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Forum: Kowa Today, 19:46
Replies: 96
Views: 8,718
Posted By dries1
Some more information on CN of the Kowa 6.5X32,...

Some more information on CN of the Kowa 6.5X32, just some more info regarding observations from users.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Today, 17:27
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By dries1
I think the 10X50 SV is a better all around glass...

I think the 10X50 SV is a better all around glass IMHO, larger FOV and to my eyes a more comfortable view, the only drawback for some is weight. I only have a few 10X42s, I use the 10x50 format more....
Forum: Kowa Today, 15:07
Replies: 96
Views: 8,718
Posted By dries1
Dennis, Was the order from a US dealer, or...

Dennis,

Was the order from a US dealer, or UK.

Andy W.
Forum: Meopta Yesterday, 17:22
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By dries1
John, I know what you mean about the 7X42...

John,

I know what you mean about the 7X42 Meostar, I wish the eye-cups extended a bit longer, I do not wear glasses.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 17:16
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By dries1
So a slightly larger FOV is always nice Dennis,...

So a slightly larger FOV is always nice Dennis, but how much of that view is truly usable for those who like to peek. (lets see if the new Kowa provides a nice wide view). Seems like many want light...
Forum: Kowa Yesterday, 12:55
Replies: 96
Views: 8,718
Posted By dries1
What are the prices for the 8X32, 8X42 and 10X42....

What are the prices for the 8X32, 8X42 and 10X42. Remember the adage, you really do get what you pay for, so be aware, and don't be disappointed if the performance/craftsmanship is not what was...
Forum: Meopta Yesterday, 12:38
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By dries1
JBS, I have a 7X42 and 8X42 Meostar, both from...

JBS,

I have a 7X42 and 8X42 Meostar, both from 2012 and they are a good glass. I would stay away from the earlier versions, ~2005 or so. (check some historical threads - there was good specific info...
Forum: Meopta Yesterday, 02:57
Replies: 28
Views: 4,991
Posted By dries1
If the eye relief is good for you, the Meopta...

If the eye relief is good for you, the Meopta 12X50 is a great glass, did not work for me. Where you live I would go for the Meopta Meostar 10X42 over the Nikon HG 10X42, you will likely get better...
Forum: Meopta Yesterday, 02:47
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By dries1
Pyrtle are you subbing in for Troubador as...

Pyrtle are you subbing in for Troubador as moderator.

Andy W.
Forum: Kowa Yesterday, 02:44
Replies: 96
Views: 8,718
Posted By dries1
6.5X32 is OK, just not enough mag, I am more...

6.5X32 is OK, just not enough mag, I am more interested in the 8X32 myself.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 02:26
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By dries1
:t: Andy W.

:t:

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 02:20
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By dries1
To me the Leica 10X50 HD+ is the most comfortable...

To me the Leica 10X50 HD+ is the most comfortable 10X from an ergonomic point of view, it is like handling a 10X42. Additionally magnification is the primary reason for the jitters to many who go...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 15th September 2019, 22:17
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By dries1
Tom, 8X32 - FL, EDG,SE 8X42 - NV, EDG 10X42 -...

Tom,

8X32 - FL, EDG,SE
8X42 - NV, EDG
10X42 - SE,EDG
10X50 - UVHD+, SV
12X50 - SV and UVHD, the SE is nice also
15X56 - SLC -15X56
8X56 - FL
10X56 - FL and SLC - The FL is a more refined and made...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 12th September 2019, 22:06
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By dries1
Tom, I think the 10X50 SV is my preference since...

Tom,

I think the 10X50 SV is my preference since I am used to it, and for my viewing under low light and for astro, otherwise I would go with the lower weight 10X42 if I predominately viewed during...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th September 2019, 14:33
Replies: 51
Views: 1,768
Posted By dries1
"One thing we tend to forget is how wide the...

"One thing we tend to forget is how wide the depth of field of these 8 7x42s can be when we are following a bird through the near undergrowth or branches of trees. These kinds of birding conditions...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 11th September 2019, 14:22
Replies: 96
Views: 8,718
Posted By dries1
The cost to make the Fls was not cheap either, Mg...

The cost to make the Fls was not cheap either, Mg is cheaper - why it is used more.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 11th September 2019, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By dries1
Joachim, The warranty from Japan is one year,...

Joachim,

The warranty from Japan is one year, and I think that is only in Japan. If I need work here in the US Suddarth Optical and a few more repair facilities can work on porro glass. Europe might...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 11th September 2019, 12:32
Replies: 35
Views: 928
Posted By dries1
I think 7X is tough to sell, as compared to other...

I think 7X is tough to sell, as compared to other formats, it is popular here on BF but other locations I am not sure. You could also list them on Astromart, $15.00 covers you for a year to sell or...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th September 2019, 02:00
Replies: 51
Views: 1,768
Posted By dries1
I have viewed many 7X42s and 7X50s, save the WX -...

I have viewed many 7X42s and 7X50s, save the WX - they all appear to me like looking down a tube. Additionally I have used the FL 7X42, and I own many other FL configurations. I am not downgrading...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 20:45
Replies: 51
Views: 1,768
Posted By dries1
Thanks for the info Bill, it just conforms my...

Thanks for the info Bill, it just conforms my lack of enthusiasm for the 7x42 format. The only 7X I felt that has a nice open view is my 7X40 NVA IF glass, that has an apparent FOV of 60 degrees; so...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 16:47
Replies: 51
Views: 1,768
Posted By dries1
What 7X42, past and present has the largest...

What 7X42, past and present has the largest apparent FOV.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 16:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,768
Posted By dries1
I guess some folks like me can see a lot with...

I guess some folks like me can see a lot with 89-90% transmission and not needing 95%.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th September 2019, 21:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By dries1
"There are not many good binocular...

"There are not many good binocular technicians".

Seems like that is the trend now, more glass is of the replace variety, so more and more low end glass is being made and sold. One cannot even get a...
Forum: Leica Sunday 8th September 2019, 13:39
Replies: 69
Views: 4,126
Posted By dries1
I am enjoying the Noctivid 8X42s, no need to run...

I am enjoying the Noctivid 8X42s, no need to run off and buy an SF, I already had one, and IMHO the SF is not superior.

Andy W.
Forum: Leica Sunday 8th September 2019, 13:06
Replies: 35
Views: 928
Posted By dries1
How do you mean the UV 7X42HD+ is out of...

How do you mean the UV 7X42HD+ is out of Warranty, it is a relatively new model glass so to speak, I mean it is not a BA. I would send them in, because it will likely occur again. You might be...
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