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Forum: Binoculars Today, 15:15
Replies: 8
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That is the only problem weight. The Docter...

That is the only problem weight. The Docter Nobilem and the Fujinon FMTR-SX are nice optically and have high transmission but the weight is a deal killer for most people. The Fujinon is also...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 14:48
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By [email protected]
Have you ever checked the transmission on the...

Have you ever checked the transmission on the Fujinon FMTR-SX 10x50, Docter Nobilem 8x56 B/GA or the Docter Nobilem 10x50 B/GA?
Forum: Binoculars Today, 14:21
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By [email protected]
The Docter Nobilem in an 8x56 are ranked 1st...

The Docter Nobilem in an 8x56 are ranked 1st place in Allbino's ranking of 8x56's. They say 98% transmission which is high even for a porro. Allbino's says it has the nicest transmission graph EVER...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 21:55
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By [email protected]
The answer is yes porro prisms are a better value...

The answer is yes porro prisms are a better value than roof prisms. My Swarovski Habicht porro prisms which sell for about $700.00 new on Ebay are very comparable to my Swarovski EL FP's which sell...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th August 2019, 14:13
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By [email protected]
Unless professionally cleaned you will never get...

Unless professionally cleaned you will never get all the fungus out of those and they are not worth shipping for cleaning and repair. Your best option is too buy a new pair of binoculars like a Nikon...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th August 2019, 02:55
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By [email protected]
What brand of binoculars are they? A lot of...

What brand of binoculars are they? A lot of brands have lifetime warranties so you could get them repaired or replaced by contacting them. If that is a dead end here is an Optical Repair where you...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th August 2019, 15:55
Replies: 57
Views: 2,427
Posted By [email protected]
i agree with you about glare being better with a...

i agree with you about glare being better with a larger exit pupil. I never carry two bins. It is either an 8x32 or 8x30 for day light(SV, HG, EII or Habicht and then when it get's darker or I want...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th August 2019, 22:38
Replies: 57
Views: 2,427
Posted By [email protected]
I don't see much difference in glare handling,...

I don't see much difference in glare handling, resolution, edge sharpness, color rendition or edge sharpness between the SV 8.5x42 and the SV 8x32 in the field under 99% of the situations I bird in....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th August 2019, 23:41
Replies: 57
Views: 2,427
Posted By [email protected]
If you can try the Swarovski 8x32 SV also. You...

If you can try the Swarovski 8x32 SV also. You MIGHT like it better. Smaller, lighter and a more immersive, bigger FOV. than the SV 8.5x42. It's got more "WOW" factor.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th August 2019, 00:17
Replies: 57
Views: 2,427
Posted By [email protected]
"I notice that there is something about a x42...

"I notice that there is something about a x42 that exceeds a x32. The view is what I would call fuller or more immersive. I have both a Zeiss FL 8x42 and 8x32, and while both provide superb viewing,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th August 2019, 00:05
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By [email protected]
Here are a pair of pocket binoculars that are 1/2...

Here are a pair of pocket binoculars that are 1/2 the weight of the Nikon Mikron's 7x15 at 65 grams the Nikon 4x10 DCF roof prisms with a 10 degree FOV. They are more for opera and theatre but they...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 23:27
Replies: 3,834
Views: 1,389,084
Posted By [email protected]
Here is a mint Nikon HG 8x42 for...

Here is a mint Nikon HG 8x42 for $650.00.

https://astromart.com/classifieds/astromart-classifieds/binoculars/show/nikon-monarch-hg-8x42-459665
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 13:38
Replies: 3,834
Views: 1,389,084
Posted By [email protected]
Here is a like new Swarovski Habicht 7x42 for...

Here is a like new Swarovski Habicht 7x42 for $625.00 on Astromart.

https://astromart.com/classifieds/astromart-classifieds/binoculars/show/fs-swarovski-7x42-habicht
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 05:29
Replies: 70
Views: 2,657
Posted By [email protected]
2nd that!. The SV 8x32 is my favorite Swaro roof.

2nd that!. The SV 8x32 is my favorite Swaro roof.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 03:40
Replies: 57
Views: 2,427
Posted By [email protected]
Great trout fishing on the feeder streams...

Great trout fishing on the feeder streams emptying into Lake Taupo. I couldn't believe the size of the fish that you can catch there!
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 02:48
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By [email protected]
It depends on your budget. If you can afford to...

It depends on your budget. If you can afford to purchase a high quality 8x32 for daytime and a high quality 10x50 or 12x50 for nightime that would be the best option. Get something like an 8x32 SV...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 17:33
Replies: 39
Views: 1,817
Posted By [email protected]
Tenex. I understand where you are coming from. 7x...

Tenex. I understand where you are coming from. 7x doesn't usually have the big AFOV of an 8x or 10x so they don't have that WOW factor that the bigger AFOV provides. You have to appreciate 7x for the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 01:43
Replies: 57
Views: 2,427
Posted By [email protected]
I think if that is your only choices I would lean...

I think if that is your only choices I would lean towards the Swarovski EL 8.5x42 for all around use. Do you do a lot of open country or low light observation where the extra magnification and high...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd August 2019, 21:57
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By [email protected]
Good answer. On Bird Forum we are always pitting...

Good answer. On Bird Forum we are always pitting different binoculars against each other like it is a competition and there can be only ONE winner like in the Highlander but in reality every...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd August 2019, 14:50
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By [email protected]
Lee. If you could keep only one which one would...

Lee. If you could keep only one which one would it be?;)
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd August 2019, 22:14
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By [email protected]
"Fujinon 7X50 FMTRX (aka Polaris) is as high-end...

"Fujinon 7X50 FMTRX (aka Polaris) is as high-end as you can imagine and it is a traditional Porro design. "

The Fuji is a nice Astro binocular but at 54 oz. god it is heavy to carry all day birding!
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd August 2019, 21:52
Replies: 39
Views: 1,817
Posted By [email protected]
It is just that there is such a slight...

It is just that there is such a slight improvement optically in the Leica UVHD-Plus versus the older models. Leica should have done more IMO. If I was buying a Leica 7x42 I would save the $1500.00...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd August 2019, 15:07
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By [email protected]
John. Don't you lose some of the 3D effect with...

John. Don't you lose some of the 3D effect with the Canon design versus a traditional porro-prism? When I had the Canon's especially the 10x42 IS-L I didn't notice as much 3D rather they were more...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd August 2019, 14:52
Replies: 39
Views: 1,817
Posted By [email protected]
John. Could the differences in the eyepiece...

John. Could the differences in the eyepiece lenses be due to the differences in the close focus of the BA and the BN? I know the BN's have a closer focus than the BA.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd August 2019, 02:35
Replies: 39
Views: 1,817
Posted By [email protected]
"I’ve also attached a cross section of a 7x42 BA...

"I’ve also attached a cross section of a 7x42 BA and a 7x42 UV HD, and as can be seen the basic optical construction is the same i.e. the number of lenses and groups.However, this does not mean the...
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