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Recent content by forent

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    Swarovksi SLC 10x56 versus Zeiss Victory HT 10x54

    I preferred the SLC to the HT (and bought it happily): https://www.birdforum.net/threads/leica-10x50-ba-vs-new-models.378410/page-3#post-3872954 BTW, I would even favor the Conquest 10x56 over the HT 10x54. But that's just me.
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    Leica 8x20 Monovid Review

    I also concur Roger Vine's review. The optical quality of the Monovid is top notch and far superior to all other monoculars I have ever tested and the build quality is first class. And yes, holding the Monovid in your palm while pressing your hand to your eye-socket is the way to go. The...
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    8x56 SLC

    These "nameplates" are in fact flimsy adhesive labels that can be detached easily and free of residues. But Mitsubishi had to rename its ATV "Pajero" to "Montero" for the Americas and Spain... 3:-)
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    8x56 SLC

    Sorry, bad luck. ��
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    Protective filter for BTX objective lens

    https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3949123&postcount=3
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    8x56 SLC

    q.e.d.: See https://www.niggeloh.de/en/distributors.html: Pioneer Research 97 Foster Road-Suite 5 USA-Moorestown New Jersey 08057 Tel.: 001/856/8669191 Fax: 001/856/8668615 e-mail: [email protected] internet: www.pioneer-research.com
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    8x56 SLC

    The Niggeloh neoprene strap "Outline" is ergonomically curved and available in green and black: https://www.jagdgewehr.de/media/image/b2/02/d3/W24-406600321.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61bQ5m7zgOL._AC_SX679_.jpg See their German webside (scroll down)...
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    Swaro improvements report

    That's good news! As many of us await eagerly some innovative or at least updated products from these leading manufacturers your valuable input could promote the competition in the sport optics market.
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    Swaro improvements report

    Okay, that sounds to me as if you did not only want to suggest some improvements without obligation, just as many customers do. Instead, it seems to me that you tried to *sell* your idea to Swarovski but they refused. Am I right? If so, their response is only fair IMHO: eventually, it's their...
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    ATX/STX rumor

    I bet it will! And admittedly, the BTX is alluring. ; But it's also darn heavy: 1,400 g compared to 800 g for the ATX. That would qualify the 115 finally for stationary purposes.
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    ATX/STX rumor

    Sorry, I am completely ignorant to astronomy and have never used my binos and scopes for stargazing. What I can say is that the 115 is made to the same high quality level known from the other Swarovski *TX components, including watertightness. Moreover, by first-hand experience I can reassure...
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    ATX/STX rumor

    My short experience with the new 115mm lens: I own the ATX eyepiece with the 65mm and 95mm lens modules. Great combination. But when I heard of the new superlative 115mm module I could not resist and ordered one copy from a reputable dealer. If the 115 was a great step forward I would sell my...
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    8x56 SLC

    That's EXACTLY the same that I did with my Swarovski 10x56 SLC. ;)
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    Second-Hand Habicht Porro’s To Use

    The focuser of my SLC (current version!) is simply the best I have ever experienced in any binocular and a joy to use: exact, buttery smooth, very clever adjustment mechanism for the right eye. But there might be some sample variation. As an economist I have to say: it depends mainly on the...
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