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Recent content by MGT

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    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    The beautiful ergonomic (bomb proof) Leica 8x32 used to be my “go to” binocular for years until I discovered Opticron Imagic 8 & 10x42 BGA WP VHD which offer a better view and ergonomics in a similarly scaled package so the Aurora should be all over the Leica’s.
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    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    I have had the Imagic 8x42, 10x42 and Traveller 8x42 for 5yrs, they’re all still running buttery smooth and better than some of the gritty stiction I’ve experienced on alpha brands costing more than twice as much.
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    Unboxing Opticron’s New Flagship Binoculars: Aurora BGA VHD 8x42

    Thank you for revealing the contents and introducing us to Opticron’s new flagship Aurora. Kind regards, Miles
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    Opticron 10x42 Binocular Advice

    I recommend the Opticron Imagic 10x42 BGA VHD which is a steal right now at it’s currently discounted and discontinued price.
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    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    I spent some considerable hours toing and froing between the DBA VHD and Imagic BGA VHD, and ultimately settled on the Imagic. Whilst I was able to appreciate the quality aesthetics and refinements of the DBA VHD, the open bridge didn’t work for my slender, slightly larger than average hands. I...
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    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    I just chanced upon these beauties, I would be interested to know if anyone has tried them yet and would be willing to share their experiences or thoughts? We have been fortunate to take a look at Opticron's new flagship #binocular, the Aurora BGA VHD. Available next month in both 8x42 and...
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    What's the difference between these three binoculars?

    I have the Countryman 8x32 and the Imagic 8x42. I lend my Countryman’s out to family and friends whilst I use the Imagic’s. They both impress, however, the Imagic’s are in a different league and comfortably represent the better deal.
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    MM4 60 or 77 GA ED?

    Thank you Jring, I took the plunge on the MM4 60 ED GA/45, so glad I did.
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    Review: Opticron MM4 77 GA / ED 45 with Opticron SDL v2 18-54x Zoom & HDF T WW 20x

    Thank you Chris, My car was written off a fortnight ago so despite the blessings I am in no position to carry out a side by side comparison. I have however decided too purchase the MM4 60 ED GA/45 with a long term view of acquiring MM4 77 ED GA/45 in due course. I cannot tell you how pleased I...
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    Opticron HDF Eyepieces

    Can anyone shed any light on the advantages of the new Opticron eyepieces? I don't doubt they are excellent as ever, they always were with my MM3 50 and currently are with my MM4 60. However, unlike so many of the the superb winners that Opticron continue to release there doesn't appear to be...
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    Review: Opticron MM4 77 GA / ED 45 with Opticron SDL v2 18-54x Zoom & HDF T WW 20x

    Thanks for your input Jonathan, an interesting observation and not one I was expecting. Apart from the all important view, what is your opinion on the size and weight of the MM4 77 ED GA compared to the MM4 60 ED GA? Would you consider it for a travel scope or do you think it's a bit too...
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    MM4 60 or 77 GA ED?

    Please could someone advise whether they consider the MM4 77 GA ED to be a viable travel scope and if you could only ever have one MM4 GA ED scope which one would it be? The reason why I ask is because I finally have the chance to purchase an MM4 60 GA ED at a very reasonable price, however, I...
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    Review: Opticron MM4 77 GA / ED 45 with Opticron SDL v2 18-54x Zoom & HDF T WW 20x

    Thank you for the insightful and informative review Troubadour. Please could you confirm whether you consider the MM4 77 GA ED to be a viable travel scope and if you could only ever have one MM4 GA ED scope which one would it be? The reason why I ask is because I finally have the chance to...
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    leica ep

    Usually, but not at the moment and it appears the supply cannot match the demand: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Leica-Wide-Angle-Eyepiece-for-Televid-Spotting-Scopes_W0QQitemZ220544215962QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20100122?IMSfp=TL100122207001r28507#ht_500wt_1182
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    Leica Tripod Review: Birdwatch magazine

    Thanks for that. It would appear that your views run contrary to the review, I guess I'll just have to try before I buy.
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