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Recent content by MountainCorvid70

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    Unfortunately, I did not capture a photo of the damage to the binocular housing. The most obvious damage was to the plastic around the focus wheel being broken into several small pieces. The focus mechanism did not turn smoothly as a result (and the fog/waterproofness was obviously compromised)...
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    Just received a 10x42L

    The abysmal ergonomics (for me), lousy eyecups and poor diopter adjustment (that regularly unlocks) and heaviness all aside, I find that I reach for the Canons most of the time despite having ready access to several European alphas that offer a slightly brighter image and with greater contrast...
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    Thank you for the response. My suggestion that I might sell my Canon gear is admittedly knee-jerk, driven by my anger with the shoddy service for my 10x42IS. Given that service experiences have varied and across manufacturers suggests quality control standards are lacking, that one’s experience...
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    Although I have been a proud member for a number of years, I have only rarely posted threads, as I rather enjoy reading the countless insightful, informative posts by other members on myriad topics. However, I have never felt more compelled to post than now, after just examining my recently...
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    ATX — Dark spots @ center of field

    Joachim, repositioning my eye doesn’t help. It’s almost as if the center of the field of view is showing light fall off compared to the field edge. I’ll try to submit a photo to help illustrate.
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    ATX — Dark spots @ center of field

    No, not floaters.
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    ATX — Dark spots @ center of field

    Greetings, Have any ATX/STX owners/users noticed diffuse dark or grayish overlapping “spots” at the center of the field of view at 40+ power? (They appear regardless of what objective module is attached). Although the view isn’t terribly compromised, these spots are admittedly distracting...
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    zeiss sf 8x42 vs swarovski 8x32

    I have owned a Swarovski 8x32EL SV ("Swarovision") for several years, and thus feel reasonably qualified to offer a well-informed opinion regarding its performance. However, much has been written about this binocular on BF and elsewhere, so I don't feel a need to provide an in-depth analysis...