I was just about to spring for some decent binos, but read recently that the magnesium bodied binoculars are very cold to the touch in colder temps, even with the rubber coatings. Makes sense since, as this would be a highly conductive material. Nothing worse than cold weather mechanicing. Yes, I know I can wear gloves, but then can you work the controls with those gloves?
Unfortunately almost all the ones I'm interested in have a magnesium body (mid to higher end Pentax & Bushnell). So does that leave me with only polycarbonates or Zeiss' plastic (of which I can't afford)? Please report on your findings. Thanks