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Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Monday 24th September 2018, 02:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By oldfortyfive
I've been dealing with Doug and Cameraland for...

I've been dealing with Doug and Cameraland for around 10 years now. They are a great group to work with.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 9th September 2018, 02:41
Replies: 71
Views: 3,529
Posted By oldfortyfive
Don't forget to try and find a pair of Meopta...

Don't forget to try and find a pair of Meopta 7x42 to try. They are now discontinued, but are outstanding.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 6th September 2018, 00:49
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By oldfortyfive
I have both the 8 & 10x Leica's (older 2000yd...

I have both the 8 & 10x Leica's (older 2000yd models) and have used the Swaros. I find it pretty hard to fault any of them. The trick with the Leica's is getting the eye pieces adjusted correctly as...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 21st August 2018, 18:31
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By oldfortyfive
I've given up trying to keep mine clean......it...

I've given up trying to keep mine clean......it now shows plenty of character and I would still get the sand brown again.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 20th August 2018, 18:25
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By oldfortyfive
I like the looks of sand brown much better even...

I like the looks of sand brown much better even though it does tend to show dirt more. I can't say there is any difference with wear.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th August 2018, 03:10
Replies: 3,631
Views: 1,245,211
Posted By oldfortyfive
https://www.midwayusa.com/s?targetLocation=%2F_%2F...

https://www.midwayusa.com/s?targetLocation=%2F_%2FN-4294957307%2B681%3FNp%3D2%26Nr%3DAND%2528p_visible%253A1%252Ccustomertypeid%253A1%2529%26Nrpp%3D24%26Ns%3Dp_metric_sales_velocity%257C1%26Ntpc%3D1%2...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th August 2018, 02:46
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By oldfortyfive
I'm not enough of an expert to be able to give a...

I'm not enough of an expert to be able to give a good answer.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th August 2018, 21:49
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By oldfortyfive
I have a new pair of the 12x50 Field Pros. They...

I have a new pair of the 12x50 Field Pros. They are very good, but without a tripod you will get tired fast. I usually use them for long range observing. I just had them in Wyoming on the Chief...
Forum: Meopta Monday 6th August 2018, 02:28
Replies: 38
Views: 4,160
Posted By oldfortyfive
Finally got a chance to spend some time with mine...

Finally got a chance to spend some time with mine on a trip through Montana and Wyoming. The first day I was noticing some blackout issues, but they were gone after the first day. Guess I got used to...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 27th July 2018, 18:29
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By oldfortyfive
I have both and find the EL better. Depends some...

I have both and find the EL better. Depends some on your glasses though. Small closer glasses will work better on the CL.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 4th July 2018, 03:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By oldfortyfive
I've not used the Leica Duovids, but do have a...

I've not used the Leica Duovids, but do have a pair of the Leupold 7-12 gold rings. They are great at 7x, but rarely ever bother with the 12x.....just not that great a view. Too limited in brightness...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 24th June 2018, 02:25
Replies: 81
Views: 6,999
Posted By oldfortyfive
Ditto on the SV 8x32.....I find it interesting on...

Ditto on the SV 8x32.....I find it interesting on how many comment on glare with the SV 8x32's. I've been using mine for the last few years in South Dakota in the prairie dogs towns, about the worst...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 21st May 2018, 02:41
Replies: 42
Views: 2,862
Posted By oldfortyfive
I think you will find you really need a couple of...

I think you will find you really need a couple of different options to handle different weather/environmental conditions and activities. Any of the closed in ones work well in dust, cold and rain. I...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By oldfortyfive
Doug and his crew are great to deal with.

Doug and his crew are great to deal with.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th May 2018, 14:31
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By oldfortyfive
I don't buy it either. Only my old Vortex Fury...

I don't buy it either. Only my old Vortex Fury 6.5x30 equals it. No others come close.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 7th May 2018, 18:30
Replies: 78
Views: 5,093
Posted By oldfortyfive
I've got four different adapters including that...

I've got four different adapters including that one and none are any better. Pretty hard to beat the Outdoorsmen's conversion. For the money Swaro really should be building that in.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th April 2018, 20:20
Replies: 40
Views: 2,669
Posted By oldfortyfive
Considering the newer SV 8x32's have 20mm relief...

Considering the newer SV 8x32's have 20mm relief you must have some pretty hefty glasses.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 23rd April 2018, 11:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By oldfortyfive
Actually stamped Carl Zeiss Jena just to add to...

Actually stamped Carl Zeiss Jena just to add to the confusion. After doing a little more digging I believe you are correct, they are Notarem’s.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 23rd April 2018, 02:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By oldfortyfive
Carl Zeiss 10x40B

I picked these up at a show recently. Really wanted them for display more than use. They work surprisingly well given their age, from around 1986. I had them outside today and was quite pleased with...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 28th March 2018, 19:00
Replies: 52
Views: 4,103
Posted By oldfortyfive
Under the right conditions I've gotten glare...

Under the right conditions I've gotten glare issues with every pair of bino's I own. The 32mm EL's are excellent. Don't loose any sleep over it.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 28th March 2018, 16:56
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By oldfortyfive
The ergonomics and eye relief tipped me to favor...

The ergonomics and eye relief tipped me to favor them over others.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 26th February 2018, 02:39
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By oldfortyfive
I've used mine at dawn and dusk and think most...

I've used mine at dawn and dusk and think most assume that with the smaller exit pupil they are only useful on a sunny day. That would be farther from the truth, they work well even in relatively low...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 6th February 2018, 11:28
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By oldfortyfive
Have not noticed it.

Have not noticed it.
Forum: Meopta Saturday 3rd February 2018, 13:36
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By oldfortyfive
I tend to favor the lower powers. They generally...

I tend to favor the lower powers. They generally work better with glasses and you really don’t see that much more until you get to the 12x plus. Plus the wider FOV is a real plus.
Forum: Meopta Saturday 3rd February 2018, 02:46
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By oldfortyfive
7x42 Meostar B1

Just acquired my first Meopta for what is becoming a binocular collection.
Very happy with them. In my basement test of the dark corners they rivaled my Swaros. Only down side to the Meopta's is that...
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