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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th June 2020, 09:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By edwincjones
just a followup up comment - I have many pair...

just a followup up comment - I have many pair that were planned to be my last binocular

edj
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 20th June 2020, 09:50
Replies: 88
Views: 3,821
Posted By edwincjones
I am saddened to think of the time, money, effort...

I am saddened to think of the time, money, effort I have spent over the years looking for that nonexistent perfect pair of binoculars/optics instead of just using that almost perfect pair I already...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 16:12
Replies: 129
Views: 10,446
Posted By edwincjones
aside from maybe the apology part, does that not...

aside from maybe the apology part,
does that not describe most, or at least many of us?

edj
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 15th April 2020, 16:41
Replies: 225
Views: 22,880
Posted By edwincjones
and even if not too pricey, would it not be...

and even if not too pricey,
would it not be better
to donate that money to a charity now
save the optics for later?

edj
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th April 2020, 13:56
Replies: 37
Views: 2,469
Posted By edwincjones
good choice on the 6.5 papillios - I think they...

good choice on the 6.5 papillios - I think they are the best binocular bargain out there

I had both the 6.5 and the 8.5, used them more for closeup bugs, flowers, other small things.
I no longer...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th April 2020, 21:23
Replies: 132
Views: 21,561
Posted By edwincjones
Maybe it is an aging birder thing. When younger...

Maybe it is an aging birder thing.
When younger I liked the big macho binoculars, as I get older I prefer smaller optics.

As we age we get bored carrying hugh chunks of glass and deer carcass...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st April 2020, 18:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,469
Posted By edwincjones
As a compact terra owner I agree it is good-for...

As a compact terra owner I agree it is good-for what it is; but I found it awkward to use and much prefer the slightly larger 32mms as a more practical binocular.

edj
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th March 2020, 15:33
Replies: 35
Views: 2,628
Posted By edwincjones
I have a 6.5x32, 8x32, and 10x32 and frankly do...

I have a 6.5x32, 8x32, and 10x32 and frankly
do not see that much difference in the three-- other then FOV.
The 8x is my most used for birding,
the 6.5 for more terrestrial and closed in areas,...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th March 2020, 15:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By edwincjones
We were camping at Fort Pickens CG near...

We were camping at Fort Pickens CG near Pensacola, FL where there were many osprey nests.
Each time the Navy's BlueAngles flying team practiced the the Ospreys would protect
their nest by circling...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 24th March 2020, 09:03
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By edwincjones
Just my 2 cents on your two questions SLC vs EL-...

Just my 2 cents on your two questions

SLC vs EL- the better quality of the EL may, or may not, be noticeable to you
10x42 vs 12x50- handheld the 42s easier to manage, but negates with tripod and the...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 19th March 2020, 09:16
Replies: 98
Views: 6,800
Posted By edwincjones
Maybe Zeiss' timing is good. As I set here, in...

Maybe Zeiss' timing is good.

As I set here, in place, wondering about the damage and even my survival,
I am thinking about what I have not done in life , what I still want to do.

Thinking high...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 19th March 2020, 09:07
Replies: 68
Views: 5,882
Posted By edwincjones
me too edj

me too

edj
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 8th March 2020, 21:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By edwincjones
I paid $1800 for my new preSV 8.5x42ELs 10-15...

I paid $1800 for my new preSV 8.5x42ELs 10-15 years ago.

edj
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th February 2020, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By edwincjones
I am very happy with the quality of optics and...

I am very happy with the quality of optics and construction of my 6.5x32 Kowas,
but less is reported about the 8x32s
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th February 2020, 09:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By edwincjones
If you can go up to $400 that new Kowa BD11...

If you can go up to $400 that new Kowa BD11 6.5x32 XD is a very nice all around pair and should compliment your 9x60 well.

edj
Forum: Binoculars Monday 20th January 2020, 10:03
Replies: 43
Views: 3,941
Posted By edwincjones
The SW and Zeiss are fairly equal in...

The SW and Zeiss are fairly equal in quality,
just personal preference;
so go to a shop that has both and try out for yourself,
keeping in mind the above suggestions.

edj
Forum: Kowa Saturday 4th January 2020, 18:45
Replies: 131
Views: 18,076
Posted By edwincjones
I resisted as long as I could but ordered the...

I resisted as long as I could but ordered the Kowa's from B&H Tuesday and they arrived today.
First light was comparing them to my 8x32FL Zeiss and 10x32 CabelaHD (meopta)s.

My assessment is...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 31st December 2019, 11:32
Replies: 39
Views: 2,565
Posted By edwincjones
getting the best of the best-impossible...

getting the best of the best-impossible dream
there will always be a newer, better one
my suggestion is to go to a dealer with a good selection and try them out
get a good one and use it over and...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th December 2019, 09:38
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By edwincjones
then there are flowers and bugs to see on birding...

then there are flowers and bugs to see on birding trips

edj
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th November 2019, 09:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,477
Posted By edwincjones
If at all possible, go to a store that has a...

If at all possible,
go to a store that has a good selection of binoculars
and try all out, see which ones you like.
We can tell you which ones we like, but
it comes down to your personal...
Forum: Others Monday 4th November 2019, 09:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,419
Posted By edwincjones
From my experience the compacts are more...

From my experience the compacts are more difficult to us,
I agree with the 8x32mm suggestion,
or maybe that new Kiwa 6.5x32

edj
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th October 2019, 09:43
Replies: 35
Views: 2,743
Posted By edwincjones
I have a red Leica Monovid 8x20 (photo is well...

I have a red Leica Monovid 8x20
(photo is well known on internet)
Excellant constructions and optics,
but
just need to use it more

edj
Forum: Kowa Sunday 20th October 2019, 09:23
Replies: 340
Views: 54,226
Posted By edwincjones
6.5 > 8x sporting event- to see more...

6.5 > 8x

sporting event- to see more action
terrestrial - to see more of landscape with wider FOV
hunting- to see game in peripheral areas

assuming adequate image to edge

edj
Forum: Kowa Monday 30th September 2019, 09:41
Replies: 340
Views: 54,226
Posted By edwincjones
25 days and counting edj

25 days and counting

edj
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 24th September 2019, 09:52
Replies: 340
Views: 54,226
Posted By edwincjones
thanks for the replies edj

thanks for the replies

edj
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