THE 8x42 MERLIN - The best brightness and widest field of view of the Merlin Series. This is the best all around size and model for most all birding applications. The brightness and field of view have many benefits, especially in lower light or following birds in flight.
THE 10x42 MERLIN - Power, with exceptional brightness. Recommended mostly for distance glassing such as shorebirds, hawks, falcons, eagles. Also good for getting extraordinary close-up views at feeders and nesting, while maintaining good distance so not to spook birds.
THE 10x50 MERLIN - Perfect balance and comfort with exceptional brightness. The Merlin 10x50’s feature phase corrected roof prisms and fully multi-coated optics for clarity and highest resolution. The image brightness due to the large 50 mm lenses is perfect for deeper, older growth forests and for viewing during early morning and evening hours. The larger lenses do not sacrifice compactness and the sleek, compact design is easy and comfortable to view and handle.