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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th March 2020, 12:57
Replies: 35
Views: 2,628
Posted By Roadbike
My go to bins are the Nikon 8xx30 E II for most...

My go to bins are the Nikon 8xx30 E II for most birding and other wildlife observation. The same series 10x35 are used less frequently for eagles, hawks and other far away critters.
Forum: Minox Sunday 2nd February 2020, 17:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By Roadbike
I was referring to the article Mark was...

I was referring to the article Mark was commenting on. Not Mark's writing skills.
Forum: Minox Saturday 1st February 2020, 23:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By Roadbike
Written by someone who has yet to attempt...

Written by someone who has yet to attempt focusing binoculars.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th July 2019, 12:09
Replies: 26
Views: 2,343
Posted By Roadbike
Different bins for different purposes. So far...

Different bins for different purposes. So far anyway...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 19:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Roadbike
My wife uses a Swarovski 8x20 double hinge and...

My wife uses a Swarovski 8x20 double hinge and loves it. I've tried many times but can't get used to the double hinge design. Aligning my eyes and exit pupils is a challenge for me. Single hinge...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th May 2019, 15:55
Replies: 20
Views: 10,320
Posted By Roadbike
I voted for one brand. However my favorite bins...

I voted for one brand. However my favorite bins are better defined by size and design than brand name.
Forum: Opticron Saturday 4th May 2019, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By Roadbike
There may have been more than one problem that...

There may have been more than one problem that meant you could bring the bin into focus. Mis-alignment from being dropped on the counter, a smudged eye piece, a stiff or damaged diopter, etc. No...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 15:40
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By Roadbike
It's important to understand that there are many...

It's important to understand that there are many good binoculars under $500 that will deliver clear and useful images of birds and other wildlife. And there are many more that are not appropriate. ...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 16:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By Roadbike
I'm assuming you want the more popular roof prism...

I'm assuming you want the more popular roof prism design rather than the traditional porro prism. For daytime bird and other wildlife observing an 8x30 Nikon Monarch would be a good choice. Wide...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 15:25
Replies: 51
Views: 5,130
Posted By Roadbike
For daytime wildlife observing the most used bins...

For daytime wildlife observing the most used bins are Nikon 8x30 EII. Easily carried, quick to focus and delightful viewing.

Also have favorites for backyard astronomy and general purpose.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th December 2018, 12:59
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Roadbike
Having that bin suspended from your neck and...

Having that bin suspended from your neck and swinging about like a clock pendulum is a bigger cause of fatigue than sheer weight. A binocular harness will keep the bins in one place and redistribute...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th December 2018, 21:45
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By Roadbike
It really depends on how well the open bridge...

It really depends on how well the open bridge works with the rest of the bin. My first interest is that the instrument be easy to hold and control.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 12th November 2018, 02:20
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Roadbike
Don't fix what isn't broken. Opening and...

Don't fix what isn't broken. Opening and disassembling the bins exposes them to some risk of damage.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th November 2018, 19:12
Replies: 52
Views: 2,287
Posted By Roadbike
If Leica charges for the work will you still be...

If Leica charges for the work will you still be interested in the binoculars?
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th November 2018, 15:05
Replies: 52
Views: 2,287
Posted By Roadbike
The Nikon 10x40 has 10mm eye relief which should...

The Nikon 10x40 has 10mm eye relief which should be sufficient for someone who does not wear glasses. If generous eye relief is important then the o.p. should understand that many vintage bins may...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th November 2018, 15:43
Replies: 52
Views: 2,287
Posted By Roadbike
If you can work with porro prism bins that are...

If you can work with porro prism bins that are not from Zeiss, Leica or Swarovski then consider one of the following. All should be well within budget and will deliver excellent viewing. Earlier...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th November 2018, 20:35
Replies: 52
Views: 2,287
Posted By Roadbike
Are porro prism bins acceptable?

Are porro prism bins acceptable?
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 21st October 2018, 19:22
Replies: 26
Views: 3,400
Posted By Roadbike
John, thank you for documenting the Swarovski...

John, thank you for documenting the Swarovski serial numbers. With it I was able to confirm a 1990 production date for 6x30M bins.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th October 2018, 16:27
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Roadbike
A 10x50 porro would be a good choice for hand...

A 10x50 porro would be a good choice for hand held night sky observing. Any more magnification and I find the stars dance a bit too much. Under a dark sky you should be overwhelmed with objects. ...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 15th October 2018, 17:29
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Roadbike
Is he a brand ambassador for Swarovski?

Is he a brand ambassador for Swarovski?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 14:31
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By Roadbike
These binoculars have similar basic...

These binoculars have similar basic specifications and yet when you hold and view through them the experience will differ. There was a lot of good advice given in the other thread. At this point I...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 30th September 2018, 18:05
Replies: 34
Views: 2,302
Posted By Roadbike
If these bins are to be used backpacking in Asia...

If these bins are to be used backpacking in Asia you may want to look at new compact roof prism models. Many modern bins will be water proof which will keep all that humidity out. Many vintage bins...
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 12th September 2018, 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 2,697
Posted By Roadbike
I recall reading a few early posts about the...

I recall reading a few early posts about the beginnings of this brand. And plenty of mostly positive early posts and a few that excused early q.c. problems. Then plenty of comments when quality and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th June 2018, 12:13
Replies: 42
Views: 4,619
Posted By Roadbike
Then the answer to your question is there are a...

Then the answer to your question is there are a few best binocular makers. Each one makes all around as well as specialized designs. No way of determining who is the best maker that I know of. ...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th June 2018, 00:18
Replies: 42
Views: 4,619
Posted By Roadbike
You have binoculars from one of the top makers...

You have binoculars from one of the top makers right now. An 8x42 strikes me as a fine all around design useful for many observing tasks. Are you looking to supplement them with something...
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