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Old Thursday 13th January 2011, 01:17   #776
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Over in the tripods and heads subforum bearclawthedonut points out this tripod and head deal. Posted here for those that forget to read the scope forum!

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For anyone looking for a good deal on a mid-size/weight tripod & head combination: Adorama is presently offering the Manfrotto 055XB Tripod and the Manfrotto 128RC Head combined for $207.50. I think that there are other tripod/heads also on sale? Additionally, Manfrotto is offering a $25.00 rebate (via a Pre-paid Visa Card) on this combination - which will eventually lower the mirage cost to $182.50 (the actual cost will remain $207.50). I have no idea how long the sale will last; the rebate ends with purchases made on/before January 15, I believe (there are also $50.00 rebates on carbon fiber/head combinations). Unfortunately, I do not work for Adorama. If interested - check it out. You must put the item in your basket to see the discounted price.

Anyway, if your looking for this combination, this price is like a two year roll back of inflationary price increases. I ordered this combination and it's supposed to arrive tomorrow. I'm presently using a Vortex STX tripod with a Manfrotto 701hdv head for my Pentax PF-65. The STX is a Chinese knock-off of the 055XB.
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Old Thursday 13th January 2011, 06:38   #777
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http://www.parkcameras.com/12123/Nikon-8x32-SE-CF.html

The SE 8x32 is only 399 here. Cheapest I can find but still only what they used to cost 2-3 years ago before the prices rocketed.
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Old Thursday 13th January 2011, 08:16   #778
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Anyone looking for a very good 8 x 25 should get one of those Columbia's by Krueger closeouts that Camera Land has while they still have some. They are surprisingly good and you can't beat the price. Sharp, bright, nice big FOV with a large area of center sharpness and very well built. Will barely squeeze into a large chamois type shirt pocket but fits easily into a jacket pocket.

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Old Thursday 13th January 2011, 16:15   #779
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Anyone looking for a very good 8 x 25 should get one of those Columbia's by Krueger closeouts that Camera Land has while they still have some. They are surprisingly good and you can't beat the price. Sharp, bright, nice big FOV with a large area of center sharpness and very well built. Will barely squeeze into a large chamois type shirt pocket but fits easily into a jacket pocket.

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Hah! I was wondering if anyone sprung for those Columbia 8x25's. I ordered a pair yesterday. I'm particularly intrigued by the 18mm ER along with 370' FOV. Pretty unprecedented for 8x compacts. Also a better exit pupil than the 8x20, 10x25 alphas. Bob, any more comments/comparisons about the view would be appreciated.

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Old Thursday 13th January 2011, 18:02   #780
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A review for the Columbia 8x25 wouldn't go amiss. Hint, hint

I started a thread to collect comments rahter than burying them in this bargains thread.

http://birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=189881

BTW the bins are here for $80

http://www.cameralandny.com/optics2/...ackcountry8x25
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Old Thursday 13th January 2011, 18:35   #781
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Hi Bob

Nice sounding and looking compacts at low price
Are they actually fully multi coated ? as the spec seems to refer to broadband anti reflection coated
I would imagine they must be fmc but just not fully sure

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Old Friday 14th January 2011, 01:14   #782
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Re:- VANGUARD Spirit 8x36 ED Binocular

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Hi Everyone ... Thought I would see for myself if Vanduard Binoculars were worth the money at a reduced price ? Just orderd their Spirit ED 8x36 Black version from Amazon.com for $178.37 shipped. I have yet to see a ED binocular that cheap. I should have it in a few weeks, I will post a few words about them after they arrive ..... gwen...
Hi gwen, just wanted to check a coupla things.......
(1) Is that the correct price ($178.37)? and for the ED?..........if so that seems like one helluva deal............here's what they're listed for today http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...8x36&x=14&y=11
(2) Have you received them yet, & if so what's the verdict?

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A review for the Columbia 8x25 wouldn't go amiss. Hint, hint

I started a thread to collect comments rahter than burying them in this bargains thread.

http://birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=189881

BTW the bins are here for $80

http://www.cameralandny.com/optics2/...ackcountry8x25
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See the other thread you started for more details. I like mine quite a bit! I think they are a real bargain at the price!

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Hi Bob

Nice sounding and looking compacts at low price
Are they actually fully multi coated ? as the spec seems to refer to broadband anti reflection coated
I would imagine they must be fmc but just not fully sure

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I'm no expert on this but I can tell you that the reflections are bluish/green and magenta on both the objectives and the oculars so I would guess they are at least MC on all exposed surfaces and likely FMC.

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Hah! I was wondering if anyone sprung for those Columbia 8x25's. I ordered a pair yesterday. I'm particularly intrigued by the 18mm ER along with 370' FOV. Pretty unprecedented for 8x compacts. Also a better exit pupil than the 8x20, 10x25 alphas. Bob, any more comments/comparisons about the view would be appreciated.

