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Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Wednesday 26th September 2018, 00:22
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By karmantra
Have to agree with Henry—I made two purchases...

Have to agree with Henry—I made two purchases through Jan on products I couldn’t get in the States and what a wonderful person to deal with! Best experience I ever had on purchasing optics! Great...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 23rd December 2017, 05:12
Replies: 22
Views: 3,788
Posted By karmantra
8x56 and 10x56

Congrats Gordon! Glad you got first crack at the newly imported Swarovskis! You always stocked the habicht porros and draw tube scopes that no one else would carry so it makes sense for Swarovski...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 10th January 2017, 03:04
Replies: 36
Views: 11,741
Posted By karmantra
Brunton made their Epoch Zoom about ten years...

Brunton made their Epoch Zoom about ten years ago, an 8-15x35 binoculars that employed a true zoom between 8x and 15x. It was heavy at 35 oz., bulky, and cost a ton ($2600 retail). It had a very...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 3rd November 2016, 04:59
Replies: 1
Views: 4,391
Posted By karmantra
very early kowa ts-1 spotting scope?

I recently found a kowa ts-1 spotting scope with the included small tripod mount at a thrift store for a great price. Scope cleaned up well, no scratches on the glass, focus works well, no dings on...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th August 2016, 23:34
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By karmantra
I've not used the REI bins, but I have been to a...

I've not used the REI bins, but I have been to a number of their 'garage sales' where they sell returned items from customer that usually have some kind of defect. Items are drastically marked down,...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 6th July 2016, 16:07
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Henry: Have not had a chance to use it lately...

Henry: Have not had a chance to use it lately with family visits and now remodeling coming up. Will let you know when I get some more time with it, hopefully by the end of the month!
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 2nd July 2016, 15:52
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
8x30 habicht ga review

Henry: Any timeline on your report? Looking forward to 'tiresome' reading!
Forum: Swarovski Monday 13th June 2016, 19:26
Replies: 19
Views: 3,674
Posted By karmantra
A little history on this: Back in June, 2014, I...

A little history on this: Back in June, 2014, I created a Swarovski forum post titled 'why no 8x56 or 10x56 SLC HDS in U.S.?' (Swarovski binocular archives, page 8, 15 posts). SONA had told me it...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 12th June 2016, 20:38
Replies: 19
Views: 3,674
Posted By karmantra
My quest for the 8x56 SLC-HD

After reading an older Bird Forum review from Henry Link on the Zeiss 8x56 Victory FL, I have wanted to purchase an 8x56. The big Zeiss proved too large for me to comfortably handle, but the new...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th June 2016, 21:26
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Henry: I doubt that your report will be tiresome!...

Henry: I doubt that your report will be tiresome! Always appreciate the time you put forth on your bino evaluations. Enjoy the time away!
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 31st May 2016, 03:11
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Jan: Haven't had a chance to use it in the field...

Jan: Haven't had a chance to use it in the field yet due to holiday weekend travels. Hope to get the 8x56 out later in the week. Had a chance to look it over and inspect it and everything looked...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 25th May 2016, 20:55
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Thumbs up I have to agree with Henry on the outstanding...

I have to agree with Henry on the outstanding service I received from Jan on a most recent binocular purchase. Like Henry said Jan went far and beyond to assure I got the item I was looking for....
Forum: Swarovski Monday 2nd May 2016, 16:03
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
awaiting Henry's report on the 8x30 hybrid

Henry: Have you received your binocular from Jan yet?
Forum: Swarovski Monday 25th April 2016, 16:03
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Jan: I certainly appreciate your efforts, that...

Jan: I certainly appreciate your efforts, that 5.5x30 cf would have been interesting!
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 20th April 2016, 16:20
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
rebirth of the 8x30 GA

Jan: Thanks for making it possible! Looking forward to Henry's test of the hybrid. Any idea on cost for the conversion?
Forum: Swarovski Friday 15th April 2016, 16:35
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Jan: Thanks for checking! Didn't think there...

Jan: Thanks for checking! Didn't think there was a difference unless some military organization wanted a specific tint of 'olive drab' for their binos!
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th April 2016, 22:35
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Jan: Looking forward to the results! One quick...

Jan: Looking forward to the results! One quick question which may seem odd, but are the 'military' green color of the 8x30 objective the same green as shown on the 'stock' made for the public green...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 30th March 2016, 16:36
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
Angry Excluded Swaro models

Gordon: Bummer! May have to look outside of North America. I assume that the SLC 8x56 HD is also on the exclusions list.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 29th March 2016, 18:47
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
8x30 habicht ga

Jan: Any chance of getting an 8x30 habicht ga, either cf or if? Is it possible to ship over here to the U.S.? Cost? Thanks again, loved the tour of your store!
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 16th March 2016, 21:54
Replies: 44
Views: 10,446
Posted By karmantra
Great tour! Good to see the Swaro draw tubes and...

Great tour! Good to see the Swaro draw tubes and habicht binos on display and the outdoor gear looked great!
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 16th March 2016, 15:45
Replies: 44
Views: 10,446
Posted By karmantra
Jan: Wow! What a collection! The history you...

Jan: Wow! What a collection! The history you have lined up on top of the shelves is fascinating! Is this all showing at your store? Should have done a side trip from Amsterdam a few years back.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 10th March 2016, 23:51
Replies: 180
Views: 36,148
Posted By karmantra
swarovski bling

Henry: Just remember that Swarovski will throw on their name in white across the spindle and plant that silver hawk on the front! It would look better without the bling. However, the thought of a...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 30th January 2016, 19:18
Replies: 10
Views: 2,623
Posted By karmantra
eyecups

Proud papa: what is the cost through you or SONA for a pair of the green rubber eyecups?
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 16:58
Replies: 64
Views: 36,707
Posted By karmantra
Wow--Nyla at Eagle Optics called this morning and...

Wow--Nyla at Eagle Optics called this morning and said they got the extenders in and I have one coming before Christmas. They still show out of stock on their site but they are going through their...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 03:27
Replies: 64
Views: 36,707
Posted By karmantra
Eagle Optics was due to get them in on Dec. 1,...

Eagle Optics was due to get them in on Dec. 1, but they haven't arrived yet. Hoping they get into the U.S. soon! Ki mmo's endorsement of the extender sealed it. I want one ASAP!
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