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Recent content by karmantra

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    It’s May!—has anybody bought/tried out a NL Pure 32 yet?

    Has anyone received a pre-ordered 32 yet, or seen one in a store? Is the E U getting theirs in stock, with North America to follow? I love my sand-colored pre field pro 8x32SV, but the new issue does intrigue me! Is the Pure 32 out there for delivery? Thanks!
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    Has anyone used the soap and brush kit on their NL Pures?

    Curious to know if any of you frequent users of the Pures have used the soap and brush kit? Did it clean up the binos and remove any stains? Does it restore the ‘new’ look after application? I like the burnt orange color that is offered on the new NL Pure 32s, but how will that color...
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    NL Pure 8x32 and NL Pure 10x32!

    Remember—most dealers will discount 10% off Swarovski’s list price, except Orvis and Sportsman’s Warehouse!
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    Swarovski NL Pure pricing strategies?

    I talked to the local store today—no NLs in stock, but the price is decided by corporate, not going to sell them at the ‘usual’ 10% off that other retailers/ mail order sell at. I have not had the pleasure of handling one yet, but apparently the local store will not get my business...
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    Swarovski NL Pure pricing strategies?

    OK, I understand that the NL Pures are the hottest items in optics at this time in 8x, 10x and 12x, and availability is low in the U.S., but how can firms like Sportsman’s Warehouse try to get away with charging full retail price for them? Of course, Swarovski North America charges full retail...
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    Swaro UTA work with NL Pure?

    ***If anyone is interested, Cody Nelson of gohunt.com indicates the nl Pures fit well on the UTA.***
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    Swaro UTA work with NL Pure?

    Has anyone checked to see if the Swarovski UTA (universal tripod adapter) will work with the new NL Pure? It seems that the narrow waist of the Pure might be too ‘loose’ with the band that secures the bino. Considering that the UTA was built for the SLC and ELs, curious to know if it will work...
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    Swarovski NL 8x42 - First Impressions

    Looking forward to your report to cure my insomnia! Thanks in advance
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    Swarovski NL 8x42 - First Impressions

    Importing via Jan in the NL Four plus years ago, when the Swaro 8/10x56 SLCs could not be ordered in North America, I went through Jan at the House of Outdoors and bought an 8x56 and a 10x56 and had them shipped to me. Euro/dollar exchange rate was favorable to me, no VAT, no import duties...
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    Historical Review of Swift 804 Audubon Binoculars

    Ed: Thanks for the advice on the eyecups, they do have a nice view!
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    Historical Review of Swift 804 Audubon Binoculars

    Ed: I screwed up! It does say 804 NOT 804r, and it does say fully multi coated. I was going from memory and didn’t have the binos in front of me. Having a hard time loading pictures, but the serial number is correct. I’ll try to get the pictures to you, one way or another! It is ***Type...
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    Historical Review of Swift 804 Audubon Binoculars

    Build date for a 804r HR 5? Just picked up an excellent Swift 804r HR5 with the fully multi optics (FMC). It had the black nylon bino bag, not the leatherette brown hard case, so I knew it was a newer build. The serial number showed #201xxx—does that make it a year 2000 build? I thought they...
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    Swarovski NL 8x42 - First Impressions

    SONA is awaiting nervously on Henry’s verdict!
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    Swarovski NL 8x42 - First Impressions

    Will NL case accommodate forehead rest? Jan or Gils may know the answer to this: Does the NL bino case that comes with the NL large enough to accommodate the NL binos with the headrest attached? I am looking at the 12x42 and would find it more convenient to just leave it attached to the bino.
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    Interviews with Retailers: Jan van Daalen of House of Outdoor

    Have to agree with Henry—I made two purchases through Jan on products I couldn’t get in the States and what a wonderful person to deal with! Best experience I ever had on purchasing optics! Great write up Jan!
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