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Forum: Opticron Wednesday 27th November 2019, 22:46
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By gcole
Thanks for your opinion. The one thing that rings...

Thanks for your opinion. The one thing that rings strongly over these years since the little Pentax first arrived on the scene is .... most users praised the Pentax 65 PF-ED with having a Alpha like...
Forum: Opticron Friday 22nd November 2019, 10:51
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By gcole
Thanks Martin for your opinion. Every Pentax 65...

Thanks Martin for your opinion. Every Pentax 65 ED scope I have ever handled whether being used with either the Pentax XW14 or XW20 eyepieces provided one heck of a view. I have tried other eyepieces...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:24
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By gcole
In case anyone is interested ProudPapa56(Gordon)...

In case anyone is interested ProudPapa56(Gordon) has quoted us the best price on the Opticron MM4 60 with eyepiece if we decide to go with the Opticron.
Forum: Opticron Thursday 21st November 2019, 13:46
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By gcole
Opticron MM4 60 or Pentax PF-65 EDII ?

I am trying to advise a family member whether the Opticron or Pentax optically is the better scope. I have been looking at the current prices. Due to Pre-Friday sales a Pentax PF-EDAII 65 with the...
Forum: Pentax Sunday 17th November 2019, 01:07
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By gcole
I do not know your power requirements but from...

I do not know your power requirements but from experience I found the XW14 and XW20 Pentax eyepieces really makes both the PF-65/80 scopes shine. The XW10 also from what I have read also gets very...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th November 2019, 00:08
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By gcole
Well replied Andy ... A Swarovski or a Kowa ,...

Well replied Andy ... A Swarovski or a Kowa , price wise no comparison. Optically a very personal opinion only with binocular in hand to know. As with me .... my 2015 Swarovski 8x30 CL or my Kowa...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th November 2019, 23:38
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By gcole
I also own both binoculars mentioned, the...

I also own both binoculars mentioned, the Swarovski(2015) 8x30 CL purchased old stock new recently. Also the Kowa 6.5x32 XD New. These are two different animals both Physically as well as Optically...
Forum: Others Friday 8th November 2019, 14:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,710
Posted By gcole
Dew traces? Hmmm, I have had that issue of...

Dew traces? Hmmm, I have had that issue of spotting a few times on lenses but mine was attributed to me sneezing and not covering my equipment well enough. That spotting could have been a lot of...
Forum: Vortex Monday 28th October 2019, 20:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By gcole
Just Revisited Vortex’s old site. : Fury ......

Just Revisited Vortex’s old site. : Fury ... 5.4x5.3 inches
Viper ... 4.9x4.8 inches
The Kowa BDII XD is overall smaller ... 4.56x4.88 inches
Forum: Kowa Monday 28th October 2019, 20:10
Replies: 26
Views: 3,403
Posted By gcole
Correction to my original statement, having gone...

Correction to my original statement, having gone back and looked at Vortex’s old site:
6.5x32 Fury measures ... 5.4x5.3 inches
6x32 Vortex Viper ... 4.9x4.8
6.5x32 Kowa BDII XD. ......
Forum: Kowa Saturday 26th October 2019, 03:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By gcole
Thanks everyone, your comments/advice has kept my...

Thanks everyone, your comments/advice has kept my CPOS in check for now. I will not be ordering that 6x30 Maven in the near future.
Forum: Kowa Friday 25th October 2019, 15:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By gcole
No apology needed. I have been a member of this...

No apology needed. I have been a member of this forum almost 20 yrs, with many more other members having more time here answering and having these type of discussions than me. That’s what so great...
Forum: Kowa Friday 25th October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By gcole
Hi ... I just realized in my original question I...

Hi ... I just realized in my original question I forgot to mentioned my comparison to all the other low power binoculars I have owned over the years when compared to the Kowa 6.5x32 were all of roof...
Forum: Kowa Friday 25th October 2019, 13:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By gcole
Thanks for that very convincing advice but that...

Thanks for that very convincing advice but that CPOS devil :C is knocking on my door. I am going to have to fall back to my don’t do it food “Eat More Chocolate”. :king:
Forum: Kowa Friday 25th October 2019, 12:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By gcole
Kowa BDII XD 6.5x32 OR The Maven B.3 6x30 ??

I am hoping someone who has handled or now owns both of these binoculars can make a strong case against me not succumbing to my overwhelming urge(CPOS) to purchase the Maven 6x30 binocular. More than...
Forum: Vortex Friday 25th October 2019, 11:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By gcole
I was able to answer my own question. A few days...

I was able to answer my own question. A few days ago I received my new Kowa 6.5x32 BDII XD. I ordered it last week after succumbing to my overwhelming curiosity about this new offering from Kowa....
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 23:20
Replies: 333
Views: 36,555
Posted By gcole
I had a chance to try the 8x32 FL a few years...

I had a chance to try the 8x32 FL a few years back, I would swap my complete combo(both) for one new 8x32 FL. I really like both of mine but they are no Zeiss 8x32 FL
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 23:08
Replies: 333
Views: 36,555
Posted By gcole
I think your combo trumps mine.

I think your combo trumps mine.
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 22:55
Replies: 26
Views: 3,403
Posted By gcole
Your Welcome. Unfortunately a few members here...

Your Welcome. Unfortunately a few members here always seem to find a way to voice their opinion of their favorite brand and moving the discussion to something completely unrelated to the original...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 18:31
Replies: 333
Views: 36,555
Posted By gcole
It’s not the money that is the problem. The real...

It’s not the money that is the problem. The real problem is finding all the room to keep them, not to mention the nerve racking decision of which binocular gets to play 3:-) for the day and which...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 18:12
Replies: 333
Views: 36,555
Posted By gcole
Smart decision on keeping the smaller Swarovski...

Smart decision on keeping the smaller Swarovski CL 8x30. Everything you mentioned regarding why you came to that decision echoes the same for me also. It is just a nice small 8x power binocular(not...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 17:20
Replies: 333
Views: 36,555
Posted By gcole
I have been down that road many times also over...

I have been down that road many times also over the years, making my decision to purchase based on what spec’s the optics manufacturers has provided. Bird Forum members expressed views here helps us...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 09:29
Replies: 26
Views: 3,403
Posted By gcole
Having given by opinion of the Kowa BDII XD...

Having given by opinion of the Kowa BDII XD 6.5x32 I recently received on the earlier thread ... here is my history(that I can remember)with all my purchases of the 6x power to 7 power compact to...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 07:35
Replies: 333
Views: 36,555
Posted By gcole
Yes, I highly recommend the Kowa BDII XD 6.5x32...

Yes, I highly recommend the Kowa BDII XD 6.5x32 binocular. I included the pictures of the Swarovski 8x30 CL to show how they differed in size. My opinion of whether I would purchase one over the...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 06:35
Replies: 333
Views: 36,555
Posted By gcole
Dennis , I could not have said it any better when...

Dennis , I could not have said it any better when describing the differences between the Kowa BDII XD and the Swarovski 8x30 CL. Let’s not forget the fact that the Swarovski 8x30 CL is a really nice...
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