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Recent content by Malsam

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    I bought EL 12x50 for $2149.95 New!

    Like what others mentioned, I manage to try out a NL 10x42 last week at a shop, its dazzling clear and it feels like my kid will like it better than me. Its wickedly appealing! The EL 12x is already very clear and I have been looking for a 12x for my raptor watch beginning in November. I will be...
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    Swarovski Scope ATX vs STX - which do u use it for

    Does anyone have any experience in using either? I understand Photographers prefer the STX but ATX allows easier viewing? Please share your experience. Thanks!
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    Birding backpack - Vanguard endeavor

    anyone uses 1 the birding backpack from Vanguard? How does it fit a scope with bino, camera etc. Most importantly the ergonomic of carrying it. Thanks! https://youtu.be/brzd6z3YZk8 https://youtu.be/op2SY99-lHo
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    Hello and welcome! Please share your experience/opinion! Love to hear from u soon!
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    Ultravid HD+ 12x50

    Thanks guys for sharing your thoughts and to confirm my thoughts of owning different lines and experiencing it differently! Really appreciate the insights! :-)
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    The 3 big brands using experience

    Thank you so much for sharing your insights! This is invaluable info to newbies like myself. I came from photography world and Leica is the only name I have heard besides some occasional Zeiss brand mentions and Swarovski is jewellery in my country :-). I decided on the swarovski for a few...
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    Ultravid HD+ 12x50

    Thanks for providing your valuable pointers and the link! Yes I'm not wearing glasses hence both seems appealing to me. One observation I do have for my existing SV 8.5x42 is that I do get blind spot quite often and have to adjust my viewing position whereas leica allows me to just get it right...
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    Ultravid HD+ 12x50

    Hi all, apologise if this topic had been discussed just unable to find it in a topic hence would like to pose my question here. I’m in the market for a 12x, Zeiss doesn’t have it locally so I’m into a Leica and a swarovski. I have access and tried both, (for a short period only) each has its...
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    The 3 big brands using experience

    Hi all, I’m consider new to the world of optics, specifically on binos. In fact this equipment just came into my life about a year and a half ago when i go into birding. Previously I’m into photography, more on nature/landscape but turn portraits. Went into birding since late 2017-early 2018...
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    Tell me how does a digiscope helps?

    Hi all, I have a noob question about this piece of equipment. I know the magnification allows the owner to view birds at much further distance than eyes can see. I have a few hesitation on using it, need some clarity/advice/comments pls: 1. Setting up is so slow Similar to the digital camera...
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    My new el 12x50 fp has left me confused!

    Thanks for the pointers and reminder! Indeed from a photographer background, going closer and clearer has always part of a photographer instinct and we take all sorts of angles and distance to frame the subject. Something that I realise that it may not be so when doing bird watching. (at least...
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    My new el 12x50 fp has left me confused!

    I've been also thinking of investing in a 12x50 be it the SV EL or the Leica. For those who have been using a 12x50 as well as owning a 8x, what are you major difference you can be expecting?
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    New to birds and from Singapore

    Hi all, Newly joined in this forum, I’m from a tiny country in the equator that doesn’t really have a lot of nature. I was into photography for more than 2 decades, didn’t really wanted to go into birding due to high equipment costs. Recently I jump into it and realise I know next to nothing...