Trying to decide whether or not I want to get binoculars with a rangefinder built-in… curious as to what people prefer and why.
Interesting! I’m not familiar with Meopta’s. Which model do you have? Also which Swaros and regular range finder do you have?I have Meopta rangefinder binos.....Prefer them over my swaros and regular rangefinder. Everyone who looks through them says Wow those are as good as the swaros. The range finder is fast and accurate.
Why anyone would want to lug up a big heavy pair of binos every time they want a range is crazy. I literally see no advantage to the 2 being together other than when one needs repair I am out both the finder and the binos while waiting for repair.
On archery stalks who want to use a big huge bino for ranges?
Good thought. Although Swarovski has their EL glass line with the rangefinder.The glass in an “all-in-one” rangefinder bino combo is at a “sales point” that is made to be competitive. If they had a combo that truly had great bino glass coupled with range finding ability - the price point would be too high to maintain sales
In certain situations the combo would work great but if you are expecting the BEST from both capabilities then IMO you need separate items
Some strange arguments here.
Heavy: My LRF binocular weighs 24.7oz. Maybe you need more 12oz curls.
States possibly banning them: Leica Geovids have been around 31 years. Yeah, I don't think they're going anywhere.
Lol. What does your magic bino weigh?
......unless you don't have deep pocketsI've used EL range's for quite a while and I upgraded to the new version this year . not only are the optics fantastic but the ballistics program is spot on and simple to use.
No question having the rangefinder in the binoc is the only way to go. having separate devices makes about as much sense as carrying your bolt in your pocket.