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Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 14th August 2019, 09:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By Torview
I don`t get on with 10x42/32, I never have liked...

I don`t get on with 10x42/32, I never have liked them, a 10x50 on the other hand, something magical happens.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th August 2019, 15:35
Replies: 57
Views: 2,521
Posted By Torview
Congrats on the EL, had mine for 3 years now,...

Congrats on the EL, had mine for 3 years now, like it more now than when it was new.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 09:07
Replies: 57
Views: 2,521
Posted By Torview
Hi Kiwimac, Given you have had great service...

Hi Kiwimac,

Given you have had great service from your 8x Ultravid, and you don`t suggest you have found 8x wanting, I`d go for the 8.5x personally, both represent quite an outlay so I would`nt let...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 5th July 2019, 15:31
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By Torview
I wholeheartedly recommend Steve at SWOptics, had...

I wholeheartedly recommend Steve at SWOptics, had many visits and purchases from his Truro store.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 23rd June 2019, 10:01
Replies: 41
Views: 2,133
Posted By Torview
I`m not convinced Zeiss can make an 8x32 with...

I`m not convinced Zeiss can make an 8x32 with better handling than the 32mm SV, its already perfect IMHO beating even the SF in this regard, in fact I`d say the 32SV has the best handling available,...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 2nd June 2019, 19:09
Replies: 45
Views: 2,052
Posted By Torview
Not in a meaningful way and certainly not in...

Not in a meaningful way and certainly not in challenging conditions. I will say though that the 65 has never seemed inadequate and has always got the task done, and of course I never look at it...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 2nd June 2019, 08:08
Replies: 45
Views: 2,052
Posted By Torview
Hi wolfbirder, I enjoyed reading your thoughts,...

Hi wolfbirder,

I enjoyed reading your thoughts, the ATS is such a clean design, nothing to snag and of course fully rubber armoured which I find negates the need for a case, but the image from that...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 29th May 2019, 14:45
Replies: 38
Views: 9,093
Posted By Torview
Agree with Lee on BTX, also if more than one...

Agree with Lee on BTX, also if more than one person is sharing the BTX you may constantly need to alter the IPD between users which could mean missing Birds.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th April 2019, 09:43
Replies: 61
Views: 3,827
Posted By Torview
Maybe I`m weird, but my 42mm SV is clearly...

Maybe I`m weird, but my 42mm SV is clearly brighter than my 32mm SV, every time, I fully understand that in bright light our pupils stop down smaller than the 4mm exit pupil of the 32mm, but for me...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th March 2019, 21:40
Replies: 61
Views: 3,284
Posted By Torview
Its not all about the glass IMO, its about the...

Its not all about the glass IMO, its about the construction, how well will it stand up to years of hard use in all weathers, shrug off knocks and drops, will the mechanics keep working without...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th March 2019, 10:21
Replies: 61
Views: 3,284
Posted By Torview
I think most people would agree that what we...

I think most people would agree that what we refer to as "Alpha" still has a performance edge, my feeling is if the competition could close the gap and equal them for substantially less money they...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 19:24
Replies: 51
Views: 4,434
Posted By Torview
My 8.5x42 SVFP, the 8x32 SVFP takes over as most...

My 8.5x42 SVFP, the 8x32 SVFP takes over as most used on long Summer evenings. these are my only two right now.
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 9th March 2019, 21:44
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Torview
Hi Andy, as I understand it the ATX was designed...

Hi Andy, as I understand it the ATX was designed for digiscoping, also it is a Swarovision flat field optic, you can add the BTX, use a 1.7x extender (you can stack these also), and it has better eye...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th March 2019, 14:33
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Torview
Personally I`d never call a 10x a great...

Personally I`d never call a 10x a great all-rounder, but you seemed to be listing 10 power options.

Probably the best C/A control available, and a very wide 7 deg fov. Hard to fault in a compact 10x...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 4th March 2019, 18:02
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Torview
Zeiss Victory 10x32FL.

Zeiss Victory 10x32FL.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th February 2019, 12:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By Torview
Got to agree with Lee. The Kowa has great...

Got to agree with Lee.

The Kowa has great optics, but its heavy and lacks fov compared to the EL.

The 32mm SV is`nt the all rounder the 42mm is for my money.

You can`t really go wrong with any of...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 25th February 2019, 14:54
Replies: 114
Views: 10,082
Posted By Torview
Does the 8.5x actually need more fov ? after all...

Does the 8.5x actually need more fov ? after all its 0.1 deg short of the NV/HT.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th February 2019, 18:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By Torview
Nice read GiGi, I find much the same as yourself,...

Nice read GiGi, I find much the same as yourself, my FL favoured the green/blue colours and my Ultravids, incl + the reds with much more colour saturation than my Swaro`s which I find the most...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 18th February 2019, 07:55
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Torview
I don`t own either but have been lucky enough to...

I don`t own either but have been lucky enough to spend a good while behind each. The Zeiss is not "better" optically IMHO, but does offer a significant increase in fov which could be important to you...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 16th February 2019, 14:40
Replies: 114
Views: 10,082
Posted By Torview
Maybe a weight reduction, possibly an increase in...

Maybe a weight reduction, possibly an increase in fov, especially for the 10x42, I would`nt mind an EL with the balance, focusser, fov of the SF, baffling and stray light control of the NV and the...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 9th February 2019, 20:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Torview
Hi Flumpy, Clifton Cameras UK have a mint as new...

Hi Flumpy,

Clifton Cameras UK have a mint as new example for sale.

https://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Used-Nikon-Nature-10x35-E-II-Binoculars-5725
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 3rd February 2019, 07:08
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By Torview
I use the Swarovski CT101/VH101 seems to work...

I use the Swarovski CT101/VH101 seems to work very well.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 1st February 2019, 17:46
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By Torview
Very good points, I think maybe if an 80mm ATM...

Very good points, I think maybe if an 80mm ATM comes up at a good price that may well be the ideal for me, one minor issue I find with the 65 is its a bit back heavy on the tripod.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 31st January 2019, 17:46
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By Torview
Ok, shame though, I`d have thought there`s a lot...

Ok, shame though, I`d have thought there`s a lot of life left in the range with an increase in objective size, 80mm is`nt that competitive in 2019.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 31st January 2019, 14:24
Replies: 114
Views: 10,204
Posted By Torview
The difference between the brightest and darkest...

The difference between the brightest and darkest parts of the view. Edge contrast can cost me detail against a bright sky, like blown out highlights in an incorrectly exposed photo.
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