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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd December 2019, 13:17
Replies: 36
Views: 1,963
Posted By jremmons
I've been using a 8x42 Conquest HD for a bit now,...

I've been using a 8x42 Conquest HD for a bit now, as kind of a jack of all trades binocular. It has a weaker FoV than the best and doesn't control CA amazingly well, but is an overall solid binocular...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 24th November 2019, 13:50
Replies: 84
Views: 8,257
Posted By jremmons
Thanks for the review, Lee. I've been using the...

Thanks for the review, Lee. I've been using the 6.5x as my work binocular for close to a couple of months now and it has definitely proved its merits.
I do notice some flare/glare, which is common...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 29th October 2019, 16:08
Replies: 26
Views: 4,188
Posted By jremmons
So far, overall build quality is very nearly...

So far, overall build quality is very nearly similar to the Kowa Genesis series, in my opinion. The diopter is simple, but stays put and simple isn't always bad.

The only optical quality that I find...
Forum: Kowa Monday 28th October 2019, 15:08
Replies: 26
Views: 4,188
Posted By jremmons
I received the 6.5x32 Thursday evening. I have...

I received the 6.5x32 Thursday evening. I have used it just a little bit, but am rather impressed when comparing it to what I have on hand (7x36 Zen Ray ED2, Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25, Zeiss Conquest...
Forum: Kowa Friday 18th October 2019, 17:50
Replies: 340
Views: 44,132
Posted By jremmons
Thanks Lee, for the insights in addition to...

Thanks Lee, for the insights in addition to Dennis' and Andy's comments. I will soon be ordering a 6.5x32, mostly out of curiousity, but I have a feeling it will be a handy work truck pair, given its...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 10th October 2019, 13:52
Replies: 340
Views: 44,132
Posted By jremmons
Thanks for the quick and concise review,...

Thanks for the quick and concise review, Andy.
With regards to the out of focus edges, can they be refocused or is the lack of focus more due to astigmatism? I've found with a lot of 8x32s, including...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Tuesday 1st October 2019, 13:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By jremmons
I'm always interested in the comments from...

I'm always interested in the comments from manufacturers that seem very timid/reserved when discussing changes over the course of production in a model (re: improved brightness/color reproduction in...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 15th September 2019, 03:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By jremmons
I've used the 8x25 VP as a main binocular in all...

I've used the 8x25 VP as a main binocular in all birding scenarios - leisure/recreation, incidental when hiking, and field surveys for work, and have never found it wanting. Pairing it with a good...
Forum: Nikon Friday 13th September 2019, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By jremmons
I believe Nikon has on several occasions changed...

I believe Nikon has on several occasions changed their warranty; I imagine after any serious backlash, they may change this again.
Forum: Kowa Saturday 7th September 2019, 21:31
Replies: 340
Views: 44,132
Posted By jremmons
It is hard to say, but the exterior looks quite a...

It is hard to say, but the exterior looks quite a bit more "upscale" to me, so that plus the wide angle viewing would be a fair improvement especially considering the lack of increase in price...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 1st September 2019, 17:11
Replies: 352
Views: 54,594
Posted By jremmons
Well, considering that eye placement was easier...

Well, considering that eye placement was easier for me with these than any of the multitude of 8x32s I've owned (notable models being the 8x32 Swarovision, 8x32 Zeiss Victory T*FL, and 8x32 Meopta...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 1st September 2019, 15:01
Replies: 352
Views: 54,594
Posted By jremmons
On these points, I completely agree. I have used...

On these points, I completely agree.
I have used it for all varieties of birding, including deep woods point counts, grassland point counts, waterfowl surveys, to birding excursions, to just casual...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 22nd August 2019, 23:17
Replies: 340
Views: 44,132
Posted By jremmons
Thanks Beth, I was actually just above to email...

Thanks Beth, I was actually just above to email them, but checked this thread first.
That's too bad about the MiC tag, but as long as they honour their warranties I'm not too concerned.

Thanks...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 18th August 2019, 12:49
Replies: 340
Views: 44,132
Posted By jremmons
Does anyone know if these will have a Made in...

Does anyone know if these will have a Made in Japan or Made in China designation? Not that it necessarily matters, but that is something I've yet to see mentioned.

Justin
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th August 2019, 18:18
Replies: 76
Views: 6,763
Posted By jremmons
10* field of view on that new Kowa 6.5x32 is...

10* field of view on that new Kowa 6.5x32 is amazing to say the least... The others are impressive as well. Not that I much care, but I do wonder if they are of Chinese or Japanese origin.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 13th August 2019, 21:44
Replies: 45
Views: 2,029
Posted By jremmons
Oh my this is hilarious, I'll save this quote for...

Oh my this is hilarious, I'll save this quote for later.
The thread and position is nonsense of course, but such is the case with any climate change denial.

And the idea that climate change is...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 15th July 2019, 11:42
Replies: 40
Views: 2,715
Posted By jremmons
I've owned the 8x42 SLC and 7X42 FL at the same...

I've owned the 8x42 SLC and 7X42 FL at the same time before. I think overall I preferred the FL, but it was so close to call...Both are very high quality bins and considering you also have the 8x42...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 30th June 2019, 14:49
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By jremmons
8x30-32s are a great option but FROM MY OWN...

8x30-32s are a great option but FROM MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE they can be difficult to make work for some people. I tend to get more glare, off axis aberrations, and have difficulty with eye...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 25th June 2019, 13:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By jremmons
I've bought and tried quite a few this year as...

I've bought and tried quite a few this year as well, including the 8x25 Victory Pocket and I agree completely that it punches above its weight (and size!) and competes more with the 8x30-8x32s than a...
Forum: Leica Sunday 16th June 2019, 16:03
Replies: 25
Views: 3,025
Posted By jremmons
I have a feeling you would be correct; if the...

I have a feeling you would be correct; if the glass needed replaced for whatever reason (to address the 'speckles'), it would be likely they would only have the newer lenses in stock (just an...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th May 2019, 22:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By jremmons
Oh I certainly realize this - I think I've owned...

Oh I certainly realize this - I think I've owned and sold like 15 pairs of binoculars at various price points. The big reason I asked this was that the Maven is not something easily testable outside...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th May 2019, 12:42
Replies: 51
Views: 4,730
Posted By jremmons
I've actually been interested in trying to pick...

I've actually been interested in trying to pick up one of the pre-SV 8.5x with the faster focus. I had a 10x42 with the slower focus and still remember finding it strong optically. The 8x32 SV is...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th May 2019, 00:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By jremmons
Apologies, I meant B1, my phone autocorrected to...

Apologies, I meant B1, my phone autocorrected to B2. This would be a comparison of the 42mm models, I don't believe the B1 has a 32mm.

She mostly wants a 32mm but has been having issues finding one...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th May 2019, 23:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By jremmons
Maven B1 vs Conquest HD

Has anyone, by chance, been able to compare the Maven B1 series with the Conquest HD? My girlfriend is still looking for a pair of good quality binoculars and the Conquest is kind of the ideal base...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 24th May 2019, 20:51
Replies: 352
Views: 54,594
Posted By jremmons
The 8x25 remain the perfect, every day, all day...

The 8x25 remain the perfect, every day, all day binoculars for me. I'm primarily just an identifier and a bird by sound/GISS person, and these are lightweight, unobtrusive, and have incredible...
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