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Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Monday 1st October 2018, 13:35
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Pileatus
Very enjoyable reading!

Very enjoyable reading!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 1st October 2018, 13:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By Pileatus
My Nikon ED82 single focus is stiff and too...

My Nikon ED82 single focus is stiff and too sensitive, making precise focus challenging (especially with the case on).
My Kowa 883 dual focus is perfect!
Forum: Swarovski Friday 28th September 2018, 17:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Pileatus
My advice is keep it simple. You like the 8X32...

My advice is keep it simple. You like the 8X32 SV...get another one so you both enjoy the same view. Otherwise, you may be trading bins again. We have the 8X32, 8.5X42 and 10X50 SV. My wife uses the...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 26th September 2018, 22:48
Replies: 73
Views: 3,483
Posted By Pileatus
https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3708769&p...

https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3708769&postcount=14
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 23rd September 2018, 13:57
Replies: 106
Views: 5,427
Posted By Pileatus
My guess is Dennis simply "adapted" to the new...

My guess is Dennis simply "adapted" to the new model based on prior experience with the "older" model. Once we learn how to overcome a limitation we often develop a belief that it no longer exists....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th September 2018, 22:13
Replies: 71
Views: 3,510
Posted By Pileatus
I bought a used 7X42 SLC that was made in 1996...

I bought a used 7X42 SLC that was made in 1996 and upgraded in 2016. A new serial number was assigned by Swarovski. Always check used Swarovski bins to see if they've been upgraded.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th September 2018, 23:35
Replies: 106
Views: 5,427
Posted By Pileatus
8X32 EL confusion.... 8X32 EL (shorter eye...

8X32 EL confusion....

8X32 EL (shorter eye relief, not as "flat" as SV)
https://www.allbinos.com/272-Swarovski_EL_8x32_WB-binoculars_specifications.html

8X32 EL...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 9th September 2018, 15:14
Replies: 71
Views: 3,510
Posted By Pileatus
I have an Ultravid 7X42 BR (2004) and a Swarovski...

I have an Ultravid 7X42 BR (2004) and a Swarovski SLC 7X42 (refurbished in 2016) along with 8X and 10X bins.

Regarding hand tremors.
Without question extra weight dampens vibrations but when the...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 4th September 2018, 22:22
Replies: 34
Views: 4,630
Posted By Pileatus
You bet. The UV/BR is brighter than the earlier...

You bet.
The UV/BR is brighter than the earlier Trinovid BA/BN.
The UV/HD Plus models are a tad brighter than the UV but the differences are nominal.
All these models are excellent bins and I'd...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 30th August 2018, 13:13
Replies: 114
Views: 5,963
Posted By Pileatus
The black SF's are superb bins. I discovered that...

The black SF's are superb bins. I discovered that one click on the eye cups eliminated the blue crescent I occasionally observed at the field stop. Once adjusted, I really loved the "walk-in-view" of...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 29th August 2018, 00:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Pileatus
Is this a pre-SV model EL with 15mm eye relief?

Is this a pre-SV model EL with 15mm eye relief?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 8th August 2018, 15:59
Replies: 41
Views: 2,033
Posted By Pileatus
Exactly the same experience for me while using...

Exactly the same experience for me while using polarized prescription eyeglasses. I noticed this while on a boat in Newfoundland and, like you, I abandoned them for regular AR coated lenses. There's...
Forum: Leica Monday 23rd July 2018, 14:59
Replies: 34
Views: 2,008
Posted By Pileatus
Earlier this year, Leica completely refurbished...

Earlier this year, Leica completely refurbished my 7X42 Ultrvid BR (purchased 2004) due to a problem with internal glass in both scopes. I gladly paid shipping both ways. It was returned to me in...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 15:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By Pileatus
Optical...

Optical Infinity...

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/optical+infinity

https://www.healthguidance.org/entry/16641/1/take-your-eyes-on-an-infinity-vacation.html
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 4th July 2018, 20:19
Replies: 81
Views: 6,949
Posted By Pileatus
Corn Creek...

Corn Creek Springs...
https://www.desertusa.com/wild/du_corncreek.html

On the way back to Vegas we saw a road and found this...
http://mtcharlestonlodge.com/
Food and cooler altitude!
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 19th June 2018, 13:19
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Pileatus
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36048186 htt...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36048186
https://www.forbes.com/sites/francistapon/2017/05/22/czechia-has-won-the-czech-republic-name-debate/#ad414097d664
Forum: Leica Tuesday 19th June 2018, 13:12
Replies: 34
Views: 2,008
Posted By Pileatus
Did you apply cleaning fluid or any other liquid...

Did you apply cleaning fluid or any other liquid directly to the lens?
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th June 2018, 15:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By Pileatus
The bottom line is you will not find better...

The bottom line is you will not find better service than what Swarovski offers. We sent an 8X32 SV in for an almost imperceptible dull spot seen only against a perfectly blue sky. The bin came back...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th June 2018, 11:12
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Pileatus
Much of the quality in those 1990 optics can be...

Much of the quality in those 1990 optics can be had today for under $1000. In some cases, much less. The best optics in 2018 are luxury items and one should expect to pay a premium. The rules of...
Forum: Kowa Friday 8th June 2018, 16:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pileatus
Out of the box I star tested mine in controlled...

Out of the box I star tested mine in controlled conditions. I saw perfect concentric circles throughout the full range. I followed with a resolution test and that, too, convinced me it was a worthy...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 4th June 2018, 23:07
Replies: 31
Views: 2,173
Posted By Pileatus
Swarovski...

Swarovski Repair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y42S4nhHbt0
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 3rd June 2018, 11:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pileatus
I only trust my eyes.

I only trust my eyes.
Forum: Kowa Sunday 3rd June 2018, 00:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pileatus
My ED82 is as sharp or sharper than any scope...

My ED82 is as sharp or sharper than any scope I've seen. It's easy to tell when it easily "snaps to focus" and delivers a completely satisfying view.
Our Kowa 883 (25-60) is as good or better than...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 29th May 2018, 18:35
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By Pileatus
Since I bought the Kowa 883 my ED82 is used by my...

Since I bought the Kowa 883 my ED82 is used by my wife (30X and 25-75 zoom) and friends. When traveling we take the Kowa 883 with the 25-60 zoom.

IMHO, the Kowa is the better scope. Due to...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th May 2018, 12:33
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Pileatus
I used Armorall on my Ultravid because the rubber...

I used Armorall on my Ultravid because the rubber smelled so bad but I wiped most of it off after a few minutes. Never had a problem.

With the Swaros I just use water. I see a lot of birders...
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