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Forum: Kowa Today, 14:03
Replies: 29
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Posted By [email protected]
Beth. I picked up a new Zeiss FL 8x32 and I too...

Beth. I picked up a new Zeiss FL 8x32 and I too had forgotten how good it was. I have a hard time deciding between my Nikon EDG 8x32 and the Zeiss which I like better. The Zeiss FL is a little more...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 13:58
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By [email protected]
The Canon 10x42 IS-L is still the best IS...

The Canon 10x42 IS-L is still the best IS binocular for a birder. There is nothing that really touches it's performance.
Forum: Kowa Today, 13:54
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By [email protected]
I am at Ding Darling Reserve in Cape Coral...

I am at Ding Darling Reserve in Cape Coral Florida where there are at least 250 different species of birds and the only binoculars I brought were the Kowa 6.5x32 BDII XD's and they are performing...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th November 2019, 04:17
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By [email protected]
If you want a bright compact binocular you should...

If you want a bright compact binocular you should consider a Swarovski Habicht 8x30 W. With 95% transmission they are brighter than anything you have and they are brighter than an 8x30 CL or SLC....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th November 2019, 15:39
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By [email protected]
You already have two pretty good 8x's. Why would...

You already have two pretty good 8x's. Why would you want another 8x that isn't going to be that much better unless you spend at least $1K. None of those you are considering are going to be a big...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 13th November 2019, 15:35
Replies: 148
Views: 13,194
Posted By [email protected]
Time to get rid of my last EL before it takes a...

Time to get rid of my last EL before it takes a major hit on depreciation when the new models come out.;)
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 20:46
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By [email protected]
From John's excellent post. "A quick way to...

From John's excellent post.
"A quick way to distinguish the different feature on the seven full size centre focus RP lines!

The original can be found here:...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 10th November 2019, 20:39
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By [email protected]
I don't think I would pay $1350.00 for a Nikon...

I don't think I would pay $1350.00 for a Nikon MHG 8x42 when for another $300.00 you can get a new Nikon EDG 8x42 brand new from Japan....
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 15:52
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By [email protected]
B (: I didn't notice those. I try too keep enough...

B (:
I didn't notice those. I try too keep enough alcohol in my blood so if a fly bites me it drops dead.B (:
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 10th November 2019, 15:34
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By [email protected]
Hi Jon, I have had all the top 32mm's and they...

Hi Jon, I have had all the top 32mm's and they are a good choice if you don't want the weight of a 42mm and you don't do a lot of birding at dusk or in low light situations then I prefer a 42mm....
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th November 2019, 15:34
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By [email protected]
It is best to try them yourself but IMO I prefer...

It is best to try them yourself but IMO I prefer the Nikon MHG or the HG L over the other binoculars you were considering like the M7 depending on how much the price difference is. In the US...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 16:13
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By [email protected]
The best southern night sky I have ever seen in...

The best southern night sky I have ever seen in my life is Milford Sound in New Zealand once the the bar closes. Absolutely no distant light glow because you are in a sound. I spent half the night...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 16:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By [email protected]
Andy. It depends on what brands you have had good...

Andy. It depends on what brands you have had good or bad experiences with. I have had bad experiences with both Vortex and Meopta. To be honest if budget is not a consideration I wouldn't buy either...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 15:17
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By [email protected]
I have had pretty good luck with the MIC Vortex's...

I have had pretty good luck with the MIC Vortex's and the 10x50 Vortex Viper HD is a pretty good binocular at it's price point if you get a good one. The MIC quality control can be sketchy. It is no...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 7th November 2019, 03:25
Replies: 54
Views: 23,543
Posted By [email protected]
"The density of soda glass is 2.4 g/cm3 (39 g/cu...

"The density of soda glass is 2.4 g/cm3 (39 g/cu in) or below, while typical lead glass has a density of around 3.1 g/cm3 (51 g/in3) and high-lead glass can be over 4.0 g/cm3 (66 g/in3) or even up to...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 6th November 2019, 15:00
Replies: 23
Views: 6,419
Posted By [email protected]
I have had both the SLC's and EL's in different...

I have had both the SLC's and EL's in different formats. The EL is Swarovski's best binocular and the SLC is 2nd. I would agree that the EL is Swarovski's premium binocular and the SLC is upper...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 3rd November 2019, 22:08
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By [email protected]
"How is the EDG 8X42 ?" I think the color...

"How is the EDG 8X42 ?"

I think the color rendition of the 8x42 EDG is pretty much perfect. That is a big advantage of the binocular. With such a flat transmission curve across the whole spectrum it...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 3rd November 2019, 19:49
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By [email protected]
Andy. I had a couple HG/LX's and it depends upon...

Andy. I had a couple HG/LX's and it depends upon how sensitive you are to CA but I found them to have a bit of CA especially on the edges. Do you notice that? That is one reason I like the EDG's a...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 1st November 2019, 22:23
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By [email protected]
Allbino's usually does pretty good objective...

Allbino's usually does pretty good objective reviews. What you could do is compare the reviews on the 10x42 HT and the older 10x42 EL and based on what priorities you have select one. For example, if...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 17:00
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By [email protected]
"While it's prices are really good in the US,...

"While it's prices are really good in the US, over here in Europe they're not that good value anymore. Take the Vortex Viper HD 10x50. They retail for around 600 €, which is +650 $ (I am probably not...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 14:26
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By [email protected]
I would stay away from IF focuser's for birding....

I would stay away from IF focuser's for birding. For astronomy they are fine. In that price range I would try the newer version 2018 Vortex Viper HD 10x50 because it has a relatively wide FOV @ 346...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 14:17
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By [email protected]
It seems to me Kowa did a really good job on...

It seems to me Kowa did a really good job on these optically and build quality wise especially for a MIC binocular. They are surprisingly good for their price. The Kowa BDII XD 6.5x32 is as small and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 02:03
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By [email protected]
I had the Conquest HD and the Companion CL B at...

I had the Conquest HD and the Companion CL B at the same time and I compared them often and I preferred the Companion CL B. If you like light weight and wide FOV and you want a fast focus I would...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 30th October 2019, 13:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,888
Posted By [email protected]
I have the Kowa 10x42 and the AFOV is 72 degrees....

I have the Kowa 10x42 and the AFOV is 72 degrees. So it a class leader and the biggest AFOV I have seen in a 10x42. Bigger than the Zeiss SF 10x42(65 degrees) or Nikon Monarch HG 10x42(69 degrees) or...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 29th October 2019, 17:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,888
Posted By [email protected]
"The only optical quality that I find to be at...

"The only optical quality that I find to be at fault is handling of stray light/glare/flare; I find that to be an issue with many binoculars and it is clearly inferior to the Conquest HD and Victory...
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