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Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 21:26
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
I think one can be a good birder with a FOV of 7...

I think one can be a good birder with a FOV of 7 degrees as well as 8.5 degrees, it is not a dire necessity. My other use of glass was never hindered by having slightly less FOV, once locked on that...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 19:26
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Well it will be two months until all the models...

Well it will be two months until all the models are out and eyes are behind them, unless someone gets a few beforehand and does a detailed review. I do have to give it to Swarovski, it was all in the...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 02:47
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Thanks John for the info - it will be an...

Thanks John for the info - it will be an interesting few weeks ahead.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 30th June 2020, 23:10
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By dries1
Jerry, I was waiting for someone to notice, I...

Jerry, I was waiting for someone to notice, I should have said that the EDG is not produced anymore....

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 19:37
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Shame about the weight? not so much, how about...

Shame about the weight? not so much, how about the price $3,200.00?

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 19:32
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Where are the AFOV numbers and weight for each...

Where are the AFOV numbers and weight for each format?

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 19:08
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Some curiosity about the forehead brace, ...

Some curiosity about the forehead brace, hmmm....I wonder about the balance on the new glass, surely there will be a discussion about it. Get your pop corn.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 18:55
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Dennis, They(8.5X42) will still command top $$....

Dennis,

They(8.5X42) will still command top $$. I will always have one. If Jan never mentioned this event yesterday, it would have hit me square in the forehead.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 18:45
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Well better get saving, September is only two...

Well better get saving, September is only two months away. Both the 8 and 10X42 look interesting, the 12X42? not sure about that one. I like the extra aperture on my 12X50.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 18:18
Replies: 393
Views: 17,353
Posted By dries1
Timing is everything, and they seem to know how...

Timing is everything, and they seem to know how to keep it under wraps until delivery, quite rare these days.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th June 2020, 23:02
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By dries1
Binastro, That was an interesting day, a day in...

Binastro,


That was an interesting day, a day in the life. You will always look at that wall socket and remember.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Monday 29th June 2020, 16:04
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By dries1
We all know the EDG is not produced by Nikon, I...

We all know the EDG is not produced by Nikon, I have those models in my arsenal, as I have the original HG and SE models. So I still enjoy the best that Nikon has made in the past, even the new HG...
Forum: Nikon Monday 29th June 2020, 03:43
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By dries1
Their Nikon mid range glass is still better than...

Their Nikon mid range glass is still better than the Zeiss Terror models, and I would think they sold a lot more. I still enjoy the SE models in 8X32, 10X42 and 12X50 still providing great...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 29th June 2020, 03:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By dries1
The key word is "can" but without consistent...

The key word is "can" but without consistent QA/QC, corners will be cut.

I would think if someone really wants a 8X25, save up some more $$ and get the Swarovski 8X25 or the Zeiss Victory, worth the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th June 2020, 00:44
Replies: 22
Views: 2,364
Posted By dries1
Leica USA is now open for repairs, albeit a slow...

Leica USA is now open for repairs, albeit a slow turnaround getting the full work force back, will be a bit slow and deliberate.

Andy W.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 24th June 2020, 22:34
Replies: 90
Views: 4,688
Posted By dries1
Edmund, I feel the same way about the SF,...

Edmund,

I feel the same way about the SF, different strokes for different folks.

Andy W.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 24th June 2020, 15:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By dries1
The first batch of the chinese Terra will be fine...

The first batch of the chinese Terra will be fine as a replacement, the later runs - well that is the great unknown.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th June 2020, 14:55
Replies: 33
Views: 1,267
Posted By dries1
Bass Pro = Vortex. No need to visit anymore,...

Bass Pro = Vortex.

No need to visit anymore, maybe a few t-shirts on sale, or other supplies but not optics.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th June 2020, 13:45
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By dries1
The Nikon SE models have been used by me in all...

The Nikon SE models have been used by me in all weather, except rain, I don't go out in it. So to me they provide excellent value and use. Unfortunately they are not made anymore.

Andy W.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 17:47
Replies: 46
Views: 1,703
Posted By dries1
Valid point Whiterain, it is likely a combination...

Valid point Whiterain, it is likely a combination but assembly is the likely variable. Additionally, modern glass is pushed to the limits for performance, any small variation in spec will be noticed....
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 14:27
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By dries1
I am sure that I do not need either one, I might...

I am sure that I do not need either one, I might try the 8X32 but it is after-all an 8X32, a format I just don't get wild over. Need larger aperture.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 13:35
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By dries1
Take a good look at the Zeiss 8X25, then decide...

Take a good look at the Zeiss 8X25, then decide on the viewing if 10X42 would be a good fit, (I tend to always prefer the larger aperture) or if 10X32 would be better for your viewing needs, seems...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 12:50
Replies: 46
Views: 1,703
Posted By dries1
Glass

Perhaps this should be posted in the Leica section regarding the Noctivid for the benefit of Tobias who seems to have the worst luck in procuring premium glass, there always is an issue.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 12:41
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By dries1
The new SF models are not even out yet, I would...

The new SF models are not even out yet, I would wait until others have viewed with it first then make a decision, after-all, you are talking about spending over $2,000 for one glass.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd June 2020, 20:44
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By dries1
I would based on your needs go for the 8X32 SF...

I would based on your needs go for the 8X32 SF instead, just a suggestion, then get a mid range 10X32 or 10X42.

Andy W.
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