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Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd April 2019, 15:58
Replies: 56
Views: 3,250
Posted By TXdefender
Handheld, I find 7x easier on the eyes. Not a...

Handheld, I find 7x easier on the eyes. Not a huge difference between it and 8x. I think 7x is an excellent general purpose mag. Thereís a reason militaries over the world use 7x. I have 7x42 and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd March 2019, 12:59
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By TXdefender
A premium bino that's well cared for will last...

A premium bino that's well cared for will last much longer than that. I've found the higher end bino's hold up well. In fact, only binos I've had problems with are the cheap ones. My dad has and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st March 2019, 18:21
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By TXdefender
Just curious as to why you would discount second...

Just curious as to why you would discount second hand binos? Most of my premium binos are second hand. I'm not rich but I like nice things. I got my Leica Ultravid HD 8x32's used for $900, view is...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st March 2019, 17:59
Replies: 61
Views: 3,239
Posted By TXdefender
Are they expensive? Yes. Too expensive? Well,...

Are they expensive? Yes. Too expensive? Well, they're selling in a free market. No one is forced to buy them, yet we do. It's like anything else, you pay your money and you take your chances. With...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st March 2019, 12:50
Replies: 51
Views: 4,252
Posted By TXdefender
Sadly my least favorite. Vortex crossfire 8x42. ...

Sadly my least favorite. Vortex crossfire 8x42. It's the only one that gets left out around the house (small kids can and will break anything) on account of the warranty. My nice ones are put away...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st March 2019, 19:45
Replies: 71
Views: 2,878
Posted By TXdefender
Just a thought and likely worth what you paid for...

Just a thought and likely worth what you paid for it. You have some great binos. You may be chasing a ghost. Iíve been down that road and (for now anyway) am just trying to enjoy what I got. Thereís...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th February 2019, 19:02
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By TXdefender
Itís not what Iíd call a beginner dive. The owner...

Itís not what Iíd call a beginner dive. The owner of the silo set it up for diving. The water temp was 58F. Itís considered a deep dive, the debris field starts at 105ft (the debris makes it a wreck...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th February 2019, 15:50
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By TXdefender
Speaking of keeping a bino handy. I went and...

Speaking of keeping a bino handy. I went and dove the Valhalla missle silo in Abilene, TX about a week ago. Being a scuba trip I didn't want to pack an expensive bino as I'd likely be neglecting it...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th February 2019, 13:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By TXdefender
Love reading your experiences. Thank you GG. ...

Love reading your experiences. Thank you GG. It's been a while since I've done some side by side comparisons as I've just been enjoying my binoculars. Lastest ones to accompany me were my Leica...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th February 2019, 17:19
Replies: 102
Views: 7,395
Posted By TXdefender
Awesome write up. Love my 7x42 UVHD+. I canít...

Awesome write up. Love my 7x42 UVHD+. I canít tell the difference between the hd and hd+ either. Itís amazing how lovely this little glass is. Enjoy it.
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th February 2019, 21:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By TXdefender
Awesome man!

Awesome man!
Forum: Leica Wednesday 30th January 2019, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By TXdefender
Just a FYI, i contacted Leica about the objective...

Just a FYI, i contacted Leica about the objective cover issues. I received a response stating they will send me some other covers for 42mm to try and see if they work better. Will report.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 18:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By TXdefender
I wish I could say the same. I'm only reporting...

I wish I could say the same. I'm only reporting what I observed. That said, I've been careful to be gentile replacing the covers and I do not believe the problem has repeated itself....yet.


I...
Forum: Leica Saturday 19th January 2019, 23:00
Replies: 45
Views: 6,743
Posted By TXdefender
Ya, I donít wear glasses and eye relied on the...

Ya, I donít wear glasses and eye relied on the Leica is the only issue for some. I like Zeiss no doubt but the Leica seemed a bit smaller still for me. That little 8x32 UVHD is a favorite.
Forum: Leica Saturday 19th January 2019, 22:09
Replies: 45
Views: 6,743
Posted By TXdefender
It’s a size and weight issue for me. The UVHD...

It’s a size and weight issue for me. The UVHD 8x32 is almost half size (well, significantly smaller) than UVHD 7x42. I don’t know how other brands would compare, the 7x42 is pretty compact for a 42.
Forum: Leica Saturday 19th January 2019, 17:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By TXdefender
A little sunlight. There is something special...

A little sunlight. There is something special about this glass (Noctivid), canít quite put my finger on it. My word are they bright! Almost hurt your eyes bright. The vivid yellow on the underside of...
Forum: Leica Saturday 19th January 2019, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By TXdefender
Mr. Murphy is well and alive. I feel like a kid...

Mr. Murphy is well and alive. I feel like a kid who got a new bike for Christmas and he can't go out and ride it. The weather here is still nasty and overcast and now the wind is having 30mph...
Forum: Leica Friday 18th January 2019, 14:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By TXdefender
Noctivid 8x42 is here

So, I decided to start a new thread. It doesn't seem appropriate to post in the "talk me out of Noctivid" thread, that ship has sailed. I have to compliment Doug at Cameraland I didn't expect they...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 17th January 2019, 22:37
Replies: 39
Views: 2,002
Posted By TXdefender
I assume we’re talking bins of similar quality. I...

I assume we’re talking bins of similar quality. I can easily see better through high quality 8x vs poor quality 10x. That said, I find I prefer 8x for general use. The image steadiness and relaxed...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th January 2019, 19:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,932
Posted By TXdefender
I'm not sure I can defend that. I do think it's...

I'm not sure I can defend that. I do think it's a serviceable bino at a $200 price point. I did not, nor should one, expect Victory ($2000+) performance at that price. That said, I can see how it...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th January 2019, 17:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,932
Posted By TXdefender
Definetly check out used. I bought my Ultravid...

Definetly check out used. I bought my Ultravid HD's used. Save a ton of money that way and get great stuff. Plus, you don't have to worry about putting that first bit of wear and tear on it. ...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th January 2019, 16:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,932
Posted By TXdefender
I donít have a lot of experience with many models...

I donít have a lot of experience with many models but I do own the Zeiss Terra ED in 8x32. I believe it has all your features. I feel the view is not as bright as it should be. The resolution in...
Forum: Leica Monday 14th January 2019, 19:18
Replies: 46
Views: 3,185
Posted By TXdefender
That has been my experience. The initial sting...

That has been my experience. The initial sting of the investment hurts but long after that sting has worn off the joy of years of use remains. My SV's are almost 10yrs old now and I forgot what I...
Forum: Leica Monday 14th January 2019, 18:12
Replies: 46
Views: 3,185
Posted By TXdefender
8x42. I have found I prefer 8x for general use. ...

8x42. I have found I prefer 8x for general use. Doug said he his headed to SHOT show and he would send them out in a week. Will report back.

Total impulse buy, didn't get the deal I was looking...
Forum: Leica Monday 14th January 2019, 16:06
Replies: 46
Views: 3,185
Posted By TXdefender
:-C. Well, I did it, ordered from Doug today. I...

:-C. Well, I did it, ordered from Doug today. I guess patience isn't my strong suit.
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