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Recent content by zdr

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    How are Lenses coated?

    Just curiosity on my part, but how are binocular lens coatings applied? CVD, DC sputtering, dipping or a combination of processes?
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    New 8x42, 10x42 and 8x56 Geovid Pro models

    What would be the advantage of the Perger prism over the standard Ultravid or Noctivid binoculars? thanks! z
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    Swarovski/Leica 8x32 for my use ?

    I went thru a similar process in early 2021 and ended up with a pair of EL 8x32 FP as an upgrade from a pair of Maven B3 8x30 and also a pair of Swaro CL B 10x30. I still have the CL's and like them a lot, just a bit twitchy to hold steady when out hiking etc. The ELs are a joy to use with a...
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    $1K binoculars experiences - Conquest HD, Monarch HG, Tract Toric, GPO Passion HD, Trinovid HD

    HiPaul, Are the extended eyecups for the x42 conquests only or do they offer them for the x32 as well? I have the 10x32s and would love just a bit more eye relief. thanks z
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    Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 vs Kowa Genesis 8x33 ??

    I have the CL 10x30 and really like it overall. It can be a bit tough to hold steady at times, but the optics are incredibly sharp. Ergonomics are good except for the diopter but once you get it set, you’re good to go. The optical quality coupled with the size make it my 1st choice for hiking...
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    Maven B3 8x30?

    I had the Maven B3s and sold them to get the Swaro CL. The B3 had a nice sweet spot In the center but was lacking in edge to edge clarity. I think the CL is much better optically.
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    Binocular bargains

    Thanks! I figured something was wrong based on pricing, but didnt find anything when I searched on google.
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    Binocular bargains

    Is ExpertBinocular.com a trustworthy site to buy from? Their prices are low...very low and shipping to the US is not as high as I thought it would be. thanks!
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    8x32 roof with least glare

    Good point. I might re-try it just out of curiosity. Thanks for feedback!
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    8x32 roof with least glare

    Thanks Eitan, your description is helpful. I'll check that out tonight. Here are some pics I took of my ELs, CL and my wife's trinovids' To my un-trained eye, I would say the Leicas are much better. EL: CL: Trinovid:
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    8x32 roof with least glare

    I guess I really didnt notice it until Eitan posted his pics and I tried his method of holding them up to a bright light. but while using them in the field, I dont see it but time will tell. I want to try his test with the EL, CL-B and my wife's trinovid BA. Her leica's are really nice bins for...
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    8x32 roof with least glare

    I tried this today with my EL 8x32s and eek! Was probably somewhat better than the Opticron but not near as good as the UV. I did notice it was significantly better with the eyecups all the way out though, but maybe that just masked the glare some.
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    Swarovski CL companion 8x30 question about light gathering and eye relief

    I know I certainly enjoy my CL 10x30s almost as much as my ELs. When steady, they are a pleasure to look through.
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    Binocular harnesses and slings?

    Rick Young is what I use, but Marsupial gear makes a very nice harness. KUIU and Stone Glacier are great choices as well.