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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th August 2018, 22:35
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Steve C
There may be something to the delay. Tract said...

There may be something to the delay. Tract said they would send one right out, but that was several months ago and I have yet to see it. I got busy with farming and some personal issues and...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 12th July 2018, 20:11
Replies: 148
Views: 8,143
Posted By Steve C
Bob is right here. The fov difference is...

Bob is right here. The fov difference is insignificant. Lee make the point about a 19% increase in viewing area, but that too is, as a practical matter...insignificant. That is my opinion. What...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 10th July 2018, 14:13
Replies: 87
Views: 10,421
Posted By Steve C
Maybe this was a case of over promotion, but back...

Maybe this was a case of over promotion, but back in my college days, a local large Sporting Goods dealer, which is still a Leica dealer kept a 7x35 original, circa 1970 Leitz Trinovid on display in...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 23rd June 2018, 18:20
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By Steve C
Lee, I think you just caught up to Sancho...

Lee,

I think you just caught up to Sancho post-wise in the thread. ;)
Forum: GPO Friday 11th May 2018, 14:45
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By Steve C
Hi. It seems to me the issue is nothing to do...

Hi. It seems to me the issue is nothing to do with the length of the eye cup. What is at issue is whether or not the maximum as well as the minimum, collapsed distance or extension of the eye cup...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th May 2018, 23:12
Replies: 71
Views: 4,246
Posted By Steve C
The thing that seems most associated with 3D...

The thing that seems most associated with 3D views is objective separation. Not much of that with roofs in general, however the Maven B2 has offset objectives, with the offset being some 15 mm. In...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th April 2018, 14:58
Replies: 113
Views: 9,130
Posted By Steve C
CJ, I didn't mean the SLC was not high end, even...

CJ,

I didn't mean the SLC was not high end, even though it can seem that way. My bad :eek!:. Swarovski as a brand name will likely never be thought of as anything but high end. I was trying to...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 15th April 2018, 16:32
Replies: 113
Views: 9,130
Posted By Steve C
CJ, Hmm...took me awhile to remember this thread...

CJ,

Hmm...took me awhile to remember this thread and the fact I'd posted here on it :eek!:

I agree that in a certain sense that the two pronged approach makes some sense. Particularly when one...
Forum: Swift Thursday 12th April 2018, 22:20
Replies: 36
Views: 3,160
Posted By Steve C
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=42944 ...

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=42944

There are two Swift Audubon Swift 8.5x44. Read the above fort a history.

The last one, the 820, has eye cups of enormous diameter, and many will...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 7th April 2018, 23:05
Replies: 113
Views: 9,130
Posted By Steve C
It always seemed somewhat strange to me that...

It always seemed somewhat strange to me that Zeiss would split their own market with two top tier binoculars. It may well be they developed two and let circumstances dictate which (or maybe both?)...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 1st April 2018, 02:11
Replies: 94
Views: 9,607
Posted By Steve C
The Toric I have is the 8x. If I get the 10x...

The Toric I have is the 8x. If I get the 10x that is fine with me. I'll call them Monday again. Yes it is the new Generation HT.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 23:25
Replies: 94
Views: 9,607
Posted By Steve C
Yes I have the old version. I did not specify...

Yes I have the old version. I did not specify magnification, so I guess I'll find out when it gets here. :eek!:
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 20:31
Replies: 94
Views: 9,607
Posted By Steve C
A new Toric should be on the way shortly.

A new Toric should be on the way shortly.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 15:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Steve C
I have both. While I think then 9x45 is a better...

I have both. While I think then 9x45 is a better glass, there is little field worthy difference that amounts to anything of practical value. It may well be my preference is related to the 9x. If...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 19:21
Replies: 94
Views: 9,607
Posted By Steve C
Some of the posted complaints against Maven is...

Some of the posted complaints against Maven is they they in fact offer a choice of different armor and other color choices. It won't please everyone regardless of what color it is. Best remedy is...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 23:18
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By Steve C
Auctions, whether livestock auctions, machinery...

Auctions, whether livestock auctions, machinery auctions, or miscellaneous things like on line sites attract ...fools (sorry, no other way to express it). I have been to many and sold through a lot,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 19:13
Replies: 94
Views: 9,607
Posted By Steve C
Chosun, I do not disagree at all with your post....

Chosun,

I do not disagree at all with your post. I did not go there, because we have no idea just how much of "going the extra mile" is going to happen with the new Toric. The thing is the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 18:58
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By Steve C
Always wondered what Schott HT glass looked like....

Always wondered what Schott HT glass looked like. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 17:27
Replies: 94
Views: 9,607
Posted By Steve C
In some respects the use of Schott HT glass can...

In some respects the use of Schott HT glass can be viewed as a marketing term. Schott has a superior reputation. In fact it almost seems like people think Schott has a secret hidden valley high in...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 18:55
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Steve C
They have the same extension, and thus practical...

They have the same extension, and thus practical eye relief, as the Swarovski binoculars I have owned, and most other 42 mm glass. However I did not have the 32 mm.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 16:53
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Steve C
GPO, both the Passion ED and HD lines, have the...

GPO, both the Passion ED and HD lines, have the best eye cup assemblies you can get.
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 21st March 2018, 16:27
Replies: 82
Views: 7,096
Posted By Steve C
This will in all likelihood will conclude my...

This will in all likelihood will conclude my posting in this thread. I simply have said what I wanted to say. I will just use this opportunity to mention that as far as I was concerned, love for...
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 21st March 2018, 14:44
Replies: 82
Views: 7,096
Posted By Steve C
Adhoc, You surely must have not read all of my...

Adhoc,

You surely must have not read all of my post, or decided to take that "overstatement" somewhat out of context. I thought I had made it plain there were other companies. Now, to put a point...
Forum: Zen Ray Tuesday 20th March 2018, 17:03
Replies: 82
Views: 7,096
Posted By Steve C
We need to step back here and think about Zen Ray...

We need to step back here and think about Zen Ray for a minute. For the record, I am fully in support of the above comments by Chosun Juan. This is my opinion, and may well be viewed as being worth...
Forum: Zen Ray Sunday 18th March 2018, 16:44
Replies: 82
Views: 7,096
Posted By Steve C
BC, Sorry to hear about the degree of your...

BC,

Sorry to hear about the degree of your diagnosis. I would suggest that you look into donating your binoculars when and which ones as you see fit to some African conservation organization. Many...
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