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Forum: Vortex Monday 19th March 2018, 13:59
Replies: 43
Views: 2,793
Posted By PhilR.
One only has to look at the US space programs to...

One only has to look at the US space programs to know that what jgraider says is true. But you arenít the first person to wish negative things upon a country youíve obviously never been to, and...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th March 2018, 15:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By PhilR.
Since weight is your main concern (and price...

Since weight is your main concern (and price isn't), my comments will be on binos under 20 ounces. A 10x32 Leica Ultravid HD weighs 19.8 ounces, and a Zeiss 8x32 Victory FL weighs 19.7 ounces. It...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th March 2018, 18:49
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By PhilR.
The Terra is not much better than the Blue Sky at...

The Terra is not much better than the Blue Sky at all, and certainly not worth the increase in price. Until you get to the Nikon 8x30 Monarch 7, there is nothing that substantially beats the Blue...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th March 2018, 14:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By PhilR.
For a 7x -- the Nikon WX.

For a 7x -- the Nikon WX.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th March 2018, 00:27
Replies: 55
Views: 2,779
Posted By PhilR.
If you can wait a bit -- it would be worth your...

If you can wait a bit -- it would be worth your time to locate a used FL. Truly excellent optics, and a joy to use. I use ours when birding at the shorter ranges such as in dense woods. I found...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th March 2018, 00:20
Replies: 144
Views: 9,354
Posted By PhilR.
There is no "best". Everyone's eyes see things...

There is no "best". Everyone's eyes see things differently. Everyone evaluates things differently. What you will get here is a list of people's favorites. The good news is -- there aren't any bad...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd March 2018, 17:32
Replies: 55
Views: 2,779
Posted By PhilR.
You might try to find a used Zeiss Victory FL. ...

You might try to find a used Zeiss Victory FL. They only weigh 26 ounces, which isn't bad at all. And the view is excellent......
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 28th February 2018, 16:11
Replies: 405
Views: 53,393
Posted By PhilR.
To adjust the CL2, I push the center of the focus...

To adjust the CL2, I push the center of the focus wheel with my left 2nd fingertip, while turning the wheel with my right thumb and 2nd finger (I am right-handed). A slight adjustment in grip is all...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 25th February 2018, 23:46
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By PhilR.
I think that the 10x32 is a very reasonable...

I think that the 10x32 is a very reasonable configuration, *especially* in a very good binocular such as the EL. Ours is my second-most commonly used binocular, mostly because I use 32mm binos more...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 25th February 2018, 23:30
Replies: 405
Views: 53,393
Posted By PhilR.
If you would care to read anotherís opinion about...

If you would care to read anotherís opinion about the diopter mechanism ó we find it very easy to use, which means that even though we donít change the setting frequently, it would nonetheless be...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd February 2018, 02:48
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By PhilR.
I was the one who offered up the comments on the...

I was the one who offered up the comments on the XC. At NO POINT in my previous post did I state what you wrote above.
Forum: Meopta Monday 19th February 2018, 00:10
Replies: 80
Views: 17,244
Posted By PhilR.
The FP comes with wire covers that snap in the...

The FP comes with wire covers that snap in the little gap, thereby closing the gap. You just didn't see it in the box. Or the dealer removed it. There is no absurdity.

Also, there was nothing...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th February 2018, 16:37
Replies: 49
Views: 2,540
Posted By PhilR.
We tried an 8x32 Steiner XC. It was the most...

We tried an 8x32 Steiner XC. It was the most poorly performing bino I have seen in a long time. I'm not going to go into details, but I will say it is shameful to price such a poor bino so highly....
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 17th February 2018, 14:48
Replies: 405
Views: 53,393
Posted By PhilR.
We have had ours for several weeks. It was...

We have had ours for several weeks. It was purchased from Gordon at Honey Creek Bill & Beak. He posts here with the username "proudpapa". He is our go-to dealer for Swarovski products, so I can...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 13th February 2018, 01:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By PhilR.
Yes, yes, and no. Of course, your eyes might...

Yes, yes, and no. Of course, your eyes might see things quite differently.
Forum: Nikon Monday 12th February 2018, 01:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By PhilR.
I read through your post several times, and could...

I read through your post several times, and could not find a question anywhere. We have one, and would be glad to answer any question you might have.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th February 2018, 01:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By PhilR.
Exactly! The "silliest" thing of all is grown...

Exactly!

The "silliest" thing of all is grown men sitting around and picking apart an obviously staged photograph.....
Forum: Texas Thursday 8th February 2018, 03:06
Replies: 16
Views: 4,783
Posted By PhilR.
You will be able to see a lot of stuff if based...

You will be able to see a lot of stuff if based in Winnie. High Island and the coastline is a short drive south. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is a short drive south, then west. Sabine woods...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th February 2018, 22:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By PhilR.
Actually, extended eyecups pressed into your...

Actually, extended eyecups pressed into your orbits will only provide a steadier view if your view is unsteady when not pressing them in. There are those who hold binoculars differently from you,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th February 2018, 22:01
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By PhilR.
Well.... probably not. This isn't a matter of...

Well.... probably not. This isn't a matter of being a bino buff or having a different level of standards. This is more someone that doesn't even know you and that has no vested interest in how you...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th February 2018, 18:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By PhilR.
I would agree with ceasar in that there is no...

I would agree with ceasar in that there is no inexpensive 10x32 that is worthy of recommendation. This includes the Vortex DB. There are however a few 8x32’s worth recommending, if you would be...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 31st January 2018, 19:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By PhilR.
Hi Lee, Just push and turn in one motion. Locks...

Hi Lee,

Just push and turn in one motion. Locks in somewhat similar to a camera lens bayonet mount, but you do have to apply a bit of pressure while turning. Very easy to use, but also seems to be...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 31st January 2018, 18:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By PhilR.
It will come with normal strap lugs that you can...

It will come with normal strap lugs that you can switch at your convenience.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th January 2018, 16:32
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By PhilR.
Hi Lee, We did have a 32mm Terra, and evidently...

Hi Lee,

We did have a 32mm Terra, and evidently they must have an armour of a different formula, because as you say they did not have the same odor as the 42mm version.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th January 2018, 15:32
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By PhilR.
I would immediately toss the Diamondback and the...

I would immediately toss the Diamondback and the Steiner, as both are not that great to begin with, and certainly don't stand up to the others in your list. I would not get the Nikon Monarch 5...
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