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Recent content by iseegeorgesstar

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    8x42 Optika or 8x42 Meopro Air?

    Let us know how you like them. Sounds like you're going to have a great pair of binoculars as your first one!
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    $1K binoculars experiences - Conquest HD, Monarch HG, Tract Toric, GPO Passion HD, Trinovid HD

    Thank you for the recommendation. I didn't realize we have a classifieds section here on Birdforum. (Also I finally figured out how to do multi-quote finally. There's an insert quotes button on the reply box.) I've heard of the Meopta's being well rated. I had heard rumblings of Meopta B2's in...
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    Kowa Genesis 8x22 vs. Swarovski Curio 7x21

    @NDhunter my thoughts exactly. Kowa's are nice but $800 nice which can also get me a new Swaro? Then I have some questions... @Pinac Thank you so much for the info! Glad to hear from someone who tried both. Also that picture is surprising and really puts things in perspective!
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    $1K binoculars experiences - Conquest HD, Monarch HG, Tract Toric, GPO Passion HD, Trinovid HD

    I was actually thinking about my "image off a reflected mirror" comment. I was thinking if i had to categorize it, maybe that's depth of field. Something that stands out to me among the various bino's I've tried is that none of them were porro prism's I don't think. So maybe that's it. My either...
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    $1K binoculars experiences - Conquest HD, Monarch HG, Tract Toric, GPO Passion HD, Trinovid HD

    Thank you for the thought and reinforcing the idea of moderation. Yeah, honestly I'm confused because they're pretty darn good for what they are. The reason I've wanted to upgrade them, besides general curiosity, is that because I feel like in every binocular I've ever looked through (oberwerk...
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    $1K binoculars experiences - Conquest HD, Monarch HG, Tract Toric, GPO Passion HD, Trinovid HD

    Thank you for the writeup. I've been using the Tract Turic 10x42 for a few months now and I don't know if I will keep them forever, as I'm very tempted to try the alpha's one day. But these are indeed an amazing binocular for the price. The level of detail in now light conditions always...
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    Kowa Genesis 8x22 vs. Swarovski Curio 7x21

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the 22mm Kowa's and how they might compare to the new Swarovski's? The curio's are a real hot ticket item yet there aren't many reviews of the pocket sized gensis. In the USA they cost about the same but one can order the Genesis via...
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    Which 10x42 binoculars are you using the most?

    I wanted to title this thread "Best 10x42 binoculars 2022" but best is subjective because people put different levels of importance on different factors. So "which 10x42 binos are you using the most?" seemed like a better compromise to avoid a flame war. There's old best bino threads out there...
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    Kowa TSN773/883 with 1.25" star diagonal?

    Thank you for the comments. I'm reminded of a picture I saw on CN which was also shared here of someone bringing I think it was an ethos EP to focus in a TSN-883 with a long form barlow. Take about long optical chain. :eek:
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    Kowa TSN773/883 with 1.25" star diagonal?

    I guess that's why small refractors are still in vogue. Thank you for the links and information. I had seen straight thru adapters to get refractors into infinity focus. The camera adapter is a novel idea. Thank you both.
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    Kowa TSN773/883 with 1.25" star diagonal?

    Hello, I know there are threads about the kowa and astro EP use with the adapter. I'm wondering if one could, or if anyone has tried, using a 1.25" star diagonal with the astro adapter and then an EP? Is focus an issue due to the kowa short f ratio or focuser? Would adding a diagonal make...
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    Maven CS.1 15-45x65 vs. Kowa TSN-663M+TE-9Z

    Interesting. Thank you for all the replies. Yes, I've seen the "Perfect Ten" Monarch 82EDA thread hence my comment. :D From Japan it would be very affordable but again at the expense of securing a proper warranty. Thank you for the comments about the benefits of portability with regard to...
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    Maven CS.1 15-45x65 vs. Kowa TSN-663M+TE-9Z

    Hello, Thank you for the reply and welcome. The point about grey market warranty is well taken as that is something I overlooked. To be honest, part of the reason I was looking at mid-range spotting scopes is that I was trying to factor in the possibility of it being lost or stolen (or me...
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    Maven CS.1 15-45x65 vs. Kowa TSN-663M+TE-9Z

    Hello, I'm putting thought into getting a mid-range spotting scope. I would like it for general use while traveling but also particularly casual astronomy use. (I know not to get my hopes up with regard to astronomy use but it's still a factor.) Has anyone gotten a chance to try out either...
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