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Forum: Leica Tuesday 27th October 2015, 18:35
Replies: 246
Views: 103,912
Posted By xbted52
I hate to say it, but I ended up not buying the...

I hate to say it, but I ended up not buying the Ultravids. I went to the store today; they got them in stock and I could try out the HD plus. I start out by stating that the Leicas are lovely...
Forum: Leica Monday 26th October 2015, 06:04
Replies: 246
Views: 103,912
Posted By xbted52
Yes it is, but the searching is 99% of the fun!!!...

Yes it is, but the searching is 99% of the fun!!! It was great to have an excuse to try out all the other binoculars though.

I'll be honest, it was a very close between the Ultravid and the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th October 2015, 08:30
Replies: 120
Views: 24,290
Posted By xbted52
My modest collection: Zen Ray ED3 7x43 Eden...

My modest collection:

Zen Ray ED3 7x43
Eden 8x56

I may have something else on its way, but we'll wait until that's finalized before I say anything.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 24th October 2015, 08:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By xbted52
Hey, I haven't had a chance to check out the app...

Hey, I haven't had a chance to check out the app as I have android machines, but I noticed the comments. So if you're open for suggestion, then here's one from a science teacher in an international...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th October 2015, 07:53
Replies: 71
Views: 23,836
Posted By xbted52
I live above an optometrist in Germany, and he...

I live above an optometrist in Germany, and he carries the Eschenbach binocular line. I have to say that they are pretty decent for the money. The 8x56 are very nice and clear, but only in the...
Forum: Leica Friday 23rd October 2015, 13:02
Replies: 246
Views: 103,912
Posted By xbted52
Just spent the entire yesterday trying out nearly...

Just spent the entire yesterday trying out nearly a dozen pairs of glass from the Big 3. The result: I have a pair of 7x43 Ultravid Plus on their way! The view is magic! Leica definitely wasn't...
Forum: Zen Ray Friday 23rd October 2015, 12:52
Replies: 6
Views: 8,903
Posted By xbted52
Lanius Books provides Demo binoculars to try. I...

Lanius Books provides Demo binoculars to try. I am certain he would accept a return if the Zen-Rays aren't correct.
Forum: Zen Ray Friday 10th April 2015, 13:36
Replies: 33
Views: 25,001
Posted By xbted52
I'd be more than happy to do it. And to write a...

I'd be more than happy to do it. And to write a very thorough report too!!!
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th April 2015, 13:00
Replies: 8
Views: 4,431
Posted By xbted52
I live in Germany, and I get email from the US...

I live in Germany, and I get email from the US everyday. :king: But seriously, I was wondering because in the past Charles always answered super fast and I was really worried they went out of...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th April 2015, 11:08
Replies: 8
Views: 4,431
Posted By xbted52
Is Zen Ray still in business? Can't get support.

Does anyone know if Zen Ray went out of business or something? I've sent them a couple of emails in the past months trying to get my binoculars repaired, and haven't heard back. Or are they on...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th June 2013, 12:13
Replies: 7
Views: 3,948
Posted By xbted52
I absolutely love my Eden 8x56s, they are...

I absolutely love my Eden 8x56s, they are bulletproof! Seriously, I just had my entire 8th grade class using them to look at birds in Berlin.

I haven't tried the 10 power binos yet, I'm not a 10...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 1st June 2013, 21:22
Replies: 31
Views: 5,576
Posted By xbted52
Personally, I would avoid isopropyl alcohol...

Personally, I would avoid isopropyl alcohol unless it is absolutely necessary. Nowadays, many of the optics are coated with a hydrophobic layer to shed water, and I'm sure that stuff is made of...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th May 2013, 19:00
Replies: 31
Views: 5,576
Posted By xbted52
I don't have a lot of experience with the Lens...

I don't have a lot of experience with the Lens Pen, however, being a photography enthusiast I have seen a lot of negative press regarding the Lens Pen with regards to its use on camera lenses. As...
Forum: Zen Ray Tuesday 21st May 2013, 12:50
Replies: 70
Views: 33,294
Posted By xbted52
Hey Pompadour, I hope I cover all of your points...

Hey Pompadour, I hope I cover all of your points here in my response-

Light wise, I am very happy the 7x43 performance in low light- but they are very similiar to 8x43/8x42. The 8x56 is my king of...
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 15th May 2013, 18:12
Replies: 70
Views: 33,294
Posted By xbted52
Hey Pompadour, it's flattering in a way that I'm...

Hey Pompadour, it's flattering in a way that I'm 'being stalked!' But to answer your question, I first tried out the ED3 8x43 and it was superb glass. I loved the Zen Rays, and I love their...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th May 2013, 17:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By xbted52
Later to work because of birds!

Has something similar to this ever happened to you? I was walking to the train station, and packed my Zen 7x43 in my bag. So I'm walking through the woods, along the trail, and some birds I've...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th May 2013, 12:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,838
Posted By xbted52
Eden 8x50, 8x42... Almost a year later

I haven't been on much lately, the teaching duties have been pretty intense this year, so I haven't had much of an opportunity to write. However, I thought I'd write a couple of thoughts regarding...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st April 2013, 16:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By xbted52
My only regret is that I left my binoculars at...

My only regret is that I left my binoculars at school on Friday and the red kites have come back in town, I saw them at least 10 different times this weekend.

Anyhoo, I got the class out there, and...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 21st April 2013, 16:18
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By xbted52
Lots of Red Kites and a couple storks

Hey everyone,

It must be spring, because I'm finally posting again. So today, I saw 2 red kites out soaring over my apartment. Then I went for a walk, and saw another red kite being harassed by a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th April 2013, 20:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By xbted52
Out this week with my classes

Spring has finally arrived in Germany. The storks are on the chimneys, and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Red Kite!!! So I decided to take out my different classes (I teach science)...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th February 2013, 19:07
Replies: 27
Views: 5,540
Posted By xbted52
I would definitely second Steve's opinions about...

I would definitely second Steve's opinions about the Zen-Ray 7x43s. I've been using them for several months now, and have been extremely pleased. They have been my take everywhere binoculars, and...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th February 2013, 08:32
Replies: 17
Views: 3,627
Posted By xbted52
I use the Crumpler Singapore Sling with my 8x56s-...

I use the Crumpler Singapore Sling with my 8x56s- great strap!
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th January 2013, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By xbted52
It does have a 5 year warranty though!

It does have a 5 year warranty though!
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th January 2013, 09:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By xbted52
Are you going to the hunting shop in Berlin?

Are you going to the hunting shop in Berlin?
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd January 2013, 17:09
Replies: 17
Views: 5,825
Posted By xbted52
I was going to get a pair of clearance Zeiss 7x42...

I was going to get a pair of clearance Zeiss 7x42 T FL, but I think I'm going to stick with my Zen Rays for a while. It's kind of a choice between new binoculars, and a new kitchen.
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