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Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th April 2018, 14:58
Replies: 77
Views: 3,915
Posted By Steve C
CJ, I didn't mean the SLC was not high end, even...

CJ,

I didn't mean the SLC was not high end, even though it can seem that way. My bad :eek!:. Swarovski as a brand name will likely never be thought of as anything but high end. I was trying to...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 15th April 2018, 16:32
Replies: 77
Views: 3,915
Posted By Steve C
CJ, Hmm...took me awhile to remember this thread...

CJ,

Hmm...took me awhile to remember this thread and the fact I'd posted here on it :eek!:

I agree that in a certain sense that the two pronged approach makes some sense. Particularly when one...
Forum: Swift Thursday 12th April 2018, 22:20
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Steve C
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=42944 ...

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=42944

There are two Swift Audubon Swift 8.5x44. Read the above fort a history.

The last one, the 820, has eye cups of enormous diameter, and many will...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 7th April 2018, 23:05
Replies: 77
Views: 3,915
Posted By Steve C
It always seemed somewhat strange to me that...

It always seemed somewhat strange to me that Zeiss would split their own market with two top tier binoculars. It may well be they developed two and let circumstances dictate which (or maybe both?)...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 1st April 2018, 02:11
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve C
The Toric I have is the 8x. If I get the 10x...

The Toric I have is the 8x. If I get the 10x that is fine with me. I'll call them Monday again. Yes it is the new Generation HT.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 23:25
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve C
Yes I have the old version. I did not specify...

Yes I have the old version. I did not specify magnification, so I guess I'll find out when it gets here. :eek!:
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 20:31
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve C
A new Toric should be on the way shortly.

A new Toric should be on the way shortly.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 15:14
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Steve C
I have both. While I think then 9x45 is a better...

I have both. While I think then 9x45 is a better glass, there is little field worthy difference that amounts to anything of practical value. It may well be my preference is related to the 9x. If...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 19:21
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve C
Some of the posted complaints against Maven is...

Some of the posted complaints against Maven is they they in fact offer a choice of different armor and other color choices. It won't please everyone regardless of what color it is. Best remedy is...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 23:18
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Steve C
Auctions, whether livestock auctions, machinery...

Auctions, whether livestock auctions, machinery auctions, or miscellaneous things like on line sites attract ...fools (sorry, no other way to express it). I have been to many and sold through a lot,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 19:13
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve C
Chosun, I do not disagree at all with your post....

Chosun,

I do not disagree at all with your post. I did not go there, because we have no idea just how much of "going the extra mile" is going to happen with the new Toric. The thing is the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 18:58
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Steve C
Always wondered what Schott HT glass looked like....

Always wondered what Schott HT glass looked like. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 17:27
Replies: 87
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve C
In some respects the use of Schott HT glass can...

In some respects the use of Schott HT glass can be viewed as a marketing term. Schott has a superior reputation. In fact it almost seems like people think Schott has a secret hidden valley high in...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 18:55
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Steve C
They have the same extension, and thus practical...

They have the same extension, and thus practical eye relief, as the Swarovski binoculars I have owned, and most other 42 mm glass. However I did not have the 32 mm.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 16:53
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Steve C
GPO, both the Passion ED and HD lines, have the...

GPO, both the Passion ED and HD lines, have the best eye cup assemblies you can get.
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 21st March 2018, 16:27
Replies: 82
Views: 4,867
Posted By Steve C
This will in all likelihood will conclude my...

This will in all likelihood will conclude my posting in this thread. I simply have said what I wanted to say. I will just use this opportunity to mention that as far as I was concerned, love for...
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 21st March 2018, 14:44
Replies: 82
Views: 4,867
Posted By Steve C
Adhoc, You surely must have not read all of my...

Adhoc,

You surely must have not read all of my post, or decided to take that "overstatement" somewhat out of context. I thought I had made it plain there were other companies. Now, to put a point...
Forum: Zen Ray Tuesday 20th March 2018, 17:03
Replies: 82
Views: 4,867
Posted By Steve C
We need to step back here and think about Zen Ray...

We need to step back here and think about Zen Ray for a minute. For the record, I am fully in support of the above comments by Chosun Juan. This is my opinion, and may well be viewed as being worth...
Forum: Zen Ray Sunday 18th March 2018, 16:44
Replies: 82
Views: 4,867
Posted By Steve C
BC, Sorry to hear about the degree of your...

BC,

Sorry to hear about the degree of your diagnosis. I would suggest that you look into donating your binoculars when and which ones as you see fit to some African conservation organization. Many...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th March 2018, 00:01
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Steve C
Because the fov is a function of the ocular lens...

Because the fov is a function of the ocular lens assembly, and has nothing to do with objective diameter.
Forum: Zen Ray Tuesday 13th March 2018, 17:37
Replies: 82
Views: 4,867
Posted By Steve C
ZR went south when they decided to branch into...

ZR went south when they decided to branch into their own assembly facility in China to do some OEM work. This was the proverbial "biting off more than they could chew". They should have done one or...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th March 2018, 17:42
Replies: 35
Views: 1,050
Posted By Steve C
The neatest thing I ever saw with a binocular...

The neatest thing I ever saw with a binocular (and I really did not even need the binocular) took place a few years ago on an iconic local ranch called Yamsi. Some may be familiar with books written...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th March 2018, 23:44
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By Steve C
I seriously doubt anything exists to wear a big...

I seriously doubt anything exists to wear a big binocular comfortably shirtless ;).

That looks like the RY, here is the RY link http://rickyoungoutdoors.com/basic-ultra-light-bino-harness/

I...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th March 2018, 17:39
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By Steve C
The best harness for any size binocular is the...

The best harness for any size binocular is the Rick Young Outdoors model. Do not be fooled by comments you may hear about the seemingly small diameter of the cord. You can use it as a strap, a...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th February 2018, 20:15
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By Steve C
You are likely seeing parallax looking at the...

You are likely seeing parallax looking at the angles you describe. Ever look at the speedometer needle from the passenger seat? Notice how what speed you read is different from the actual speed? ...
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