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Forum: Nikon Thursday 17th May 2018, 03:49
Replies: 41
Views: 2,439
Posted By peatmoss
One of these days, somebody will figure out how...

One of these days, somebody will figure out how to 3D print brand new rubber eyecups for all of us old E, EII, and SE users. And there will be much rejoicing!
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 17th May 2018, 03:46
Replies: 81
Views: 2,746
Posted By peatmoss
a) B&H Photo and Video b) I like their wide...

a) B&H Photo and Video
b) I like their wide selection, good pricing, and good return policy (which I've had to use a couple of times).
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 18th April 2018, 02:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By peatmoss
Hi Barry. Your thread inspired me to dig out my...

Hi Barry. Your thread inspired me to dig out my Meostar 42's for their serial numbers. Here's what I found...

7x42 B1: 805xxx (bought on Amazon about 3 or 4 years ago)
8x42 B1: 122xxx (bought...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 17th April 2018, 04:11
Replies: 69
Views: 5,517
Posted By peatmoss
Ugh! That would be like a punch in the gut. I'm...

Ugh! That would be like a punch in the gut. I'm with you guys. If anything were to go wrong with my EII's, I'd send them to Cory Suddarth instead of Nikon.
Forum: Meopta Thursday 12th April 2018, 05:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By peatmoss
Thanks for the excellent review, Lee. I've...

Thanks for the excellent review, Lee. I've always appreciated the Meostar's deft balance and ergonomics.
Forum: Swift Thursday 12th April 2018, 05:23
Replies: 36
Views: 2,021
Posted By peatmoss
The 820ED is the sharpest 8x (actually 8.5x) I...

The 820ED is the sharpest 8x (actually 8.5x) I have. Crystaline view.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 10th April 2018, 03:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By peatmoss
Try wearing a soft hat with a nice wide brim. If...

Try wearing a soft hat with a nice wide brim. If the sun is intruding too much from the sides or back, just adjust the brim to block it.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th March 2018, 05:08
Replies: 51
Views: 3,339
Posted By peatmoss
Hi Barry. Can't argue with your E2 choice. It's...

Hi Barry. Can't argue with your E2 choice. It's a great binocular. Can't really argue with the Blue Sky or the Zenray (except that they're apparently out of business). I vote for all three!
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th March 2018, 05:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By peatmoss
Hello black crow. I'm late to the discussion,...

Hello black crow. I'm late to the discussion, and certainly no expert, but I'm here so I might as well offer my 2 cents.... First, as has been pointed out, an 8x42 would often need wider field stops...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th March 2018, 03:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By peatmoss
Darn it! I've got a Rainier that needs work! ...

Darn it! I've got a Rainier that needs work! Moral of the story: The "lifetime" in "lifetime warranty" is the lifetime of the company.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 7th February 2018, 05:10
Replies: 82
Views: 9,204
Posted By peatmoss
In the early 2000s, Nikon decided to release an...

In the early 2000s, Nikon decided to release an updated "retro" film slr called the FM-3A. It was the successor to the workhorses FM-2 and FE-2 models which by that time had been discontinued for...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th January 2018, 05:06
Replies: 48
Views: 4,017
Posted By peatmoss
My 8x32 Conquest HD's have always had a tiny...

My 8x32 Conquest HD's have always had a tiny amount of play in the focuser, but it was a demo, so I figured the play came from heavy use. It never really bothered me so I just use it that way. ...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th January 2018, 04:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By peatmoss
I had a copy of the Paul book years ago. It's a...

I had a copy of the Paul book years ago. It's a good read with some sound information. If you do an amazon search, it will probably come up.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th October 2017, 06:13
Replies: 33
Views: 2,803
Posted By peatmoss
Welcome to the forum 2weels! Let's see... your...

Welcome to the forum 2weels! Let's see... your current budget is $100, but maybe you could go higher in the spring. Could you swing $169 right now? Here are a couple of...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 21st September 2017, 06:38
Replies: 59
Views: 7,233
Posted By peatmoss
Hello Nase, and welcome to the forum! To my...

Hello Nase, and welcome to the forum! To my eyes, the HT seems a bit more 3-D than the SF, but this might be a byproduct of the HT's higher pincushion distortion. Both are quite bright and you...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st September 2017, 06:30
Replies: 17
Views: 3,745
Posted By peatmoss
Hello Coin Hound. That's a really nice price. I...

Hello Coin Hound. That's a really nice price. I got a pair a few years ago and enjoyed using it. Very competitive with the Nikon AE 7x35 Porro.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th September 2017, 06:34
Replies: 305
Views: 37,405
Posted By peatmoss
U.S. prices are out. B&H has them starting at...

U.S. prices are out. B&H has them starting at $1349 (7x35 black rubber armor) to $1699 (10x42 silver/black leather). Probably too rich for...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th September 2017, 05:03
Replies: 305
Views: 37,405
Posted By peatmoss
$1500 is a lot, but one can't always predict the...

$1500 is a lot, but one can't always predict the US price by converting the EU price. If I remember correctly, the 8x42 and 10x42 Trinovid HD's were announced in Europe for 1050-1100 Euros. But...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th September 2017, 04:56
Replies: 305
Views: 37,405
Posted By peatmoss
Gijs, have you heard anything about an actual...

Gijs, have you heard anything about an actual release date?
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th September 2017, 04:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,751
Posted By peatmoss
The 8x42 HT has notable astigmatism as one...

The 8x42 HT has notable astigmatism as one approaches the edges, but I don't find it to be any more severe than plenty of other fine binoculars such as the 8x30 EII. In practice, it does not bother...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st August 2017, 06:25
Replies: 3,577
Views: 1,153,333
Posted By peatmoss
MidwayUSA has added some interesting Zeiss demos...

MidwayUSA has added some interesting Zeiss demos to their sales list. Highlights include the Victory FL 8x32 for $1399 and Conquest HD 8x56 and 10x56 for...
Forum: Leica Thursday 31st August 2017, 05:24
Replies: 305
Views: 37,405
Posted By peatmoss
The quick flashes of the new body shown around...

The quick flashes of the new body shown around 0:16 sec certainly do look like the classic Trinovid. The distinctive screwheads near the diopter even make a brief appearance. (Attached is a photo of...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 17th May 2017, 04:01
Replies: 62
Views: 23,094
Posted By peatmoss
I would not be surprised if the Ultravid hung on...

I would not be surprised if the Ultravid hung on as a mid-tier line to compete with the HT and SLC. It definitely fits a certain need, as neither the HT nor the SLC offer midsized models (8x32,...
Forum: Leupold Saturday 13th May 2017, 03:10
Replies: 21
Views: 22,228
Posted By peatmoss
Is a BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x32 on the way? I've...

Is a BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x32 on the way? I've seen placeholders online, but the links won't work after I post them. Anybody interested can google "leupold pro guide 8x32 172658" which is the grey...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 9th May 2017, 05:41
Replies: 62
Views: 23,094
Posted By peatmoss
Thanks for the link, Bob. I could have sworn...

Thanks for the link, Bob. I could have sworn that Jan created a thread a few weeks ago breaking the news about a new 8x32 Trinovid, but then his thread mysteriously vanished. I'm glad to see that...
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