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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 02:48
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Handled them at a store this past Friday. I was...

Handled them at a store this past Friday. I was impressed with the optical quality (inside the store at least) but the eyecups are enormous and don't extend far enough to meet the eye relief. The...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 24th September 2018, 20:04
Replies: 1,568
Views: 552,697
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Cattleball, don't fall for all the marketing...

Cattleball, don't fall for all the marketing terminology and two letter designations. The resolving power and contrast of the little Blue Sky's will hold it's own with many binoculars costing 3x as...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 24th September 2018, 17:30
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Best value 8x32's is easy. Sightron Blue Sky...

Best value 8x32's is easy. Sightron Blue Sky II's.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd September 2018, 15:00
Replies: 43
Views: 2,406
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I think the "rage" with the Vipers is the quality...

I think the "rage" with the Vipers is the quality for the price. And the Vortex name which really took off in the hunting community due to a lot of sponsor support and warranty.

I don't consider...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st September 2018, 23:58
Replies: 43
Views: 2,406
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Add Bushnell Engage to that list. Every bit as...

Add Bushnell Engage to that list. Every bit as good as the Monarch 7 and Vipers (better than the Vipers IMO) in a compact, durable frame. Of the three, I'd pick the Engage first, and then flip a...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 21st September 2018, 23:54
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Maybe so. I would be interested to view these...

Maybe so. I would be interested to view these Engage bins to the Conquest now. I doubt there will be a lot of difference really. The resolving power and contrast of the Engage is really impressive...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 21st September 2018, 16:28
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I had that issue with some 8.5x42 Bruntons. ...

I had that issue with some 8.5x42 Bruntons. Spectacular glass but too much eye relief. I got blackouts with the eye cups fully extended. It was very annoying so I eventually sold them.
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 21st September 2018, 12:03
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Having said that, every Zeiss Conquest I've ever...

Having said that, every Zeiss Conquest I've ever used has had such a stiff, jumpy focus wheel that it was really a distraction. A few other models too. So I'm not sure which is worse. The squishy...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Wednesday 19th September 2018, 17:39
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have tried the 10x42 Vipers, Razors and...

I have tried the 10x42 Vipers, Razors and Diamondbacks. Of the three, I think the Viper HD's are the best value, and are nearly as good a performance:cost ratio as these Engage binoculars, but not...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Wednesday 19th September 2018, 17:36
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Initially there was a little slack or overtravel,...

Initially there was a little slack or overtravel, but I ran the focus wheel back and forth to either limit about 10-15 times, and it firmed up. I don't even notice it now. It's not as bad as my old...
Forum: Nikon Monday 17th September 2018, 23:40
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I just purchased a 50ED scope and some adapter...

I just purchased a 50ED scope and some adapter rings from Billb9430 (member here). His 1.25" adapter rings and his recommendation for the 20mm eyepiece were spot-on. I'm still amazed at how small...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 17th September 2018, 22:45
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Yes. It's a pretty good system.

Yes. It's a pretty good system.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th September 2018, 16:11
Replies: 1,568
Views: 552,697
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Ditto. Just pulled mine off the shelf by my back...

Ditto. Just pulled mine off the shelf by my back window (bird feeder bins) to compare them to my newest addition (Bushnell Engage 10x42's) and I'm still amazed at the handling and the resolution of...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th September 2018, 15:57
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Bushnell Engage 10x42 review

Posted this in the Bushnell forum, but I thought I'd post here as well in case anyone was considering these...

For some background, I'm a confessed binocular junkie. They might be my favorite tools...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 17th September 2018, 13:55
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Bushnell Engage 10x42's

Just wanted to offer my thoughts on a pair of Engage 10x42's I picked up yesterday.

For some background, I'm a confessed binocular junkie. They might be my favorite tools of all, so I am always...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th September 2018, 13:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By justabirdwatcher
After weeks of researching reviews, comparing...

After weeks of researching reviews, comparing specs, talking to people and thoroughly examining my budget, I've decided to go with the little Nikon ED 50 spotter and an adapted astro eyepiece. The...
Forum: Pentax Monday 10th September 2018, 15:13
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Thank you for the response. I have decided to...

Thank you for the response.

I have decided to go with the smaller and lighter Nikon 50 ED.
Forum: Pentax Saturday 8th September 2018, 17:56
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Thank you. Any recommendations on 1.25" astro...

Thank you. Any recommendations on 1.25" astro eyepieces that will give me a 25X ?
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th September 2018, 00:30
Replies: 30
Views: 2,143
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Personally, I'm still looking for the pair of...

Personally, I'm still looking for the pair of binoculars that I would rush out and replace if something happened to them.

To date, the bin's I've proudly owned have been:

1) Sightron Blue Sky...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th September 2018, 00:24
Replies: 30
Views: 2,143
Posted By justabirdwatcher
This.

This.
Forum: Pentax Saturday 8th September 2018, 00:05
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Please school me on the Pentax 65

Very experienced with binoculars, but fairly inexperienced with spotting scopes. My personal scope up to now has been an old Bushnell Spacemaster with a fixed 20x eyepiece. It is remarkably good,...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 7th September 2018, 17:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have one in my shopping cart right now. LOL

I have one in my shopping cart right now. LOL
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 6th September 2018, 19:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Sending mine back tomorrow after a few hours with...

Sending mine back tomorrow after a few hours with it in fading light yesterday. I had high hopes for that scope, based on some glowing reviews, but my copy was optically very challenging. Bright...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd August 2018, 01:41
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have a wide IPD and very large nose bridge. ...

I have a wide IPD and very large nose bridge. And fairly deep set eyes. yea, I can't stand larger eye cups. I'm making do with the binocs I have now because they were affordable and the optics are...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd August 2018, 01:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Sigh Tron. Every time. Still love mine after...

Sigh Tron.

Every time.

Still love mine after many years.
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