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Forum: Nikon Today, 00:52
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Posted By dries1
Nikon E Series

I have always liked the porro glass from Nikon as I have the EIIs and SEs, but recently have obtained pristine samples of the E series in 8X30 and 10X35.
Though from the 90s, they provide some great...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 14th August 2018, 17:50
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By dries1
David, Look forward to your findings at the Bird...

David,

Look forward to your findings at the Bird fair.

Peter, after using the FL 8 and 10X56 everything else feels light, so I did not realize that, thanks. Yes the new Forge 15X56 also has AK...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 13th August 2018, 23:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By dries1
Perhaps we could have Brock back and re-enlighten...

Perhaps we could have Brock back and re-enlighten us about the topic of RB.

Andy W.
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 13th August 2018, 21:49
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By dries1
Forge

I have been really enjoying my 10X viewing these days when I can, work has been taking up the majority of time lately.
I have premium 10X glass, Nikon, Zeiss Leica and Swarovski, and by chance I was...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th August 2018, 20:00
Replies: 3,605
Views: 1,203,683
Posted By dries1
I know the seller, I have purchased from him,...

I know the seller, I have purchased from him, very reputable.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th August 2018, 01:51
Replies: 74
Views: 5,426
Posted By dries1
Chuck, Thanks for the clarification. My 8.5X42s...

Chuck,

Thanks for the clarification. My 8.5X42s are in for a service, bought secondhand, pristine optics as everything else except the focus was slower on the right tube, slippage perhaps (minor),...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 9th August 2018, 00:06
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By dries1
Tobias, I bought one last year, black version...

Tobias,

I bought one last year, black version from Japan which I thought provided a brighter view than the earlier gray one I moved, that is about the only difference I noticed.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 8th August 2018, 22:47
Replies: 113
Views: 5,773
Posted By dries1
Hey Patido, we agree to disagree leave it at...

Hey Patido, we agree to disagree leave it at that.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th August 2018, 22:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By dries1
If you are wanting more mag for a cheaper price...

If you are wanting more mag for a cheaper price you could go for the SLC 15X56 if you have the 8.5X42.

Andy W.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th August 2018, 00:30
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By dries1
10X56 vs 10X50 NEU

Has anyone looked through the Swarovski 10x50 SLC NEU and directly compared them to the new SLC 10X56. Or if you currently own a 10X50 NEU or had previous experience with one.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th August 2018, 23:00
Replies: 113
Views: 5,773
Posted By dries1
They will never sell as many of those telescopes...

They will never sell as many of those telescopes with the toy focus wheel, as the FL. I on the other hand I do not buy a glass purely for birding. Additionally I find many glass made today not up to...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th August 2018, 21:01
Replies: 113
Views: 5,773
Posted By dries1
I take it you own a SF then. Andy W.

I take it you own a SF then.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th August 2018, 15:26
Replies: 113
Views: 5,773
Posted By dries1
There are less SF owners than you think, we hear...

There are less SF owners than you think, we hear about experiences here because folks have or had them, most do not buy a binocular for $2600 - 2800 and if they do, there are probably more owners of...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd August 2018, 20:42
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By dries1
I see this option built in a Canon down the road,...

I see this option built in a Canon down the road, just like the image stabilization switch, a recording option will be there.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Friday 3rd August 2018, 14:49
Replies: 145
Views: 7,993
Posted By dries1
Bob, Are they really made in Japan? Andy W.

Bob,

Are they really made in Japan?

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st August 2018, 00:58
Replies: 113
Views: 5,773
Posted By dries1
Lee, Each has their own story, I should not have...

Lee,

Each has their own story, I should not have introduced this in the sub-alpha topic. The optics was not a problem they are very nice, they had to make the glass long to get that wide FOV. It is...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 31st July 2018, 03:45
Replies: 113
Views: 5,773
Posted By dries1
Build quality is my issue, and Jerry I am...

Build quality is my issue, and Jerry I am sticking to it, as I have had both also.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th July 2018, 16:07
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By dries1
I would give Meopta a strong consideration. Andy...

I would give Meopta a strong consideration.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th July 2018, 16:00
Replies: 113
Views: 5,773
Posted By dries1
My question is, when is Zeiss going to make a...

My question is, when is Zeiss going to make a quality premium glass that costs near $3,000 and will be sturdy like the FL.

Andy W.
Forum: Others Sunday 29th July 2018, 19:45
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By dries1
Canip, Very nice glass, thanks for the...

Canip,

Very nice glass, thanks for the descriptions on the Optolyth, I think Deutsche Optik used to sell these. I missed out on a nice 8X56 BT P Dialyt a short time ago because of work. The Dialyt...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 29th July 2018, 18:18
Replies: 145
Views: 7,993
Posted By dries1
The M7 has decent optics, I said the build...

The M7 has decent optics, I said the build quality is sub-par. What I should of said is that the KF Fuji is better built.

Andy W.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 29th July 2018, 16:26
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By dries1
Binastro, It is true about variation in quality...

Binastro,

It is true about variation in quality of premium glass, perhaps more common today than yesteryear like the Nikon SE, I always thought each sample optical/quality wise was the same.

Andy W.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 29th July 2018, 15:52
Replies: 145
Views: 7,993
Posted By dries1
Well the armor on the MHG likely will not fall...

Well the armor on the MHG likely will not fall off or peel, the eyepieces will not fallout, IMHO the M7 is the cheapest build quality Nikon has made with decent optics, the build construction is well...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 29th July 2018, 15:45
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By dries1
What is the three XXX etching that is on the...

What is the three XXX etching that is on the Swaro 8.5X42 also listed on CN, purchased from Cabelas bargain cave, were they a reject?, Why does Cabelas mark up the glass like that?, Blasphemy I say,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 29th July 2018, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By dries1
Dennis, Yes it is a bit wider, but the pic is...

Dennis,

Yes it is a bit wider, but the pic is somewhat misleading (foreground/background), the FL 10X42 looks portly too, but it is not.
I am using the 10X format more these days and the FL 10X42...
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