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Forum: Leica Monday 2nd March 2020, 22:48
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By F88
I like my 8x42 (12-15 Trinovid), I actually...

I like my 8x42 (12-15 Trinovid), I actually prefer using it than my 7x42 UV HD+.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 1st January 2020, 03:16
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Ha ha, well Ken seems to have that effect on...

Ha ha, well Ken seems to have that effect on people. He's likely quite a reasonable, nice person in reality. I'd have a beer with Ken any day.
I'm certainly open to gifts if anyone would like to...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 31st December 2019, 19:44
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
I wouldn't consider you or you're comment in that...

I wouldn't consider you or you're comment in that context.
That old Trinovid review is clearly way too enthusiastic or even out of touch. I commented that he'd likely be blown away by modern top...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 31st December 2019, 19:27
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
I think so too. Ken's camera reviews/user guides...

I think so too. Ken's camera reviews/user guides are very comprehensive and well done and while he may appear opinionated in areas he's generally objective in his assessments.
It seems there's more...
Forum: Leica Monday 30th December 2019, 20:08
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
It seems people enjoy to dislike Ken...

It seems people enjoy to dislike Ken Rockwell.
Couldn't say I agree with everything from him but I wouldn't let that frustrate me. The guy cetainly appears enthusiastic and his site is quite nice in...
Forum: Leica Monday 30th December 2019, 20:00
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Dennis simply mentioned that it was interesting....

Dennis simply mentioned that it was interesting. I'm not sure that means he completely agrees, interesting can have a broad range.
It does appear that Ken is a bit out of touch in that article. He'd...
Forum: Leica Monday 30th December 2019, 19:51
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Yes, but would this apply for sunglasses? It may...

Yes, but would this apply for sunglasses? It may for those who require spectacles and use prescription sunglasses?
I essentially live wearing my sunglasses and can keep them on even in low light or...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th December 2019, 07:14
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By F88
You'd have to be careful not to cut yourself on...

You'd have to be careful not to cut yourself on those FL's. My EDG are quite excellent regarding CA at that.
Regarding transmission I really wonder if anyone can truly see the difference unless...
Forum: Leica Monday 30th December 2019, 07:10
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Sounds like it'll be something to consider in the...

Sounds like it'll be something to consider in the event that I ever require spectacles. However I don't have a problem sliding my sunglasses up onto my head and positioning my binoculars even if I...
Forum: Leica Monday 30th December 2019, 06:40
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
That makes sense. Haven't thought about it that...

That makes sense. Haven't thought about it that much.
I've often got my sunglasses on my head while using binoculars but never over my eyes whilst viewing.
Forum: Leica Monday 30th December 2019, 05:51
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Who wears sunglasses while using binoculars? I...

Who wears sunglasses while using binoculars?
I wear my photochromic lensed sunglasses (Spotters) pretty well full time outside but never while looking through my binoculars and I live in a hot and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th December 2019, 05:40
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By F88
For me, Nikon EDG.

For me, Nikon EDG.
Forum: Leica Thursday 26th December 2019, 19:40
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
I think what's happening here is that people may...

I think what's happening here is that people may have liked UP to be true to the originals and also what improvements there may be with a modern coatings/glass UP.
On the other side, as Dennis...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 25th December 2019, 05:54
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Thanks for your impressions Dennis and I hope you...

Thanks for your impressions Dennis and I hope you have plenty of time to enjoy the Retros over Christmas.
Cheers mate.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th December 2019, 23:06
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By F88
Merry Christmas Andy and Dennis. Merry Christmas...

Merry Christmas Andy and Dennis.
Merry Christmas to all the good people on the forum.

Dennis, without you the forum would be far less colourful and entertaining I'm quite sure.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 24th December 2019, 22:58
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Before the Zeiss I briefly owned some UV 8x20...

Before the Zeiss I briefly owned some UV 8x20 which I quickly came to realise were just too finicky and simply not worth the fuss for compact convenience. The Zeiss on the other hand have been one of...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 24th December 2019, 22:23
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
We've discussed this prior but to revisit I don't...

We've discussed this prior but to revisit I don't feel they match my eyes or face perfectly. Like many who use them without glasses they fall a bit short on the eye cup extension as do to UV+ 7x42...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 24th December 2019, 22:10
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
I agree. Aesthetically and collection wise they...

I agree. Aesthetically and collection wise they show their value above.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 24th December 2019, 20:46
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Just did a quick search to check availability....

Just did a quick search to check availability. Found the rubber and silver leatherette version for AUD1800 and 1995 respectively. Not sure if they were ready to ship or back order but both AU sites...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 24th December 2019, 20:21
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Have to disagree with the above. While I don't...

Have to disagree with the above.
While I don't have a 7x35 Retrovid or intend to buy one, I can say that the Zeiss 8x25 which I do have is clearly much more compact as it just about folds in half and...
Forum: Leica Monday 23rd December 2019, 00:13
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Politics aside these are sounding quite decent,...

Politics aside these are sounding quite decent, I'll be interested to read Dennis's summary also.
None the less they won't be my thing for various reasons, even my 7x42 UV+ often get overlooked for...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd December 2019, 10:15
Replies: 36
Views: 2,233
Posted By F88
I'd be looking at the Nikon Monarch HG or Zeiss...

I'd be looking at the Nikon Monarch HG or Zeiss Conquest HD.
Forum: Leica Sunday 22nd December 2019, 10:07
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
Reminds me of a situation that may or may not...

Reminds me of a situation that may or may not have been an issue within the expensive Swiss watch scene. I remember being told that some of these items could be purchased at decent discounts from...
Forum: Leica Sunday 22nd December 2019, 10:00
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
This sounds more reasonable/logical to me. I...

This sounds more reasonable/logical to me.
I bought a new UV+ from a retailer who was exiting Leica. Come to think of it my '12-'15 Trinovid was bought from a retailer that no longer sells Leica as...
Forum: Leica Sunday 22nd December 2019, 09:54
Replies: 489
Views: 29,117
Posted By F88
And all this will make zero impact on Leica in...

And all this will make zero impact on Leica in the big picture.
I'm partially inclined towards Mike F's comment but like in many circumstances we have choices and this retailer has made theirs. It...
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