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Forum: Binoculars Today, 01:26
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By cycleguy
The two that I never seem to forget about: 1)...

The two that I never seem to forget about:

1) Swarovski EL 8.5x42 when they first came out, new (brick and mortar) for $1250-$1300.

2) Second hand excellent condition Leica 7x42 UV (UVHD had been...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 6th April 2018, 12:31
Replies: 74
Views: 3,546
Posted By cycleguy
And my 8x42 shortlist was down to two: the Ht and...

And my 8x42 shortlist was down to two: the Ht and the Noctovid. Looks like my short list just got shorter.

CG
Forum: Zeiss Friday 6th April 2018, 04:12
Replies: 74
Views: 3,546
Posted By cycleguy
Hopefully they will shorten them and re-introduce...

Hopefully they will shorten them and re-introduce them.

CG
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 01:55
Replies: 81
Views: 2,369
Posted By cycleguy
That should leave lots of cash for...

That should leave lots of cash for glass!!!!8-P

CG
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd April 2018, 18:15
Replies: 80
Views: 3,142
Posted By cycleguy
I still prefer the Swaro EL WB to the Swaro EL...

I still prefer the Swaro EL WB to the Swaro EL SV. Just couldn't make the change to the flat field. Also like the old style strap attachment (if it isn't broke don't fix it), the simplistic old...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 1st April 2018, 22:12
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By cycleguy
I've wanted to try the Kowa for a number of years...

I've wanted to try the Kowa for a number of years now but they can't be found in town, so I've made many mental notes from everyone's posts here. There doesn't appear to be a consensus on this one. ...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 31st March 2018, 13:50
Replies: 52
Views: 2,301
Posted By cycleguy
I'm thinking sun angle and environmental...

I'm thinking sun angle and environmental conditions at specific time of viewing which would include latitude, season, and extent or lack of cloud cover.

Here at 40 deg north, I believe I am prone to...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 31st March 2018, 13:31
Replies: 52
Views: 2,301
Posted By cycleguy
Stressballer, Another thing to watch out for...

Stressballer,

Another thing to watch out for with this binocular is rolling ball. You will need to handle one to find out if you experience it or not (it is a completely user dependent...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 01:06
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By cycleguy
Yep!!! "A fool and his money will soon be parted"...

Yep!!! "A fool and his money will soon be parted" who's famous quote is that??? Been around for hundreds of years. So, the more things change the more things stay the same. Caveat Emptor! !! World...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 00:33
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By cycleguy
Steve, Think these are made with the lesser...

Steve,

Think these are made with the lesser known Schott S&P glass, not to be confused with the more popular HT glass.

CG
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 00:31
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By cycleguy
Dennis, You are in luck!!! A quick stop on the...

Dennis,

You are in luck!!! A quick stop on the way to RMNP. Three left and in the clearance section so you better hurry!!!!

CG
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 00:30
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By cycleguy
Ha Ha Ha Ha He He HE.... You guys are cracking...

Ha Ha Ha Ha He He HE.... You guys are cracking me up as I knew you would. Keep it coming.

CG
Forum: Vortex Monday 26th March 2018, 00:21
Replies: 51
Views: 2,225
Posted By cycleguy
Sorry but I've never been one to wave the Vortex...

Sorry but I've never been one to wave the Vortex flag. I tend to have issues with companies with reputations based on lifetime warranties which is nothing more than building a house of cards. It...
Forum: Vortex Sunday 25th March 2018, 23:43
Replies: 51
Views: 2,225
Posted By cycleguy
Ditto !!! I feel the same but the world is...

Ditto !!! I feel the same but the world is changing all too quickly and I am not. As I mentioned in another post, wasn't too long ago and an 8.5x42 Swaro EL could be had for $1350.:-C

CG
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 25th March 2018, 14:20
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By cycleguy
Had the binoculars out viewing around the...

Had the binoculars out viewing around the neighborhood, an environment rich with perpendicular and parallel lines: horizontal and vertical siding, rectangular windows and doors, mullions and muntins...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By cycleguy
Best Binocular Ever.... Finally Found it!!!!

All,

Spied these the other day while out and about. Thought I would post for everyone's amusement and comment. Was going to place in the Binocular Bargains thread but figured it would get more...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 25th March 2018, 13:48
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By cycleguy
:t: I've always thought the original EL 8.5x42...

:t: I've always thought the original EL 8.5x42 as the best of the best. Keep kicking myself for not purchasing one back in 2002 when it could be had around $1,350 from brick and mortar retailer. :-O...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th March 2018, 23:45
Replies: 139
Views: 4,442
Posted By cycleguy
10x in my 30's. 7x and 8x in my 50's. For me,...

10x in my 30's. 7x and 8x in my 50's. For me, less shake and see more detail with the lower power.

CG
Forum: Swarovski Friday 23rd March 2018, 00:49
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By cycleguy
Jerry, ...and I'm just getting started - more to...

Jerry,

...and I'm just getting started - more to follow!!!:eat:

CG
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 22nd March 2018, 00:16
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By cycleguy
All, Had the binoculars out and was viewing...

All,

Had the binoculars out and was viewing after sunset in the dark when the street lights and porch lights were on. Of the 4 binoculars, I wasn't able to see anymore or less when using the x32 or...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 22nd March 2018, 00:09
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By cycleguy
All, Had the binoculars out and was viewing...

All,

Had the binoculars out and was viewing recent snowfall in the front yard. Of the 4 binoculars I posted in the photo above, the Swarovski offered the whitest rendition of white. The Leica...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 22nd March 2018, 00:00
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By cycleguy
All, Here is a picture of the new CL alongside...

All,

Here is a picture of the new CL alongside other binoculars; eye pieces fully extended, ocular and objective covers off. Right to left: Maven B3 8x30, Swarovski CL 8x30, Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 21st March 2018, 23:39
Replies: 87
Views: 3,630
Posted By cycleguy
And I was thinking "gloss", "semi-gloss",...

And I was thinking "gloss", "semi-gloss", "satin", "eggshell", and "flat"!!!:eek!:

CG
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 21st March 2018, 10:21
Replies: 87
Views: 3,630
Posted By cycleguy
Picture appears to be of the the old UHD model as...

Picture appears to be of the the old UHD model as well as the reviews. I wonder if other parts of the web page have not yet caught up to the change???

CG
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 18th March 2018, 17:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By cycleguy
Hermann, I've been looking thru the 8x30 CL and...

Hermann,

I've been looking thru the 8x30 CL and see very little bending in straight lines when off center and out to the edges; somewhat similar to the 8x32 Conquest HD but even less noticeable in...
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