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Recent content by muxo

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    Nikon refurbished optics at deep discount

    I really love my MHG 8x30 and am looking now to pick up a 10x42. Any ideas on when Nikon will have another one of these sales?
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    Nikon monarch 60 eda review ❤️❤️❤️

    Many thanks for the review. One of the few reviews on the 60. Did you purchase the straight or angled model? I'm contemplating the straight model since I think it will be easier to store for travel.
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    Spotting scopes that offer the same value proposition as the Monarch HG bins?

    Fantastic review, pleasantly surprised. Thank you for bringing the review to my attention as it answers most of my questions.
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    Spotting scopes that offer the same value proposition as the Monarch HG bins?

    The Monarch HG's punch above their weight and I've read many people compare them favorable to far more expensive glass from Zeiss and Swarovski. Are there spotting scopes that offer the same value proposition as the MHG bins? Perhaps Nikon's own Monarch Fieldscope? I've been eying the MONARCH...
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    Nikon refurbished optics at deep discount

    I spoke with Nikon and while the product will have no warranty after 90 days, I can send in the product for 'paid' service if necessary. As of today, I have had no issues with them.
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    Peak design leash a hidden gem as an alternative strap?

    Yes, I also came across several related articles with respect to the system's 'failure's', of which most of them seem now isolated. The current product is on revision 4, which to me indicates that the company has stabilized the product and fine-tuned their engineering through user testing and...
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    Peak design leash a hidden gem as an alternative strap?

    Hello, I've been looking at straps to replace the stock ones that came with my Nikon MHG's. One issue with straps is being able to quickly remove them so I can mount the bins on a tripod without the strap getting in the way. It looks like quick-releases are quite popular for this use-case...
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    Nikon MHG 8x30 eye cups and an embarrassing question

    I'm a huge fan of the Nikon MHG 8x30. One minor quibble is in certain conditions I get a lot of stray light that I must cup and block with my hands to prevent leakage. Are there perhaps some eye cups that I could replace the stock ones with that would block such stray light? Maven sells...
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    Several days birding with Monarch HG 8X42

    Many thanks for the detailed replies, looks like I will try to pick up the MHG in a 10x42 configuration next year :)
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    Several days birding with Monarch HG 8X42

    I have been enjoying my MHG 8x30 quite a lot after picking it in the refurb sale. Sorry for the dumb question, why might someone choose the 8x42 over the 8x30 other than for better low-light performance? Personally, I am happy with the low-light performance of the 30mm diameter. Does the larger...
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    Nikon Monarch 7 vs. Nikon Monarch HG

    I thought I'd chime in after receiving both the M7 and the M HG. Honestly, I was very hesitant initially at purchasing both of these to compare. I already knew the M7 were very good, not withstanding some major complaints, but I did not imagine the HG were going to be much better, I was wrong...
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    Binocular bargains

    Sorry fixed!
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    Binocular bargains

    I just received the refurbished: Prostaff 7s, Monarch 7, Monarch HG all in 8x30. I have had a very hard time loving the Monarch 7, something about it's focusing and diapoter adjustments make it very difficult to use. The Prostaff 7s despite the narrower field of view is better than the Monarch...
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    Nikon refurbished optics at deep discount

    Is the warranty really on 90 days for these? That's my only apprehension. In any case I went ahead and ordered the Prostaff 7s, M7, and MHG. I'm not sure if the MHG is worth it over the M7 so I wanted to try in person.
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    Binocular bargains

    Thanks for the heads up on the Nikon refurb sale. I'm really debating between the 3 options at 8x30: M7 Prostaff 7s HG (mine says 664$, not sure how others are seeing a price in the 500$) I tried the Monarch 7, while it was pretty nice and optically better(?) than the 7s, it felt not as easy...
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