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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 01:28   #1
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How often do you glass?

Just curious, how often do folks on this forum use binocular(s)?

Do you think you could ever wear a pair out?

I use them pretty much everyday. I was in Vancouver Canada earlier in the week and I never had any glass. It was good to come back
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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 02:19   #2
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I use binoculars pretty much daily.

I've worn two pair out. A Swift Nighthawk 8x40 porro restored by Nicholas Crista. The second was a Swift Trilyte 8x40 roof. Even Nicholas couldn't fix that one.
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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 02:19   #3
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Just curious, how often do folks on this forum use binocular(s)? Do you think you could ever wear a pair out?
Every day

Maybe
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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 02:30   #4
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I'm with Steve and Jay, everyday! Can't say i have ever wore one out though!
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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 02:45   #5
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I use them during about three 1/2 hr - 45 min walks per day. When at our cabin in the spring, summer and fall I use them a lot more particularly when sitting on the porch. I haven't worn any out but I do tend to baby them.
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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 03:56   #6
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Daily of course and just about every clear night also.

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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 04:57   #7
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When I was 10 years old my Dad gave me a 4 x 40 Galilean for my birthday. I beat it up unmercifully. It has dents on it but it still works. I don't use it anymore. Too much CA!

I use various ones during the week and change them too frequently to wear any single one out.

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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 12:58   #8
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Same as the others. Every day...multiple times and multiple pairs per day depending on application and location.

I haven't worn any pairs out as I buy/sell regularly and use multiple models from my "core set".
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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 13:34   #9
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Daily. I've even been known to put my bins on the table during meetings and when I had an office overlooking the river I had a scope set up, as well. I still have my old bins from when I started and I reckon my eyes are more worn out than the optics.

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BTW To 'glass' someone, on this side of t'Atlantic, is definitly not something that should be done.

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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 14:01   #10
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Old Friday 20th April 2012, 21:13   #11
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I have my binoculars with me every day, but not always able to use daily. I'd say 3-5 days a week, depending upon my schedule.
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Old Saturday 21st April 2012, 17:46   #12
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i'm a 'fair weather birder' so every sunny and dry day. some days when it's overcast but not too dim. it's not just because i own porros but when the day is dismal, so is my eyesight.

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Old Sunday 22nd April 2012, 13:07   #13
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Spring time viewing: Every day 10-15 min, once a week 30 min, once a month 2 hours.

Winter more, summer more, fall, about the same as spring.
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Old Sunday 22nd April 2012, 14:04   #14
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Any Chance I get. I pick them up at least 4 times per day. I have a tree out front the birds love to sit in it.
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Old Sunday 22nd April 2012, 14:45   #15
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Wow lots of glassing. Makes me cringe when I hear stories of folks buying an alpha and using it once a year to hunt.
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