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Recent content by ArkLanthian

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    Best high-end birding binoculars without "rolling ball" effect?

    Hi everyone and thank you for your comments. I thought I would give an update. I was not able to test the leica UV HD+ 7x42. A friend of mine owns a Zeiss Victory T FL 8x42. I recently tried it and loved the view through it, although I found that the field of view was a bit too narrow still...
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    Best high-end birding binoculars without "rolling ball" effect?

    1) True, but who do we really bird for? The birds, or ourselves? 2) Fair, but RB/AMD makes me sick, and I noticed it before even knew there was a word for it, so it not just talk! 3) I get it. Same thing for any tool. 4) I don't know who is "up the food chain". BirdForum and CloudyNights at...
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    Best high-end birding binoculars without "rolling ball" effect?

    Unsure what to respond to that, and unsure I understand what you mean. Im quite aware there must be compromises... I am fine with some distorsion as long as its not RB.
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    Best high-end birding binoculars without "rolling ball" effect?

    Basically I'm asking to be reassured that a 7x bino is not going to hurt my birding experience!
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    Best high-end birding binoculars without "rolling ball" effect?

    Hi all, thank you for your advices! I have tested the MHG and did notice a little bit of rolling ball (or barrel distorsion? couldn't say), but I think it might be a negligeable amount for me. I almost bought them but the in-store sample was a demo item and was not in the best of conditions. I...
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    Best high-end birding binoculars without "rolling ball" effect?

    Eitan I have not tried the 7x42 UVHD+. I have been using 8x and 10x and never considered 7x. Is the drop in magnification worth it? I probably need to read up a bit on the benefit/drawbacks of 7x mag for birding. I do not know of anyone using 7x binos for birding. Chosun, I have tried the...
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    Best high-end birding binoculars without "rolling ball" effect?

    I have been on a quest for a pair of high end binoculars for birding (8x42 format). I have tried a few so far: I started with the Swaroski EL 8x32 and 8.5x42. I found, to my despair, that I am very susceptible to the rolling ball effect (I've done abundant reading on this forum on the subject)...
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