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Forum: Leica Sunday 7th October 2018, 17:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By dwever
Sorry Chill6X6, I should have caught that there...

Sorry Chill6X6, I should have caught that there were two NVD’s in play in your comments.

I myself sold the 8x42 UVHD+ and 7x42 UVHD+ in favor of the NVD 8X42.

Sorry again, really just...
Forum: Leica Sunday 7th October 2018, 17:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By dwever
Thank you, and sorry I had not responded in the...

Thank you, and sorry I had not responded in the other thread yet to your question, but yes I agree, NVD veiling glare control is remarkable.

After dropping $3,599 for Zeiss Range Finding...
Forum: Leica Saturday 6th October 2018, 23:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By dwever
No! It’s ironic timing for me to address this as...

No! It’s ironic timing for me to address this as I’m having to use range finding bins in Alaska so much I’m not using my NVD’s since of course they don’t give distance and angle. But no, I would...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 05:53
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By dwever
Informal Review of the Zeiss RF 10x42

So I don't hunt, but in the Alaska mountains find quite a bit of use for ranging for distances. I've been using a Zeiss RF 10x42 pictured below until my 10x54 arrives. I carried my Noctivid 8x42...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 13th September 2018, 02:05
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By dwever
Which Zeiss Victory Range??!

So I will buy a Victory Range, a ranging capable HT, and will purchase either the 8x42 or 8x54.

Here is my question. At 58 years old, my eyes will not take advantage of the additional light...
Forum: Leica Thursday 6th September 2018, 04:18
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By dwever
Wow thanks Jerry. I've been reading about the...

Wow thanks Jerry. I've been reading about the Zeiss for about an hour now, and those would seem to be the choice for 2018, complete with temperature, inclination, and barometric pressure. They...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 6th September 2018, 00:33
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By dwever
Swaro EL Range or Leica Geovids?

So I am at Sportsman’s Warehouse Wasilla Alaska with my Noctivids trying to buy ranging binoculars as I have been in the mountains weekly for six months and would love to know distances before...
Forum: Leica Thursday 6th September 2018, 00:21
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By dwever
Leica Geovid HDB 3000 10x42 - Great Electronics Sketchy Optics

So I am at Sportsman’s Warehouse Wasilla Alaska with my Noctivids trying to buy ranging binoculars as I have been in the mountains weekly for six months and would love to know distances before...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 15th August 2018, 06:17
Replies: 253
Views: 64,309
Posted By dwever
Another update after extended use. I would have...

Another update after extended use.

I would have to largely agree. Since moving to Wasilla, Alaska in January I’ve used my NVD’s as never before, kept them in my Explorer in -25 F, ocean trips to...
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th July 2018, 03:37
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By dwever
I will NOT go back. I agree that the 7x42 UVHD+...

I will NOT go back.

I agree that the 7x42 UVHD+ was a total package in just about every way (totally should of sold the 8x42’s instead). With the NVD though, I find no objection to the ergonomics...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 16th May 2018, 21:28
Replies: 26
Views: 2,579
Posted By dwever
I agree with Pilateus in Post #5. I am 58. The...

I agree with Pilateus in Post #5. I am 58. The 7x42 UVHD+ were hands down my favorite binoculars I’ve ever owned until the release of the 8x42 Noctivid. While I am exceedingly satisfied with the...
Forum: Leica Thursday 10th May 2018, 06:37
Replies: 28
Views: 2,313
Posted By dwever
Perfectly round 8x42’s.

Perfectly round 8x42’s.
Forum: Leica Saturday 31st March 2018, 15:35
Replies: 43
Views: 4,512
Posted By dwever
Thank you. Like loud people in a restaurant you...

Thank you. Like loud people in a restaurant you keep hoping management will gently restrain but never do, threads will occasionally just careen into outer space like this forcing everyone in the...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 28th March 2018, 19:29
Replies: 43
Views: 4,512
Posted By dwever
I'm a consumer. I have both the 8X42 UVHD+ and...

I'm a consumer. I have both the 8X42 UVHD+ and the NVD 8X42, and I do not think the weight difference is enough to matter; it doesn't matter to me in actual use. Back in my LE days, I had a pair of...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 21st March 2018, 18:09
Replies: 29
Views: 4,641
Posted By dwever
Invalid for you. If your time in the field is...

Invalid for you. If your time in the field is generally without stable support due to other gear you're lugging such as a 13 lbs. .338 Laupua, then supported performance is not of much...
Forum: Leica Monday 12th February 2018, 17:40
Replies: 20
Views: 2,823
Posted By dwever
Leica’s Response Below = No Worries. PROPS TO...

Leica’s Response Below = No Worries.

PROPS TO LEICA FOR AN OVERNIGHT WEEKEND RESPONSE.
Forum: Leica Sunday 11th February 2018, 19:35
Replies: 20
Views: 2,823
Posted By dwever
Sent the following e-mail to Brian at Leica Sport...

Sent the following e-mail to Brian at Leica Sport Optics. If you know the answer, or if I need to send it to a different part of Leica, please ring in. THANKS!

“Brian,

As you can see from the...
Forum: Leica Saturday 27th January 2018, 23:08
Replies: 20
Views: 2,823
Posted By dwever
Makes Perfect sense. Thanks! Thanks!

Makes Perfect sense. Thanks!



Thanks!
Forum: Leica Saturday 27th January 2018, 17:02
Replies: 20
Views: 2,823
Posted By dwever
Effects of Hard Cold On Noctivid

So I have the NVD 8X42 living in their case in a car-safe in fairly severe cold (NVD’s are visible in the first picture front of parka), -11 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit in Wasilla, Alaska. In Fairbanks...
Forum: Leica Friday 5th January 2018, 16:10
Replies: 253
Views: 64,309
Posted By dwever
Had a chance to use my Noctivids in sub-zero...

Had a chance to use my Noctivids in sub-zero bitter cold, Novokuznetsk, and maybe the hinges stiffened up a little, but the focus wheel functioned as normal.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 4th January 2018, 04:51
Replies: 29
Views: 4,641
Posted By dwever
Finally compared 15X56 and 12X50 Side-By-Side

A month ago I began my search for a higher powered compliment to my Noctivid 8X42's for our place in Wasilla, Alaska.

Today I finally found a Cabella's, pictured below, that had both the Swarovski...
Forum: Leica Sunday 31st December 2017, 21:53
Replies: 62
Views: 7,746
Posted By dwever
Sorry, in the three samples I have used (one 8x42...

Sorry, in the three samples I have used (one 8x42 I own), two 8x42’s and Chill6x6’s 10x42, there are no blackout issues.

I could see how if someone were missing the final click out, or if early...
Forum: Leica Monday 11th December 2017, 03:49
Replies: 42
Views: 4,251
Posted By dwever
With the 7x42 UVHD+ Leica hit a magical sweet...

With the 7x42 UVHD+ Leica hit a magical sweet spot where everything came together exquisitely to the point where that sample's usability, image, and industrial design just about gave the 7x42 a soul....
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th December 2017, 19:11
Replies: 42
Views: 4,251
Posted By dwever
Respectfully, not sure how 4.6 ounces (130Gr)...

Respectfully, not sure how 4.6 ounces (130Gr) makes any real difference; but then for years I was in awe of a pair of 7X50 1200 gr. Zeiss Marines happily used for hours and hours at a time in LE. I...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th December 2017, 01:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By dwever
http://www.greatestbinoculars.com/allpages/reviews...

http://www.greatestbinoculars.com/allpages/reviews/leica/ultravid8x32hdplus/ultravid8x32hdplus.html

Not for me in the UVHD+. 7x42 would be sweet.
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