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Forum: Binoculars Today, 01:19
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By 18000bph
To be fair to the company, I should have finished...

To be fair to the company, I should have finished the story! Obie has fantastic customer service. They sent me a replacement. Unfortunately, the optics were only marginally better--still quite poor....
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 01:42
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By 18000bph
I ordered a pair of the obie 6.5x32 for a young...

I ordered a pair of the obie 6.5x32 for a young child. I was very disappointed with the optical quality. The view is very distorted to my eye. My other child's 8x30 Leupold Yosemite have far superior...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th February 2019, 23:11
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,298,275
Posted By 18000bph
You are comparing to the regular Trailseeker. The...

You are comparing to the regular Trailseeker. The Trailseeker ED is only a little bit less on B&H compared to the manufacturer.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 12th February 2019, 04:29
Replies: 273
Views: 28,993
Posted By 18000bph
Regarding blackouts, I have the same issue with...

Regarding blackouts, I have the same issue with compacts since I can actually fit the eyecups under my large brow which is not the case with mid or full size binoculars. I'm sure you would quickly...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th February 2019, 00:00
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By 18000bph
It might be a little over a decade before 9x is...

It might be a little over a decade before 9x is the standard since they'll probably try to sell us 8.5x first.
Forum: Canon Tuesday 5th February 2019, 23:55
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
Glad to hear the x50 IS Canons have better...

Glad to hear the x50 IS Canons have better eyecups. I would prefer the larger objectives, but I'm outside the IPD range on those.
Forum: Canon Tuesday 5th February 2019, 01:45
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
I'll back you up on your criticism of the...

I'll back you up on your criticism of the eyecups. The eyecups are so bad that Canon might as well just ship them without eyecups installed. The only way these can be used is with the cups folded...
Forum: Canon Monday 4th February 2019, 23:08
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
If you go directly to the 6ave website the prices...

If you go directly to the 6ave website the prices are even better.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 30th January 2019, 04:51
Replies: 45
Views: 2,638
Posted By 18000bph
Have any of y'all x32 FL owners ever compared to...

Have any of y'all x32 FL owners ever compared to a x33 Kowa Genesis? I am curious what your thoughts are on the optical differences between the two and where you think the FL excels over the Kowa....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 28th January 2019, 03:17
Replies: 52
Views: 3,403
Posted By 18000bph
I have the Kowa Genesis 8x33. To my eye, it...

I have the Kowa Genesis 8x33. To my eye, it performs extremely well in three of your four top requirements. I would consider the focus a little on the slow side based on number of turns and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 21st January 2019, 05:27
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By 18000bph
Full cloud cover here, but the clouds are showing...

Full cloud cover here, but the clouds are showing a orangish-red color.
Forum: Canon Thursday 17th January 2019, 02:29
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
I just got my 14x tonight. So far, I've only used...

I just got my 14x tonight. So far, I've only used them in the dark. I'm hoping to get a chance to use them in daylight tomorrow.

This was my first dealing with B&H and I am a little disappointed in...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 16th January 2019, 00:43
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
Prices have dropped even more for the 10x and...

Prices have dropped even more for the 10x and 12x.

10x: $650
12x: $700 (plus shipping)
14x: $850
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th January 2019, 18:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By 18000bph
For me, the Kowa Genesis 8x33 is exceptional at...

For me, the Kowa Genesis 8x33 is exceptional at controlling unwanted light. I am often reminded when I use a different pair and notice glare that wouldn't have previously distracted me. No special...
Forum: Canon Sunday 13th January 2019, 00:14
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
Lots of bad influences around here. I placed an...

Lots of bad influences around here. I placed an order for the 14x. I'll post my thoughts as a first time IS user when they arrive.

Super Dave and BinoBoy's impressions pushed me toward the 14x. I...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 12th January 2019, 21:43
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By 18000bph
I am just re-reading now and I realize I didn't...

I am just re-reading now and I realize I didn't word it properly.

The Genesis 8x33 has the smallest sweet spot of what's available to me. The magnitude of softness or blur really doesn't get any...
Forum: Canon Friday 11th January 2019, 22:33
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
I attempted to order the 12x42 from B&H but was...

I attempted to order the 12x42 from B&H but was denied the opportunity to complete the automated online purchase due to the Shabbat. I'll see if I still have the same impulse in 25...
Forum: Canon Friday 11th January 2019, 02:00
Replies: 76
Views: 7,951
Posted By 18000bph
I was thinking the same thing. I like the idea of...

I was thinking the same thing. I like the idea of the 14x but am skeptical of CA control and the small exit pupil. I'm tempted to order a 12x and a 14x and return the loser.
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 9th January 2019, 02:13
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By 18000bph
I have tried similar but less controlled versions...

I have tried similar but less controlled versions of this test with the binoculars I have available to me. I love my Genesis 8x33, but they are pretty bad at edge sharpness compared to the others....
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 6th January 2019, 03:40
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By 18000bph
Kowa Genesis 8x33 would be pretty close to...

Kowa Genesis 8x33 would be pretty close to perfect if they could find a way to shave 50 or 100 grams and increase the size of the sweet spot a bit.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 06:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,710
Posted By 18000bph
The spec FOV on the Toric 8x is a little less...

The spec FOV on the Toric 8x is a little less than the competition. It sounds like that might be important to you.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 1st January 2019, 22:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By 18000bph
Unless things have changed, Ebay doesn't really...

Unless things have changed, Ebay doesn't really do much about fakes.
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 31st December 2018, 04:21
Replies: 31
Views: 2,718
Posted By 18000bph
I recently gave away an Engage 8x42 as a gift. I...

I recently gave away an Engage 8x42 as a gift. I liked them so much for the price that I decided to order myself a pair but ended up getting the Legend M 8x42 since pricing was better at the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st December 2018, 07:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By 18000bph
I'm curious if there are any models that users...

I'm curious if there are any models that users have found are competitive in their class at one power but the same model in higher or lower power has undesirable traits beyond what would be expected...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st December 2018, 01:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By 18000bph
8x/10x: Any models that standout for excellence at one power but fail at the other?

I'm not asking about the inherent differences between different magnification powers. Rather, I am curious if there are any models that you have observed where the same model and size at one power...
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