Looking for high level glass at an affordable price? Check out the Maven Outdoor Company B Series Binoculars. Less than half the price of Swarovski EL, these binos offer great value and continue to impress us and a couple guide outfitters along the way. The 9x45 B2 is slightly heavier and bulkier than a standard 8x42 or 10x42 bino, but returns the favor with great ergonomics (can really grab hold of them), sturdy build, great balance of objective lens diameter (45mm) to magnification (9x), and Abbe-Koenig prisms. These prisms are long and expensive which accounts for the size of the binocular, increasing light transmission via fewer internal light reflections. Field of view is a generous 377ft/1000 yds.
Maven Outdoor Company sells direct with no middleman and no retail markup. The best part: “All Maven optics come with an unconditional lifetime warranty. If your optic becomes damaged or is at all defective (not including deliberate or cosmetic damage that does not hinder product performance), contact us immediately for repair or replacement. We don’t care where or when you bought it or if it was your fault or not – if it says Maven, we will take care of it.”
If you’d like to try before you buy check out Maven’s demo program.