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Forum: Opticron Sunday 26th February 2017, 01:42
Replies: 57
Views: 30,543
Posted By eitanaltman
Saw the new MM4 scopes at the San Diego Bird...

Saw the new MM4 scopes at the San Diego Bird Festival this weekend after leading my tours. They look identical to the MM3 and both had the HDF eyepieces. Optical performance was superb, I didn't...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th July 2014, 01:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By eitanaltman
If you want to try the Mojave for much less than...

If you want to try the Mojave for much less than retail I have one for sale in the classifieds. Phenomenal optically for the price, I just have personal fit issues.
Forum: Others Friday 4th July 2014, 16:54
Replies: 86
Views: 22,938
Posted By eitanaltman
The original EDs didn't have dielectric coatings...

The original EDs didn't have dielectric coatings but they still are quite bright and as many are aware highly competitive optically in the <$500 category. So that's not necessarily a killer. A well...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd July 2014, 01:35
Replies: 1,576
Views: 641,371
Posted By eitanaltman
Let's not forget that the Sightrons are NOT made...

Let's not forget that the Sightrons are NOT made in China. They are Kenko bins manufactured in the Philippines.

Despite Brock's bizarre pathological obsession with a bin he has never owned or...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th May 2014, 15:52
Replies: 16
Views: 4,174
Posted By eitanaltman
I've done a similar thing before, but I think if...

I've done a similar thing before, but I think if you are trying to isolate optical metrics you can't leave out the internal reflections and FOV scores. Glare control / blackening and FOV are pretty...
Forum: Others Friday 16th May 2014, 16:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,576
Posted By eitanaltman
The Leupold Mojave 8x32 is excellent and slightly...

The Leupold Mojave 8x32 is excellent and slightly cheaper. See the long tread about it in the Leupold sub forum, and there are several comparisons to others including the Monarch 8x30. Bright, clear,...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th May 2014, 01:17
Replies: 32
Views: 4,133
Posted By eitanaltman
Wait. I just checked the classifieds and see that...

Wait. I just checked the classifieds and see that you're selling a pair of AO Radians for $100. Why not just throw them in the car and be done with it?
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th May 2014, 01:14
Replies: 32
Views: 4,133
Posted By eitanaltman
As others have suggested the best route is to get...

As others have suggested the best route is to get an inexpensive decent pair of binoculars that will live in your car. No, they won't be as good as the Swaros, but they will just be for emergency use...
Forum: Zen Ray Friday 2nd May 2014, 05:28
Replies: 15
Views: 6,477
Posted By eitanaltman
My biggest eegronomic gripe with the Zen EDs was...

My biggest eegronomic gripe with the Zen EDs was somewhat what you describe, with a moderately narrow IPD (I'm around 60mm) the thick barrels are so close together that you csnt put your fingers...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 18:21
Replies: 1
Views: 1,380
Posted By eitanaltman
You have to push in (if I remember correctly...

You have to push in (if I remember correctly there are dots to line up the initial insert) and then you rotate until it clicks.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th April 2014, 14:52
Replies: 3,881
Views: 1,426,996
Posted By eitanaltman
Did you check with Jerry to see if it passes his...

Did you check with Jerry to see if it passes his bargain standards?
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th April 2014, 00:03
Replies: 59
Views: 11,839
Posted By eitanaltman
Sounds like you got a cherry Hawthorne. Given...

Sounds like you got a cherry Hawthorne. Given what you wrote I would hold off until you can afford a premium 10x since I doubt a mid priced pair is going to feel like the improvement you are looking...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 4th April 2014, 21:04
Replies: 17
Views: 3,952
Posted By eitanaltman
That's a no brainer IMO. Given those two as the...

That's a no brainer IMO. Given those two as the options the Vanguard is much better glass. Better coatings and ED glass and wider FOV. Consider that on this side of the pond the ProStaff is...
Forum: Zen Ray Friday 4th April 2014, 08:03
Replies: 19
Views: 10,569
Posted By eitanaltman
Definitely keep pressing and get them repaired....

Definitely keep pressing and get them repaired. Charles will take care of the problem eventually. I've seen issues like this with less expensive scopes, either internal dust or specks that don't show...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 07:17
Replies: 42
Views: 17,857
Posted By eitanaltman
The 99.9% almost certainly refers to the roof...

The 99.9% almost certainly refers to the roof prism coatings reflectivity, not the actual light transmission of the whole optical system.

That said, a cursory search turned up a thread on this...
Forum: Leupold Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 07:06
Replies: 65
Views: 38,916
Posted By eitanaltman
I spent a lot of time today working the focuser...

I spent a lot of time today working the focuser and a lot of the rough spots have evened out now. Much easier now to dial in focus although the overall tension is fairly loose on mine overall. Still...
Forum: Leupold Tuesday 1st April 2014, 18:30
Replies: 65
Views: 38,916
Posted By eitanaltman
I received the pair from Gwen yesterday and...

I received the pair from Gwen yesterday and initial impression is excellent optics... but echoing above the focus is sub optimal. My sample has pretty loose tension but also has some "stiction"...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 1st April 2014, 18:25
Replies: 22
Views: 3,339
Posted By eitanaltman
Btw having owned both the Sightron and Legend HD...

Btw having owned both the Sightron and Legend HD both of the links above are spot on. The Legend has a wider FOV and is brighter and very nice on axis but the sweet spot is tiny and off axis...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 31st March 2014, 03:16
Replies: 59
Views: 11,839
Posted By eitanaltman
If your willing to spend the extra skip straight...

If your willing to spend the extra skip straight to the good stuff IMO. Have you tried the Viper HD 10x42? No concerns of spotty QC or service there!
Forum: Binoculars Monday 31st March 2014, 03:12
Replies: 22
Views: 3,339
Posted By eitanaltman
The Sightron 8x32 may be the perfect "car/truck...

The Sightron 8x32 may be the perfect "car/truck bin". Small and light enough to toss behind the seat, rugged, great optics and cheap enough that you won't shed a tear if you leave it on the roof and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 31st March 2014, 03:08
Replies: 29
Views: 5,889
Posted By eitanaltman
Ok at $100 your best bet is the Leupold Yosemite...

Ok at $100 your best bet is the Leupold Yosemite 6x30 or the similar Kowa YF. Go check them out at a local store. The more you spend the more your options open up.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 31st March 2014, 03:07
Replies: 29
Views: 5,889
Posted By eitanaltman
Budget is mandatory. Decent bins run from $100 to...

Budget is mandatory. Decent bins run from $100 to $2500.

Since you are in NYC you are fortunate to have great shops locally like B&H and CameralandNY. Thus your best bet is to go into a store and...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 30th March 2014, 16:26
Replies: 372
Views: 134,710
Posted By eitanaltman
I never had an issue with the focus but I prefer...

I never had an issue with the focus but I prefer a fast gearing. Maybe it was a bit light but I also found it very smooth and precise -- a claim that can't be made for most focus knobs in this price...
Forum: Hawke Optics Sunday 30th March 2014, 16:22
Replies: 11
Views: 17,717
Posted By eitanaltman
The Monarch history is complicated but several...

The Monarch history is complicated but several years ago Nikon differentiated the line with the dielectric coated version becoming Monarch 5 and a cheaper version with silver coating called Monarch 3...
Forum: Leupold Saturday 29th March 2014, 03:05
Replies: 65
Views: 38,916
Posted By eitanaltman
Well Bryce I bought Gwen's other pair so I'll be...

Well Bryce I bought Gwen's other pair so I'll be joining the club too! :)

Really looking forward to these. I've really gravitated to 8x32 but haven't found a pair I am really keen on in my budget...
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