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Forum: Nikon Tuesday 23rd August 2016, 22:26
Replies: 25
Views: 6,861
Posted By brocknroller
It sounds like Nikon is finally taking me up on...

It sounds like Nikon is finally taking me up on my suggestion to update its outdated HGL/Premier line by offering a wider FOV, open bridge roof with field flatteners in the second tier price point...
Forum: Nikon Friday 12th February 2016, 05:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By brocknroller
I've had three 8x30 EIIs and three 10x35 EIIs....

I've had three 8x30 EIIs and three 10x35 EIIs. The jump in coatings comes in the black body models. The gray body model with the thin rubber armoring that sometimes peels off in hot, humid weather...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th February 2016, 05:03
Replies: 13
Views: 2,675
Posted By brocknroller
I was hoping you'd say that. Do you have the...

I was hoping you'd say that. Do you have the specs on those models? I don't see them listed on the website.

I've concluded that for me, 7x or even 6x works better than 8x or 9x in roofs due to the...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 5th February 2016, 04:37
Replies: 32
Views: 6,742
Posted By brocknroller
Leica keeps getting more and more ridiculous with...

Leica keeps getting more and more ridiculous with the pricing on their special editions! $10,000 for the red HERPES 8x32 UVSTD? I wouldn't touch it with a 10 ft. pole!

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Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 21:33
Replies: 32
Views: 6,742
Posted By brocknroller
Ted, You know, some people just buy their wives...

Ted,

You know, some people just buy their wives a card and candy or flowers for Valentine's Day. All I can say is that your "bride" must really love you and birding for her to let you spend $6K (or...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 17th January 2016, 20:23
Replies: 15
Views: 3,332
Posted By brocknroller
The question is how much does the photo you...

The question is how much does the photo you posted look like the view you see through the binoculars? The view looks okay, but nothing to get hung about.... Strawberry Fields Forever.

While I am...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th January 2016, 18:48
Replies: 105
Views: 8,502
Posted By brocknroller
"Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. I...

"Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it, I do believe it's true."

It's been a while since I visited the zoo, but when I did I would take my SLR camera (yes, that long) with a...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th January 2016, 23:41
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By brocknroller
[QUOTE=BruceH;3340325]What about Big...

[QUOTE=BruceH;3340325]What about Big Red!?.../QUOTE]

Big Red arrived one day ahead of schedule last year, Nov. 9, but she wouldn't come down and eat her "chickie" when I called her. She apparently...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th January 2016, 23:09
Replies: 147
Views: 23,641
Posted By brocknroller
That's quite a bargain considering the favorable...

That's quite a bargain considering the favorable exchange rate of 1 smacker = $.50. No savings with Sawbucks - 240, or Fivers - 480, or Tenners - 240 (less with Pavarotti since he ate his profits),...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th January 2016, 20:57
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By brocknroller
If a billion dollars is too much to handle, you...

If a billion dollars is too much to handle, you could always join Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and other members of The Giving Pledge (http://givingpledge.org/) and agree to give at least half of it...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th January 2016, 16:10
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By brocknroller
I think there's a pattern emerging here, and I...

I think there's a pattern emerging here, and I hope this thread doesn't get moved to Ruffles Have Ridges since it veers off the topic of optics, because it's still relevant to using those optics,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th January 2016, 07:24
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By brocknroller
I'm with Bill except that would be an 8x30 EII...

I'm with Bill except that would be an 8x30 EII and supper at Outback. I'd also hire somebody to mow my lawn and to feed the squirrels and birds seeds and peanuts when it's 10*F outside and the ground...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th January 2016, 22:10
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By brocknroller
No worries here, I had my Alphfluenza shot. Eben

No worries here, I had my Alphfluenza shot.

Eben
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th January 2016, 02:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By brocknroller
I'm a big fan of National Geographic and have a...

I'm a big fan of National Geographic and have a dozen or so maps from that publication I've accumulated over the years. Maps help put your life into perspective. You mean, I'm not at the center of...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th January 2016, 01:40
Replies: 22
Views: 3,049
Posted By brocknroller
Holy Mackerel, Sapphire! An 8x32 almost as...

Holy Mackerel, Sapphire! An 8x32 almost as compact as a compact (despite the similar size, you can't fold it up like a double-hinged compact), but otherwise, you do get the best of both worlds, at...
Forum: Leica Monday 11th January 2016, 21:32
Replies: 179
Views: 24,122
Posted By brocknroller
Yes, sorry, didn't word that right. I meant that...

Yes, sorry, didn't word that right. I meant that in the review that Beth posted, the reviewer didn't think the latest version (HD) was as good as the earlier non-HD version, meaning that the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th January 2016, 15:23
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By brocknroller
Tero, Sounds like you and your daughter had a...

Tero,

Sounds like you and your daughter had a good time in Costa Rica, it's nice that you share the same hobby. Do your married kids still watch birds?

From what you've described, the 40...
Forum: Leica Monday 11th January 2016, 15:11
Replies: 179
Views: 24,122
Posted By brocknroller
That's good to hear. In the review that Beth...

That's good to hear. In the review that Beth posted, the reviewer didn't think so. Here's what he had to say:

"If you’re looking for something like Leica’s last iteration of Trinovids, you might be...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th January 2016, 21:42
Replies: 3,374
Views: 872,332
Posted By brocknroller
I'm not so sure, Cabela's is a well known brand...

I'm not so sure, Cabela's is a well known brand name, even if Pro Bass acquires the company, they may keep the brand name on products Pro Bass doesn't sell under its name.

Here's what Pro Bass...
Forum: Leica Sunday 10th January 2016, 17:23
Replies: 179
Views: 24,122
Posted By brocknroller
Looks like you could open your own vintage optics...

Looks like you could open your own vintage optics store! I had the Carl Zeiss Jena Octarem 8 x 50, and it was the best binocular from the 80's that I've owned. The 8* 10x50 Celestron Nova was also a...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th January 2016, 05:39
Replies: 3,374
Views: 872,332
Posted By brocknroller
Apparently, you bought the last one! "SOLD...

Apparently, you bought the last one! "SOLD OUT"

Very good bin for that price. Let us know how the stiction is on the focuser. The one I tried had a focuser that was Toulouse LauTrec.

Eben
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th January 2016, 05:27
Replies: 105
Views: 8,502
Posted By brocknroller
Here's a photo of him using it, though it's dark...

Here's a photo of him using it, though it's dark and doesn't reveal much.

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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th January 2016, 20:22
Replies: 182
Views: 34,493
Posted By brocknroller
Don't search for it! As Stephen Ingraham once...

Don't search for it! As Stephen Ingraham once said when he was writing for Better View Desired, if you look for CA, you may never be able to stop seeing it. But if you stumble upon it, that's a horse...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th January 2016, 17:24
Replies: 3,374
Views: 872,332
Posted By brocknroller
Agreed! As I recall, these were one of your...

Agreed! As I recall, these were one of your favorites, and they are now upgraded with ED glass for less money, a trend an old miser likes seeing. But alas, my pockets are turned inside out after...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th January 2016, 05:13
Replies: 182
Views: 34,493
Posted By brocknroller
Mivenho, Welcome to BF, and thank you for that...

Mivenho,

Welcome to BF, and thank you for that three-way comparison. I've only tried the M7, but I expect to try the Questa next week. I thought the M7 had a "warm" view, so I will probably think...
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