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Forum: Others Yesterday, 10:45
Replies: 8
Views: 617
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: 1,248
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: 3,035
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: 679
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: 1,124
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: 3,837
Views: 1,396,389
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: 1,727
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: 894
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: 2,175
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: 1,427
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: 829
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: 1,427
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: 1,522
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: 39
Views: 3,162
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: 747
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: 39
Views: 3,162
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: 6,191
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: 4,444
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...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th May 2019, 08:15
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By fazalmajid
By "zoom" do you mean the ability to zoom in and...

By "zoom" do you mean the ability to zoom in and out, or the ability to have a high magnification?

The distinction matters, because Nikon has the excellent 300mm f/4 PF and 500mm f/5.6 PF lenses...
Forum: Leica Sunday 26th May 2019, 14:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By fazalmajid
Call your local Leica support. Leica USA have...

Call your local Leica support. Leica USA have always sent me complimentary replacements when I tore an objective cap or broke my Trinovid 8x20 strap.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 20th May 2019, 21:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By fazalmajid
I have 3 birding kits: a Canon Rebel SL2 with...

I have 3 birding kits:


a Canon Rebel SL2 with a 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM as a lightweight kit
a Fuji X-T2 with a 100-400mm plus a 1.4x teleconverter as a "serious" but heavy kit
a Nikon Z7 with a...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 08:19
Replies: 57
Views: 3,500
Posted By fazalmajid
On the contrary, I find the exaggerated parallax...

On the contrary, I find the exaggerated parallax of the EII very unsettling.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 19th May 2019, 08:16
Replies: 114
Views: 6,191
Posted By fazalmajid
It's also got the fiberglass-polymer body, which...

It's also got the fiberglass-polymer body, which is a marketing disadvantage when the market expects magnesium.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 19th May 2019, 02:09
Replies: 114
Views: 6,191
Posted By fazalmajid
It will be interesting to see who designs these...

It will be interesting to see who designs these since the unfortunate demise of Dr. Konrad Seil.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 16th May 2019, 20:48
Replies: 50
Views: 2,460
Posted By fazalmajid
Both were discounted for the same price a few...

Both were discounted for the same price a few months ago. B&H just ran out of the (relatively) more popular 10x50 faster.
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