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Michelle Powell

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Michelle lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA where she has made a career as a gear tester, evaluating hundreds of products from espresso machines to binoculars. Informing her detailed, analytical approach is a degree in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, as well as an extensive professional culinary background. Michelle spends her free time rock climbing, running away on surf trips (or catching a wind swell on Lake Tahoe), and befriending animals wherever she goes.

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Vortex Diamondback HD 8x28
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Vortex Diamondback HD 8x28

If you're looking for binos that are both inexpensive and lightweight, look no further. These tiny optics pack an impressive mix of clarity and quality, making them a great choice for...
Celestron Outland X 10x50

Celestron Outland X 10x50

While these bins are very bright, they also have some very notable clarity issues. If you're only looking at birds that are 13-50 feet away, you can get passable images, otherwise you'll...

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