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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th January 2020, 16:18
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Hi jg, I'd go for the Nikon. Back when I was...

Hi jg,

I'd go for the Nikon. Back when I was looking for a good 10x42 I ordered the Razor and had a good while with it one day. I was disturbed by a clear blue ring around the edges. I did not...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 15th December 2019, 15:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Yes, the FL is truly razor sharp. I didn't expect...

Yes, the FL is truly razor sharp. I didn't expect it to be as good as it is.
It seems better than I remember.
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 30th November 2019, 22:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Hi Temmie, This is all I could find. It's not...

Hi Temmie,

This is all I could find. It's not coming out until 2020:

https://www.swarovskioptik.com/birding/blog/The_best_of_both_worlds_B
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Wednesday 27th November 2019, 13:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Very nice interview Troubsey. Looks like UK...

Very nice interview Troubsey. Looks like UK customers are well taken care of for any servicing.

We have the Zeiss Kentucky service center over here, but I was informed they don't do all repairs...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 24th November 2019, 13:42
Replies: 76
Views: 7,067
Posted By Gilmore Girl
This sounds just like Zeiss FL 32. I noticed the...

This sounds just like Zeiss FL 32. I noticed the similar positioning right away and it doesn't lay flat. I'm used to it and don't really think about it.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I always assumed this, but never had it...

I always assumed this, but never had it confirmed. thanks Joachim. :t:
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 17:07
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Gilmore Girl
That's interesting. The FL still has a great...

That's interesting. The FL still has a great image. I know they have been updating the coatings over the years. Would upgraded coatings alone change the image from a slightly warm to a more...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 19th November 2019, 16:41
Replies: 76
Views: 7,067
Posted By Gilmore Girl
It really is still a top tier bino. I love the...

It really is still a top tier bino. I love the view ... very sharp and clean. My focuser is just slightly stiff, but is loosening up a little. It's fine the way it is even if it doesn't loosen any...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 19th November 2019, 16:33
Replies: 472
Views: 24,076
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Seems like they wanted to do it the right way...

Seems like they wanted to do it the right way first with the uppendahl prism design, but something changed to make it too problematic for whatever reason ... that sucks.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 13:18
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks Chosun, that's very good info. I got some...

Thanks Chosun, that's very good info. I got some things clarified and it's all a bit clearer now.
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 19th November 2019, 13:14
Replies: 76
Views: 7,067
Posted By Gilmore Girl
No, I'm done buying indefinitely. I have to use...

No, I'm done buying indefinitely. I have to use the FL & CL to infinity
and beyond. Even if I desire something new down the road I won't have the
funds anymore. Also, I'm trying to be more content...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th November 2019, 20:43
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks David. This was super helpful ! I wonder...

Thanks David. This was super helpful ! I wonder if the Zeiss Fl's use the synthetic Fluorite ED glass and not the actual Fluorite crystal.
According to allbinos the 8x32 FL uses the 3 piece APO...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th November 2019, 18:55
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I got answer to couple of my questions already...

I got answer to couple of my questions already from this site.


Both achromatic and apochromatic lenses often contain at least one element that uses a special low-dispersion glass. For more take a...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th November 2019, 18:33
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Ok, throw out the question about FL vs ED glass...

Ok, throw out the question about FL vs ED glass and which performs better.

I'm also trying to learn the basics about what goes where, etc:

Is ED glass only used in 2 piece (achromatic) objective...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th November 2019, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Gilmore Girl
General questions about glass - FL, ED, HT, APO

Did a little research online last night out of curiosity about my newly acquired FL 8x32 and also out of some boredom.

Why does the Zeiss FL appear to reduce CA better than the Ultravid and EL when...
Forum: Kowa Monday 18th November 2019, 13:14
Replies: 76
Views: 7,067
Posted By Gilmore Girl
L, Very pretty landscape shot with the little...

L,
Very pretty landscape shot with the little Hare in it.
I can just feel the cool fresh air when looking at it.

Lots of wonderful reviews in about the Kowa 6.5x.
Looks like it could be 'binocular...
Forum: Kowa Monday 18th November 2019, 12:34
Replies: 76
Views: 7,067
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Very nice Troubsey. The BD II sure has a lot...

Very nice Troubsey. The BD II sure has a lot going for it especially given
the price point. This will be great for walks around your neighborhood being so
handy and light weight.

Lower power binos...
Forum: Leica Sunday 17th November 2019, 00:05
Replies: 69
Views: 3,760
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Omg you're really bringing me back with Logans...

Omg you're really bringing me back with Logans Run and Space 1999, etc.
I loved all that stuff too. I really like the original Star Trek and catch episodes here and
there on the oldies channels. I...
Forum: Leica Saturday 16th November 2019, 12:38
Replies: 69
Views: 3,760
Posted By Gilmore Girl
If you know what Soylent Green is ... you might...

If you know what Soylent Green is ... you might be getting old ;)
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 16th November 2019, 00:10
Replies: 150
Views: 15,795
Posted By Gilmore Girl
They have made improvements in the rainguard over...

They have made improvements in the rainguard over the years. I read about it recently somewhere (here I think). The first one was too loose, the next one too tight and the most recent one not too...
Forum: Leica Friday 15th November 2019, 18:36
Replies: 69
Views: 3,760
Posted By Gilmore Girl
A portion of younger people are using Film...

A portion of younger people are using Film cameras now and even buying vinyl records. When Millennials are older some (or many?) may continue to use non-electronic binos just like the ones we use...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th November 2019, 20:17
Replies: 150
Views: 15,795
Posted By Gilmore Girl
ok, if it's in addition then it could be called...

ok, if it's in addition then it could be called FL HT :)

The faster focus was one reason along with shorter length and slightly lighter weight. Really the final decision resulted from being...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th November 2019, 16:23
Replies: 150
Views: 15,795
Posted By Gilmore Girl
There was a time when I thought this was a good...

There was a time when I thought this was a good idea, but now that I own one I don't want to see any changes or updates (!) It's practically flawless the way it is now. I don't want to see the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th November 2019, 00:42
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I have no experience with the new Kowa BDII, but...

I have no experience with the new Kowa BDII, but like GC I also have a 2015 CL 8x30 and find the image very satisfying.
It's not as super sharp as my newly acquired Z FL 8x32. It doesn't have...
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th November 2019, 20:56
Replies: 69
Views: 3,760
Posted By Gilmore Girl
That's not a Leica (or any brand) binocular I...

That's not a Leica (or any brand) binocular I would ever be interested in, but I'm pretty weird compared to most people. I don't embrace new personal tech gadgets. I don't have a laptop or tablet and...
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