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Alpen Teton ED HD Abbe

Alpen Teton new model 8x42 with abbe prism
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Not sure why these have had no attention but as a bino junkie i have owned way too many binoculars in the $300- $2000 Range and have yet to beat these. I bought the 8x42 Teton Abbe(newest model Teton) last year on sale for $499 I was intrigued by the Abbe prism as so far my favorite binos have sported the abbe prisms. Sig Zulu 9, Zeiss Victory T FL, Maven B2. Have also owned the Conquest HD, Nikon HG, Kowa Genesis, Kowa BDII, Maven B3, Monarch 7 and m7, Hawke ED X, Steiner HX And night hunter, Leupold Santiam, Vortex Viper and Razor HD And many more. My Wife is less than thrilled with my money losing hobby. Lol Some of those were really good but the Alpen Teton is still standing. Large but very well balanced. Very smooth focus with no slop. Bright, great color saturation and actually edges out my Zeiss Victory T FL In resolution. Granted i'm no bino expert. I've been an avid hunter for 43 years. I don't bird watch. I use mine for watching wildlife. I'm a trophy hunter so spend way more time watching than actually shooting. I have just gotten very picky over the years with binos and want the best view i can afford. really not much different than wanting a tv with a great picture. I figure there are a few on here that want alpha glass but don't want to spend $2,500 plus on a pair. Im here to tell you that you don't have to. I have lost a ton of money on this hobby but what can i say i get a thrill each time a new pair gets dropped off. My work is surrounded by farm land so i have an awesome testing facility. I test at first lite, mid day full sun and dusk on bill boards, barns, cattle and barns. The mid day full sun eliminates alot of binos with the Nikons usually being returned or sold quickly.
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Just wondering if these are still outperforming the other you have ?

I also ordered a pair of tetons and have become intrigued about the abbe Koenig prism being the best of the best although these seem small to others and the diversity of so many and prices to go with them. Also ordered some DD optics 15x56 with the abbe prisms as well from optics trade but it will by a month before they get here to the states. i guess ill find out how good these alpen are when i get them. Been very happy with my MEOPTA b1 that i have 2. good day sirs and alpen.com from uk has more pics of the ocular lens of these tetons. and yes there are NO real reviews of these witch i find odd.
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Thank you for posting your experience with these binoculars. There is very little information on them. I haven't been able to find any pictures of the ocular lens and eye cups. The depth of the lenses below the edge of the eye piece is of concern given my need for long eye relief. Could you post a photo showing that view?

Thank you
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