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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th March 2019, 09:16
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By fazalmajid
If you want something light that you can carry...

If you want something light that you can carry with you at all times, I can’t recommend the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 enough. The Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 might be worth a look as well.

If you are ever...
Forum: Nikon Monday 4th March 2019, 02:20
Replies: 64
Views: 4,337
Posted By fazalmajid
Against the Swarovski EL SV 10x50, I suppose?...

Against the Swarovski EL SV 10x50, I suppose? That would indeed be interesting. I have the Leica Ultravid 10x50, which is comparable.

BTW B&H is again listing the 10x50 WX as discontinued.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st February 2019, 02:01
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By fazalmajid
The biggest improvement in the last decade was...

The biggest improvement in the last decade was probably the Zeiss Victory SF with its enhanced field of view. Not that many people can afford a $2400+ pair of binoculars and enjoy that,...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 17th February 2019, 13:30
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By fazalmajid
I doubt it. I think it’s good enough for up to...

I doubt it. I think it’s good enough for up to 15x, but probably not for a 40x or more spotting scope, and I wouldn’t load one more than about 2lb, most heads would tip the balance too far, unless...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 11th February 2019, 04:20
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By fazalmajid
+1 for Meopta. Otherwise, Swarovski, but for that...

+1 for Meopta. Otherwise, Swarovski, but for that price you could get a Kowa TSN-88x.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 11th February 2019, 02:16
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By fazalmajid
Another option would be a Manfrotto 244RC Magic...

Another option would be a Manfrotto 244RC Magic Arm attached to a superclamp. That's what I use for tabletop photography.

https://blog.majid.info/galleries/tripods/#&gid=1&pid=13
Forum: Nikon Sunday 10th February 2019, 20:53
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By fazalmajid
I found the close-up view of the EII unsettling...

I found the close-up view of the EII unsettling and returned them.

FWIW, the Canon IS binoculars are also porros.
Forum: Leica Sunday 27th January 2019, 10:14
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By fazalmajid
I knew I loved my leather-clad Ultravid BLs for a...

I knew I loved my leather-clad Ultravid BLs for a reason...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th January 2019, 10:10
Replies: 3,753
Views: 1,300,236
Posted By fazalmajid
Today only B&H Photo has the Pentax 8x21 UCF R...

Today only B&H Photo has the Pentax 8x21 UCF R Binocular for $35. Nice little stocking-stuffer for kids.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 8th January 2019, 12:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By fazalmajid
I love leather binoculars, but the BL looks much...

I love leather binoculars, but the BL looks much better than these, specially with the non-matching black central hinge. On the bright side, these will certainly be much cheaper than the Hermès...
Forum: Nikon Friday 4th January 2019, 08:44
Replies: 64
Views: 4,337
Posted By fazalmajid
Right. It’s back, but the $1400 off deal on the...

Right. It’s back, but the $1400 off deal on the 10x50 is gone (still available on the 7x50). I was sorely tempted, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.
Forum: Nikon Friday 4th January 2019, 03:04
Replies: 64
Views: 4,337
Posted By fazalmajid
B&H Photo is listing the 10x50 WX as...

B&H Photo is listing the 10x50 WX as discontinued.
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 30th December 2018, 07:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By fazalmajid
Don’t worry, Swarovski is world-famous for its...

Don’t worry, Swarovski is world-famous for its customer service, and you will get back binoculars just as good as new.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 28th December 2018, 17:30
Replies: 3,753
Views: 1,300,236
Posted By fazalmajid
B&H has the Kowa TSN-884 88mm straight spotting...

B&H has the Kowa TSN-884 88mm straight spotting scope body only for $1600 until EOD Dec 29th

They also have $1400 off the Nikon WX binoculars.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th December 2018, 20:17
Replies: 112
Views: 5,442
Posted By fazalmajid
Same here. My first serious binoculars were the...

Same here. My first serious binoculars were the Canon 10x30 IS circa 2001, for astronomy use. I then purchased a Trinovid 8x20 and an Ultravid 10x50, the Canons started collecting dust and I ended up...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 26th December 2018, 19:46
Replies: 76
Views: 8,027
Posted By fazalmajid
I doubt it. The longest stabilized lens they have...

I doubt it. The longest stabilized lens they have is the 800mm f/5.6L IS (16x equivalent), which costs $13,000.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th December 2018, 19:22
Replies: 41
Views: 1,992
Posted By fazalmajid
Probably Dienstfernglas, "service far glass" in...

Probably Dienstfernglas, "service far glass" in German, i.e. military binoculars.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th December 2018, 19:15
Replies: 41
Views: 1,992
Posted By fazalmajid
Zeiss Victory HT 8x42. It had developed a loose...

Zeiss Victory HT 8x42.

It had developed a loose screw and Zeiss was taking its sweet time repairing it, so in the meantime I purchased a Swarovski EL SV 8.5x42 (pre Field Pro), which became my...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st December 2018, 07:55
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By fazalmajid
I care more about the covering than the tube...

I care more about the covering than the tube material itself, i.e. I prefer leather to rubber armoring.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st December 2018, 07:48
Replies: 196
Views: 8,277
Posted By fazalmajid
The Alpha you buy will go obsolete 16 days after...

The Alpha you buy will go obsolete 16 days after you buy it (got to account for the return period). Leica and Zeiss recently refreshed their top line, so you wouldn't expect anything soon (then again...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 19th December 2018, 09:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By fazalmajid
For the extra range, I think he meant, specially...

For the extra range, I think he meant, specially at 20x to make targeting easier. Check out Lee’s review on the Meopta scope forum.

I prefer the constant-AFOV 30-60x myself.

Don’t forget to budget...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 18th December 2018, 07:22
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By fazalmajid
Nikon WX 10x50 IF

Nikon WX 10x50 IF
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th December 2018, 05:08
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By fazalmajid
If the Victory Pocket 10x25 is anywhere near as...

If the Victory Pocket 10x25 is anywhere near as good as the 8x25, it's a no-brainer indeed.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th December 2018, 05:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By fazalmajid
I dislike the open-bridge design, which is why I...

I dislike the open-bridge design, which is why I avoided Swarovski for a very long time (I ended up getting an EL SV 8.4x42 eventually, so it's not an absolute deal-breaker) and prefer the...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 9th December 2018, 21:18
Replies: 273
Views: 29,479
Posted By fazalmajid
The Swarovski field bag for compact binoculars is...

The Swarovski field bag for compact binoculars is a good if snug fit, but I generally dispense with that and carry them in my jacket pocket. Yes, rainguards would have been nice, but not a...
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