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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 25th February 2020, 18:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By CO_west
Kowa looks great, as do Opticron and Vixen. I...

Kowa looks great, as do Opticron and Vixen. I contacted Opticron USA and Vixen to ask if their Leupold clones are fogproof, and both said yes. I hadn't been aware of the Vixen model before this...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd February 2020, 03:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By CO_west
Awesome ... thanks everyone for the replies. I'm...

Awesome ... thanks everyone for the replies. I'm looking close at the Leupold Yosemite and its variants, as well as the Nikon Action Ex.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By CO_west
Thanks for the input. Between those porro prisms...

Thanks for the input. Between those porro prisms that you mentioned, which do you recommend the most?
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th February 2020, 21:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By CO_west
Leupold Yosemite vs roof prism compacts

I've seen Leupold Yosemite binoculars recommended as a good option for cheap binoculars. I know that porro prism binoculars can be a good value, and I'm curious how they stack up against other...
Forum: Nikon Friday 18th October 2019, 13:32
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By CO_west
Thanks everyone- I bought a new “demo” Monarch 5...

Thanks everyone- I bought a new “demo” Monarch 5 8x42 from Opticsplanet for $160. I’ve used them before and am excited to get them out into the field.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 17th October 2019, 18:38
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By CO_west
That’s just a stock photo to show which model it...

That’s just a stock photo to show which model it is.

And I saw the deal on Astromart - too bad it costs money to register.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 16th October 2019, 13:07
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By CO_west
older vs new Nikon Monarch 5 binoculars

I have the chance to pick up some Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 binoculars for what sounds like a fair price. They are older - they look like this...
Forum: Lists Saturday 12th October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 98
Views: 7,849
Posted By CO_west
What a cool thread. Thanks for sharing these...

What a cool thread. Thanks for sharing these photos.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th October 2019, 15:11
Replies: 119
Views: 17,951
Posted By CO_west
Really interesting thread. In my limited...

Really interesting thread. In my limited experience I've never wanted more magnification that 8x, but I don't have a tripod so that might be why. Would love to try some bigger objective lenses than...
Forum: Your Favourite Pictures From The Birdforum Gallery Saturday 12th October 2019, 00:09
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By CO_west
Remarkable photo!

Remarkable photo!
Forum: Nikon Saturday 12th October 2019, 00:06
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By CO_west
I can't figure Nikon out. There are posts all...

I can't figure Nikon out. There are posts all over the web with a wide range of experiences with their customer service, ranging from very good to very poor. With their warranty change in the US I...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Saturday 12th October 2019, 00:05
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By CO_west
Thanks for the interview! I'm just getting into...

Thanks for the interview! I'm just getting into binoculars and hadn't heard of Opticron until I joined this forum. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to look through some one of these days.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th September 2019, 13:31
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By CO_west
Vanguard Endeavor ED vs Vortex Diamondback - $200 bino question

Hello all,

I'm looking for input from people who have handled these two binoculars. I'm looking at 8x42's. I live near a store that carries the Diamondbacks but not the Vanguards. Both of them can...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 24th August 2019, 22:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By CO_west
Thanks for the replies. I watched a video review...

Thanks for the replies. I watched a video review of several 8x32 binoculars and the reviewer complained about the small eyecups on the Discovery WP 8x32's. Has anyone else noticed this as an issue?...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 18th August 2019, 14:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By CO_west
budget Opticron quality

I'm pretty new to the forum, and looking to get started with some decent 8x42 binoculars. I'd never even heard of Opticron until today, but I've found some great deals on ebay and now I'm trying to...
Forum: Say Hello Saturday 17th August 2019, 20:20
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By CO_west
Hello from Colorado

I'm new to birding and looking to get started. I've already learned a lot from reading this forum and exploring the website, and I'm excited to learn more!
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th August 2019, 20:18
Replies: 39
Views: 1,894
Posted By CO_west
Are porro prisms actually a better value?

I understand the differences between porro and roof prism binoculars, and I read again and again that you can get equivalent performance out of porro prisms for less money. What I don't know is how...
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