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Forum: Leica Saturday 31st March 2018, 14:35
Replies: 43
Views: 2,923
Posted By dwever
Thank you. Like loud people in a restaurant you...

Thank you. Like loud people in a restaurant you keep hoping management will gently restrain but never do, threads will occasionally just careen into outer space like this forcing everyone in the...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 28th March 2018, 18:29
Replies: 43
Views: 2,923
Posted By dwever
I'm a consumer. I have both the 8X42 UVHD+ and...

I'm a consumer. I have both the 8X42 UVHD+ and the NVD 8X42, and I do not think the weight difference is enough to matter; it doesn't matter to me in actual use. Back in my LE days, I had a pair of...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 21st March 2018, 17:09
Replies: 29
Views: 3,802
Posted By dwever
Invalid for you. If your time in the field is...

Invalid for you. If your time in the field is generally without stable support due to other gear you're lugging such as a 13 lbs. .338 Laupua, then supported performance is not of much...
Forum: Leica Monday 12th February 2018, 16:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By dwever
Leica’s Response Below = No Worries. PROPS TO...

Leica’s Response Below = No Worries.

PROPS TO LEICA FOR AN OVERNIGHT WEEKEND RESPONSE.
Forum: Leica Sunday 11th February 2018, 18:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By dwever
Sent the following e-mail to Brian at Leica Sport...

Sent the following e-mail to Brian at Leica Sport Optics. If you know the answer, or if I need to send it to a different part of Leica, please ring in. THANKS!

“Brian,

As you can see from the...
Forum: Leica Saturday 27th January 2018, 22:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By dwever
Makes Perfect sense. Thanks! Thanks!

Makes Perfect sense. Thanks!



Thanks!
Forum: Leica Saturday 27th January 2018, 16:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By dwever
Effects of Hard Cold On Noctivid

So I have the NVD 8X42 living in their case in a car-safe in fairly severe cold (NVD’s are visible in the first picture front of parka), -11 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit in Wasilla, Alaska. In Fairbanks...
Forum: Leica Friday 5th January 2018, 15:10
Replies: 251
Views: 47,170
Posted By dwever
Had a chance to use my Noctivids in sub-zero...

Had a chance to use my Noctivids in sub-zero bitter cold, Novokuznetsk, and maybe the hinges stiffened up a little, but the focus wheel functioned as normal.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 4th January 2018, 03:51
Replies: 29
Views: 3,802
Posted By dwever
Finally compared 15X56 and 12X50 Side-By-Side

A month ago I began my search for a higher powered compliment to my Noctivid 8X42's for our place in Wasilla, Alaska.

Today I finally found a Cabella's, pictured below, that had both the Swarovski...
Forum: Leica Sunday 31st December 2017, 20:53
Replies: 56
Views: 4,691
Posted By dwever
Sorry, in the three samples I have used (one 8x42...

Sorry, in the three samples I have used (one 8x42 I own), two 8x42’s and Chill6x6’s 10x42, there are no blackout issues.

I could see how if someone were missing the final click out, or if early...
Forum: Leica Monday 11th December 2017, 02:49
Replies: 42
Views: 3,872
Posted By dwever
With the 7x42 UVHD+ Leica hit a magical sweet...

With the 7x42 UVHD+ Leica hit a magical sweet spot where everything came together exquisitely to the point where that sample's usability, image, and industrial design just about gave the 7x42 a soul....
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th December 2017, 18:11
Replies: 42
Views: 3,872
Posted By dwever
Respectfully, not sure how 4.6 ounces (130Gr)...

Respectfully, not sure how 4.6 ounces (130Gr) makes any real difference; but then for years I was in awe of a pair of 7X50 1200 gr. Zeiss Marines happily used for hours and hours at a time in LE. I...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th December 2017, 00:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By dwever
http://www.greatestbinoculars.com/allpages/reviews...

http://www.greatestbinoculars.com/allpages/reviews/leica/ultravid8x32hdplus/ultravid8x32hdplus.html

Not for me in the UVHD+. 7x42 would be sweet.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 14:49
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By dwever
Yeah, but from the reviews I think it might be a...

Yeah, but from the reviews I think it might be a stretch to say it performs like the Swar. In the reviews, the Swaro's seem to be preferred when compared head-to-head with the Zeiss.

As one...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 17th November 2017, 23:52
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By dwever
Yes, corrected. Thanks

Yes, corrected. Thanks
Forum: Swarovski Friday 17th November 2017, 17:43
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By dwever
January Trip To Alaska Looking At Swarovski 15x56 SLC - Advice Please, T/U!

I am going to Wasilla, Alaska this month and again in January. Very long range viewing is frequent there.

I would like the reach of the Swarovski 15x56 SLC, and may purchase it this week to...
Forum: Leica Thursday 19th October 2017, 20:26
Replies: 251
Views: 47,170
Posted By dwever
Hoping for 7x42's

Hoping for 7x42's
Forum: Leica Monday 16th October 2017, 15:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By dwever
Yeah, I figured the index finger in the first...

Yeah, I figured the index finger in the first picture would get called out. My point would be that for me anyway, none of that even occurred to me until I read a concern on a review. The picture...
Forum: Leica Monday 16th October 2017, 14:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By dwever
Noctivid Focuser Position Criticisms Baffling

Wading in to the weeds this morning: So I keep running in to reviews and users issuing dislike regarding the focuser placement on the NVD.

From March 2017, "I was not attracted by the Leica...
Forum: Leica Sunday 15th October 2017, 17:35
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By dwever
Weight be da#*ed. Bright. Every time. Good luck.

Weight be da#*ed. Bright. Every time. Good luck.
Forum: Leica Friday 13th October 2017, 20:08
Replies: 251
Views: 47,170
Posted By dwever
Fairly recent NVD review by Outdoor Life tops...

Fairly recent NVD review by Outdoor Life tops their list.

Lecia Noctivid 10X42, Nathaniel Welch
This mechanically elegant and supremely bright 10x42 is among the finest hunting optics we’ve ever...
Forum: Leica Friday 13th October 2017, 18:06
Replies: 41
Views: 4,965
Posted By dwever
Wow. Maybe West Texas is still really hot.

Wow. Maybe West Texas is still really hot.
Forum: Leica Thursday 12th October 2017, 21:35
Replies: 41
Views: 4,965
Posted By dwever
Brightness: "The brightness of a binocular is...

Brightness:

"The brightness of a binocular is important to birders, especially if they like to go out owling or want to watch woodcocks displaying at dawn. To check out the brightness of our test...
Forum: Leica Thursday 12th October 2017, 21:23
Replies: 18
Views: 3,441
Posted By dwever
Brightness: "The brightness of a binocular is...

Brightness:

"The brightness of a binocular is important to birders, especially if they like to go out owling or want to watch woodcocks displaying at dawn. To check out the brightness of our test...
Forum: Leica Thursday 12th October 2017, 14:25
Replies: 29
Views: 5,359
Posted By dwever
I too am struggling as the OP now says in Post...

I too am struggling as the OP now says in Post #13 of this thread that his sample, “is sharp at any distance.” Torview points out the general consensus, “surely if this is just the scale...
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