finally, I broke down and purchased a new pair of binoculars.  I got a Vortex Diamondback 8x42s.

So far, so good.  I am really enjoying this new pair of bins.  The color clarity is great and the light is amazing.  I feel like I've got a whole new world with my new Bins.  I had looked at their Talon HD which is a whole other level of awesome, but I settled for the Diamondbacks because I wanted a reliable pair that I could pass on later.  I am happy to get another piece of Vortex Optics to my collection and this will definitely be a very useful part of my field gear!

The Weight is pretty substantial but the design makes it a great fit for use in the field. I highly recommend Vortex Optics and can't wait to get out and field and use my new binoculars!  Until the next time, enjoy some pictures of my bins and birds!

My Binoculars and My Camera

Here are a couple of old shots... Enjoy!
Puffy Eastern Phoebe

A Northern Parula

Linking to...
Wild Bird Wednesday -  Link Here
Vortex Optics - Link Here


  1. Sorry to hear about your old bins however you seem to have made a good purchase with many years of fun ahead.

  2. The Parula is good looking bird. Hope you get to enjoy your new binoculars for many years to come.

  3. Glad you are enjoying your new binoculars! Love the parula particularly. Pretty colors.

  4. Congrats on your new binocs.. Love the Northern Parula.. Great shots.

  5. A couple of lovely little birds.