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Mark,
See my comments on Kevin's new thread. Off hand I think you can take these hiking and canoeing confidently. Eye relief with my large sun glasses was excellent but I didn't compare it without them on in great detail. Centerfield area sharpness is large tapering gradually softer to the edge; better than I would have expected. Some veiling glare low down in the view, as I noted, looking in the general direction of the sun-difficult for most binoculars of moderate cost. They are worth more than their current price.
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Old Friday 14th January 2011, 14:15   #786
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Hi Bob

Thanks i guessed they would be mc or fmc just nice to know
Sounds like i need to make a quick decision either way if they are low stock on close out
May well be another pair i pick up on our next jaunt to Jacksonville Fl

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Old Sunday 16th January 2011, 16:55   #787
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A Zeiss Dialyt 7x42 in very good condition, according to seller:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUPERB-ZEISS-D...item3a62608aff
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Old Sunday 16th January 2011, 21:31   #788
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A Zeiss Dialyt 7x42 in very good condition, according to seller:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUPERB-ZEISS-D...item3a62608aff
Unless you are a collector and not a user, I would steer clear of all non-phase coated roofs (like this one) no matter how well made.
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Old Sunday 20th February 2011, 22:15   #789
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LLBean currently has an unusual comprehensive 30% off on all items offer.
They carry the Nikon line, as well as Swarovski.
So if you have selected the glass you want, it might be a good time to wrap up a purchase.
Do note that this may be US/Canada only.
You need a coupon code for that

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/llbean.com

FREE SHIPPING and 30% OFF USING THESE TWO CODES: LL3039329 for FREE SHIPPING and JPA4393 for 30% OFF for a limited time (until 2/22)

Then take a look at their bins

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/891/1...1?feat=891-GN1

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Wow, nice deal on the Swarovision 8.5x42mm for ~$1638. The enterprising could probably could flip them on Ebay for a profit too!
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All I saw on the site was Swaro HD not Swarovision.
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Old Monday 21st February 2011, 22:48   #792
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Definitely there yesterday. Guess they sold out and/or they were removed from the site. Good deal if it was legit.
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The only EL's listed are the 8 x 32 and 10 x 32 at just under and just over $1950.00. 10 x 42 SLC still listed @ $2129.00.

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A few have ordered SVs but they seem sold out.

jgraider gets the original credit for the LL Bean coupons as this as I missed this thread ...

http://birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=192823

If you are after the most recent dielectric Monarch 8x42 for $196 (or a bit more for the 10x42).

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/66771?feat=891-GN1
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/66772?feat=891-GN1
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Flossiepip had inquiried about the Carson 8x32 XM832 HD in a seperate thread. I see that Amazon has the non HD phase coated model on sale for $64.30 with free shipping. Based on the 10x42's I had looked at months ago, this is an incredible deal for a spare or backup pair as they originally sold for $280. Couldn't pass this up so I ordered a pair today.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.carsonoptical.com/Binocul...eries/XM-832HD

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Eagle Optics seems to have a batch of Zeiss demos

http://www.eagleoptics.com/binocular...mos-open-boxes
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Flossiepip had inquiried about the Carson 8x32 XM832 HD in a seperate thread. I see that Amazon has the non HD phase coated model on sale for $64.30 with free shipping. Based on the 10x42's I had looked at months ago, this is an incredible deal for a spare or backup pair as they originally sold for $280. Couldn't pass this up so I ordered a pair today.
Thanks for the heads up on these...did yours come in?

For $65 it seems you can hardly go wrong - I'm going to order a pair to check out too...
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http://www.eagleoptics.com/binocular...mos-open-boxes

Nice find there Kevin.
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Old Thursday 3rd March 2011, 18:32   #799
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More Zeiss bins at reduced price this time from Cameraland

http://24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads...al#Post5001098

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Besides the demos listed below, we have some VERY Exciting news in a great value. Zeiss, as many of you may or may not know, stopped making their Victory FL Series binoculars in Green Rubber Armor. They did however, give us one last opportunity to place a final production order for these at a very reduced price....
With this said, while supplies last, we are offering your choice of the Zeiss Victory 8x42 FL LT Green or the Zeiss Victory 10x42 FL LT Green for only $1499.99 Yes, these are brand new units at this VERY low price
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Cameraland Minox Demos

Cameraland's Minox demos emails are always dangerous news around our house but the flat out bargain this morning has to be the Minox 8 x 32 BD BR for $179.99. This is a sensational buy for a very satisfying aspheric lens wide field binocular that originally sold for close to $600. No, it's not an Alpha and its heavier than the HG models which replaced the BD BR series, but performance is astonishing for this price.
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