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Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

Recent content by ZDHart

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    New Retrovid 7x35

    Indeed... I'm not inclined to try to pocket my UVHD+ 8x32 nor 10x32. I'd choose the UVHD+ 8x20 for that, myself! For the most part, though, I almost never use my 8x20 Trinovids (bought them in the early 1980s, so there's your clue.) Just too small and fiddly for my liking, and the optics of...
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    New Retrovid 7x35

    Thanks Paul... it sure looks like the UVHD 8x32 would fit as well in whatever pocket the 7x35 Retros happen to fit into. I can pop the UVHD+ 8x32s into a pants "cargo" pocket, no problem, but I wouldn't bother with trying to do so with a regular pants pocket. Be strong, be of good courage...
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    New Retrovid 7x35

    @Mac308 Quite obviously, if pocket ability is the primary objective, neither of these two would be optimal. BUT, you missed my point, above. You said: "The Retrovid (7x35) fits my pocket well and easily. Can say that I hid it well. I don't think any modern 8x32 can do that." So just to...
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    New Retrovid 7x35

    Looks like you're quite happy to see us! :LOL: Anyway... don't you think that the Ultravid HD+ 8x32 can easily fit your pocket as well as, or better than, the 7x35 Retro?
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    Ultravid UVHD Plus 8x32 or 10x32?

    Excellent. And you are very welcome. You've got an exceptionally fine pair of binoculars there, to enjoy for the rest of your life!
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    Is the 8x32 Victory SF really worth almost 2.5x the cost of the 8x32 Conquest HD?

    In eight years of using Conquest HD 8x32 and 10x42, I don't understand the issue you had with "hard to keep in focus"? They've been superb to use, in my experience.
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    Is the 8x32 Victory SF really worth almost 2.5x the cost of the 8x32 Conquest HD?

    From your photos, no, it doesn't look like much of a stretch at all to reach the focuser. For your wife, even. And I agree on the term "open bridge". It seems to me that open bridge would be the term applied to a single bridge. Single bridge and double bridge apply much more sensibly to the...
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    Is the 8x32 Victory SF really worth almost 2.5x the cost of the 8x32 Conquest HD?

    Zeiss positioned the focuser on the SFs in a very smart place. And, it's one of the most wonderful-to-use focusers possible, in the world of fine binoculars. I, too, would hope that Leica positions their focusers farther from the ocular eyepieces, in future Noctivid offerings.
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    8x32 UVHD+ vs 7x35 Retrovid

    Yes... and at present I (am blessed to?) have more binoculars than I can make thorough use of. I do use binoculars numerous times every day, typically 8x32 UVHD+ and 10x32 SF, and I pickup my 10x42 SF a few times a day while looking out at the vista and wildlife around my house just off of my...
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    Is the 8x32 Victory SF really worth almost 2.5x the cost of the 8x32 Conquest HD?

    Noctivid 8x32s and 10x32s would be sweet, indeed. My 42s (very nice as they are!) don't get nearly the grab up and use that my 32s get. I could happily live with just 32s, if need be - they're that good.
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    Is the 8x32 Victory SF really worth almost 2.5x the cost of the 8x32 Conquest HD?

    I don't notice any CA with my three Ultravids, nor with my three SFs.
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    8x32 UVHD+ vs 7x35 Retrovid

    I quite appreciate my UVHD+ 7x42. Stable image in the hands, deep depth of focus, somewhat compact, superb build quality and they have that Leica "look" in contrast, color quality, and sharp resolution that so many of us deeply appreciate. ("Delicious", ;).) I truly do not need ANY more...
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    This isn't in Traveller 8x32's Specification

    I agree... Traveler is nice and a strong contender at its price point. As you say, for a modest price "knock around" that isn't your primary/everyday use binocular, I think Traveler is a good choice. They did present some glare issues, for me, which are not present with the Conquest HDs. But...
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    This isn't in Traveller 8x32's Specification

    The Traveler 8x32 is nice, but the Conquest HD 8x32 is fantastic... and well worth the extra money, in my view. I've had the Conquest HD 8x32 for about 8-9 years, and recently tried the Traveler 8x32 for a short while, before returning them (glare was a bit of an issue for me with the...
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Thanks for that detailed account, HenRun. From the sounds of it, Zeiss was very successful in creating a very worthy contender to step up to from the Conquest HD - and possibly even a strong competitor to SF, NL, and UVHD+. At the price point of $1800 USD, I think it may very well snag a lot...
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