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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th May 2017, 13:58
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Posted By BinoBoy
Nikon Monarch HG 8x42

Amazon has certified refurbished Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 for $780. These come with a full warranty as if...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 7th April 2017, 01:53
Replies: 8
Views: 4,844
Posted By BinoBoy
The closed frame ones are pretty old. They...

The closed frame ones are pretty old. They almost certainly are not FMC. The open frame had two generations. The older generation had a National Audubon Society logo on the prism cover next to the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd March 2017, 22:49
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Vanguard Endeavor II 10x42 deal

Vanguard has just started $80 rebates on the Endeavor II 8x42 and 10x42.

Yesterday, B&H Photo showed the 10x42 at $400 and $320 after mail in rebate. Today they are showing them at $320 and $240...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 21st February 2017, 18:22
Replies: 3
Views: 2,179
Posted By BinoBoy
Well I'm impressed. You got a deal on that...

Well I'm impressed. You got a deal on that scope!

The video is incredibly good considering the distances involved.
Forum: Canon Monday 20th February 2017, 16:13
Replies: 9
Views: 3,430
Posted By BinoBoy
I've got a 15x50 IS that I've had long enough...

I've got a 15x50 IS that I've had long enough that I can't remember when I bought it. It eventually developed a problem that made me feel as if I was swaying forward and backward.

I read about...
Forum: Nikon Monday 23rd January 2017, 03:21
Replies: 8
Views: 2,101
Posted By BinoBoy
Photo of new Nikon super bins

A link was posted to this on nikonrumors.com.

Some guy was at CES and photographed a pair of Nikon 7x50 binoculars and was shown 10x50s which he claims are to be announced soon.

They are...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th June 2015, 00:46
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Hi Dennis, I'm surprised you had such a negative...

Hi Dennis,

I'm surprised you had such a negative reaction to the Epoch 8x21's. I thought that they were quite a bit better than the Bresser Montana 8x25 and you were pretty positive about them. ...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th June 2015, 03:40
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
They are about 1/2" longer than the...

They are about 1/2" longer than the Ultravids.

Amazon says:
Measures 4.3 x 4 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th June 2015, 02:59
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Brunton Epoch 8x21 vs Leica Ultravid 8x20

Compared my new Brunton Epoch 8x21's to my Leica Ultravid 8x20's today.

The Epoch's held up better than I expected. The Ultravids have less field curvature. The Epochs have a wider FOV. The...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th June 2015, 04:36
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Brunton Epoch 8x21

My $160 Brunton Epoch 8x21 from Botach arrived today. I haven't had much time with it yet, but my initial impressions are very positive.

Their best point for me is their 7.5 deg field of view. ...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th June 2015, 05:14
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Brunton Epoch 8x21

Botach still has some of the Epoch 8x21's. They've cut the price to $200. My friend and I offered to buy two at $160 each and they took it.

They've got 43...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 23rd March 2015, 15:51
Replies: 67
Views: 19,856
Posted By BinoBoy
Not being able to remove the XW20 from my Brunon...

Not being able to remove the XW20 from my Brunon is not a problem.

I ended up with three of the Burntons. A straight one I bought from Botach with the 25-50X and two angled ones that I bought from...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 23rd March 2015, 12:56
Replies: 67
Views: 19,856
Posted By BinoBoy
Hi Ziabeam, I don't know if the XW20 can be...

Hi Ziabeam,

I don't know if the XW20 can be removed from my Brunton. Perhaps gcole can answer that.

Mark
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 21st March 2015, 12:53
Replies: 67
Views: 19,856
Posted By BinoBoy
I would love to have a 1.25" adapter for the...

I would love to have a 1.25" adapter for the Brunton as well. I bought gcole's scope with the Pentax XW20 and it's fantastic.

Mark
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 18th March 2015, 09:52
Replies: 4
Views: 2,532
Posted By BinoBoy
At the Space Coast Bird Festival in January, the...

At the Space Coast Bird Festival in January, the Nikon rep didn't bring any EDG products, either bins or scopes. When I asked him why, he just said that they were emphasizing the Monarchs and...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th March 2015, 02:23
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
If you google sale-telescopes.com review, several...

If you google sale-telescopes.com review, several people say that they are a scam site based in Indonesia.

Too good to be true.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 21st February 2015, 12:02
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
If you put them in your shopping cart, the 10x32...

If you put them in your shopping cart, the 10x32 is the older BD, while the 10x42 is the new XD. I took a quick look through a pair at a bird fair and they seemed great. I believe other forum...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th February 2015, 11:43
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
You got a bad one, Highway Dog. My focuser is...

You got a bad one, Highway Dog. My focuser is smooth and light.

There are a steal at $300! They're not giving big discounts now because there aren't many left. Don't miss out because you didn't...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th February 2015, 11:10
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
I briefly owned a pair of the original version...

I briefly owned a pair of the original version Epoch 8.5x43. They did focus down to 3 ft, but the optical quality inside 6 ft or so was so bad that they were unusable at that range.

The newest...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th February 2015, 21:23
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Here is a link to the grey...

Here is a link to the grey ones:

http://www.botach.com/brunton-f-xn85-epoch-v-2-8-5x43-binoculars/

They also have...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd February 2015, 23:45
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
The Epochs have a confusing history. Brunton...

The Epochs have a confusing history. Brunton introduced three of them; 7.5x43 (model FX75), 8.5x43 (model FX85) and a 10x5x43 (model FX105). The build quality was great, but the optics were not. ...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st January 2015, 02:09
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
What do you think of the Brunton Icon scope,...

What do you think of the Brunton Icon scope, Steve?

I ordered one today. I bought the 25-50x80 straight that is marked down from $4400 to $600. I offered $500 and they took it.

There are no...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th January 2015, 11:40
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Leupold Northfork

CDNN has Leupold Northfork 8.5x45 in camo for $200 this weekend. They have black for $230.

http://www.cdnnsports.com/8-5x45-northfork-mobu.html#.VMOEP0fF_eg
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th January 2015, 01:30
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
Yes, I saw that. It is a shame. They're great...

Yes, I saw that. It is a shame. They're great bins for my purposes. I'm spending my winters in Florida now and the Meostar 7x50s are just about perfect for walking on the beach at sunrise.

The...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th January 2015, 02:54
Replies: 3,399
Views: 904,661
Posted By BinoBoy
More Meostar deals at Amazon

They've got the 7x42 for...
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