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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 25th November 2017, 02:05
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Posted By Gilmore Girl
True :) and I got a little discount from...

True :) and I got a little discount from Cameraland ... good people there.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 24th November 2017, 23:39
Replies: 3,466
Views: 978,991
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Sigh ... this is typical. Something similar...

Sigh ... this is typical. Something similar happened after I bought my Ultravid.
I just read about the free gift card. It states to be used for a 'later purchase', so the FL wouldn't go down to...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 24th November 2017, 19:39
Replies: 65
Views: 7,028
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I had my first day out with it today...it's...

I had my first day out with it today...it's great. The focus seems to have loosened a little bit already. I think it will be fine with more use over time.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 20:20
Replies: 65
Views: 7,028
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks Jack. The new Swaro CL sounds like it...

Thanks Jack.

The new Swaro CL sounds like it has great optics, but I passed on it in favor of the FL after finally getting some real time with an FL even though the FL's and Ultravid's , with...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 16:35
Replies: 65
Views: 7,028
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Hi Gwen, If I was able to see the whole FOV with...

Hi Gwen,

If I was able to see the whole FOV with the Euro I may have kept it, but it's hard to say. At around the same time I bought the Viper HD 6x32. I decided I liked the comfortable view of...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 21st November 2017, 18:07
Replies: 65
Views: 7,028
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I just called Zeiss US service to what they...

I just called Zeiss US service to what they recommend for the stiff focus.
I told them I'd prefer it a wee bit looser.
They said it should loosen up with use over time, but if I'm still not...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 21st November 2017, 16:46
Replies: 65
Views: 7,028
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Hi Gunnar, I just bought an FL 8x32 as well and...

Hi Gunnar,

I just bought an FL 8x32 as well and received it yesterday.

I got to try an old green model recently (about 12yrs old) for about 3+ hours and was very impressed with it. I liked the...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 17th November 2017, 18:32
Replies: 93
Views: 5,486
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Plastic can have its own advantages. From the...

Plastic can have its own advantages.

From the Zeiss sport optics website:


Questions & Answers

Why is polycarbonate used for the housing of the Victory FL binoculars?

The advantage of the housing...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th November 2017, 22:18
Replies: 3,466
Views: 978,991
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Dennis, You just reminded me ... the Euro HD I...

Dennis,

You just reminded me ... the Euro HD I had briefly had the same issue with hinge being a bit loose and changing the IPD setting. I also remember someone else on the forum mentioned the same...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 11th November 2017, 22:12
Replies: 246
Views: 26,552
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I think I'm in the minority here ... I like the...

I think I'm in the minority here ... I like the look of the old CL much better and I also don't like the thinner, longer barrels on this new version.

It has a sort of astronaut look.

I'm sure...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th November 2017, 17:15
Replies: 246
Views: 26,552
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks Jan. If it's not a hassle could you post...

Thanks Jan. If it's not a hassle could you post a pic of it next to the old version? If that's a pain in the behind don't bother.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th November 2017, 18:19
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks...that's all very helpful :)

Thanks...that's all very helpful :)
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th November 2017, 01:33
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
He's right ... I've been trying at work to have...

He's right ... I've been trying at work to have better posture while sitting in my cube all day. I don't think I have ideal posture in general...something I need to continue to work on.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th November 2017, 00:53
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
No the harness I use keeps the binocular in...

No the harness I use keeps the binocular in place pretty well.
I let my arms rest when I can.

I use this simple harness in black...I'm pretty satisfied with...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 23:52
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks Pilly, but I'm way ahead of you on both...

Thanks Pilly, but I'm way ahead of you on both counts. I liked the SF when I tried it, but that doesn't mean I'm interested in buying it. I already have a great 42mm and don't feel the need for...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 17:23
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Well my initial impressions of the SF were very...

Well my initial impressions of the SF were very good, but I've come to the conclusion I need to try any bino for a good weekend to see if it works for me or not. Of course certain negatives like...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 17:11
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks for the suggestion, but I just can't see...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I just can't see myself using that getup. Looks like you couldn't get the bino up to your eyes fast when needed (which is very often). Also, that's just a bit too...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 16:11
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Ok, makes sense now ... thanks. This is why I...

Ok, makes sense now ... thanks. This is why I could never be an engineer ;)
This stuff just doesn't come to me naturally.

Totally get it now that you need to have the least amount of stress on your...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 12:25
Replies: 3,100
Views: 622,277
Posted By Gilmore Girl
CJ, I don't understand physics like you do, but...

CJ,

I don't understand physics like you do, but would longer arms offset the discomfort you described holding the SF ? I wonder if arm length could be a factor here for some who feel focus is...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th November 2017, 00:33
Replies: 3,466
Views: 978,991
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Dennis, Bummer the SV FP your tried had crummy...

Dennis,
Bummer the SV FP your tried had crummy focus. This is a bit surprising to hear.
The one I tried at the store had a very nice smooth focus.

I had the Euro HD 8x32 briefly but didn't keep it -...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th November 2017, 10:18
Replies: 160
Views: 10,080
Posted By Gilmore Girl
You're welcome ;)

You're welcome ;)
Forum: Food and Feeders Friday 3rd November 2017, 23:27
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By Gilmore Girl
omg...watching those squirrels whip around on the...

omg...watching those squirrels whip around on the feeder in the video is hilarious.

Pretty smart little innovation.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 19:38
Replies: 160
Views: 10,080
Posted By Gilmore Girl
My choice of wording was just fine.

My choice of wording was just fine.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 17:55
Replies: 160
Views: 10,080
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Anyone who knows me here knows very well that I...

Anyone who knows me here knows very well that I have high regard for the regulars who bring a lot of knowledge to the forum and who take the time and effort to do their reviews. I don't like to be...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 17:11
Replies: 160
Views: 10,080
Posted By Gilmore Girl
your interpretation is a bit overboard. You have...

your interpretation is a bit overboard. You have a different definition of the phrase. It just means skepticism to me. I've never considered it to mean 'extreme' skepticism.

This attitude in my...
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