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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th February 2018, 21:17
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Those Bushnell Legend 10x25's are optically very...

Those Bushnell Legend 10x25's are optically very good. As long as you have enough light, they are 90% of all a person needs.

Best 10x32's I've ever owned were a pair of Leupold Mojaves. They...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th February 2018, 21:36
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have to agree with this after trying a LOT of...

I have to agree with this after trying a LOT of 10x32's. There really is no free lunch.

Love my Sightron 8x32 Blue Sky's!

As for standards, the funny thing is that after you use a binocular for...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th February 2018, 21:10
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Bright overcast winter skies are toughest for me.

Bright overcast winter skies are toughest for me.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd February 2018, 02:36
Replies: 114
Views: 5,138
Posted By justabirdwatcher
So, this is where I have arrived after 25-30...

So, this is where I have arrived after 25-30 years of playing with optics. There is alpha quality, and then there is "good enough."

These days, I search for "good enough" and call it a day. I...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th January 2018, 03:29
Replies: 30
Views: 2,591
Posted By justabirdwatcher
That review is correct. The Vipers are an...

That review is correct. The Vipers are an amazing pair of binocs for the $.

Don't overlook Maven's C1's however. Better image IMO than the Vipers although a little narrower FOV.

I haven't seen...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th January 2018, 14:30
Replies: 27
Views: 4,127
Posted By justabirdwatcher
On the Brunton's, I actually cut a piece of...

On the Brunton's, I actually cut a piece of bicycle tire tube to the length I needed. Turned them inside out and you couldn't really even tell they were there if you didn't already know.

I thought...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th January 2018, 21:26
Replies: 27
Views: 4,127
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Lee, I did that with a pair of Bruntons that I...

Lee, I did that with a pair of Bruntons that I also liked. I found that when I did on rare occasion want to use them while wearing sunglasses, or that when I had them mounted on a tripod for...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 20:13
Replies: 27
Views: 4,127
Posted By justabirdwatcher
So I finally sent my C1's back to Maven, and...

So I finally sent my C1's back to Maven, and today received this kind reply:



As I expected, the smooth ball bearing action with which the eyepieces operate were as designed. For my purposes,...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 19:51
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
But back to the topic at hand... I did confirm...

But back to the topic at hand...

I did confirm today that the eyepieces will unscrew without a lot of fanfare or stress. And they go right back on just as easily. The eyecups on these are a bit...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 19:49
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Pecos is near the epicenter of the Permian Basin...

Pecos is near the epicenter of the Permian Basin oil field, where fracking resurrected the economy - for a little while anyway. That same statistic 4 years later would have probably shown the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 17:45
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Pecos is a hole. That is all.

Pecos is a hole. That is all.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 15:39
Replies: 39
Views: 2,314
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Of course, if a person knows what to look for and...

Of course, if a person knows what to look for and is patient, they can score a pretty darn good deal on a mid-priced optic on the used market. Binocs in the $400-500 range typically don't hold their...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 15:34
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I was in law enforcement for over 15 years and...

I was in law enforcement for over 15 years and have worked with the "general public" for nearly 30. I don't wonder. I know.:-O
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 13:25
Replies: 100
Views: 5,437
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I don't wear eyeglasses, but do eyeglass wearers...

I don't wear eyeglasses, but do eyeglass wearers really ever need extended eyepieces on their binoculars? Why not just offer two sets of eyepieces. One stationary low eyepiece (that should be good...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 13:21
Replies: 39
Views: 2,314
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Very hard to beat the Leopold Yosemites for a...

Very hard to beat the Leopold Yosemites for a quality pair of inexpensive binoculars.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 04:30
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Bill, I can see how writing a book could be easy...

Bill, I can see how writing a book could be easy for you.

So thankful that you welcome my open mind. Whew.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 14:56
Replies: 129
Views: 19,310
Posted By justabirdwatcher
There is actually a reason for this in most...

There is actually a reason for this in most cases. Just like when my Northern friends make fun of my Southern friends for getting the day off when it's icy, etc.

The simple fact is there are parts...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 14:52
Replies: 100
Views: 5,437
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Surely this cannot be as complex a problem as...

Surely this cannot be as complex a problem as creating the optics themselves, or the coatings that go on them. Maybe it's an "optical vs. mechanical" engineer problem?
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 00:17
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I appreciate good honest answers like that. ...

I appreciate good honest answers like that. Thanks.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 6th January 2018, 17:04
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I think every binocular junkie (like myself)...

I think every binocular junkie (like myself) needs to own at least one pair of Sightron Blue Sky 8x32's.

If the zombie apocalypse broke out, I'd probably reach for them and run. LOL
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 6th January 2018, 17:01
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I understood Bill's point just fine. It's all...

I understood Bill's point just fine. It's all good.

It just didn't help me achieve my goal is all. Others did though, which I appreciate. I find it very interesting and somewhat useful to know...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th January 2018, 12:11
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Thanks Troubador. One reason I took a chance...

Thanks Troubador.

One reason I took a chance on these is they are Cabelas brand, with the box. So if anything ever goes wrong with them, I can return them to Cabelas. No, they can't fix them,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th January 2018, 18:52
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
They certainly do. Cabelas, Leupold or...

They certainly do.

Cabelas, Leupold or Opticron - they all seem like the same bin. I'm happy I found them! Great product.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th January 2018, 11:15
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By justabirdwatcher
A helpful member pointed me to Leupold Pinnacles,...

A helpful member pointed me to Leupold Pinnacles, and sure enough, they are the same bins. ...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th January 2018, 11:08
Replies: 100
Views: 5,437
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have no idea, but 8's seem to always have more...

I have no idea, but 8's seem to always have more than 10's in real world use.

Many of the 10x bins I've owned, I didn't use the eyecups fully extended. Every single 8x pair I've owned, I did. ...
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