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Forum: Meopta Today, 02:57
Replies: 28
Views: 4,901
Posted By dries1
If the eye relief is good for you, the Meopta...

If the eye relief is good for you, the Meopta 12X50 is a great glass, did not work for me. Where you live I would go for the Meopta Meostar 10X42 over the Nikon HG 10X42, you will likely get better...
Forum: Meopta Today, 02:47
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By dries1
Pyrtle are you subbing in for Troubador as...

Pyrtle are you subbing in for Troubador as moderator.

Andy W.
Forum: Kowa Today, 02:44
Replies: 84
Views: 8,201
Posted By dries1
6.5X32 is OK, just not enough mag, I am more...

6.5X32 is OK, just not enough mag, I am more interested in the 8X32 myself.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Today, 02:26
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By dries1
:t: Andy W.

:t:

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Today, 02:20
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By dries1
To me the Leica 10X50 HD+ is the most comfortable...

To me the Leica 10X50 HD+ is the most comfortable 10X from an ergonomic point of view, it is like handling a 10X42. Additionally magnification is the primary reason for the jitters to many who go...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 22:17
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By dries1
Tom, 8X32 - FL, EDG,SE 8X42 - NV, EDG 10X42 -...

Tom,

8X32 - FL, EDG,SE
8X42 - NV, EDG
10X42 - SE,EDG
10X50 - UVHD+, SV
12X50 - SV and UVHD, the SE is nice also
15X56 - SLC -15X56
8X56 - FL
10X56 - FL and SLC - The FL is a more refined and made...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 12th September 2019, 22:06
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By dries1
Tom, I think the 10X50 SV is my preference since...

Tom,

I think the 10X50 SV is my preference since I am used to it, and for my viewing under low light and for astro, otherwise I would go with the lower weight 10X42 if I predominately viewed during...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th September 2019, 14:33
Replies: 51
Views: 1,703
Posted By dries1
"One thing we tend to forget is how wide the...

"One thing we tend to forget is how wide the depth of field of these 8 7x42s can be when we are following a bird through the near undergrowth or branches of trees. These kinds of birding conditions...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 11th September 2019, 14:22
Replies: 84
Views: 8,201
Posted By dries1
The cost to make the Fls was not cheap either, Mg...

The cost to make the Fls was not cheap either, Mg is cheaper - why it is used more.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 11th September 2019, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By dries1
Joachim, The warranty from Japan is one year,...

Joachim,

The warranty from Japan is one year, and I think that is only in Japan. If I need work here in the US Suddarth Optical and a few more repair facilities can work on porro glass. Europe might...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 11th September 2019, 12:32
Replies: 35
Views: 910
Posted By dries1
I think 7X is tough to sell, as compared to other...

I think 7X is tough to sell, as compared to other formats, it is popular here on BF but other locations I am not sure. You could also list them on Astromart, $15.00 covers you for a year to sell or...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th September 2019, 02:00
Replies: 51
Views: 1,703
Posted By dries1
I have viewed many 7X42s and 7X50s, save the WX -...

I have viewed many 7X42s and 7X50s, save the WX - they all appear to me like looking down a tube. Additionally I have used the FL 7X42, and I own many other FL configurations. I am not downgrading...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 20:45
Replies: 51
Views: 1,703
Posted By dries1
Thanks for the info Bill, it just conforms my...

Thanks for the info Bill, it just conforms my lack of enthusiasm for the 7x42 format. The only 7X I felt that has a nice open view is my 7X40 NVA IF glass, that has an apparent FOV of 60 degrees; so...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 16:47
Replies: 51
Views: 1,703
Posted By dries1
What 7X42, past and present has the largest...

What 7X42, past and present has the largest apparent FOV.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 16:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,703
Posted By dries1
I guess some folks like me can see a lot with...

I guess some folks like me can see a lot with 89-90% transmission and not needing 95%.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th September 2019, 21:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By dries1
"There are not many good binocular...

"There are not many good binocular technicians".

Seems like that is the trend now, more glass is of the replace variety, so more and more low end glass is being made and sold. One cannot even get a...
Forum: Leica Sunday 8th September 2019, 13:39
Replies: 69
Views: 4,054
Posted By dries1
I am enjoying the Noctivid 8X42s, no need to run...

I am enjoying the Noctivid 8X42s, no need to run off and buy an SF, I already had one, and IMHO the SF is not superior.

Andy W.
Forum: Leica Sunday 8th September 2019, 13:06
Replies: 35
Views: 910
Posted By dries1
How do you mean the UV 7X42HD+ is out of...

How do you mean the UV 7X42HD+ is out of Warranty, it is a relatively new model glass so to speak, I mean it is not a BA. I would send them in, because it will likely occur again. You might be...
Forum: Others Sunday 8th September 2019, 12:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By dries1
The Olympus is a step from the Terra, but is that...

The Olympus is a step from the Terra, but is that really a major accomplishment? If they work for OP that is great, but I just could do better with $450 spent elsewhere.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 8th September 2019, 12:40
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By dries1
I know the HG has a wide FOV and is light and is...

I know the HG has a wide FOV and is light and is 1/2 the price of a premium 10X42, so I guess the sacrifice is the optics? Regarding the build quality, it is a replacement glass, definitely not the...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 8th September 2019, 03:34
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By dries1
Dennis, Is this your second time around with the...

Dennis,

Is this your second time around with the HG 10X42, if I remember I think you had one before. I have the 8X42 HG, never really thought about the 10X42. I still have the FL 10X42 and realize...
Forum: Leica Sunday 8th September 2019, 02:37
Replies: 69
Views: 4,054
Posted By dries1
Tom, I do agree that is why I have too much...

Tom,

I do agree that is why I have too much glass, but I do enjoy all of them.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 02:53
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By dries1
Well, that is interesting at least for...

Well, that is interesting at least for 10X50s
Nikon WX 10X50 - ER -15.3 MM, 89 degrees AFOV, RFOV 8.9 degrees
Leica 10X50 - ER - 15MM, 66 degrees AFOV, RFOV 6.6
Swarovski 10X50 ELSV - ER - 20MM...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 00:36
Replies: 69
Views: 4,054
Posted By dries1
Perhaps Chosen can chime in with discussion of...

Perhaps Chosen can chime in with discussion of the green ham...we have had discussions ad nausea regarding color...contrast....brightness? (what is that anyway). All of it is subjective.
I will put...
Forum: Leica Monday 2nd September 2019, 00:21
Replies: 69
Views: 4,054
Posted By dries1
James, That was funny... Andy W.

James,

That was funny...

Andy W.
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