He could now. Based on submissions to this year’s optics test, there is a binocular for almost any type of hunter and every budget. Affordability is relative, but most hunters would agree that a $3,000 binocular is expensive, no matter how good its glass. A $200 optic that makes your eyes hurt isn’t worth the money. It’s in that middle ground, with optics that range in price from $300 to $1,000, that we seek to balance performance with price. Our test is designed to reveal good optics at a reasonable cost.