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Binoculars Review: OL Ranks the Best New Binoculars of 2011

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Value is the theme of the 2011 class of binoculars. I don't recall a year in which hunters have had such a robust selection of very good field glasses in the $200-$300 range. Even binoculars originating in China - previously the lowest rung on the quality ladder - are competing very favorably with optics manufactured in Japan and the United States.

Here's our breakdown of the newest binoculars. The first 12 are full-size binos ranked in order from strongest to weakest. The next four are mid-size binoculars also ranked in order from strongest to weakest.

Leupold, Pentax and Nikon brought the best binoculars to the 2011 Optics test.