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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th May 2019, 11:03
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Me too. I may have avoided a few past purchases...

Me too. I may have avoided a few past purchases if we had this
type of info available for most binoculars.
Forum: Leica Friday 3rd May 2019, 23:26
Replies: 102
Views: 7,454
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Hi Edmund, The big 6mm exit pupil helps to get...

Hi Edmund,

The big 6mm exit pupil helps to get the bino aligned to your eyes very easily and quickly when needed.
Also, the wide true field of view helps following birds in flight.

The 7x42...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th April 2019, 00:04
Replies: 61
Views: 3,764
Posted By Gilmore Girl
The FL's are great binos. I tried the 8x32 EL SV...

The FL's are great binos.

I tried the 8x32 EL SV a couple years ago for a few hours at a park and didn't notice rolling ball, but I hope it doesn't present itself over time if I ever buy one.
its a...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th April 2019, 15:21
Replies: 61
Views: 3,764
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Hi Edmund (post 12), When I decided to go with...

Hi Edmund (post 12),

When I decided to go with 7x42 it didn't have anything to do with needing a brighter binocular. For me, it was about comfort with eyeglasses. I was finding the smaller exit...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th April 2019, 11:00
Replies: 76
Views: 4,187
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Dennis (post 50), I believe it's the 10x32 FL...

Dennis (post 50),

I believe it's the 10x32 FL that's alleged to have the field flatteners and not the 8x32.
That's what Lee mentioned he heard and he is trying to get a final answer on this through...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th April 2019, 10:41
Replies: 61
Views: 3,764
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I agree with Torview (post 7); 42mm seems more...

I agree with Torview (post 7); 42mm seems more dynamic and I think it's a nice useful combo to have a
42mm and 30/32mm on hand.

If I never needed to wear glasses I would most likely have a 8x32...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st April 2019, 10:45
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I've used 8x binos for many years and now use...

I've used 8x binos for many years and now use 7x42 as my main binocular for the last 3+ years.
I have just 2 binos now: 7x42 Ultravid Plus and Swaro CL 8x30 (old version)

The main features I enjoy...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th April 2019, 10:44
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I think I know what you mean when you say it's...

I think I know what you mean when you say it's just too sharp.

I had this with my very first pair of eyeglasses and it was so bothersome I decided I didn't need glasses for a few years (weak...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th April 2019, 10:24
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Gilmore Girl
CJ, Take a look into Trivex lenses for impact...

CJ,

Take a look into Trivex lenses for impact resistance. It should be sharper (higher abbe) and exhibit
less CA than polycarbonate.
It's a little thicker but supposedly even lighter than poly....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th April 2019, 15:46
Replies: 61
Views: 3,247
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Several weeks ago I was chatting with a...

Several weeks ago I was chatting with a photographer at an overlook and was pointing out some birds for him to photograph. He didn't have a binocular with him and said he should get a decent one for...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 22:02
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I vaguely remember reading (or my doctor telling...

I vaguely remember reading (or my doctor telling me) that, for weak/lower prescriptions, most people won't notice any difference between the different lens types. For higher prescriptions, people...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 21:39
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Another thing I like about the poly lenses is...

Another thing I like about the poly lenses is their natural protection against UV rays. When I was researching which to get in the beginning years back I decided to go with shatterproof, light...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 1st April 2019, 18:14
Replies: 62
Views: 5,196
Posted By Gilmore Girl
The original CL 8x30 did show some CA when I...

The original CL 8x30 did show some CA when I tested for it in the beginning. I noticed it right in the central view too. But, it seemed minimal/subtle and is not an issue for me. I haven't noticed...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 31st March 2019, 16:55
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I've only had the polycarbonate lenses and can't...

I've only had the polycarbonate lenses and can't comment on glass.
I like the durability and lightness of the poly. I've never had a bad or noticeable
scratch on any glasses I've owned. I'm a bit...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th March 2019, 20:21
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Improve your bino with new eyeglass frames

Recently I switched eyeglass frames (new prescription) from plastic to thin titanium frames. The new frames are more expensive, but they're supposed to be indestructible. They don't bend out of...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 26th March 2019, 16:36
Replies: 102
Views: 7,454
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I have very nice smooth focus on my HD+ and had...

I have very nice smooth focus on my HD+ and had similar smooth focus action with the 2012 Trinovid I used to own. I haven't had any changes in the 3+ years yet with the HD+ focus thankfully; still...
Forum: Outdoor Clothing Sunday 24th March 2019, 19:50
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Beretta vest for birding

Just want to comment on a wonderful vest I recently purchased and used for the first time today. Years ago I had a Royal Robbins vest I used for a while, but it was a bit much for me with a ton of...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th February 2019, 17:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks TX. I did an intentional comparison...

Thanks TX. I did an intentional comparison review once in the past and found it to be too much work. I'm too lazy for all that :cat:
With this one I just happened to notice the different color...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th February 2019, 10:42
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Hi Joachim (#18) Yes, "tint" is too strong a...

Hi Joachim (#18)

Yes, "tint" is too strong a word. Even "color cast" sound a bit much.
The "yellow tint" seen in some bins is really more like a cream making whites very slightly
off white and not...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th February 2019, 10:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gilmore Girl
PH (post 14), Yes, whites look strikingly bright...

PH (post 14),
Yes, whites look strikingly bright white with CL and the first thing I noticed about the colors.
The lighter tones are bright and real pretty. Agree, it has a natural color...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th February 2019, 10:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Thanks CJ (post 13) I owned the Nikon SE 8x32...

Thanks CJ (post 13)
I owned the Nikon SE 8x32 porro some years back. That was 'crystal' clear and
truly razor sharp. Seemed it had natural and neutral color presentation.
I still really like smaller...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 24th February 2019, 21:28
Replies: 114
Views: 9,862
Posted By Gilmore Girl
None of that sounds like it will blow SF out....

None of that sounds like it will blow SF out.
Only thing intriguing here to me is lighter weight.

I doubt only new coatings will make the bino brighter enough for
the eye to detect. They'd have to...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th February 2019, 20:33
Replies: 70
Views: 2,874
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Good one :-O

Good one :-O
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th February 2019, 20:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gilmore Girl
I remember the Jenoptem 8x30 having a more...

I remember the Jenoptem 8x30 having a more obvious cream colored tint, but I still enjoyed it very much. Having to wear glasses really ruined binocular choices for me. I can't do contacts...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th February 2019, 20:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gilmore Girl
Yes none of it bothers me either. I just see them...

Yes none of it bothers me either. I just see them as distinct from one another offering different views and each have their positives.
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