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Forum: Leica Thursday 14th December 2017, 03:11
Replies: 83
Views: 4,882
Posted By sbb
Really quite unacceptable for equipment that is...

Really quite unacceptable for equipment that is expected to be used outdoors! Though, maybe it is a Leica marketing ploy to get people to buy the Ultravids.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd November 2017, 03:44
Replies: 3,402
Views: 913,487
Posted By sbb
UK Zeiss Black friday, 10% off...

UK Zeiss Black friday, 10% off !
https://shop.zeiss.co.uk/Black-Friday-2017-cms-20170926_165324
Forum: Zeiss Friday 17th November 2017, 17:32
Replies: 93
Views: 4,608
Posted By sbb
Thumbs up Lee, And that is the one thing I love with...

Lee,
And that is the one thing I love with people like Jerry who have heaps of experience vs us young ones. They stuff the political “niceties”. They just get straight to the point. So that...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 17th November 2017, 08:52
Replies: 93
Views: 4,608
Posted By sbb
Lee, suspect Jerry / NDhunter just likes to be...

Lee,
suspect Jerry / NDhunter just likes to be extremely succinct with his words. Though the sometimes the tone of the message may feel like an attack...
eg...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th November 2017, 07:54
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By sbb
For a bit more, 1800/-2000USD, Swaros 10x42 SLC...

For a bit more, 1800/-2000USD, Swaros 10x42 SLC (FOV 330yards) or if you don't mind 10x32mm the Leica Ultravids HD+ (FOV 351yards) are both defiantly a class above Steiner. For the price you are...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 14th November 2017, 10:32
Replies: 65
Views: 5,728
Posted By sbb
Gunner, originally doesn't sound right, but glad...

Gunner, originally doesn't sound right, but glad you got it fixed!
Forum: Swarovski Monday 13th November 2017, 09:53
Replies: 199
Views: 18,204
Posted By sbb
I know that with the bigger objective will be...

I know that with the bigger objective will be easier to view! Try them both Faizel, you will be surprised. As for the glass quality, based on what Jan suggest (post #102), sounds like it is kick ass!...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 13th November 2017, 05:08
Replies: 199
Views: 18,204
Posted By sbb
My Meopta 8x42 (non-HD) smells of citrus. I...

My Meopta 8x42 (non-HD) smells of citrus. I emailed Meoptaa about them, and they said no, it is not meant to be part of the specs. Was worried that the scent will be bad news if out stalking. This...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th November 2017, 02:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By sbb
Hi mate, have you twisted out the eye cups? SOund...

Hi mate,
have you twisted out the eye cups? SOund like that may be your problems as when you mention you pull away the binos, the circles go away.

You can gently hold the rubber eye cup and twist in...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th November 2017, 07:38
Replies: 61
Views: 3,434
Posted By sbb
Hi Rathaus, how the Habicht compare to the...

Hi Rathaus,
how the Habicht compare to the Noctivids?
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th November 2017, 04:38
Replies: 61
Views: 3,434
Posted By sbb
Dave, the SV depicts EL's that came with the...

Dave,
the SV depicts EL's that came with the Swarovision coatings. The first EL's came out with out Swarovision and was added in subsequent updates.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 31st October 2017, 02:40
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By sbb
http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/oculus-70-ed-monocu...

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/oculus-70-ed-monocular
Looks good, nice and portable and ED len's too! But don't the eye cups fall off if you have the monocular and keys in your pocket?
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 31st October 2017, 02:28
Replies: 76
Views: 4,903
Posted By sbb
But they do sell thousands of the Sony RX...

But they do sell thousands of the Sony RX cameras, vs god knows how many of high end Swaro/Zeiss/Leica binos. Unfortunately we live in a niche world of optic lovers :( vs mass market semipro...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 27th October 2017, 04:31
Replies: 76
Views: 4,903
Posted By sbb
Omid, it is sad that such a wonderful company is...

Omid, it is sad that such a wonderful company is turning to such. I guess Zeiss is typical of the new management type of companies where they are run by MBA/ bean counters vs technical people. This...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 26th October 2017, 10:40
Replies: 76
Views: 4,903
Posted By sbb
Oh yeah, you are be right. Dr Gerold Dobler left...

Oh yeah, you are be right. Dr Gerold Dobler left Swarovski for Zeiss ... so he was talking to Dr Dobler getting Zeiss to innovate but instead Zeiss follows Swarovski. My mistake, I was reading too...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 26th October 2017, 09:00
Replies: 76
Views: 4,903
Posted By sbb
I love the 8x zoom ratio for the Victory V8's but...

I love the 8x zoom ratio for the Victory V8's but agree the 36mm tube is stupid, why add extra weight /bulk that is not need. Also they don't make any 42mm in the Victory line which has put me off...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 25th October 2017, 09:23
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By sbb
If not give OSA a call to sort it out as they are...

If not give OSA a call to sort it out as they are the distributor. For my last pair, I actually sent it to Germany directly for repairs. 2 weeks later got a brand new pair as my eye cup...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th October 2017, 09:16
Replies: 50
Views: 2,645
Posted By sbb
Totally agree mate!

Totally agree mate!
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 09:24
Replies: 50
Views: 2,645
Posted By sbb
Barry, I hypothesize and suggest the steadiness...

Barry,
I hypothesize and suggest the steadiness has to do with the balance and weight of the binos. With the Aculon, the focus wheel is a bit closer to the objective lens, hence hands are further...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th October 2017, 05:35
Replies: 65
Views: 5,069
Posted By sbb
how about 10x contact lens, then when you want to...

how about 10x contact lens, then when you want to have normal vision, you put on a pair of glasses. Not sure about the practicalities or physics behind it, but would be sure coool to have zoom vision...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th October 2017, 08:26
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By sbb
Hi Jim, as you noticed with the Swarovskis, there...

Hi Jim,
as you noticed with the Swarovskis, there is a huge difference in binocular quality.I would save up more and get the best you can afford. If you ain't doing much dusk viewing, a 42mm would...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 13th October 2017, 11:31
Replies: 199
Views: 18,204
Posted By sbb
https://mam.swarovski.com/pinaccess/pinaccess.do?p...

https://mam.swarovski.com/pinaccess/pinaccess.do?pinCode=3TOvAN4ToEjo
More photos if anyone is interested
Forum: Swarovski Friday 13th October 2017, 08:49
Replies: 199
Views: 18,204
Posted By sbb
Thanks for the Update Jan! Nice review

Thanks for the Update Jan! Nice review
Forum: Swarovski Friday 13th October 2017, 04:39
Replies: 199
Views: 18,204
Posted By sbb
Jan better than the 32x8 SV?

Jan better than the 32x8 SV?
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th October 2017, 06:02
Replies: 160
Views: 8,660
Posted By sbb
I agree, but then again value for money is part...

I agree, but then again value for money is part of the scoring system which is where Noctovid is let down due to it being the most expensive in the testing group.
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