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Forum: Binoculars Monday 20th May 2019, 20:43
Replies: 57
Views: 3,298
Posted By bonesmalones
I have the Nikon EII 8x30 and it is an easy view....

I have the Nikon EII 8x30 and it is an easy view. I also have Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis XD and those are an easy view as well just not as wide as the Nikon.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 20:29
Replies: 61
Views: 3,673
Posted By bonesmalones
My Nikon EII 8x30 seem to my eyes equally as...

My Nikon EII 8x30 seem to my eyes equally as bright as my other 8x42 (or 8.5x44) binoculars so I can't agree that the 42MM objective has a real advantage in decent daylight situations.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th May 2019, 20:24
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By bonesmalones
I can speak to this as I own both the 10x42 HR WP...

I can speak to this as I own both the 10x42 HR WP and the Nikon EII 8x30. The Nikon EII 8x30 is just as sharp as the HR WP, and it seems to me to be brighter and more transparent even with the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st May 2019, 13:04
Replies: 126
Views: 4,591
Posted By bonesmalones
A Western Tanager. Beautiful bird.

A Western Tanager. Beautiful bird.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 19th April 2019, 01:17
Replies: 3,785
Views: 1,338,309
Posted By bonesmalones
The Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis are a fine binocular and...

The Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis are a fine binocular and an absolute steal at that price.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th April 2019, 22:56
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By bonesmalones
This probably doesn't fit your parameters, but an...

This probably doesn't fit your parameters, but an Opticron HR WP 8x42 is tough to beat for the price and multiples of that.
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 02:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,925
Posted By bonesmalones
I received the 8x42 HR WP I ordered and found...

I received the 8x42 HR WP I ordered and found everything said about them here is true. A really nice Japanese made porro at a bargain price. Very nice.
Forum: Opticron Thursday 28th March 2019, 19:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,925
Posted By bonesmalones
For anyone in the US that might want a pair of...

For anyone in the US that might want a pair of these, I found that this shop has maybe a dozen 8x42 HR WP in stock and a few of the 10x42 HR WP. I made sure to post this AFTER I ordered mine....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd March 2019, 16:20
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By bonesmalones
The Kowa Genesis are built like a tank.

The Kowa Genesis are built like a tank.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 10th February 2019, 20:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By bonesmalones
I am very happy with my EDG 85 angled and the...

I am very happy with my EDG 85 angled and the fixed 20x and 30x eyepieces. I also have the 20-60 zoom but I much prefer the view from the fixed. They have a wider FOV.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 9th January 2019, 16:25
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By bonesmalones
Try a Bino Bandit.

Try a Bino Bandit.
Forum: Nikon Friday 4th January 2019, 13:58
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By bonesmalones
The field of view on the 20W eyepiece compared to...

The field of view on the 20W eyepiece compared to the zoom at 20X is much bigger. The 30W FOV is about the same as the zoom at 20X.
Forum: Kowa Friday 28th December 2018, 16:44
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By bonesmalones
My experience has been that Kowa will replace the...

My experience has been that Kowa will replace the rainguard on the Genesis free of charge.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 27th December 2018, 20:26
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By bonesmalones
I picked up a 20W and a 30W fixed eyepiece for...

I picked up a 20W and a 30W fixed eyepiece for this scope. It's perfect at about 20X magnification for backyard birding. This scope is a pretty nice piece of kit.
Forum: Nikon Friday 21st December 2018, 22:47
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By bonesmalones
EDG 20-60x85 Fieldscope

I was lucky to find one of these in minty condition (the shoulder strap for the carry case was still in cellophane wrap) on ebay for a steal of a price (cheaper than a new Monarch Fieldscope). I am...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th November 2018, 13:09
Replies: 128
Views: 10,906
Posted By bonesmalones
Take a look at the Kowa Genesis 8.5x44.

Take a look at the Kowa Genesis 8.5x44.
Forum: Kowa Sunday 11th November 2018, 18:52
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By bonesmalones
Closing the loop on this, I just received from...

Closing the loop on this, I just received from Kowa USA a new carrying case, no charge. They seem to measure up pretty good against the competition?
Forum: Kowa Friday 9th November 2018, 22:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By bonesmalones
Yeah I use them too. They do a good job of...

Yeah I use them too. They do a good job of keeping out light and it does make a difference.
Forum: Kowa Friday 9th November 2018, 14:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By bonesmalones
I gave the Nikon EDG 8x32 to my son. That is...

I gave the Nikon EDG 8x32 to my son. That is another binocular where viewing is easy.
Forum: Kowa Friday 9th November 2018, 13:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By bonesmalones
Kowa 10.5x44 Genesis

I own, or have owned these Japanese made binoculars:

Nikon EDG 8x32
Kowa Genesis 8.5x44
Kowa Genesis 10.5x44
Kite Bonelli 2.0 8x42
Kite Bonelli 2.0 10x42

They are all outstanding optics, each with...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 12:11
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By bonesmalones
Great idea. I like it.

Great idea. I like it.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th October 2018, 13:07
Replies: 304
Views: 30,672
Posted By bonesmalones
That sounds VERY cold. We don't get that here in...

That sounds VERY cold. We don't get that here in Las Vegas...
I bought the kids each a pair of Kowa 6x30 YF porro prosm binoculars for Christmas a couple of years ago. They promptly lost or misplaced...
Forum: Kowa Monday 29th October 2018, 12:59
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By bonesmalones
I did speak to their service department again and...

I did speak to their service department again and they didn't drop the ball. They're looking into how to get ahold of a new carrying case as they have none in stock. As a side note, I recently picked...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 24th October 2018, 15:25
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By bonesmalones
I got the Kowa 8.5x44 back from Kowa USA service...

I got the Kowa 8.5x44 back from Kowa USA service yesterday and they did a great job on the fix, they're cleaned and look new. The ONLY disappointment is that I specifically asked for a replacement...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 18th October 2018, 00:20
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By bonesmalones
Labor $95, new eye cups $35. They clean, nitrogen...

Labor $95, new eye cups $35. They clean, nitrogen purge (not certain what this is), collimate. A bargain I think.

Edit: Nitrogen purge looks like a good thing. (Google knows everything).
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