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Recent content by jonnyboyc

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    Eyeskey Diamond ED 8x42

    I got the Eyeskey Diamond HD delivered a couple of weeks ago and have been using and comparing them to get a good feel for them. First up, they come very nicely packaged in a high quality box and accessories kit. Based on some of the comments, I was half expecting them to turn up in wrapped in...
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    Nikon Monarch 7 vs. Nikon Monarch HG

    What about a Vortex Razor HD or VHD. They seem to offer a lot for similar money?
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    Have you tried them Dennis? What did you think?
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    Binocular bargains

    Went for £620 in the end
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    Binocular bargains

    I’m bidding on it!! Stop drawing attention!! LOL
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    Further info from Vortex Wyatt Cole (Vortex Optics) Oct 27, 2020, 5:32 AM CDT Hi Jonathan, Like I mentioned below, the newest models that are manufactured in China are the most superior Razor HD model yet, optically, they're the best ones so far. I can personally guarantee you that where...
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    I emailed Vortex: Good morning Jonathan and thank you for taking the time to reach out! This is a great question and while I sincerely apologize about any misleading information, I did not know that the video from the Japan models was still in place. They had been manufactured in Japan for a...
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    No idea. Would that be bad?
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    Here is a picture of the exact set I bought
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    Thanks for everyone's advice over the last couple of days. I ended up passing on the Swaros. Instead I managed to pick up a nearly new (2 x trips) set of Vortex Razor HD 8x42 for £599. They seem to get excellent reviews and with the VIP lifetime no-fault warranty, seem to be a good purchase.
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    HI Gijs, It is actually 742 Euros = £675, so hopefully that makes it even better. I am definitely starting to lean towards the Swarovskis. As I am looking for these also to use for casual astronomy, I don't think the 8x32 Zeiss would have a big enough objective
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    Thank you. Do you think it is the best value purchase for £675? Or is there better binos available for that amount?
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    Do you ever compared them to the sub-£1000 category? I get the feeling that for a lot of people a blind test with a £500, £1000, £1500 and £2k+ group of binos, would only lead to a lot of confusion.
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    Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42

    Very useful review video, the auto translate works well so I was able to follow it perfectly. I learned a few words in Italian too!
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    EL 8.5x42 Mk1 vs new kids on the block

    This EL was made in 2002 and belongs to the first generation of EL without HD lenses nor SWAROVISION coatings. A worldwide warranty for defects in material and/or workmanship is guaranteed for 30 years from the date of fabrication.
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