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Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th July 2019, 20:36
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By chill6x6
Optically yes...mechanically and ergonomically...

Optically yes...mechanically and ergonomically no. Though the Habicht is a nice optical instrument it's not generally as user-friendly. The Habicht is the typical, more traditional binocular first...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th July 2019, 13:08
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By chill6x6
The SLC and the EL 10X42 are the ones to...

The SLC and the EL 10X42 are the ones to consider. Personally I would be happy with either. The EL is about 33% more expensive than the SLC. I'm not sure it's worth that premium in price. Some...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th July 2019, 13:05
Replies: 66
Views: 1,955
Posted By chill6x6
I think the Monarch HG 8X42 will be a great...

I think the Monarch HG 8X42 will be a great choice for you. My prediction is you are going to like it a LOT.
Forum: Vortex Monday 8th July 2019, 12:40
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By chill6x6
Your Conquest HD is a nice, quality binocular...

Your Conquest HD is a nice, quality binocular with a track record of good performance. I wouldn't think a 18X56 is going to do THAT much over a 15X56. Of course low light performance is going to be...
Forum: Leica Sunday 7th July 2019, 16:38
Replies: 47
Views: 1,548
Posted By chill6x6
As you say....go out and read a license plate or...

As you say....go out and read a license plate or sign at dusk and I bet most would pick the 10X56 vs. the 8X56. There's not going to be a WHOLE lot of difference though. There's not even a lot of...
Forum: Leica Sunday 7th July 2019, 11:23
Replies: 47
Views: 1,548
Posted By chill6x6
If you want to know which format works for you in...

If you want to know which format works for you in low light nothing beats hands on experience.

The difference in a 8X56 and 10X56 is....not much. Most of the comparisons I've done have been at dusk...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 12:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,681
Posted By chill6x6
It's a shame Meopta isn't going to offer the 7X42...

It's a shame Meopta isn't going to offer the 7X42 to dealers. It really is a nice binocular that holds its own with the best. It sure needed the adjustable eyecups. I have two O-rings on mine. ...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 04:56
Replies: 66
Views: 1,955
Posted By chill6x6
Do you wear eyeglasses? All things being equal a...

Do you wear eyeglasses? All things being equal a 42mm IS generally easier to use than a 32mm for eyeglass wearers. 4mm exit pupil vs. 5.25mm exit pupil. Since you are buying these sight unseen I...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 17:05
Replies: 47
Views: 1,548
Posted By chill6x6
That's probably about right. A LITTLE more FOV,...

That's probably about right. A LITTLE more FOV, a LITTLE more ER, 5 ounces less weight, better eye cups, maybe a more ergonomic design, 1-3% or so more light transmission.

I have a 8X50 UVHD+ but...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st July 2019, 02:08
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By chill6x6
You'll never beat that for that money. Good find...

You'll never beat that for that money. Good find on Dennis's part!
Forum: Vortex Monday 1st July 2019, 02:07
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By chill6x6
A $2000 Vortex? LOL....I think I'll skip that...

A $2000 Vortex? LOL....I think I'll skip that one! Consider one can purchase a Swarovski 42mm SLC for less than that, I hope others would too.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st July 2019, 02:03
Replies: 3,819
Views: 1,358,288
Posted By chill6x6
A little heavy, yes. But overall an excellent...

A little heavy, yes. But overall an excellent binocular!
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 22:56
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By chill6x6
I bought a pair earlier in the Spring, Zeiss...

I bought a pair earlier in the Spring, Zeiss Terra ED 8X25, the first pair of 25mm binoculars I've ever bought. I didn't want top spend a lot on 25mm binoculars but or course I wanted a decent...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 22:36
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By chill6x6
The search IS part of the fun! I don't know of...

The search IS part of the fun!

I don't know of TOO many that bought/tried the Maven and didn't like it.

You might want to invest in a Rick Young Ultralight Harness. It's works better than it...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 22:30
Replies: 66
Views: 1,955
Posted By chill6x6
No doubt I use the SV 8X32 more. There ARE times...

No doubt I use the SV 8X32 more. There ARE times I do like to split hairs and use the 8.5X. Going birding tomorrow at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Florida. I really don't know what to expect but...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th June 2019, 17:06
Replies: 66
Views: 1,955
Posted By chill6x6
Weak/flimsy/durability- No not all. In fact the...

Weak/flimsy/durability- No not all. In fact the MHG comes across as very stout. I'll give you that the MHG doesn't have thicker armoring on every inch of it as does a Swarovski SLC for example. So...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th June 2019, 14:00
Replies: 66
Views: 1,955
Posted By chill6x6
I'll handle you in a PM as you should have...

I'll handle you in a PM as you should have ME.



You kinda made my point. 148>145>135>133>128. In most cases(but not always), I shoot for an 8X FOV of 400ft or greater. So the way I look at it...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th June 2019, 13:39
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By chill6x6
Hey Kevin, I enjoyed reading that. You are a...

Hey Kevin,

I enjoyed reading that. You are a good writer.

I never got around to trying the MHG 8X30. I probably won't either. It really didn't seem to do anything the 8X42 I have didn't do,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th June 2019, 13:01
Replies: 66
Views: 1,955
Posted By chill6x6
I've ordered the VAST majority of the binoculars...

I've ordered the VAST majority of the binoculars I have sight unseen. Most 8X42s end up working out pretty well.

I'm trying to think of the most issue-free binocular I've purchased. I like the...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 25th June 2019, 05:33
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By chill6x6
HEHE.... The 30mm vs 32mm debate could go on ad...

HEHE.... The 30mm vs 32mm debate could go on ad infinitum. The reason to purchase a 30mm is kinda lost on me. I know why I bought two 30mms and even a 28mm and that was for it's smaller stature. ...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 24th June 2019, 04:50
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By chill6x6
OK, I have a recommendation for you...;) I'm...

OK, I have a recommendation for you...;)

I'm going to recommend a Maven B.2 9X45

I just read over your post and it check a lot of your boxes:

1. Magnification is perfect for you. Not quite to a...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 04:05
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By chill6x6
If I were in the market for an 8X30 I wouldn't...

If I were in the market for an 8X30 I wouldn't need more than two of the choices that are all ready on the market, the Nikon Monarch 7 8X30 OR the Swarovski 8X30 CL B. If price and compactness were...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 21st June 2019, 11:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By chill6x6
It looks good John! I JUST pulled out those...

It looks good John!

I JUST pulled out those exact two binoculars...I sure can't tell ANY difference in the diopter between them.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 19th June 2019, 13:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By chill6x6
Those are nice cases! They sure fit the...

Those are nice cases! They sure fit the perceived Leica image better than the current canvas case.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th June 2019, 13:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By chill6x6
What model Leica did you get that came with a...

What model Leica did you get that came with a case like that? I figured I at least one case-type from each of the more recently made Leica's(42mm and up).
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