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Forum: Leica Today, 16:49
Replies: 109
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"The Ford may be faster, corner better, have...

"The Ford may be faster, corner better, have better fuel economy etc. But the Rolls Royce will get you to your destination refreshed and effortlessly. In fact I'd rather drive an excellent 50 year...
Forum: Leica Today, 16:38
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
Those were actually Big Horn Sheep to set the...

Those were actually Big Horn Sheep to set the record straight. Here is one through my SV.
Forum: Leica Today, 16:33
Replies: 109
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"I can clearly see (and appreciate) the...

"I can clearly see (and appreciate) the differences between them, but in reality they are not the sort of differences that anyone but those with a well trained eye and a lot of viewing experience...
Forum: Leica Today, 15:17
Replies: 109
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Posted By [email protected]
The Leica Blacklines are an Ultravid HD in...

The Leica Blacklines are an Ultravid HD in sheep's clothing without the water repellent coating on the lenses. I bet Leica has updated the Blackline's coatings over the years also because they still...
Forum: Leica Today, 14:02
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
"In birdwatchers normal conditions these glare,...

"In birdwatchers normal conditions these glare, ghosting and flare problems clearly don't matter."

Exactly my point. For birdwatching you will get more performance for the dollar from a modern...
Forum: Nikon Today, 00:22
Replies: 144
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"Quick evaluation of the Swaro CL (new FP) vs the...

"Quick evaluation of the Swaro CL (new FP) vs the Zeiss 8x32 Conquest HD I found the handling (holding and focusing) of the Zeiss much more pleasing but the optical performance of the CL was superior...
Forum: Leica Today, 00:11
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
I agree with you. How much better was the new...

I agree with you. How much better was the new Tract Toric HT 8x42 with the Schott Glass than the older one? FOV about the same?
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 21:08
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
Marc. Good recommendation. That is what I have...

Marc. Good recommendation. That is what I have done with older binoculars like the Leica BN and compared them to the newer binoculars and most of the time it shocked me how much better the new ones...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 15:36
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
"One of the problems with the Nikon 8x42 Monarch...

"One of the problems with the Nikon 8x42 Monarch HG is that the barrels are just too small."

Not enough room for baffling? Maybe the SV 8x32 has the same problem?
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 15:19
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
That worries me that you might already be...

That worries me that you might already be infected since you have to have the best camera equipment. If the infection spreads to binoculars it is all over.
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 04:47
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
"So far, I think the incremental improvements...

"So far, I think the incremental improvements that modern technology have brought, are too minimal to justify the cost in this comparison. I can see most of the improvements, I just haven't been...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 04:37
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
That may be true for somebody that can't tell the...

That may be true for somebody that can't tell the difference between a Tasco and a Swarovski but for us binomaniacs on Bird Forum the changes have been HUGE! What about all the new technology like...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 02:58
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
Mr Magoo would!:-O. The Tract's are made in Japan...

Mr Magoo would!:-O. The Tract's are made in Japan and in my experience they are just as high quality as anything out there. I have purchased some binoculars from Canada and I never paid duties like...
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th August 2018, 23:20
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
The fact is the Nikon HG 10x42(144.7) and the...

The fact is the Nikon HG 10x42(144.7) and the Vanguard Endeavor II 10x42(144.8) out performed the Leica BN 10x42(139) in Allbino's review. The trouble with the BN is it is an old discontinued...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th August 2018, 22:58
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By [email protected]
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sightron-SII-Blue-Sky-S...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sightron-SII-Blue-Sky-Series-8x32-Binocular-23008/332747047563?epid=1000270329&hash=item4d7945028b:g:xtwAAOSwMapbZY7R
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th August 2018, 22:05
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
Were the new HT's better than the BN's...

Were the new HT's better than the BN's optically?;)
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th August 2018, 22:02
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
Bob. That is exactly my point. The BN's might...

Bob. That is exactly my point. The BN's might have been 9th place 7 years ago but ranked with the newer binoculars they dropped to 23rd place. The thread on the Leica 7x42 BN was 11 YEARS OLD. That...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th August 2018, 20:27
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By [email protected]
Jerry. How much did you pay for the Ultravid's...

Jerry. How much did you pay for the Ultravid's 8x32? Are they new? Is the Ultravid Plus worth the difference?
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th August 2018, 15:48
Replies: 3,605
Views: 1,202,793
Posted By [email protected]
Here is a like new Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 for...

Here is a like new Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 for almost 1/2 price on Astromart. $495.00.

https://www.astromart.com/classifieds/astromart-classifieds/binoculars/show/nikon-8x42-monarch-hg
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th August 2018, 15:42
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
I have had two 8x32 BN's and one 8x32 BA and one...

I have had two 8x32 BN's and one 8x32 BA and one 7x42 BN. I think if you want an older classic binocular they are fine but my point is for $700.00 you can get a better view of the bird with newer...
Forum: Leica Saturday 11th August 2018, 04:53
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
I would wait for the new Tract Toric UHD 8x42...

I would wait for the new Tract Toric UHD 8x42 with Schott Glass. It has an unconditional lifetime warranty which does not even require registration. It will outperform the BN for about the same price...
Forum: Leica Friday 10th August 2018, 20:28
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
Here is a pair of like new Nikon HG 8x42's for...

Here is a pair of like new Nikon HG 8x42's for $535.00. He says shipping to CONUS(Continental US) but you could probably talk him into shipping to Canada for $50.00. These will outperform the BN's in...
Forum: Leica Friday 10th August 2018, 02:57
Replies: 109
Views: 4,514
Posted By [email protected]
It is hard to compare an 8x32 and a 10x30. The...

It is hard to compare an 8x32 and a 10x30. The 8x32 is going to have easier eye placement simply because of the bigger exit pupil. The Leica BN is known for it's saturated colors and is still a good...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 9th August 2018, 16:02
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By [email protected]
The E2's are still a great value for the money....

The E2's are still a great value for the money. The only problem I have with them is contrast. With my last pair I compared them to several top alpha's and it made me realize they are falling behind...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th August 2018, 15:54
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By [email protected]
Another smaller and lighter 8x42 with a bigger...

Another smaller and lighter 8x42 with a bigger FOV than the Opticron would be the Nikon MHG 8x42 with a 435 foot FOV.
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