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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 16:59
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By mwhogue
Pain, You are getting lots of excellent advice...

Pain,

You are getting lots of excellent advice on this and your other thread re specifically the various Monarch versions. Generally speaking if you want a 30/32 IMO you should go for an 8x as...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th November 2019, 16:20
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By mwhogue
dminor, Nice post. In your situation I would get...

dminor,

Nice post. In your situation I would get the Kowa 6.5 since you already have the Companion in the family. I own and love both. The Kowa image is unique, quite different form what you already...
Forum: Kowa Monday 28th October 2019, 12:37
Replies: 327
Views: 32,289
Posted By mwhogue
RB, No trouble at all and thanks for the kind...

RB,

No trouble at all and thanks for the kind words. I enjoyed our exchange.

Mike
Forum: Kowa Sunday 27th October 2019, 22:05
Replies: 327
Views: 32,289
Posted By mwhogue
RB, Sorry I was trying to keep my original post...

RB,

Sorry I was trying to keep my original post short but now I see it was incomplete and misleading as a result. I haven't actually handled the Kowa 10x32 - only the 6.5. My recommendation to put ...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 26th October 2019, 20:16
Replies: 327
Views: 32,289
Posted By mwhogue
RB, Based on my ownership and experience, yes...

RB,

Based on my ownership and experience, yes the new Kowa 10x32, should be on your short list. Of course it will not be an optical match for your Swaro 8x32 but it will be a good complement and I...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 26th October 2019, 15:15
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By mwhogue
Thanks Bruno and John for this interesting...

Thanks Bruno and John for this interesting discussion. Based on the pictures John provided it does appear there are different coatings on the recent 7x and 6X Microns. Whereas the pictures above show...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st October 2019, 13:26
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By mwhogue
Dave, Have you browsed the "Review of the 8x25...

Dave,

Have you browsed the "Review of the 8x25 Victory Pocket" on the Zeiss forum? There are many posts re accessorizing the Pocket including numerous options for carrying cases. Since the VP is...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 20th October 2019, 21:49
Replies: 327
Views: 32,289
Posted By mwhogue
Lee, As you are "ready for (your) field work...

Lee,

As you are "ready for (your) field work starting on the Isle of Islay with this bino this coming weekend", might we be treated to some reviews of the Isle's malts as well as the optics?

Mike
Forum: Kowa Sunday 20th October 2019, 21:35
Replies: 327
Views: 32,289
Posted By mwhogue
Dd and Dennis, I do agree with Dennis, you can...

Dd and Dennis,

I do agree with Dennis, you can see a difference in the magnification between 6.5 and 7. That said, while I'm not technically savvy enough to explain this, the image magnification of...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 20th October 2019, 16:57
Replies: 327
Views: 32,289
Posted By mwhogue
The 6.5 version arrived Friday and I took it to...

The 6.5 version arrived Friday and I took it to the beach yesterday for extended use in a variety of lighting conditions.I agree with all the positive comments in various posts above -not much to add...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th October 2019, 00:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By mwhogue
Dale, The numerous 4 and 5 star reviews of the...

Dale,

The numerous 4 and 5 star reviews of the Terra are undoubtedly warranted, again considering the price and I really appreciate my Terras. But in your post #20 you mention you did not see a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th October 2019, 21:02
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By mwhogue
Dennis, Not to argue with you, nor repeat...

Dennis,

Not to argue with you, nor repeat myself, but:

The 8x25 VP works perfectly for me with or without close fitting glasses including without glasses with eyecups either fully down or fully...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 15th October 2019, 20:25
Replies: 342
Views: 48,983
Posted By mwhogue
MBB, The Vortex compact rainguard is another...

MBB,

The Vortex compact rainguard is another option that works well with or without slight modification but does not allow the bin to be folded any more completely than the Opticron and the Opticron...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th October 2019, 19:58
Replies: 50
Views: 4,357
Posted By mwhogue
Bruno, Comparing the Anniversary 7x with the...

Bruno,

Comparing the Anniversary 7x with the recent model 6x again today, I am even more inclined to recommend the 6. The significantly wider FOV and brighter image more than compensate for the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th October 2019, 17:26
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By mwhogue
I own, and regularly use/compare all four...

I own, and regularly use/compare all four pockets discussed above. All work well for me with close fitting sunglasses - 100% FOV - and without glasses with eyecups either fully up or down depending...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th October 2019, 21:54
Replies: 50
Views: 4,357
Posted By mwhogue
Bruno, See my post #39 above and quoting Super...

Bruno,

See my post #39 above and quoting Super Dave on why we both prefer the 6 over the 7. For me it comes down to the brighter slightly steadier view and wider FOV, but if mag is more important to...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th October 2019, 15:47
Replies: 50
Views: 4,357
Posted By mwhogue
Yes both are metal, identical in size and weight...

Yes both are metal, identical in size and weight and feel very solid/heavy for the tiny size. They are both a little jittery in terms of image for me but the weight helps to steady them some. I don't...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 14th October 2019, 05:25
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By mwhogue
Snett, Given your "...80/20 use pattern... For...

Snett,

Given your "...80/20 use pattern... For primarily coastal habitats..." I second Dennis' recommendation for a Nikon EDG II in some configuration. I do a lot of glassing at the beach, using...
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th October 2019, 03:51
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By mwhogue
I second that emotion. But Rule Number 1 remains...

I second that emotion.

But Rule Number 1 remains Rule Number 1.

Rule Number 1:

Anytime you are not using binoculars you are wasting time.

Mike
Forum: Nikon Monday 23rd September 2019, 17:15
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By mwhogue
Tom, Thanks for the clarification. I understand...

Tom,

Thanks for the clarification. I understand and agree.

Mike
Forum: Nikon Friday 20th September 2019, 13:55
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By mwhogue
Gwen, I own EDG in 7x42 and 10x32. IMO and...

Gwen,

I own EDG in 7x42 and 10x32. IMO and preference both are all around best in those two formats compared to the other alphas. I do not know when or if manufacture has been discontinued but...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 19th September 2019, 19:30
Replies: 63
Views: 3,713
Posted By mwhogue
Yes thank you that is the review to which I was...

Yes thank you that is the review to which I was referring. Again, For What It's Worth.

Mike
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 19th September 2019, 13:21
Replies: 63
Views: 3,713
Posted By mwhogue
Wish I was adept enough to post a link for...

Wish I was adept enough to post a link for convenience but if you Google "Optics Trade Reviews Zeiss Victory FL 8x32 T" you will hopefully find it. I hope it's just old rumor or sales talk as paddy7...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 19th September 2019, 12:56
Replies: 63
Views: 3,713
Posted By mwhogue
This may be inaccurate and/or "old news" but...

This may be inaccurate and/or "old news" but yesterday I saw a very recent online review posted by a German optics retailer stating that the FL 32 series was "soon" to be discontinued and replaced...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th September 2019, 21:53
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By mwhogue
Dan, You Sir are a good friend indeed! I...

Dan,

You Sir are a good friend indeed!

I haven't tried them but the Sightron SII Blue Sky 8x32 bins are available in the States for @ $200 and seem highly regarded here on BF for the price. The...
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