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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th December 2017, 16:05
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Still loving the view. Been taking them hunting...

Still loving the view. Been taking them hunting and birding for the past week or so and I just cannot find any flaws in the optics whatsoever. Easily the most "normal" view I've ever had in a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th December 2017, 23:49
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Everyone should own at least one pair of Sightron...

Everyone should own at least one pair of Sightron Blue Sky II 8x32's. They are just incredible for the price and are a pleasure to use. If you decide you want to go bigger, or more magnification or...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th December 2017, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Still haven't had time to take good photos, but I...

Still haven't had time to take good photos, but I have been taking them hunting the past weekend and this week I had a chance to do some hawk watching.

I suppose the slop in the diopter ring isn't...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd December 2017, 02:37
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Maven C1 10x42's arrived and after a day and a...

Maven C1 10x42's arrived and after a day and a half in the field, I am very impressed. Can't find anything about the image to nitpick whatsoever.

Too soon to say if they are "it" for my 10x42's...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st December 2017, 15:19
Replies: 1,447
Views: 352,317
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I completely agree, except that I had the Mojave...

I completely agree, except that I had the Mojave 10x32's (same as the Cabelas guide 10x32) and my Sightrons are a little better IMO, although it's always tough to compare 8 to 10x.

Since buying my...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st December 2017, 15:06
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I think like many people, I'm always searching...

I think like many people, I'm always searching for the "holy grail" of mid-priced binoculars. Not that I can't afford or appreciate them, but I'm personally not comfortable owning a pair of optics...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th November 2017, 14:47
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Maven C1 10x42 review

Will be posting a full review (with photos) as I have time, but here are my initial impressions:

First the "bad" (if you want to call it that):

Diopter adjustment ring: Some slop in the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th November 2017, 14:58
Replies: 35
Views: 2,001
Posted By justabirdwatcher
On the truck for delivery today! Can't wait to...

On the truck for delivery today! Can't wait to get the C1's in hand. I hope they are as good as the reviews say they are.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 20:08
Replies: 35
Views: 2,001
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Just placed an order for a pair of C1 10x42's. ...

Just placed an order for a pair of C1 10x42's. Should be here in a week or so. Will report back when I have run them through their paces. I sure hope they are as good as advertised.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 00:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I think I was misunderstood. Optically, the...

I think I was misunderstood. Optically, the Cabelas branded Meoptas (Meostar) were every bit as good as the Conquest HD's. Just as bright. Resolved just as well. I could read the tiny numbers on...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 21st November 2017, 22:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Bob, after reading that, my eyes cannot agree...

Bob, after reading that, my eyes cannot agree with the Allbinos ranking. In Cabelas yesterday, the Zeiss Conquest HD's were the clear winner in every way except FOV vs. the Cabelas/Meoptas. That...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 21st November 2017, 13:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I can confirm this. Not as bright as either the...

I can confirm this. Not as bright as either the Zeiss Conquest HD or the Cabelas/Meopta.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 21st November 2017, 04:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Spent quite a bit of time at my nearest Cabelas...

Spent quite a bit of time at my nearest Cabelas today, comparing the Nikon HG to other known commodities including the Zeiss Conquest 10x42 HD (same price as the Nikon HG), the Vortex Razor (another...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th November 2017, 21:03
Replies: 3,400
Views: 905,264
Posted By justabirdwatcher
$100 rebate on the original Vanguard Endeavor ED...

$100 rebate on the original Vanguard Endeavor ED 10x42's at B&H. Seems like a pretty good binocular for $149

...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 22:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Those are problems I consider easy to fix with a...

Those are problems I consider easy to fix with a bench vise, hacksaw and file. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 22:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Your memory is clearly better than mine! You are...

Your memory is clearly better than mine! You are absolutely right. I was in a mild panic because my Sightrons had slid under a seat in my car and for the life of me I could not find them. I looked...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 17:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Incidentally, one reason I love my little,...

Incidentally, one reason I love my little, inexpensive Sightron Blue Sky 8x32's so much - aside from the incredible resolution - is the color balance on those and my LX-L's are for all practical...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 17:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
No need. I know my Celestron 1/4x20 adapter will...

No need. I know my Celestron 1/4x20 adapter will work on that HG.

I think I paid $500 used for my LX-L's. I can't bring myself to spend over $1K for an item could lose so easily. There is no...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 15:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Thanks for the replies. Bruce, that is a tripod...

Thanks for the replies. Bruce, that is a tripod adapter mount - exactly what I'm looking for. Cabelas has the new Nikon Monarch HG's in stock, so I think I'll drop by and compare them directly to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th November 2017, 22:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Help me replace my Nikon LX-L's

I've enjoyed using my very old and VERY beat up Nikon LX-L 10x42's for a while now. The view suits my eyes as good or better than any binocular I've ever used, including any of the big three alphas....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th November 2017, 16:23
Replies: 66
Views: 4,503
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I'm merely a recreational bird watcher however I...

I'm merely a recreational bird watcher however I encounter very serious birders all the time and have for decades because of where I work. I'm also a confessed binocular geek.

To suggest that...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th November 2017, 16:05
Replies: 3,400
Views: 905,264
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have the 10x32 version of these, and they are...

I have the 10x32 version of these, and they are very good. Good enough to make me pause before I decide whether to grab them or my Sightron 8x32's when I head out the door, and that's saying...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 21st October 2017, 02:41
Replies: 3,400
Views: 905,264
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have a pair of these and they are quite good. ...

I have a pair of these and they are quite good. Much better than the $169 price tag for sure. And they are sub-midsize IMO. Darn near compacts. Much smaller than my Sightron Blue Sky 8x32's
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th November 2015, 17:54
Replies: 1,447
Views: 352,317
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Thanks for all the input.

Thanks for all the input.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th November 2015, 03:33
Replies: 1,447
Views: 352,317
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Bob, thanks for the link. I'll give that one a...

Bob, thanks for the link. I'll give that one a serious look.

Have you had a chance to compare that with the Blue Sky?
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