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Old Sunday 6th April 2014, 15:56   #2026
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I decided to try the first gen Kaibab HD #VT-K15 15x56 at $899. I just noticed that they have silver prism coatings, whereas the latest Kaibab #KAI-5602 as well the Vulture you have coming have dielectric prism coatings. I hope they will be bright enough.

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Old Sunday 6th April 2014, 16:25   #2027
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I decided to try the first gen Kaibab HD #VT-K15 15x56 at $899. I just noticed that they have silver prism coatings, whereas the latest Kaibab #KAI-5602 as well the Vulture you have coming have dielectric prism coatings. I hope they will be bright enough.

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Old Monday 7th April 2014, 01:48   #2028
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I decided to try the first gen Kaibab HD #VT-K15 15x56 at $899. I just noticed that they have silver prism coatings, whereas the latest Kaibab #KAI-5602 as well the Vulture you have coming have dielectric prism coatings. I hope they will be bright enough.

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Good to hear about your purchase, these have very nice reviews, and
a first hand observation is always good to see.

As far as brightness, the exit pupil size will be less than an 8x32, so don't
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Old Monday 7th April 2014, 17:51   #2029
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Spoke to Vortex a minute ago and found out that the first gen Kiabab does have dielectric prism coatings. Apparently the original advertising was misstated. Sorry for the confussion.

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I decided to try the first gen Kaibab HD #VT-K15 15x56 at $899. I just noticed that they have silver prism coatings, whereas the latest Kaibab #KAI-5602 as well the Vulture you have coming have dielectric prism coatings. I hope they will be bright enough.

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Old Tuesday 8th April 2014, 16:14   #2030
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Kowa Genesis 8x33 at Eagle Optics for $699 "demo".

http://www.eagleoptics.com/binocular...lid=20140408x6
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Camera Land's Demo Unit Condition

For those of you bought demo binos from Camera Land NY before, are these binos in "like new" or "mint condition"? I am considering to buy a demo pair Zeiss Conquest HD (8x42) from $750, and the new one with $75 rebate is about $145 more ($895). I don't know which option is relative better.

On the side note, I am also considering the demo unit of Kowa Genesis 8x33 for $699 from Eagle Optics, is anyone bought demo unit from Eagle Optics before? Can you comment on the condition?

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Old Wednesday 9th April 2014, 04:41   #2032
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The EO demos on the table at the Birding Optics Expo this weekend were absolutely first rate.

I have ordered one pair of demos from CLNY before and they were practically new in box. I could BARELY tell they had been handled, but the neck strap, cleaning kit, manuals, etc., were still sealed in plastic.

I will probably be ordering my next bins (Leica 8x42 Ultravid HDs) from them as demos ASAP.

I'd not hesitate to ask for a pick of the litter...all they can say is no. Ben at EO, Doug or Joel at CLNY...

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The EO demos on the table at the Birding Optics Expo this weekend were absolutely first rate.

I have ordered one pair of demos from CLNY before and they were practically new in box. I could BARELY tell they had been handled, but the neck strap, cleaning kit, manuals, etc., were still sealed in plastic.

I will probably be ordering my next bins (Leica 8x42 Ultravid HDs) from them as demos ASAP.

I'd not hesitate to ask for a pick of the litter...all they can say is no. Ben at EO, Doug or Joel at CLNY...

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I have found the same same thing when ordering a Demo from CL. They seemed to be untouched and the neck strap and manual et al were still wrapped in plastic. I recently purchased a demo Leica Ultravid 8x42 BL from them at a very good price and have been using it with much satisfaction lately.

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[quote=renruanshi;2964872]For those of you bought demo binos from Camera Land NY before, are these binos in "like new" or "mint condition"? I am considering to buy a demo pair Zeiss Conquest HD (8x42) from $750, and the new one with $75 rebate is about $145 more ($895). I don't know which option is relative better.
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I have purchased numerous demos from CameraLand over the years sight unseen and all were indistinguisable from new. Last demo purchases were a Meopta MeoPro 6.5 x 32 and a Meopta MeoStar 10 x 42. Both are really excellent binoculars at amazing prices.
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I would describe my Leica Ultravid 8x42 BL to have been in "mint condition" when I received it.

