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Forum: Swarovski Today, 06:33
Replies: 454
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Posted By [email protected]
I have had the CL and the EL 8x32 and IMO the Cl...

I have had the CL and the EL 8x32 and IMO the Cl is a good binocular but it is NO EL. If I was looking for a binocular in the 8x30/8x32 size category and price was not a factor there is no question...
Forum: Swarovski Today, 06:25
Replies: 454
Views: 77,123
Posted By [email protected]
Don't forget about the other Field Pro...

Don't forget about the other Field Pro improvements besides the strap attachment system. IMO the armour upgrade is alone worth the diffference in price between the two. I personally would never go...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th June 2019, 06:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By [email protected]
No problem. A picture says a thousand words.

No problem. A picture says a thousand words.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th June 2019, 00:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By [email protected]
That third photo REALLY shows how small the...

That third photo REALLY shows how small the Mikron is! The Ultravid 8x20 looks HUGE next to it. The Mikron is truly pocketable and surprisingly good optically.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th June 2019, 23:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By [email protected]
Jerry. I really find this "Pumping and Dumping"...

Jerry. I really find this "Pumping and Dumping" label humorous! I have never used that method to sell a binocular or increase the sale price of a binocular I sold. In fact in ten years I have never...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 7th June 2019, 15:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By [email protected]
Here are some side by sides of the Nikon Mikron...

Here are some side by sides of the Nikon Mikron 7x15 and the Leica Ultravid 8x20. The Nikon weigh's about 4 oz. and the Leica weigh's about 8 oz. Twice as much!
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th June 2019, 14:36
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By [email protected]
" I took this up with Swarovski, and they very...

" I took this up with Swarovski, and they very kindly provided me with an older version."

That is the nice thing about Swarovski. The customer service is stellar! You pay more initially for the...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th June 2019, 04:27
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By [email protected]
No difference optically in the previous...

No difference optically in the previous generation but there are several improvements in the latest or Field Pro model which I feel make it worth the difference. I personally like the new strap...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 23:40
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By [email protected]
Yes, not wearing glasses sometimes I forget...

Yes, not wearing glasses sometimes I forget people who do need more eye relief. The Habicht's for that reason would not be a good choice for you with their minimal eye relief. I understand about the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 14:19
Replies: 31
Views: 4,054
Posted By [email protected]
Here is a brand new Swarovski SLC 8x42 for...

Here is a brand new Swarovski SLC 8x42 for $1286.00 in the UK on Ebay from a seller called Bushwear which I bought some Habicht's 8x30 W from and I highly recommend. They meet all your requirements...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 5th June 2019, 14:01
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By [email protected]
I just leave the eye cups of the EII on and...

I just leave the eye cups of the EII on and unfolded and they actually fit me pretty good but I find just cupping my hands around the eye cups and using my hands to adjust for eye relief works better...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 04:34
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By [email protected]
Chuck. For a 10x I actually prefer my Swarovski...

Chuck. For a 10x I actually prefer my Swarovski SV 10x32 and my Swarovski Habicht 10x40 W. Both are under 23 oz. so they are way easier to carry than either a standard 10x42 or 10x50 roof. The...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 5th June 2019, 04:21
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By [email protected]
I bought a pair of new 10x40 W Habichts for...

I bought a pair of new 10x40 W Habichts for $800.00 shipped from Cameracentreuk on Ebay which is a UK seller without a bit of problems and received them in 5 days and I bought a pair of new 8x30 W...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th June 2019, 15:13
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By [email protected]
"My question really is would you pick a 42mm AK...

"My question really is would you pick a 42mm AK prism binocular OR a 50mm SP prism binocular when low light/poor viewing conditions are a concern? "

The bigger aperture 10x50 SV would perform better...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th June 2019, 07:03
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By [email protected]
It would depend on how far I was going to hike....

It would depend on how far I was going to hike. For a shorter hike or from a stand I would take the 10x50 SV because it will give a superior view but for a longer hike I wouldn't want to carry it and...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th June 2019, 03:38
Replies: 114
Views: 5,100
Posted By [email protected]
I don't think there is any way Zeiss would use an...

I don't think there is any way Zeiss would use an AK prism in a new 8x32 SF. The AK prism takes more room and it would be more difficult to design a compact 32mm around it and besides the 8x42 SF...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 3rd June 2019, 14:08
Replies: 114
Views: 5,100
Posted By [email protected]
"Mind you, what I'd like even more is a new Zeiss...

"Mind you, what I'd like even more is a new Zeiss porro." Exactly! An updated 8x32 porro with the best HT glass and the latest coatings and about a 450 foot FOV with 97% transmission. That would be...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd June 2019, 14:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By [email protected]
I don't find the tension on the Nikon 7x15...

I don't find the tension on the Nikon 7x15 focuser too much harder than the Nikon 8x30 EII. I have grown to like tighter focusers and I even like the Habicht focuser which is harder than the Nikon...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd June 2019, 07:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By [email protected]
The 7x15 Mikron's are very competitive with the...

The 7x15 Mikron's are very competitive with the Leica Ultravid 8x20's optically and they are almost 1/2 their size and weight and I find them more comfortable to use. Porro's are hard to beat for...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 3rd June 2019, 02:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By [email protected]
No, I have WAY more binoculars now. I came into a...

No, I have WAY more binoculars now. I came into a little money.B (: I have learned a lot since then. One thing I have learned is not to worry about the shorter length of Habicht eye cups. Just cup...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 2nd June 2019, 18:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By [email protected]
Innovation probably wouldn't help. The over 100...

Innovation probably wouldn't help. The over 100 year old Nikon Porro-Prism design of their 7x15 Mikron is for all practical purposes as good as the modern roof prism Leica Ultravid 8x20 compact IMO....
Forum: Nikon Friday 31st May 2019, 23:57
Replies: 103
Views: 4,817
Posted By [email protected]
The only binoculars I paid $2K for were the newer...

The only binoculars I paid $2K for were the newer Swarovski SV FP's. The SV FP 8.5x42, SV FP 8x32 and the SV FP 10x32. They are hard to get at discount but they hold their value pretty well. I paid...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 31st May 2019, 23:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By [email protected]
Hi, I recently purchased a 10x40 Habicht and I...

Hi,

I recently purchased a 10x40 Habicht and I agree with all your comments. I have the SV 8.5x42, SV 8x32 and the SV 10x32 and I think when I go to Yellowstone National Park in two weeks I am...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 31st May 2019, 20:42
Replies: 114
Views: 5,100
Posted By [email protected]
Are you referring to bias or binocular color?

Are you referring to bias or binocular color?
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st May 2019, 19:20
Replies: 55
Views: 2,329
Posted By [email protected]
I asked Swarovski why the Habicht has such high...

I asked Swarovski why the Habicht has such high light transmission values of 96% and this was their answer.

"Hello Mr. Mau,

There are many factors that go into a final light transmission...
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