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    Warrior
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    How much have binoculars improved?

    For hunting, I use a set of top-of-the-line Nikon 10x42 binoculars I paid about $1200 for about 15 years ago.The glass is unchanged but the exterior is getting pretty worn. ( I sent them in for cleaning,and I think they came back worse -looser anyway).
    My question is " Is it time for a new pair"? Will a new set be sharper or lighter or smaller?

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    New will be cheaper, lighter, and maybe more features.

    If the glass on yours is still good, and the focus is still good in both tubes, I'd stick with it.
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    Drift, did you send them to Nikon to be cleaned? If yes I'd reach out to them and tell'em how you feel that they came back worse, lifetime warranty warrants a replacement especially if they fubarred them.

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    The advancements in coatings, and those coatings being fresh, make a difference. Easiest thing is to just compare side by side. I do that with all optics. I order up two or three and send the rejects back. No buyers remorse that way.

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