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Recent content by kaboku68

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    What are your 10 favorite binoculars

    NLs are the top standard. My particular binocular has a very tight focus. I like that. Once I have it set it is unbelievable. I can honestly give kudos where they are due. Swarovski hit it out of the park.
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    What are your 10 favorite binoculars

    Both on the Vortex. You have to use it on a tripod for long use but you can drop and pop and it is usable for the short term. The 18x is really the star of the show with Vortex glass.
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    What are your 10 favorite binoculars

    The FLs are super comfortable once you get them set up. They are very sharp. I think that they may be sharper in the center sweet spot than the ELs but the ELs make up for that center sharpness as they are uniformly sharp to my eyes right to the edges. The ELs have a smidge more eye relief but...
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    What are your 10 favorite binoculars

    1) Swaro NL8X42s- I just got these. They do have a wow factor. The view that they offer is just so nice and the FOV is magnificent. They provide exceptional eye relief and I am an eyeglass wearer. 2) Swaro EL10X42 SV FP- I really liked these binoculars as well. They have excellent eye relief...
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    Clouds on the horizon?

    Their new internally stablized binoculars are made in the same assembly line as the 2400ABS. https://www.sigsauer.com/kilo2400abs.html They are presently not yet available. The Rokslide Podcast on the SigSauer Skunkworks trip sitka blacktail hunting covered them in depth...
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    Clouds on the horizon?

    The new IS Sig Sauers are supposed to be made in the United States and are said to compete with the very best. Sig has the money, marketing and the engineers to do this. They will be available this year(2021).
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    NL 10X42 vs NL12X42. What would you choose?

    German has a word Verschlimmbessern. This means that you have made something worse by trying to fix it. Patudo is very close in describing the effect that I have noticed with the 12s that is less apparent in the 10s and hopefully non-existent in the 8s. I am also in a situation where if I kick...
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    Clouds on the horizon?

    Maybe a SONAS employee who is in charge of customer service for North America.
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    Clouds on the horizon?

    There is another option as well. I know that within hunting and birding to a lesser extent has seen a rise in the "bro" hunter phenomenon. This is the gauche noob loaded with discretionary cash that tries to earn respect and kudos not from what they do out in the field or glade but through...
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    Clouds on the horizon?

    I am just curious how Leica and Zeiss will respond to the 10X42 Legends. I do know that I also ordered a pair of 8X30 HD Conquests and all things seemed to be in order. They said that they had a very profitable year as well. Vortex has said that their sales were also at a record level.
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    Clouds on the horizon?

    I was talking with Swaro today. They said that this last year was the most profitable for their separate sports optic division. A perfect storm of people going out into nature and extremely great products coincided with many people having more discretionary funds because they weren't going out...
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    NL 10X42 vs NL12X42. What would you choose?

    So they have at least a 6-8 month backorder on the 10s and 12s so I went with the NL8X42s that they have in stock. I haven't looked at the 8Xs but field of view is never a bad thing.
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    NL 10X42 vs NL12X42. What would you choose?

    I think I am going with the NL12s. I guess that I am saying that in my subjective universe I have noticed that the NL12s do some overcorrection of the image until you get used to them in view. It might just be a bad example of one so I will be hopeful.
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    NL 10X42 vs NL12X42. What would you choose?

    So... they are not decollimated. its just that the sharpness of the individual tubes creates a strange effect- it is like getting your eyes pulled through the tubes until they have time to adjust and remap. You don't notice it unless you look between the NL12s so focused and maybe the EL12s...
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    NL 10X42 vs NL12X42. What would you choose?

    I am a bit of a special child of mediocre means by which of a side hustle gets a "birthday" about two times per year. My specialness may soon wear off with the insistence of Johnny Morris owning "all" of the BBS Sporting Goods stores in North America. ("All" in the big, box stores.)
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