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Recent content by SeldomPerched

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    Which 10x binoculars to pair up my SLC 8x42?

    I assumed the same about 10x32, GrampaTom — that it would be frustrating when the light was weak towards the end of the day or early in the morning. That was till I got a Zeiss 10x32 T*FL from eBay for a fair price for the model and it compared very favourably with my 10x42 SLC (final version)...
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    8x32 UVHD+ vs 7x35 Retrovid

    Mike, Yes, I don't know why (assuming nothing has changed recently) Leica and Zeiss don't take more care over that. The HT I had needed to be set at +2 whereas different Leicas once I got them right mostly have been in the -1 region, give or take about 3/4 of a dioptre. It seems such an...
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    8x32 UVHD+ vs 7x35 Retrovid

    Hi Paul, I like your description and analogy! Addressing your last paragraph: all seemed fine when I first collected the 8x32, alongside the 7x42 — both new, I tried both bins out against a variety of architecture as I was in a busy city for the purchase. Tall buildings, church towers...
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    8x32 UVHD+ vs 7x35 Retrovid

    Mike, I know just how you feel but hardly dare to give my instinctive advice against 'maybe just have both' as I have so often not heeded it in my own case and then sometimes ended up trading a new item back in because it was a purchase too many. The 8x32 is an exceptionally dinky and...
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    Nl Pure 8x32 vs NL Pure 8x42

    Peter, That is my finding and I have to admit that even the 10x50 EL Field Pro gave me a shakier hold that spoilt my viewing pleasure compared to say the 8.5x42, though it felt far easier to hold up than the big FL. The carrying weight, even with a neck strap (not ideal, I agree) doesn't worry...
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    Nl Pure 8x32 vs NL Pure 8x42

    Henry, As a side issue, did you find the weight of the large Zeiss detracted from your viewing experience despite the benefits of the 7mm exit pupils? I finally sold mine for that reason though objectively it was quite possibly the best glass I have in my limited binocular experience yet used...
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    Which 10x binoculars to pair up my SLC 8x42?

    Reinier, by coincidence I have just been using the 8 and the 10 this morning (before seeing your post), coming back to using my binoculars in the last few days after a few months of being busy with other things and forgetting about nature and viewing completely. I was just thinking after a rest...
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    Which 10x binoculars to pair up my SLC 8x42?

    Good day, Reinier, Everyone has their favourites... I have the SLC 8x42 and like you I think they are the bees' knees. Which 10 to pair them with? If you find your SLC quite heavy I'm guessing you have an older model ( I have the final version of the 8x42 SLC and don't find that anything like...
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    Nl Pure 8x32 vs NL Pure 8x42

    Hi Andy, for me too but then I realized there is one exception: can you guess which glass that is? All best wishes, Tom
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    Victory FL discontinued?

    Not for me either. In fact without going to get them now to remind myself, I'm not sure how I place them — they just work as naturally as a fork or spoon, without any special thought. And you get a good wide view without fuss (I don't wear glasses with bins but do for most other things). I have...
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    Victory FL discontinued?

    Hello Arthur, I know what you mean. You haven't tried the SLC 10x42 by any chance? The one reviewed by Roger Vine in scopeviews? I find that one light, quite easy to hold steady and very compact for a 42 plus with a very fine view - pincushion and sharp and clear most of the way to the edges in...
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    Victory FL discontinued?

    I feel the same as you do about FLs in almost every way. I sold my 56s which I should never have bought in the first place but enjoy the 8x32 and 7x42 very much for nature viewing. I actually think the exterior design looks very good too. I do have reservations about the over-greenness but in...
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    Wish List...

    1). A glare-free 7x42 like the Nikon EDG and as flat a field but with the latest glass and NL image colour. No electronics or anything like that, just EDG quality focuser, handling, ease of view and Swarovski service back up. Traditional not Field Pro strap method. Green. 2). Also in the 42...
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    Weight in relation with steadiness?

    This shows how different we are and so I suppose how difficult it is to answer the question. The very same binoculars I sold because though I can safely say I am fit, active and reasonably strong I just couldn't hold their weight steady! But a little 8x32 FL or SV or a 7x42 or 8x42 - no...
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