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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th April 2019, 22:20
Replies: 61
Views: 3,624
Posted By Common Raven
When I'm in sunny Los Angeles California I have...

When I'm in sunny Los Angeles California I have my 8x32. When I'm in the grey skies of Eugene Oregon my go to is my 7x42. Both Meopta Meostar B1s; I love the little tanks.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd April 2018, 15:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By Common Raven
I agree with Bencw. I've also gone through...

I agree with Bencw. I've also gone through various 8X20s, including the supposed best (Leica Ultravid), and just find them too fidgety to use comfortably. (I use glasses.) I have since settled on the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th April 2018, 15:07
Replies: 45
Views: 3,739
Posted By Common Raven
Zeiss 7x42 Victory Green, when it was still in...

Zeiss 7x42 Victory Green, when it was still in production. You snooze, you loose.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 14th April 2018, 17:13
Replies: 27
Views: 5,788
Posted By Common Raven
I wanted to follow-up on my post. Over the past 5...

I wanted to follow-up on my post. Over the past 5 years I've gone through the following "compacts" trying to find an ideal one:

Elite Custom Compact 7x26 (loved it the most, but too big in its case...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th April 2018, 18:15
Replies: 27
Views: 5,788
Posted By Common Raven
Thank you all again for your input and insights,...

Thank you all again for your input and insights, especially Theo98 for the case dimensions! I've decided to order the Terras.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th April 2018, 23:17
Replies: 27
Views: 5,788
Posted By Common Raven
Thank you all for the reports so far. Troubadour,...

Thank you all for the reports so far. Troubadour, your reviews are always a pleasure to read, so I'll be looking out for your review. As far as the 3x the price, I am understanding about diminishing...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th April 2018, 16:11
Replies: 27
Views: 5,788
Posted By Common Raven
Zeiss Terra ED 8x25 vs. Swarovski CL Pocket Mountain 8x25 vs. Zeiss Victory 8x25

Like many of us here, I'm in a never ending quest for the perfect binocular. I need help deciding between these. I wear glasses and am leaning towards the Swarovski, but want second opinions. Most...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st January 2018, 19:22
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Common Raven
Agreed on Cooper's.

Agreed on Cooper's.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st January 2018, 19:05
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Common Raven
Southern California - Long Beach/Los Angeles Warbler Help

Saw this guy earlier this morning. Assumed at first it was a pale fall Yellow-rumped Warbler given it's ubiquity locally, but it didn't "look right." On closer observation noticed yellow undertail...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 20:02
Replies: 52
Views: 4,766
Posted By Common Raven
To buy: Bushnell Custom Compact 7x26 & Vortex...

To buy: Bushnell Custom Compact 7x26 & Vortex Razor HD 50 Scope or Nikon Fieldscope ED 50 or Opticron MM4 50.

To sell: Ultravid 8x32, Ultravid HD 8x42, Vortex Razor HD 10x42.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th December 2017, 22:05
Replies: 50
Views: 4,138
Posted By Common Raven
Incidentally the Jan/Feb issue of Bird Watcher's...

Incidentally the Jan/Feb issue of Bird Watcher's Digest compared pocket binoculars. Tops in their high-end category were the Zeiss Victory and Swarovski CL's (tied), mid-priced Zeiss Terra ED Pocket,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th December 2017, 15:34
Replies: 3,783
Views: 1,332,448
Posted By Common Raven
Bruce, thanks to your post on Optics Planet...

Bruce, thanks to your post on Optics Planet coupons I saved $55 on a binocular yesterday that I know never goes on sale other than on OP's coupon days. (I should know, I've been pricing that...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st December 2017, 17:30
Replies: 50
Views: 4,138
Posted By Common Raven
You may also want to consider the Kowa Genesis...

You may also want to consider the Kowa Genesis 8x22. They have pocketability that rivals the Leica Ultravid 8x20, a nice glass, and a much wider field of view. They also have a very solid build...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st December 2017, 17:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,809
Posted By Common Raven
The Bushnell Custom Compacts 7x26 are fairly...

The Bushnell Custom Compacts 7x26 are fairly nice, but they're only 26 on the objective side and aren't waterproof.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th November 2017, 23:47
Replies: 3,783
Views: 1,332,448
Posted By Common Raven
Cabela's Black Friday ad has leaked

https://www.bfads.net/stores/cabelas/ads/black-friday

Vortex Diamondback 10x42 $129
$50 off most Nikon Monarchs
10% off all Leica in-stock
Vortex scopes $200-$300 off
etc.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd September 2017, 22:56
Replies: 17
Views: 4,212
Posted By Common Raven
I've considered getting a pair of the Atlas at...

I've considered getting a pair of the Atlas at the low EO clearance price. Thought their super wide field of view would make them a good pair for beginners and children.

bluespiderweb, I have...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th September 2017, 18:59
Replies: 86
Views: 17,124
Posted By Common Raven
That's too bad. The Vortex brand (particularly...

That's too bad. The Vortex brand (particularly the higher end line) has a generally good "bang for the buck" reputation around here. My Viper HD 10x42 was a solid binocular that served me very many...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 2nd September 2017, 22:17
Replies: 80
Views: 32,853
Posted By Common Raven
I had very high hopes for these, assuming they...

I had very high hopes for these, assuming they had wider field of view and a more relaxed view than my Ultravid 8x20's, but smaller than my Nikon Monarch 8x30's. But that monstrous case (something...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd June 2017, 20:58
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Common Raven
Thank you all!

Thank you all!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd June 2017, 19:17
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Common Raven
Swallows? Orange County, California

Saw these groups of probable swallows that I need help with. Size, behavior were all swallow; I would guess Northern-rough Wings but the yellowish hue near vents is confusing me. It was clearly...
Forum: Leica Friday 16th June 2017, 15:31
Replies: 30
Views: 9,329
Posted By Common Raven
Adhoc, this is one option, you're right. Although...

Adhoc, this is one option, you're right. Although I like to carry binoculars in my everyday carry bag, around town, school, on the bus, etc., and this is why I need them to be compact but still in a...
Forum: Leica Thursday 15th June 2017, 16:51
Replies: 30
Views: 9,329
Posted By Common Raven
To add to the discussion, I love my little...

To add to the discussion, I love my little Ultravid 8x20 too! So cute and so useful! I've been looking at the 2 newest premium compacts (the Kowa Genesis 8x22 and the Zeiss Victory 8X25) though,...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 8th June 2017, 17:30
Replies: 27
Views: 14,815
Posted By Common Raven
I wear glasses; the Zeiss FL32 is absolutely my...

I wear glasses; the Zeiss FL32 is absolutely my favorite binocular that I've ever used, including Leica, Swarovski. The only reason I'd want it replaced is that hopefully that means Zeiss will put...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 26th May 2017, 15:20
Replies: 12
Views: 3,133
Posted By Common Raven
Thank you all for the replies and assistance and...

Thank you all for the replies and assistance and recommendations.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 25th May 2017, 19:13
Replies: 12
Views: 3,133
Posted By Common Raven
Binoculars on a Tripod Experiences?

I am interested in opinions/experiences on putting binoculars (in this case, a Vortex Viper HD 10x) on a tripod. I'd like to do this for 2 reasons: 1. to get steadier views and 2. (most importantly)...
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