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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 05:44
Replies: 25
Views: 5,148
Posted By fazalmajid
Carbon fiber has the same cachet as titanium or...

Carbon fiber has the same cachet as titanium or magnesium, so it would be acceptable to alpha buyers.

To quote Troubadorís interview of Zeissí Gerold Dobler...
Forum: Leica Sunday 20th May 2018, 17:19
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By fazalmajid
Yes, it looks like they upgraded the optics but...

Yes, it looks like they upgraded the optics but they also downgraded the case, it’s cordura, not hard leather any more.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 20th May 2018, 05:13
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By fazalmajid
I can imagine a product photographer wanting...

I can imagine a product photographer wanting something to mount their camera close to their base, but a Manfrotto magic arm is much better for that purpose.
Forum: Leica Sunday 20th May 2018, 05:10
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By fazalmajid
I own one as well, it's basically a 2008 vintage...

I own one as well, it's basically a 2008 vintage Ultravid pre-HD. Not sure what upgrades the currently sold BL offers. Still great binoculars and immensely more pleasant to hold than rubber-armored...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 18:09
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By fazalmajid
I now carry my Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 as my...

I now carry my Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 as my EDC binoculars, but I also have the tiny Nikon 7x15, and can confirm they are excellent, even without taking into account their diminutive size (if you...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 5th May 2018, 16:12
Replies: 40
Views: 2,147
Posted By fazalmajid
Yes, that one. I donít understand why Leica...

Yes, that one. I donít understand why Leica switched to a worse ribbon-like design on the Ultravid 8x20. It is somewhat elastic, which helps with the weight, even if it isnít as comfortable as the...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 4th May 2018, 05:40
Replies: 40
Views: 2,147
Posted By fazalmajid
I carry mine with me everyday now in my jacket...

I carry mine with me everyday now in my jacket pocket. I replaced the supplied strap with the excellent lightweight one supplied with the Leica Trinovid 8x20. I think it works better eyeglass wearers...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 03:47
Replies: 80
Views: 24,171
Posted By fazalmajid
There were the Takahashi astronomical binoculars,...

There were the Takahashi astronomical binoculars, now discontinued. Canon could be a contender when they replace the 10x42L IS.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 30th April 2018, 02:09
Replies: 80
Views: 24,171
Posted By fazalmajid
I reread the brochures, and what they actually...

I reread the brochures, and what they actually claim is fluoride glass, not fluorite as in pure calcium fluorite crystals.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th April 2018, 07:48
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By fazalmajid
Well, if you want catchy names, Three-Legged...

Well, if you want catchy names, Three-Legged Thing is a UK company with exotic names. IIRC the tripods themselves are made in China, alas.

Carbon fiber and tonewoods absorb vibration best. Manfrotto...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th April 2018, 04:53
Replies: 29
Views: 1,082
Posted By fazalmajid
I buy mostly from B&H, but Planet Optics is...

I buy mostly from B&H, but Planet Optics is reliable and often has 10% discounts (sadly they are not an authorized Swarovski dealer). Midway USA also has bargains occasionally.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th April 2018, 04:16
Replies: 75
Views: 1,985
Posted By fazalmajid
I have the Ultravid 8x32 HD (non-plus), and...

I have the Ultravid 8x32 HD (non-plus), and frankly I am planning on selling them since I got the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25, which has almost the same view for much less bulk (no field-flatteners but...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 22nd April 2018, 09:24
Replies: 55
Views: 2,077
Posted By fazalmajid
Leica microscopes are made by Leica Microsystems,...

Leica microscopes are made by Leica Microsystems, which is a different company than the Leica Camera that makes binoculars, or the Leica Geosystems that makes surveying equipment. All three are the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th April 2018, 06:57
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By fazalmajid
Yes, Takahashi fluoride apochromat astronomy...

Yes, Takahashi fluoride apochromat astronomy binoculars. I hope Nikon doesn’t discontinue the WX 7x50 before I have saved up for them.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th April 2018, 06:21
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By fazalmajid
I have the Trinovid 8x20, Ultravid 8x20BL,...

I have the Trinovid 8x20, Ultravid 8x20BL, Monovid 8x20, Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25, Ultravid HD 8x32.

The Victory Pocket’s replaced all of them. Sure, it’s not as pocketable as the 8x20, but the...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 18th April 2018, 07:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By fazalmajid
The Manfrotto Element or 190Go carbon fibre might...

The Manfrotto Element or 190Go carbon fibre might work for you. Almost as good as a Gitzo, twist locks instead of the usual horrid finger-mangling Manfrotto flip-locks.

Another option, thinking...
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th April 2018, 03:47
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By fazalmajid
I haven't tried the Swarovski 8x20 but the Leica...

I haven't tried the Swarovski 8x20 but the Leica 8x20 is excellent in its size class. A small increase in size for the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 yields massive improvements in optical quality and...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 14th April 2018, 03:40
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By fazalmajid
Even the extremely expensive Sony digital...

Even the extremely expensive Sony digital binoculars like the DEV-3 are garbage in my experience.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th April 2018, 06:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By fazalmajid
I can’t comment about the Swarovski or the Terra...

I can’t comment about the Swarovski or the Terra but the Victory Pocket 8x25 is an outstanding binocular. I just keep mine in my jacket pocket (I wear Scottevests so I have lots of pockets). You can...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 30th March 2018, 23:44
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By fazalmajid
Iíd go with Meopta or Kowa. Both excellent...

Iíd go with Meopta or Kowa. Both excellent manufacturers without the top-tier reputation and ensuing markups of Swarovski/Zeiss/Leica.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th March 2018, 14:24
Replies: 51
Views: 3,047
Posted By fazalmajid
That would explain why the Pentax Papillio are...

That would explain why the Pentax Papillio are reverse Porros.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 05:01
Replies: 3,565
Views: 1,132,829
Posted By fazalmajid
B&H has the Canon 8x25 IS (older IS design) for...

B&H has the Canon 8x25 IS (older IS design) for $270 instead of $400. Today only, it’s one of their daily specials.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 21:21
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By fazalmajid
I'd take the reviews with a grain of salt if I...

I'd take the reviews with a grain of salt if I were you.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 06:34
Replies: 51
Views: 3,047
Posted By fazalmajid
I took the plunge on the on the anniversary 8x30...

I took the plunge on the on the anniversary 8x30 EIIs but I am sending them back.

Despite having nearly the same specified eye relief as my Leica Ultravid BL 8x42 (13.8mm vs 16mm), they are...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th March 2018, 08:31
Replies: 51
Views: 3,047
Posted By fazalmajid
The B&H product contents specify "Limited...

The B&H product contents specify "Limited Lifetime Warranty".

Only 400 were made, I don't know how many were allocated to the US. It's an official import, not gray market, so getting warranty...
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