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Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 21:50
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By mpeace
I've just purchased a 15x56 SLC HD and took it to...

I've just purchased a 15x56 SLC HD and took it to the coast today. A truly fantastic pair of binoculars. I was using it a bit like a spotting scope with a pair of 8x30s around my neck and these on...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 13:39
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By mpeace
I've glued one side on once and they've been...

I've glued one side on once and they've been alright since. I'm fully expecting it to happen again though at some point. I think contact Swarovski for some more. If their service is as good as people...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th November 2019, 19:32
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By mpeace
I've tried the 12x Vikings and Opticrons. I...

I've tried the 12x Vikings and Opticrons. I preferred the Opticrons, but like David I just couldn't get them totally sharp. In a way I was quite pleased because I'm no longer tempted by them. I'd be...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th November 2019, 19:21
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By mpeace
I tried the Opticron Traveller BGA ED 8x32 for...

I tried the Opticron Traveller BGA ED 8x32 for the second time in a shop last week and was again really impressed especially for the price. I have the Nikon Monarch 8x30 HG and while I didn't have...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th November 2019, 08:50
Replies: 69
Views: 2,861
Posted By mpeace
As others have said bridge cameras (super zooms)...

As others have said bridge cameras (super zooms) already get used as spotting scopes that take pictures and video. They're image stabilised, some aren't too heavy and some pack quite small. The...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 14:53
Replies: 35
Views: 2,390
Posted By mpeace
Wow Chuck! One of the most gripping entries ever...

Wow Chuck! One of the most gripping entries ever on BF. Very glad of the happy ending!
Forum: Leica Friday 4th October 2019, 17:06
Replies: 179
Views: 11,134
Posted By mpeace
A small point here, but I think in this thread it...

A small point here, but I think in this thread it would be helpful for people to specify whether their experience and comments relate to the 8x or the 10x Noctivid or both and how long ago they tried...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th September 2019, 14:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By mpeace
With Zeiss wipes after cleaning while damp I let...

With Zeiss wipes after cleaning while damp I let them dry and lightly buff with a nearly dry bit of the wipe and it seems to remove any smear left from the wet clean. Word of caution, I scratched my...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 19th September 2019, 07:03
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By mpeace
I've owned the 10x25 Sportstar EX and the 10x30...

I've owned the 10x25 Sportstar EX and the 10x30 7s briefly. I wear glasses and while the EX was convenient in size it was pretty unpleasant for me to use - quite dim, fiddly eye placement, small...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 18th September 2019, 15:06
Replies: 179
Views: 11,134
Posted By mpeace
I did my usual thing of wasting time in the...

I did my usual thing of wasting time in the airport looking at expensive binoculars while waiting for the plane. They had a 10x42 NV and UVHD+. Both had great views, but the NV had a kind of magic...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By mpeace
Interesting to hear about the Hawke 10x42 ED X. I...

Interesting to hear about the Hawke 10x42 ED X. I had a pair of the previous generation Hawke 10x42 ED and while the case literally disintegrated in about a year (faux leather) the binoculars held up...
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 21st August 2019, 16:58
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By mpeace
Good for you and congratulations on your...

Good for you and congratulations on your purchase. Would be interested to hear how you get on with them.
Forum: Vortex Monday 19th August 2019, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By mpeace
I had the 8x42 for a bit and is a good first...

I had the 8x42 for a bit and is a good first binocular whereas the 8x32 just didn't work for me. For an 8x32 with your budget the Opticron traveller 8x32 is a good choice. If you can't get one of...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th August 2019, 15:16
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By mpeace
I travel internationally for work a lot and I...

I travel internationally for work a lot and I have the 8x25 VP precisely for this and they're super. I keep them in a camera pouch on my belt all the time and don't even notice them. So I don't mind...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 09:52
Replies: 62
Views: 3,854
Posted By mpeace
I compared the Zeiss SF 8x42 I had with a pair of...

I compared the Zeiss SF 8x42 I had with a pair of Noctivid 8x42 and Swarovski EL 8.5x42 in a shop.

The main thing I learnt from that is that you can't learn anything much comparing binoculars at...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 13:01
Replies: 62
Views: 3,854
Posted By mpeace
I have the Swaro 8.5 EL and like Denco I find it...

I have the Swaro 8.5 EL and like Denco I find it quite heavy to take out on walks and trips for the occasional viewing of something, so I take my 8x30 HG more often. So in your case you may still be...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 10:25
Replies: 62
Views: 3,854
Posted By mpeace
I think if your Ultravid 8x32 is still serving...

I think if your Ultravid 8x32 is still serving you well then the 10x42 HT seems like a better partner to it and that's a killer combination.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th July 2019, 11:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By mpeace
For that money an 8x25 reverse Poro like the...

For that money an 8x25 reverse Poro like the Nikon travelite EX or others are so much better than the cheap roof prism binoculars.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th July 2019, 14:31
Replies: 70
Views: 3,160
Posted By mpeace
Hi Brendan, great thread and really enjoying...

Hi Brendan, great thread and really enjoying sharing in your binocular decision process and the great advice and views people are giving.

I think Chuck kind of had it right in that for function as...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 08:32
Replies: 70
Views: 3,160
Posted By mpeace
SV stands for Swarovision, which is the field...

SV stands for Swarovision, which is the field flattened version of the ELs, so the last two versions (Swarovision and Field Pro), but not the original ELs.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th June 2019, 21:33
Replies: 70
Views: 3,160
Posted By mpeace
Thanks for your comments Dennis and Chuck. I'm...

Thanks for your comments Dennis and Chuck. I'm definitely getting closer to pulling the trigger on a pair of SV 8x32. I like my my SV 8.5x42s, but with their weight I end up using my 8x30 MHG more. I...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th June 2019, 19:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By mpeace
Sounds like a challenge to me ;)

Sounds like a challenge to me ;)
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th June 2019, 16:29
Replies: 70
Views: 3,160
Posted By mpeace
I'm wondering the same thing and in particular...

I'm wondering the same thing and in particular the relative merits of the 8x42 MHG vs the Swarovski EL 8x32 SV. Their weight and size is fairly similar and both have wide fields of view. Obviously...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 22nd June 2019, 21:51
Replies: 41
Views: 2,542
Posted By mpeace
I'm expecting a Zeiss 8x32 SF to be a relatively...

I'm expecting a Zeiss 8x32 SF to be a relatively large 32mm with exceptional wide field of view and outstanding ergonomics like the 42mm SFs. They're also likely to be expensive, perhaps 1600 rrp....
Forum: Zeiss Friday 21st June 2019, 18:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,542
Posted By mpeace
Open letter to Zeiss - 8x30 Victory Companion please

I have the 8x25 Victory Pocket and think it's a great pair of binoculars. Swarovski have their CL 8x30 B companions that are very comfy to use, but are a bit lacking in field of view. Nikon have...
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