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For those of you bought demo binos from Camera Land NY before, are these binos in "like new" or "mint condition"? I am considering to buy a demo pair Zeiss Conquest HD (8x42) from $750, and the new one with $75 rebate is about $145 more ($895). I don't know which option is relative better.

On the side note, I am also considering the demo unit of Kowa Genesis 8x33 for $699 from Eagle Optics, is anyone bought demo unit from Eagle Optics before? Can you comment on the condition?

Thanks in advance!

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I would agree with the others. I have bought demo/open box deals from both stores and have not been able to distinguish from a new product.
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Old Thursday 10th April 2014, 00:40   #2037
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what would a good price for Foton binoculars be?
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Old Sunday 13th April 2014, 05:46   #2038
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Cameraland is closing out the old model McKinley 8x42 for $449, with a free harness strap....

http://www.cameralandny.com/optics2/...8x42_old_model
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Old Tuesday 15th April 2014, 20:44   #2039
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Opticsplanet Nikon M7 8x30 with coupon $284 shipped.
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Old Tuesday 15th April 2014, 22:31   #2040
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Opticsplanet Nikon M7 8x30 with coupon $284 shipped.
Which coupon?

They have a current coupon offering good for 15% off expiring tomorrow 4/16/2014, but it is only good for in stock items and the Nikon Monarch 7 8X30 has been showing approx. a 30 day shipping time.

The current price shown for the 8X30 is $299.95, so you must have found a different coupon to get the price of $284.

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Bruce not sure what i used but just enter like say 1234 in the coupon box and it will give the 5% off coupon code.
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Amazon has another Gold box deal on the Vanguard Endeavor ED 8x42 for $199.99.

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Midway USA is clearing them out for $390 shipped. Doesn't look like a binocular harness is included.

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At that price I decided to try them. Maybe they will be as pleasant of a surprise as the Kiabab 15X I bought recently. I've also been looking for further price drops on the Nikon SE. Is $800 for the 12X50 getting in the bargain range ?

If the McKinley work for me, my ED2 8X43 and 6.5X32 Fury will become a bit redundant. If I were to sell them, any idea as to what they would be worth ?
Both are indistinguishable from new and have perfect boxes with all of the original packing.

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At that price I decided to try them. Maybe they will be as pleasant of a surprise as the Kiabab 15X I bought recently. I've also been looking for further price drops on the Nikon SE. Is $800 for the 12X50 getting in the bargain range ?

If the McKinley work for me, my ED2 8X43 and 6.5X32 Fury will become a bit redundant. If I were to sell them, any idea as to what they would be worth ?
Both are indistinguishable from new and have perfect boxes with all of the original packing.

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If the McKinley fit your eyes, I think you will be impressed. I compared them side to side both in the field and in store with several alpha/sub-alpha optics (e.g. Swarovision, Conquest HD, Meostar HD, and Razor HD) and found them to be quite comparable, optically, to any of the above in terms of sharpness and brightness. The eyecups, occulars, and eye-relief are not for everyone, however, so you may find certain aspects of them not to your liking (blackouts were the main complaint about which I heard); I wear protruding eyeglasses and they fit perfectly.
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I hope they fit me well. Your results sound very encouraging.

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If the McKinley fit your eyes, I think you will be impressed. I compared them side to side both in the field and in store with several alpha/sub-alpha optics (e.g. Swarovision, Conquest HD, Meostar HD, and Razor HD) and found them to be quite comparable, optically, to any of the above in terms of sharpness and brightness. The eyecups, occulars, and eye-relief are not for everyone, however, so you may find certain aspects of them not to your liking (blackouts were the main complaint about which I heard); I wear protruding eyeglasses and they fit perfectly.
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what would a good price for Foton binoculars be?
Hope you're good at craps. You'll need to be a high roller to purchase one. About $38,000.

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