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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 29th October 2019, 22:11
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By jgraider
I don't think so right now Andy. I'm weaning...

I don't think so right now Andy. I'm weaning myself away from $1500+ binos because the "near alpha" stuff is so good nowadays it's hard to justify the increased $$$ to my feeble brain, and 58 yr...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 29th October 2019, 18:27
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By jgraider
Prices are about the same for the Kowa, Hawke,...

Prices are about the same for the Kowa, Hawke, and GPO here. The Athlon Midas is quite a bit cheaper. Thanks for your reply.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 28th October 2019, 22:16
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By jgraider
Canip, what differentiates the new Kowa from...

Canip, what differentiates the new Kowa from other binos with virtually the same specs? Namely the Athlon Midas HD, Hawke Frontier EDX and GPO Passion ED?
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 15:38
Replies: 327
Views: 33,310
Posted By jgraider
Just noticed that the specs for the new Kowa 8x42...

Just noticed that the specs for the new Kowa 8x42 is almost identical to several other models, including Athlon Midas, GPO Passion, etc......? Wonder what sets them apart?
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 14:31
Replies: 327
Views: 33,310
Posted By jgraider
I wonder if the 8x32 is as impressive? Great...

I wonder if the 8x32 is as impressive? Great stuff gcole,once again it is really a great feeling when a new bino meets, and especially when it exceeds our expectations isn't it? I've been let...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 24th October 2019, 02:26
Replies: 327
Views: 33,310
Posted By jgraider
A very nice endorsement gcole!

A very nice endorsement gcole!
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 22:41
Replies: 327
Views: 33,310
Posted By jgraider
There is one thing quite obvious to me after...

There is one thing quite obvious to me after reading these Kowa reviews. Chinese manufactured binos can be very, very good nowadays, closing the gap in performance and quality all the time with ...
Forum: Kowa Friday 18th October 2019, 16:37
Replies: 327
Views: 33,310
Posted By jgraider
I appreciate this info Lee. Speed of focus is...

I appreciate this info Lee. Speed of focus is very, very high on my list. I personally do not like a real fast focus because I find that even if a bino has super sharp glass, it is very easy to...
Forum: Leica Thursday 17th October 2019, 20:27
Replies: 41
Views: 2,397
Posted By jgraider
I wasn't impressed with the newer Trinovid HD's...

I wasn't impressed with the newer Trinovid HD's either, and found that they would/could do nothing that a number of $500 glass cannot do as well or better, from companies with much better warranty ...
Forum: Vortex Monday 14th October 2019, 22:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By jgraider
It likely is an updated clone. Vortex hasn't...

It likely is an updated clone. Vortex hasn't had a new original idea in, like, ever.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 14th October 2019, 22:00
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By jgraider
And not to mention that New York is tax hell, an...

And not to mention that New York is tax hell, an unfriendly business climate as such. This is one main reason Meopta USA moved to Florida from tax hell New York.
Forum: Others Friday 27th September 2019, 14:18
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By jgraider
The Meorange isn't available in the US, but...

The Meorange isn't available in the US, but Meopta does make that exact model for Leupold, who changed up the armoring and rebadged/rebranded it as a Leupold product. It is expensive, as are the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th September 2019, 14:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By jgraider
Bog Pod universal bino adaptor works for every...

Bog Pod universal bino adaptor works for every bino on the planet.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th September 2019, 14:28
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By jgraider
I guarantee you will miss yardages way more often...

I guarantee you will miss yardages way more often than you'll get them right, especially the further out you go. The new Sig Kilo3000BDX has the best rangefinder of them all, including alphas,...
Forum: Nikon Monday 23rd September 2019, 20:20
Replies: 35
Views: 2,768
Posted By jgraider
Glad you like it SeldomPerched. You are also...

Glad you like it SeldomPerched. You are also backed up by Swaro's world class customer service, which gives us Swaro owners real peace of mind. The other alpha maker's CS departments can't come...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 19th September 2019, 14:13
Replies: 35
Views: 2,768
Posted By jgraider
Dennis' protocol is exactly the same every...

Dennis' protocol is exactly the same every time.......

Whatever bino he owns is "the best" one made, and subject to change and probably will. When he buys a new model on the 'net, the review...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 15th September 2019, 23:23
Replies: 35
Views: 2,768
Posted By jgraider
SP, I think you will love the 10x50SV. It...

SP, I think you will love the 10x50SV. It offers a very special view, IMO.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 14th September 2019, 01:13
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By jgraider
Non transferrable.

Non transferrable.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 12th September 2019, 15:43
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By jgraider
Nikon USA Owners Beware!

I hope I'm not stealing his thunder, but Doug at CameralandNY, a superb optics dealer, great guy, and supporter of various forums, posted this on a couple other forums. Nikon USA has always been...
Forum: Leica Thursday 29th August 2019, 19:27
Replies: 179
Views: 11,132
Posted By jgraider
This is an absolutely brilliant (and honest)...

This is an absolutely brilliant (and honest) analogy. Thanks Bill.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th August 2019, 19:26
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By jgraider
Very good to hear Upland. I'm really not...

Very good to hear Upland. I'm really not surprised either at the prospect of MIC binos getting better as in your case. I recently got an Athlon Midas, and it specs out almost the same as those...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th August 2019, 17:34
Replies: 53
Views: 2,301
Posted By jgraider
Meopta's were designed for the Czech military...

Meopta's were designed for the Czech military initially. They are rock solid.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th August 2019, 13:53
Replies: 53
Views: 2,301
Posted By jgraider
We had probably 150 hunters in various camps over...

We had probably 150 hunters in various camps over a 15 yr period (done with that now). I've seen most every brand, and the majority of models out there up until about 3 years ago, and have owned...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 21st August 2019, 02:37
Replies: 76
Views: 6,240
Posted By jgraider
Very nice Patudo. Thanks for your observations....

Very nice Patudo. Thanks for your observations. I'm a big fan of Meopta.
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 17th July 2019, 03:05
Replies: 45
Views: 3,609
Posted By jgraider
There's never been a Vortex I'd buy before a...

There's never been a Vortex I'd buy before a Meopta Meostar. The new Vortex UHD pricing is an absolute joke, almost as ludicrous as the Blaser bino's price.
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