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Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th August 2020, 16:38
Replies: 184
Views: 14,984
Posted By lmans66
The "H" factor brings up an interesting point...

The "H" factor brings up an interesting point all-told. I can go out with a guide in the jungle/tropics of central/ south america and hear lots of different birds and yet see 'no bird'....or at best,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 3rd August 2020, 22:02
Replies: 184
Views: 14,984
Posted By lmans66
I have seen a ton of Ecuadorian guides whose...

I have seen a ton of Ecuadorian guides whose binoculars are barely above a Tasco, but they manage well. They know the territory and have lived there their entire life and know the sounds. So birding...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 3rd August 2020, 13:54
Replies: 184
Views: 14,984
Posted By lmans66
When birding around the local area, a 8x30 is...

When birding around the local area, a 8x30 is just fine...or my Meostar 8x32... When I go to the tropics, in the past I had my HT 10x42 which was my main bin for 7 years. I got really tired of...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd August 2020, 13:36
Replies: 107
Views: 3,621
Posted By lmans66
It all depends on if you are 'aware' of FOV and...

It all depends on if you are 'aware' of FOV and have it in the back of your mind as you compare and contrast two bins side by side. So if you 'ask people' to look for FOV, they will look for it and...
Forum: Leica Sunday 2nd August 2020, 18:36
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By lmans66
The Meostars 1.1 series have the save diopter...

The Meostars 1.1 series have the save diopter adjustment as the Leica. Both are the best in the business.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 2nd August 2020, 18:29
Replies: 184
Views: 14,984
Posted By lmans66
I certainly don't see a difference between a 30...

I certainly don't see a difference between a 30 and 32mm......

Up until COVID, I birded down in the tropics for years and years, and in the jungle. I always birded with my 10x42 HT, which many on...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 2nd August 2020, 14:14
Replies: 184
Views: 14,984
Posted By lmans66
My original question (post #1).... was could a...

My original question (post #1).... was could a 8x32 be your only pair of bins and obviously the answer appears to be yes. But I am going to amend that even further and now state that in my mind, a...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 2nd August 2020, 14:07
Replies: 96
Views: 56,637
Posted By lmans66
I am not alone with the 8x30 HG....love it. Nice...

I am not alone with the 8x30 HG....love it. Nice to see another does.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 31st July 2020, 21:18
Replies: 54
Views: 3,917
Posted By lmans66
You are right...but it begs the question of why...

You are right...but it begs the question of why not? Obviously they know what they sell and do not 'in great numbers' but I see more and more people (birders) getting into the 32's now.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st July 2020, 21:05
Replies: 107
Views: 3,621
Posted By lmans66
I had the SF on order and canceled but not to...

I had the SF on order and canceled but not to look at the NL either. I know...there are many out there that feel a need and desire to have either. Frankly, they are not worth it. Not that I am, but I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 31st July 2020, 14:48
Replies: 212
Views: 6,167
Posted By lmans66
Agreed....but most bird names are fine the way...

Agreed....but most bird names are fine the way they are, but as evident here, there are many names that make no sense or are just highlighting the wrong feature of a bird. But I find this thread...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st July 2020, 14:46
Replies: 107
Views: 3,621
Posted By lmans66
'Always'...? Perhaps it is just me but I am spend...

'Always'...? Perhaps it is just me but I am spend my viewing pleasure looking at the bird in the sweet spot as opposed to 'whatever is on the very edges'.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 29th July 2020, 01:49
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By lmans66
Great prices....too bad I already bought an HG...

Great prices....too bad I already bought an HG but nice prices. I wonder when they mean refurbished if they really were or just given a casual view....
Forum: Others Monday 27th July 2020, 14:32
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By lmans66
Forget to mention...the 8x32 Traveler series.... ...

Forget to mention...the 8x32 Traveler series.... I know Opticron has others below that but I have never tried. But the Traveler is one nice pair for the money. In my mind it beats the Maven, GPO,...
Forum: Others Monday 27th July 2020, 13:15
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By lmans66
Try the Opticron 8x32...19mm eye relief. A nice...

Try the Opticron 8x32...19mm eye relief. A nice pair....order thru B and H and you have them in a few days. $399..... Small, 15.9 ounces...a perfect size for what you want, jim
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th July 2020, 15:44
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By lmans66
Good read....we all have our 'must have' lists...

Good read....we all have our 'must have' lists and that alone is interesting to see how we all differ in what we look for in a binocular. I also do the matrix thing too like you have and find it...
Forum: Nikon Friday 24th July 2020, 12:55
Replies: 96
Views: 56,637
Posted By lmans66
Or the 8x32 Meostar..... "they might prove to be...

Or the 8x32 Meostar..... "they might prove to be the single one I need in all situations".....Get em why they are being marked-down as Meopta is bringing in the Meostar Plus or B2. I see B1's and...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 23rd July 2020, 20:14
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By lmans66
No idea....but here is the complete link to that...

No idea....but here is the complete link to that study on...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 18:42
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By lmans66
Opticron Traveler 8x32 BGA ED

Well....I just had to give these Opticron Traveler 8x32's a shot after reading earlier positive reviews by Steve, Trobadour, PB Josh......I ditto just about all they have to say. All around, a very...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 14:27
Replies: 877
Views: 55,835
Posted By lmans66
They borrowed the design from the HT.....I loved...

They borrowed the design from the HT.....I loved the design on the HT and it is perfect for ergonomics but many on this forum hated the HT design. Will be interesting to see how this plays out, as...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 19th July 2020, 14:00
Replies: 54
Views: 3,917
Posted By lmans66
Agreed..... It is up to all of us to decide...

Agreed..... It is up to all of us to decide what our true need is....
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 19th July 2020, 12:38
Replies: 19
Views: 2,026
Posted By lmans66
Now I don't have a Swaro anymore but have looked...

Now I don't have a Swaro anymore but have looked into the CL with the new strap system....it appeared workable to me. Why the issue? Is it that it comes off accidentally or just that people can't...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 19th July 2020, 12:31
Replies: 54
Views: 3,917
Posted By lmans66
Again, this is where you and I differ.... I...

Again, this is where you and I differ.... I regards myself more of a minimalist and really think of 'what I need' compared to what others blindly think they need.

Having that 'wide of a FOV" is not...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 19th July 2020, 01:34
Replies: 219
Views: 11,131
Posted By lmans66
My thinking exactly.....Bins of quality or mid...

My thinking exactly.....Bins of quality or mid quality today have excellent optics, but it is the close focus to me that is separating the wheat from the chaff, not the FOV....
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 18th July 2020, 21:38
Replies: 54
Views: 3,917
Posted By lmans66
Will be interesting to what is already in the...

Will be interesting to what is already in the works in other companies and if they might forestall changes just to compete ...IE Meopta, .... perhaps Leica, ...
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