Avalon Pro HD Bino's

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Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by Cool » 30 Jan 2018, 9:34 am

Hi Guys,

Has anyone here used Avalon Pro HD 10x42 Binos or know anything about them. They are Australian Bino's and
apparently better than mid range Bino's under $1000. These Bono's cost about $240 and seems to be a great value
procular.com.au have listed these Binos under top 5 hunting Bino's.

Please share your thoughts
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Re: Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by Cool » 01 Feb 2018, 11:29 am

Seems like no one knows about Avalon scopes :) if you do please share your thoughts
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Re: Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by Bigjobss » 01 Feb 2018, 3:49 pm

Cool wrote:Hi Guys,

Has anyone here used Avalon Pro HD 10x42 Binos or know anything about them. They are Australian Bino's and
apparently better than mid range Bino's under $1000. These Bono's cost about $240 and seems to be a great value
procular.com.au have listed these Binos under top 5 hunting Bino's.

Please share your thoughts


Not familiar with them but I am always sceptical of claims such as those when it comes to optics.
I love my vortex viper HDs 10x42 and theyre are widely touted as "the best $1000 optics, as good as those twice as much" but side by side with my mates Swaros, pfffft.
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Re: Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by straightshooter » 13 Feb 2018, 8:04 am

Cool wrote:Hi Guys,

Has anyone here used Avalon Pro HD 10x42 Binos or know anything about them. They are Australian Bino's and
apparently better than mid range Bino's under $1000. These Bono's cost about $240 and seems to be a great value
procular.com.au have listed these Binos under top 5 hunting Bino's.

Please share your thoughts

If you truly think these binoculars are 'Australian' and are any good then could I interest you in a Harbour Bridge that I happen to have for sale, cheap!

The optics manufacturing industry is just about non existent in Australia and much of it consists of spectacle frame imports from China that cost $1 or $2 each and are resold for $100 or $200.
The binoculars you refer to are a low priced roof prism type. They have been badged with the name Avalon possibly because it sounds reminiscent to Olivon which has a good reputation among binocular people.
A rule of thumb is that at about the same ex factory price level, porro prism (dog leg barrel) binoculars will always be superior to roof prism binoculars. The reasons for this require a longer explanation than I am prepared to go into here.

For decent quality binoculars in your price range I would suggest you have a look at Nikon Action Extreme (Nikon AE waterproof) that can be found on US ebay for about half the asking price in Australia. Don't be afraid to consider 'factory refurbished' units if they are on offer.That's what I bought in 8x40 a few years ago and I am still impressed with them.
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Re: Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by Bigjobss » 16 Feb 2018, 6:54 pm

So not named after the Toyota Avalon?
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Re: Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by Cool » 19 Feb 2018, 10:02 am

straightshooter wrote:
Cool wrote:Hi Guys,

Has anyone here used Avalon Pro HD 10x42 Binos or know anything about them. They are Australian Bino's and
apparently better than mid range Bino's under $1000. These Bono's cost about $240 and seems to be a great value
procular.com.au have listed these Binos under top 5 hunting Bino's.

Please share your thoughts

If you truly think these binoculars are 'Australian' and are any good then could I interest you in a Harbour Bridge that I happen to have for sale, cheap!

The optics manufacturing industry is just about non existent in Australia and much of it consists of spectacle frame imports from China that cost $1 or $2 each and are resold for $100 or $200.
The binoculars you refer to are a low priced roof prism type. They have been badged with the name Avalon possibly because it sounds reminiscent to Olivon which has a good reputation among binocular people.
A rule of thumb is that at about the same ex factory price level, porro prism (dog leg barrel) binoculars will always be superior to roof prism binoculars. The reasons for this require a longer explanation than I am prepared to go into here.

For decent quality binoculars in your price range I would suggest you have a look at Nikon Action Extreme (Nikon AE waterproof) that can be found on US ebay for about half the asking price in Australia. Don't be afraid to consider 'factory refurbished' units if they are on offer.That's what I bought in 8x40 a few years ago and I am still impressed with them.




Thanks Straightshooter for very helpful and logical info
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Re: Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by Hugh » 25 Feb 2018, 9:54 am

Cool keep looking on gumtree I found a pair of Leica trinovid older style for under $300,and tin assed a pair of Swaros off a garage sale for $25,they were opera glasses but are same as the regular glasses just with a fancy case and a few sparkles on them.
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Re: Avalon Pro HD Bino's

Post by Cool » 14 Mar 2018, 3:49 pm

Hugh wrote:Cool keep looking on gumtree I found a pair of Leica trinovid older style for under $300,and tin assed a pair of Swaros off a garage sale for $25,they were opera glasses but are same as the regular glasses just with a fancy case and a few sparkles on them.



Thanks mate sure i wil keep eye on Gumtree
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