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Forum: Leica Wednesday 20th November 2019, 05:22
Replies: 146
Views: 7,948
Posted By F88
Leica is no doubt after a fashionable/nostalgic...

Leica is no doubt after a fashionable/nostalgic crowd.
I think I can say before the Trinovid release that I'd choose your MHG over the retro Trinovid as the better (birding) binoculars.
I wonder how...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 20th November 2019, 04:10
Replies: 146
Views: 7,948
Posted By F88
Not to unhinge the Leica topic but regarding the...

Not to unhinge the Leica topic but regarding the EDG while it may be 12 years old its optics are still competitive (still my favourite). I agree that it may be due for a revamp or upgrade (if...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 20th November 2019, 00:34
Replies: 146
Views: 7,948
Posted By F88
Will they have a better view than the Trinovid...

Will they have a better view than the Trinovid HD? Probably not, and not waterproof either.
Somehow I think their mission so to speak is something entirely different.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 20th November 2019, 00:08
Replies: 146
Views: 7,948
Posted By F88
I agree with Paskman.

I agree with Paskman.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 19th November 2019, 23:54
Replies: 146
Views: 7,948
Posted By F88
Here's my take. Leica doesn't really care, so far...

Here's my take. Leica doesn't really care, so far as in a way of appeasing we binocular nerds and so on.
So what do they really care about? Bottom line I guess? I'm imagining that for them creating...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th November 2019, 21:08
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By F88
Welcome aboard. Not to sound discouraging but...

Welcome aboard.
Not to sound discouraging but those are terrible binoculars. Zoom binoculars and particularly cheap ones are not the way to go.
Something like an 8x42 in that Nikon range would be a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th November 2019, 20:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By F88
No, but here's the thing. In that price bracket...

No, but here's the thing. In that price bracket we have the Trinovid HD, Monarch HG and Conquest HD. Where I'm from they are all basically the same price.
The Trinovid HD would be the last pick,...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By F88
I'd simply choose whichever magnification appeals...

I'd simply choose whichever magnification appeals to you, for me I have a preference for 8x.
If I had a choice I'd get the HG(L) over the Monarch HG although that said, image quality is likely...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 10:14
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By F88
The Monarch HG come in a 30 but not 32. If you're...

The Monarch HG come in a 30 but not 32. If you're set on the Monarch HG why not go a 42 considering how compact/light they are for a 42? My impression is that the 30's aren't great and over priced...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th November 2019, 10:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By F88
If you're talking about Nikon's top model before...

If you're talking about Nikon's top model before the EDG, which I think you are, the HG L DCF. I wouldn't hesitate to get my hands on one if I could.
I had the Monarch 7 in 8x30 and couldn't stand...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 1st November 2019, 02:57
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By F88
Given the choice of those two I'd go the HT, that...

Given the choice of those two I'd go the HT, that said I wouldn't buy either unless the HT were an 8x.
There's always plenty of good choices out there.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 25th October 2019, 22:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By F88
That sounds promising about the glare. The focus...

That sounds promising about the glare. The focus must be pretty stiff to warrant selling though.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 25th October 2019, 21:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By F88
The Habicht 8x30w is the one Swarovski that I'm...

The Habicht 8x30w is the one Swarovski that I'm currently interested in. Sounds like there's a lot to like but I can't stand glare and the focus sounds a bit slow/stiff which would be a major flaw...
Forum: Nikon Friday 25th October 2019, 21:22
Replies: 121
Views: 8,126
Posted By F88
I've heard the term immersive used a bit around...

I've heard the term immersive used a bit around here but it seems quite apt for these.
Careful about the 3D thing lest someone jump on it. Best to say "3D like".
I wonder how close my BR is to a BN?...
Forum: Leica Friday 25th October 2019, 21:08
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By F88
Leica aren't known for controlling CA the best....

Leica aren't known for controlling CA the best.
I'm not familiar with the Trinovid HD but from what I understand it's an Asian catalogue type design with a Leica badge on it. This statement is not...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 25th October 2019, 13:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By F88
As far as I know the FP is the same as the model...

As far as I know the FP is the same as the model before it with standard strap lugs. Optically they should be the same.
Forum: Nikon Friday 25th October 2019, 13:03
Replies: 121
Views: 8,126
Posted By F88
Now you've got me thinking. It's quite late here...

Now you've got me thinking. It's quite late here currently so without a side by side test and going from memory I'd say the Trinovid BR is a touch warmer than the UV+. How this compares to the EDG?...
Forum: Nikon Friday 25th October 2019, 09:17
Replies: 121
Views: 8,126
Posted By F88
It's getting late into the afternoon/evening,...

It's getting late into the afternoon/evening, been quite hot here considering its mid spring (around 35c). Still using the UV and to sound completely hypocritical they really are nice and performing...
Forum: Nikon Friday 25th October 2019, 02:21
Replies: 121
Views: 8,126
Posted By F88
Hi Tom, I actually took the 7x42 out today...

Hi Tom,

I actually took the 7x42 out today partially inspired by your post. Only used it for about an hour but managed to spy a female whipbird tucked away in the scrub.
I hear you about the...
Forum: Leica Friday 25th October 2019, 01:43
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By F88
I opt to set my diopter at reasonably long range....

I opt to set my diopter at reasonably long range. I've found that I get a better overall result that way, initially I had read about setting it at shorter distances (30m or so?) which I did so for a...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 24th October 2019, 20:57
Replies: 121
Views: 8,126
Posted By F88
Glad you're enjoying your EDG Tom. For me, in my...

Glad you're enjoying your EDG Tom.
For me, in my experience, my 8x32 EDG are the ultimate (birding) binoculars. While it may be apples and oranges, I also have an UV HD+ 7x42 which while very good is...
Forum: Nikon Monday 21st October 2019, 05:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By F88
Dennis, your last post which seems to have...

Dennis, your last post which seems to have disappeared unfortunately was quite correct on both points.
Forum: Leica Thursday 17th October 2019, 23:45
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By F88
I have this model in 8x42 and really like it.

I have this model in 8x42 and really like it.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 16th October 2019, 23:11
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By F88
I have the same or very similar pair (there's no...

I have the same or very similar pair (there's no 5 or whatever it is on the badge after MONARCH). For me they have a better external build quality than the M7 I had, a very nice focus, narrow FOV by...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 4th October 2019, 23:57
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By F88
Looks like the most CA I was ever going to find...

Looks like the most CA I was ever going to find with these was in strong light peering into the corners at high contrast things like the edges of white walls or shiny things. Even then I couldn't...
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