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Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 20:20
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Swissboy
It did not have the red coating just like my own...

It did not have the red coating just like my own 8x42 FL does not. Thus, the specific irritation is simply not there.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 20:16
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Swissboy
I had it for several weeks, so it is hardly...

I had it for several weeks, so it is hardly possible that the condition would not have occurred at times.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 16:41
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Swissboy
Wish I could trade my new model for the demo...

Wish I could trade my new model for the demo model I had while my FL 8x42 was at Zeiss for repairs. That was the perfect 8x32 for me. But, apparently, Zeiss does not sell those demo models. Should I...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 09:19
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Swissboy
Lee, I think you are getting it correctly. The...

Lee, I think you are getting it correctly. The situation differs, and usually there is no irritation at all when I look through the binoculars. But there are two situations where the irritation is...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 23rd June 2019, 12:35
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By Swissboy
I, for one, simply realized that I can't any...

I, for one, simply realized that I can't any longer keep a 10x model sufficiently steady for a reasonable time. I had intended getting a 10x version. But the wider FOV can by itself be a decisive...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 23rd June 2019, 12:17
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Swissboy
Lotutec irritation?

I have recently bought a new 8x32 FL. And unlike my older 8x42 FL or the 8x32 FL demo model I had while waiting for the new binoculars, this new one tends to irritate me every once in a while with a...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 23rd June 2019, 12:03
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By Swissboy
I'll post it in a separate thread so as not to go...

I'll post it in a separate thread so as not to go too far OT.
Here is the link to it: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3863059#post3863059
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 22nd June 2019, 19:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By Swissboy
As they already have an excellent 8x32 (FL), we...

As they already have an excellent 8x32 (FL), we might ask them to produce a competition for their own superb product. Actually, the only thing that bugs me a bit with the 8x32 FL is the red coating...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th June 2019, 19:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By Swissboy
While I think the article linked to is very...

While I think the article linked to is very interesting, I also find that the author there does not understand modern use of binoculars. He thinks closer focus than 7.5 meters is completely...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th June 2019, 21:31
Replies: 114
Views: 5,210
Posted By Swissboy
Well, my wife does not want to give away her...

Well, my wife does not want to give away her Zeiss Victory I 10x40. So not everything happening about these binoculars must necessarily be fully rational. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th June 2019, 21:24
Replies: 38
Views: 2,613
Posted By Swissboy
The Pound has gone downhill since early May. So...

The Pound has gone downhill since early May. So UK price increases are likely a consequence of the Brexit related loss of buying power.
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Tuesday 4th June 2019, 07:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Swissboy
One more thing, regarding your comment about the...

One more thing, regarding your comment about the hidden parts of the tripod legs: It's fine to have them hidden as long as it's the extended leg that is covered. But usually, one needs to adjust the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Tuesday 4th June 2019, 07:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Swissboy
Hello Patrick, Thanks for your comments! I'm...

Hello Patrick,

Thanks for your comments! I'm still hoping to get some extra info from Kite Optics.

However, slowly things become clearer. And people like you are definitely most helpful. For...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 3rd June 2019, 15:20
Replies: 66
Views: 27,787
Posted By Swissboy
Actually, same with me :-), but a day later the...

Actually, same with me :-), but a day later the supplies were gone. Now, my brother is looking for a copy. I have no intention to let him take along my copy, though he only wants to take the tour if...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 3rd June 2019, 13:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Swissboy
better pictures on the Kite Optics website

I have since found better pictures on the Kite Optics website:

https://www.kite-viato.com/https://www.kite-viato.com/en/product/1/viato/


With proper enlargement, they do give the details that...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 3rd June 2019, 09:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Swissboy
Some practical problems

It is definitely a most interesting new backpack. I just received it today, and I have encountered a few problems, unfortunately. Things already start with the meagre instructions that come with it....
Forum: Leica Sunday 2nd June 2019, 21:12
Replies: 113
Views: 16,437
Posted By Swissboy
One major problem that the big companies tried to...

One major problem that the big companies tried to keep quiet about was the fact that the roof models are actually lower quality than decent porros as long as the roofs don't come with coated prisms....
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 2nd June 2019, 08:04
Replies: 38
Views: 6,841
Posted By Swissboy
Hello OhWeh, I only just discovered this thread...

Hello OhWeh, I only just discovered this thread as I'm presently occupied with getting a new x32 binocular model. Nevertheless, I'd like to tell you how much I appreciate your review (post #1). It is...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 1st June 2019, 09:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,613
Posted By Swissboy
One particular reason for me is the question why...

One particular reason for me is the question why a superb product kind of vanishes from dealers' shelves, and for that matter from manufacturer's advertising. My local dealer used to carry it,...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 1st June 2019, 09:43
Replies: 114
Views: 5,210
Posted By Swissboy
:-O That's why I'm NOW buying a FL 8x32.

:-O

That's why I'm NOW buying a FL 8x32.
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 1st June 2019, 09:39
Replies: 114
Views: 5,210
Posted By Swissboy
So true, and likely an important marketing...

So true, and likely an important marketing feature in many fields.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st May 2019, 14:13
Replies: 76
Views: 4,098
Posted By Swissboy
I have been unable to find this quote. However,...

I have been unable to find this quote. However, the one difference that has been discussed extensively is the fact that the 10x model has an additional lens that serves as a field flattener. Thus,...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 31st May 2019, 13:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,613
Posted By Swissboy
That would definitely a great start! But I'm...

That would definitely a great start! But I'm afraid the majority of potential customers could not care less. Unless they would be guided by informed salespersons, of course.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 31st May 2019, 13:30
Replies: 66
Views: 27,787
Posted By Swissboy
To each their own priorities! But if you want...

To each their own priorities!

But if you want to visit Bolivia, and prepare for that trip, the price is secondary, unless you manage to get by with HBW Alive and/or the De La Pea book by Collins....
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 30th May 2019, 21:23
Replies: 66
Views: 27,787
Posted By Swissboy
Still no improvements of the situation?

This has been a terribly long time that a book has been out, but has essentially not made it to a main segment of the market, it seems.

The slow trickle whenever some books make it to Buteo Books...
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