March 17, 2009: One of the most important components of any turkey hunter’s gear is a good quality pair of binoculars. It is important to see a flock of turkeys or that trophy gobbler without them seeing you first. I wanted to find a pair of binoculars that would be lightweight, not big and bulky, but would have all the qualities of full-size binoculars. I looked at many popular brands ranging from 8 x to 15 x powers and with objective lenses from 26 to 56. One brand of binoculars really stood out upon my close inspection at the 2009 Shot Show in Orlando, Florida. I actually picked up a larger full-size model and remembered that the clarity and light crispness of the lenses were outstanding. I brought home brochures and made a mental note to research the available models. After discussing my hunting plans with the marketing director of this company, who is an avid hunter herself, I was fitted with the perfect hunting binoculars for my needs.
The mid-size Brunton Eterna 10×32 camouflage binoculars were perfect in every aspect. The Eterna binoculars weigh in at a mere 25 ounces and have an overall dimension of 5.4″x4.8″x2″ with a 32 mm objective diameter. The optics are capable of a close focus range of 4 feet and a stunning field of view of 315 feet at 1000 yards. The lenses are state-of-the-art phase coated with AL reflective coating and Emerald Fire full multi coating. The optics are BaK-4 prism glass for a crisp picture with a superior level of clarity.
The multi-step eye relief allows for comfortable viewing, even with eyeglasses. The Eterna binoculars are waterproof, fogproof and are Nitrogen filled. All these features in an alloy frame with ergonomic body armor that is conveniently tripod and monopod compatible. Included is an adjustable comfort neck strap and unique neoprene Bino Glove covers that can be used alone or with the neckstrap. The MSRP is $478.50 and are available in black or camouflage. You can see the Eterna binoculars, as well as the entire Brunton binocular line at www.brunton.com.
© Nancy Jo Adams 2009