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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th September 2019, 07:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,783
Posted By fazalmajid
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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th September 2019, 06:07
Replies: 31
Views: 925
Posted By fazalmajid
Yes, but that’s near infrared at 750+nm whereas...

Yes, but that’s near infrared at 750+nm whereas the natural infrared emitted by warm bodies is long infrared in the 10,000nm range. That requires completely different (and much more expensive)...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd September 2019, 01:06
Replies: 31
Views: 925
Posted By fazalmajid
Good luck getting Gen 3, let alone Gen 4 night...

Good luck getting Gen 3, let alone Gen 4 night vision optics. They are very tightly controlled:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-goggles-idUSTRE5286U120090309
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th September 2019, 01:11
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By fazalmajid
If you are referring to Meopta, the owners are...

If you are referring to Meopta, the owners are Czech-Americans.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th September 2019, 01:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By fazalmajid
I replaced my 8x32 Ultravid HD (non-plus) with...

I replaced my 8x32 Ultravid HD (non-plus) with the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 and never looked back.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 15th September 2019, 20:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By fazalmajid
Did you look for flare on the EL SV 8x32? It's...

Did you look for flare on the EL SV 8x32? It's supposed to be the Achille's heel of those binoculars.

As for shoulder pain, I'm not sure lighter binoculars will be sufficient to stave it off....
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 01:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By fazalmajid
I'd look also at the Meopta Meosport 8x25 and I...

I'd look also at the Meopta Meosport 8x25 and I believe Opticron has some good models as well.
Forum: Others Sunday 25th August 2019, 10:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By fazalmajid
The binoculars I would consider are the Swarovski...

The binoculars I would consider are the Swarovski EL SV 8.5x42, Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 (which was designed by the designers of the EL SV), the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 (although it works better for...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 10th August 2019, 19:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By fazalmajid
It’s like gremlins. Surely the Germans were not...

It’s like gremlins. Surely the Germans were not valiant enough to shoot down a RAF pilot, so if one were downed, it must have been the gremlins’ fault, per Roald Dahl.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 06:47
Replies: 62
Views: 3,509
Posted By fazalmajid
I have the 8x42 HT and the 8.5x42 EL SV and I’ll...

I have the 8x42 HT and the 8.5x42 EL SV and I’ll take the Swarovski any day. The Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 is the competitive binocular.

Have you considered ordering from B&H Photo in New York? They...
Forum: Nikon Friday 2nd August 2019, 10:28
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By fazalmajid
The Zeiss HT and Nikon WX are the only somewhat...

The Zeiss HT and Nikon WX are the only somewhat recently introduced binos with A-K prisms that I know of.



The Canon 10x42L IS WP comes close, as do the Leica Duovid (Perger porro prisms).
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 30th July 2019, 11:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By fazalmajid
B&H has the TSN-883 with 25-60x EP for $2100 in...

B&H has the TSN-883 with 25-60x EP for $2100 in their daily specials today. That would suggest there is in fact a replacement coming soon.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th July 2019, 11:24
Replies: 3,881
Views: 1,424,385
Posted By fazalmajid
Not a binocular, but today only B&H Photo has the...

Not a binocular, but today only B&H Photo has the Kowa Prominar TSN-883 (body only, no eyepiece) for $1700, or $2100 with the 25-60x wide...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 8th July 2019, 19:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By fazalmajid
The Swarovski Field Bag for Pocket Binoculars is...

The Swarovski Field Bag for Pocket Binoculars is a perfect fit.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 22nd June 2019, 17:52
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By fazalmajid
I find it hard to take that review seriously when...

I find it hard to take that review seriously when they omit Nikon's outstanding 5x15 and 7x15 High Grade monoculars.



It's much harder to maintain a stable view, but they have their uses. I'll take...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 22nd June 2019, 17:47
Replies: 41
Views: 2,495
Posted By fazalmajid
Going from 8x25 to 8x30 like from the Victory...

Going from 8x25 to 8x30 like from the Victory Pocket to the Swarovski 8x30 CL B is a significant jump in weight and price and the views' improvement is not commensurate. I expect Zeiss to play it...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 18th June 2019, 16:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By fazalmajid
Ultravid BL 8x42 (2008) and Ultravid BL 8x20...

Ultravid BL 8x42 (2008) and Ultravid BL 8x20 (2006).

This is what the 8x42 case looks like (bottom right): http://www.company7.com/leica/images/leica_cases_c_1000893.jpg

Below are the 8x20 case and...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 18th June 2019, 16:40
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By fazalmajid
Leica USA has always sent me complimentary...

Leica USA has always sent me complimentary replacements for torn eyepiece covers or binocular straps.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th June 2019, 00:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By fazalmajid
My Leicas came in wonderful hard molded leather...

My Leicas came in wonderful hard molded leather cases.
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 5th June 2019, 16:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By fazalmajid
Available for preorder at B&H, $290 for the 8x42,...

Available for preorder at B&H, $290 for the 8x42, $300 for the 10x42.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd June 2019, 12:08
Replies: 50
Views: 3,830
Posted By fazalmajid
With binoculars that small, a lot of personal...

With binoculars that small, a lot of personal factors influence the overall quality of the experience: whether you wear glasses, what kind of frame and prescription, how deep your eye sockets are,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th May 2019, 11:58
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By fazalmajid
I don't know that the Monarch 7 is that big an...

I don't know that the Monarch 7 is that big an upgrade over the 5. I'd say the minimum increment actually worth upgrading for would be the Monarch HG 10x42. If you wait for promos like L.L. Bean's...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th May 2019, 08:06
Replies: 50
Views: 3,830
Posted By fazalmajid
I have the Nikon 7x15 Special Anniversary Edition...

I have the Nikon 7x15 Special Anniversary Edition binoculars. I don't know if they improved the coatings compared to the regular edition. They are surprisingly usable, even with glasses.

The Zeiss...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 28th May 2019, 06:29
Replies: 114
Views: 6,588
Posted By fazalmajid
I thought that was Marlene Dietrich. Wie einst...

I thought that was Marlene Dietrich. Wie einst Lili Marlene.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th May 2019, 06:15
Replies: 51
Views: 4,554
Posted By fazalmajid
Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 and Leica Ultravid BL...

Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 and Leica Ultravid BL 8x42. That's because all my other bins are in a container working its way through the Panama Canal. Otherwise it would be Zeiss 8x25 and Swarovski EL...
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