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Forum: Zeiss Saturday 9th December 2017, 14:41
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By ceasar
I thought that Zeiss Victory Binoculars were all...

I thought that Zeiss Victory Binoculars were all made in Germany. Although I do recall that the recently discontinued Zeiss Victory 8x20 was made in Hungary.

Bob
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th December 2017, 17:06
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By ceasar
Hi Sarah, Welcome to Bird Forum:hi: 8X42...

Hi Sarah,

Welcome to Bird Forum:hi:

8X42 binoculars are usually suggested for beginners. They have an eye friendly 5.2mm exit pupil which makes it easy to center the pupils of your eyes in the...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 7th December 2017, 03:02
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By ceasar
Andy, I have the Nikon Premier LX L 10x25. Its...

Andy,

I have the Nikon Premier LX L 10x25. Its larger eye cups make it easier for me to use than the Leica 8x20 Trinovid and Zeiss 8x20 Victory I have. Its case also fits my Swarovski 8x25 CL...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th December 2017, 14:39
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,946
Posted By ceasar
Celestron has a clearance sale on their Echelon...

Celestron has a clearance sale on their Echelon 10x70 and 16x70 Binoculars. $499.98 for the former and $549.98 for the latter. And their Cypress 8x25 reverse porros @ $34.98; among other...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 4th December 2017, 14:35
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By ceasar
I notice that the prisms are reversed. I wonder...

I notice that the prisms are reversed. I wonder if that was done to move the center of balance of the SF back closer to the eye cups?

Bob
Forum: Nikon Monday 4th December 2017, 09:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By ceasar
Andy, With the introduction of the EDG Nikon...

Andy,

With the introduction of the EDG Nikon began calling the LXL the Premier. The 10x32 version was discontinued at that time. Nikon then began selling the 8x32, 8x42 and 10x42 as Premiers. ...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 29th November 2017, 01:56
Replies: 70
Views: 13,890
Posted By ceasar
Hi Numbatino, Welcome to Bird Forum!:hi: Did...

Hi Numbatino,

Welcome to Bird Forum!:hi:

Did you try holding your Swarovski 8x25CL Pocket with the looser hinge completely extended while adjusting the tighter hinge to get your correct inter...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th November 2017, 00:09
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By ceasar
Black Vulture. Bob

Black Vulture.

Bob
Forum: Swarovski Monday 27th November 2017, 02:15
Replies: 188
Views: 16,406
Posted By ceasar
I have both the Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 and the...

I have both the Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 and the Nikon 8x30 EII and I prefer using the HG over the EII because I like the eye relief better.

I also prefer the view through the Monarch HG over the EII;...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th November 2017, 01:49
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By ceasar
Agree with Swainson's Hawk. Wheeler's range map...

Agree with Swainson's Hawk.

Wheeler's range map in his RAPTORS of Western North America, at page 203, shows that Swainson's Hawks winter along the coastline of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico across the...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 26th November 2017, 18:02
Replies: 188
Views: 16,406
Posted By ceasar
Allbinos just listed the new CL Companions with...

Allbinos just listed the new CL Companions with the 40 or so other Swarovski Binoculars. The older CL Companions are also listed. There is no indication yet that they will be reviewing the new...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 26th November 2017, 17:42
Replies: 188
Views: 16,406
Posted By ceasar
Not surprisingly Travmedia got the 132 Meter FOV...

Not surprisingly Travmedia got the 132 Meter FOV wrong when converting it to feet. They forgot to change meters to yards. It is not a 433 feet FOV; it is 396 feet or 7.6 which is less than the...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 25th November 2017, 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By ceasar
It may not be all that important. Depending on...

It may not be all that important.

Depending on where you are visiting Africa, the length of twilight there will be shorter in equatorial latitudes.

Bob
Forum: Zeiss Friday 24th November 2017, 14:35
Replies: 93
Views: 4,435
Posted By ceasar
I never heard of any problems with the eye cups...

I never heard of any problems with the eye cups on the Victory FLs. In fact I think that the eye cups on my Zeiss Victory 7x42 T* FL have the best, most comfortable eye cups I have had the pleasure...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd November 2017, 17:09
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By ceasar
Birdmeister, I'm not 100% convinced myself. The...

Birdmeister,

I'm not 100% convinced myself. The beaks in the pictures shown on the FHs in Wheeler's pictures are impressive for a Buteo. They also have feathered Tarsi and we can't see the Tarsi...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd November 2017, 14:31
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By ceasar
Hi CJ, Regarding your initial estimate of its...

Hi CJ,

Regarding your initial estimate of its size. Where was this photograph taken?

I checked your map location shown in your Public Profile which places you in south western Saskatchewan if the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 00:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By ceasar
Allbinos agrees. The 10x42 B1 HD Meoptas are...

Allbinos agrees. The 10x42 B1 HD Meoptas are ranked 28th overall by Albinos and they aren't as bright as the 15th ranked 10x42 HD Conquests.

The Conquests also have 18mm ER to Meopta's 15mm ER and...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 21st November 2017, 14:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By ceasar
It might have something to do with the fact that...

It might have something to do with the fact that Nikon's EDGs show the brightest portion of their light spectrum at the "darker" Red end of the light spectrum unlike Swarovski which has the brightest...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 18th November 2017, 15:54
Replies: 188
Views: 16,406
Posted By ceasar
[QUOTE=Kees Boer;3644932]The 8 x 30 version came...

[QUOTE=Kees Boer;3644932]The 8 x 30 version came inside today, got it as a present. My first impressions are very positive. I have tested many binoculars, but this little monster is a winner!

I have...
Forum: Others Friday 17th November 2017, 23:28
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By ceasar
Pentax makes some of their binoculars in the...

Pentax makes some of their binoculars in the Philippines. Their 9x32, which is made there, looks like it is a clone of the Sightron Blue Sky 8x32.

Bob
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 16:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By ceasar
Hi justabirdwatcher and Bruce, Regarding the...

Hi justabirdwatcher and Bruce,

Regarding the Tripod Adapter: Every website I go to that sells Monarch HG binoculars says there is an optional Tripod Adapter for it.

The problem I have with this...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 17th November 2017, 05:25
Replies: 93
Views: 4,435
Posted By ceasar
Dennis, I would not say that Zeiss changed back...

Dennis,

I would not say that Zeiss changed back to magnesium. I would say that Zeiss was simply changing to magnesium which is a lighter weight but more expensive metal to use in binocular frames. ...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 05:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By ceasar
Bruce, I have a Monarch 8x42 HG and I can't get...

Bruce,

I have a Monarch 8x42 HG and I can't get the blind cap on the front of its hinge to budge!

I can't see any concentric holes around the top of the hinge in your picture that could be used...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 17th November 2017, 04:21
Replies: 93
Views: 4,435
Posted By ceasar
It is proving, price wise, to be an expensive...

It is proving, price wise, to be an expensive change over for Zeiss; and FYI, as CJ has pointed out to you, the Victory FLs weren't plastic. Additionally they were successful sellers going back to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th November 2017, 23:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By ceasar
Just a Bird Watcher, Why change brands if you...

Just a Bird Watcher,

Why change brands if you liked your LX L so much?

Get a Nikon 10x42 EDG which is a 10x42 LX L upgraded. The EDG is visibly brighter with its Dielectric prisms. It has ED...
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