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Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

Recent content by DrewskiMT

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    Binocular bargains

    Wow, thats a good deal! Thanks for sharing. I never would have found that on my own.
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    I think less weight = more better because it encourages me to take my optics more frequently, hence a new 8x30 acquisition
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    Binocular bargains

    I think Maven “makes” their budget C line in the Philippines too… well regarded budget optics according to most.
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    I think this discussion has proceeded well, with lots of explanation and good humor and decency between all parties. Well done All! It is clear to me that digiscoping is quite obviously NOT the same as your/my eyeballs staring through binoculars, and yet at the same time digiscoped photos can...
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    I for one believe you. The CA you have observed is disappointing. Makes me wonder what a conquest hd would look like in your digiscoped images. Also makes me think I need a pair of swaro NL…
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    So with shooting raw, you choose/dictate the same white balance for both binocular’s photos? And the exposure is identical? So many variables with imaging!
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Lugging around 42 Kowa Genesis or Meoptas would bother me….
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Interesting results, hard to say if they are valid or meaningful if the camera lense isnt capturing the full exit pupil. I’ll defer to Mr. Link’s extensive knowledge base. Also, the CA in conquests and MHGs doesn’t bother me… so I’m guessing the SFL won’t either…
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    I agree. They look fantastic. The specs are splendid, and the placement of that focuser looks excellent! Bravo Zeiss! They have finally made a bino that I want to purchase in addition to my 8x32 Conquest.
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    You would have to go ask Robby the author on Rokslide. And He’s a busy guy, but he might have something to say. I’m guessing the progress in coatings and Zeiss design philosophy will result in something you would most likely enjoy color wise….
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    Maven B3 8x30?

    I too am trying to buy some Maven B3. Talked to the company yesterday and was informed they hope to have more by mode July. And they have a list you can put your name on.
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    Binocular bargains

    Missed the GPO deals. Dang. Thanks for sharing though.
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Lol! Did you get a new job in the Zeiss marketing dept?! 🤣 you are hilarious
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Thank you very much for all these thoughts! Sounds like you have a gem of an optic in your hands with the SFL. I’m not surprised. To hear the contrast is high (perhaps Leica like) is wonderful. I was reminded last night on a hike that the best pair of binoculars is the ones that you have with...
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Well please don’t be shy about your opinions of them when you receive them! How exciting, Christmas in May!
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