Can budget Chinese 10×42 binoculars be any good? James Marchington was sceptical – but he was surprised when he tried the Eaglet HD binos from Eyeskey.
“These binoculars sell for under £70 so I wasn’t expecting much, but I’ve been very impressed,” he says. “It’s a fraction of what you would spend on a high end pair of 10×42 binoculars, but the build quality is very good. They feel nice and solid, with rubber armouring and a good big focus ring that operates smoothly.”
He adds that the binoculars have twist-out eye cups, diopter adjustment, and they’re nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for waterproofing.
“The main thing of course is what they’re like to look through, and actually they’re pretty good,” James continues. “It’s a good, bright picture with plenty of detail, nice and sharp in the middle and staying quite crisp towards the edges too.”
“All in all it’s an impressive pair of binoculars for the price, and something I’d be more than happy to carry round in the field. I haven’t tested them long enough to know how they will stand up to a year or two of hard use, but looking at the build quality I expect they will do well.”
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