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Forum: Swarovski Today, 00:11
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Posted By lmans66
in regards to the products....I don't think in...

in regards to the products....I don't think in all my years of birding have I seen anyone carry a binocular in the case (Swaro or not) ..... Now, they might have the case if they 'travel'....but not...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 18:54
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Posted By lmans66
Sometimes around the States...they give you a 10%...

Sometimes around the States...they give you a 10% or more discount for pre-order as I have seen with the SF.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th July 2020, 23:35
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By lmans66
I never said it was over 'yet'.... I will update...

I never said it was over 'yet'.... I will update when I do.

I think I am just going to have pick one out of a hat and be done with it and happy. I started my quest not wanting an alpha so...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th July 2020, 16:14
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By lmans66
Ah...right....but 'within' by matrix creation of...

Ah...right....but 'within' by matrix creation of not only stats but field birding, I decided to give the Leica's a try even though I had ruled them out. I found a used Ultravid and a Trinovid at B& H...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th July 2020, 16:09
Replies: 150
Views: 5,469
Posted By lmans66
I too like close focus and is one of the...

I too like close focus and is one of the requirements I have when looking at a bin....but how about the Papilio? I am not one to talk as I was considering purchasing and after playing around with it...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th July 2020, 00:13
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By lmans66
Fascinating....as I have been debating this issue...

Fascinating....as I have been debating this issue for the past two months (8x32 or x 30)...and have ordered pairs in, used or refurbished or new or demo's.... which include the Maven's, GPO's Kowa's,...
Forum: Opticron Monday 6th July 2020, 20:40
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By lmans66
I like the idea of the Travelers as a 'traveling'...

I like the idea of the Travelers as a 'traveling' pair.... and yes, I was looking at the Nikon 8x30 comparing it to the 10x32 but visually, they look the same. That was my point.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 20:38
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
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Forum: Zeiss Monday 6th July 2020, 20:34
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Posted By lmans66
I have tried the Zeiss 8x25....sure, it 'is' what...

I have tried the Zeiss 8x25....sure, it 'is' what they say. But I feel if I had a need for a 'light travel about or hiking bin', i would pick up the Pentax Papilio at around $150 US....surprisingly...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 20:31
Replies: 150
Views: 5,469
Posted By lmans66
Agreed....but when the big bino makers are not...

Agreed....but when the big bino makers are not really tailoring their bins to the 'close focus' crowd, we really have no choice in the manner.

I know when our audubon groups goes out for a walk, we...
Forum: Nikon Monday 6th July 2020, 14:18
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By lmans66
But it is okay for USA to take control of the...

But it is okay for USA to take control of the world....?
Forum: Opticron Monday 6th July 2020, 14:16
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By lmans66
Well done...I love the way you place weave in the...

Well done...I love the way you place weave in the specs and attributes while speaking of your birding adventures. It makes it more applicable to see how you went about this. Not just clinical, but...
Forum: Your Favourite Pictures From The Birdforum Gallery Monday 6th July 2020, 13:59
Replies: 5
Views: 3,077
Posted By lmans66
I never thought of a bird playing with it's catch...

I never thought of a bird playing with it's catch like a cat does with a mouse....perhaps this is behavior we don't see often...good shot.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 13:57
Replies: 150
Views: 5,469
Posted By lmans66
Most likely this goes to show you why we have...

Most likely this goes to show you why we have 'one or the other'.... You have close focus, you lack something else etc. It all simply depends on the trade-offs you want for close focus. I for one,...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 6th July 2020, 13:47
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By lmans66
Total agreement.... get the most quality for...

Total agreement.... get the most quality for your money and you will be happier. 200 pounds isn't very much when considering a tri-pod and a scope.

Get an angled scope would be my suggestion.......
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 15:48
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By lmans66
Swaro might not see it as a customer loss, but a...

Swaro might not see it as a customer loss, but a force of their customer base to decide. Do you leave "Swaro' for another brand with less product service, reputation etc.... Or if you really want...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 20:47
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
If I was a merchant sitting next side to B an H...

If I was a merchant sitting next side to B an H or the like, I would want them to collect sales tax just like I do...... :-)
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 11:28
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
Having had a Zeiss HT for equally as long, when...

Having had a Zeiss HT for equally as long, when I saw the NL my first impression was ...hey, that's the HT!!!!... In some ways I feel the HT has been bashed thru the years since the SF was so quick...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd July 2020, 13:36
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
So in other wards, if one wants to purchase a...

So in other wards, if one wants to purchase a EL32, perhaps buy 2019 or earlier...:-) jim
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd July 2020, 12:31
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
So how can the close focus change between one day...

So how can the close focus change between one day and the next...? They obviously haven't physically changed the EL ...yet.... But your suggestion about slowly tweaking it is something to ponder...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Friday 3rd July 2020, 12:16
Replies: 35
Views: 23,420
Posted By lmans66
Which camera do you use? And yes, by all means...

Which camera do you use? And yes, by all means never go above 4-5 digital zoom. That is one thing I find many cameras have is the option of extending out digitally forever and find some digiscopers...
Forum: Leica Friday 3rd July 2020, 12:05
Replies: 127
Views: 10,394
Posted By lmans66
Chuck...a few things. You mentioned in your...

Chuck...a few things. You mentioned in your initial posting that you got 'on' the bird well but sometimes the focus was slow. And later on someone mentioned about 'traction' on the focus wheel. Do...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd July 2020, 01:06
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
How might the forehead rest work as IS? I have...

How might the forehead rest work as IS? I have never tried an IS binocular so don't know how to relate, but....if I brace my current binocular against the top of a rail or have an elbow on a pole...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 23:16
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
This is what worries me about Nikon....will they...

This is what worries me about Nikon....will they / are they; really around for customer service & warranty etc.? So when I look at purchasing a Nikon, this simply has to come into play. Swarovski,...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 22:26
Replies: 653
Views: 30,347
Posted By lmans66
Dennis...I have a pair of CL's coming in tomorrow...

Dennis...I have a pair of CL's coming in tomorrow to compare side by side to the Meostars, HG's and Trinovids. Should be interesting.

No doubt the new Swaro's coming out will top just about...
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