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Forum: Binoculars Today, 14:49
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By jremmons
Birdwatchers maybe don't "have" to contribute...

Birdwatchers maybe don't "have" to contribute monetarily, but good luck with having birds to watch in the future if birders don't start contributing; WSFR monies are drying up and when that happens,...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 01:07
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By jremmons
I think there is still confusion, as that is not...

I think there is still confusion, as that is not the case; federal funding that we receive is derived from WSFR money which is a tax on firearms/boats/etc. and must be put back towards wildlife and...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th March 2019, 22:20
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By jremmons
I'm confused by your statement regarding...

I'm confused by your statement regarding "wildlife management"; in your initial post you seemed to imply that most of the WSFR money was funneled directly towards benefiting hunters, which is not...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th March 2019, 15:48
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By jremmons
As a state wildlife biologist/wildlife area...

As a state wildlife biologist/wildlife area manager, this is objectively untrue; while hunting revenue must be devoted towards tasks benefiting game species directly, the various forms of habitat...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th March 2019, 15:45
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By jremmons
Chuck, Have you tried the 8x25 Victory series? I...

Chuck,
Have you tried the 8x25 Victory series? I would argue that it is in every way superior to the Terra ED and is in fact quite comparable to the 8x32 Conquest HD and, to my eyes, better in some...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 16:01
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By jremmons
Your Most Used Binoculars?

This is is something I was thinking about while having a discussion with another user... my best and favorite binoculars are very/rarely, if ever, my most used. Working as a biologist, I always have...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th March 2019, 12:53
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By jremmons
I certainly didn't see any sparkle, I did think...

I certainly didn't see any sparkle, I did think maybe the + was just a bit more color neutral, but even then only noticed it in side/side comparison against a truly white testing surface. I tried...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th March 2019, 11:44
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By jremmons
If in your first post you are referencing the...

If in your first post you are referencing the issues found in AllBinos' tests, I believe those were explained by old stock being improperly stored?

I've yet to have an issue with my 7x42 UVHD...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd March 2019, 15:47
Replies: 73
Views: 2,184
Posted By jremmons
Tons of woodpeckers, mostly because the river...

Tons of woodpeckers, mostly because the river behind the house flooded about 3.5 yrs ago and has left a lot of nice snags for them...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th February 2019, 13:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By jremmons
If I could afford whatever, the 8.5x42...

If I could afford whatever, the 8.5x42 Swarovision EL, 8x42 Victory SF or HT, 8x42 Swarovski SLC-HD, or 7x42 Ultravid HD+ would be my models of choice. All are great options with different pros and...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 19th February 2019, 17:24
Replies: 55
Views: 3,394
Posted By jremmons
I just picked up the 10x30 IS II, which I know is...

I just picked up the 10x30 IS II, which I know is not quite the same quality as this 10x32, but man are they interesting. Ease of view isn't the best due to the small EP, and Chromatic Aberrations...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 19th February 2019, 17:20
Replies: 114
Views: 7,960
Posted By jremmons
Improved glare control (esp. in the 32mm) would...

Improved glare control (esp. in the 32mm) would be interesting, though I'm not sure if that would negatively effect the ease of eye-placement many people have experienced.
I like AP's suggestion of a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 18th February 2019, 16:35
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By jremmons
Vixen Geoma Scopes

All,
Any opinions on the Vixen Geoma spotting scopes? They seem to be specced well, but limited reviews from what I've seen; however, my deal on a Nikon 82ED fell through, and so I'm searching for...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th February 2019, 23:05
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By jremmons
Sorry, just to clarify my statement of never...

Sorry, just to clarify my statement of never seeing the wow factor/sparkle, I didn't just mean in the Ultravid, but in any top end binocular (I've owned a lot!); I find those to be far too subjective...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th February 2019, 20:36
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By jremmons
Beth, Yeah, I've never known what was meant by...

Beth,
Yeah, I've never known what was meant by "sparkle" or any of that (I also can't say I've ever seen the "wow factor"), I certainly didn't see such a difference (we had the BR/HD/HD+ side by side...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th February 2019, 17:13
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By jremmons
CG: I was lucky to see the 8x (BR/HD/HD+) so I...

CG: I was lucky to see the 8x (BR/HD/HD+) so I had an idea of what I would be getting, but I find 7x always brings with it something slightly different than the 8x of the same model.
TX: I'm sure...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th February 2019, 12:55
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By jremmons
The little Zeiss is a fantastic binocular and one...

The little Zeiss is a fantastic binocular and one that, if you are looking for premium performance in a small form factor (even when compared to some of the other 8x32s), should not be ignored. Do...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th February 2019, 13:55
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By jremmons
Lee: Thanks for your comment. Rob: I actually...

Lee: Thanks for your comment.

Rob: I actually would have been, for the most part, happy with a 7x42 BN; unfortunately, I saw it for sale (I believe the same one you purchased, in fact) after I...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th February 2019, 18:04
Replies: 70
Views: 2,399
Posted By jremmons
Funny, I just did the same. My prescription...

Funny, I just did the same. My prescription changed and I got thinner frames as well. I've often wondered how much the ergonomics and lens qualities effect the view through binoculars. I know my old...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 12th February 2019, 16:10
Replies: 44
Views: 2,619
Posted By jremmons
7x42 Ultravid

To those interested,
I recently bought a New In Box pair of Ultravid HD 7x42. I have, in the past, tested the 8x42 versions of the UV BR/HD/HD+ and also the new Noctivid. I have always found Control...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th February 2019, 15:27
Replies: 70
Views: 2,399
Posted By jremmons
Beth, This thread goes to show just how different...

Beth,
This thread goes to show just how different each person's eyes are when it comes to binoculars. I really like the Ultravid HD 7x42 I bought recently, but have never been a fan of the 8x30 CL...
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th February 2019, 19:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By jremmons
The Leica 7x has always impressed me, and I was...

The Leica 7x has always impressed me, and I was happy to have the opportunity to purchase a NIB Ultravid HD about a month or so back. I actually had seen a pair of 7x42 BN for sale just after I got...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 9th February 2019, 15:19
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jremmons
Thanks for your thoughts, in the field views are...

Thanks for your thoughts, in the field views are always the best way to review in my mind.
It does seem true that it is a heavy scope, nearly as heavy as the ED82. Currently I am keeping an eye on a...
Forum: Nikon Friday 8th February 2019, 16:56
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By jremmons
The ED50 is the only scope I have used...

The ED50 is the only scope I have used consistently... I've gotten rid of most of my others after just a few months. I primarily use it for waterfowl and shorebird surveys at my job.

The portability...
Forum: Nikon Friday 8th February 2019, 16:39
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jremmons
EDG 65 scope?

Does anyone have any experience using the 65EDG? I'm debating getting a scope, something that is more portable than an 80MM but still provides good image quality through a bit higher range (I have an...
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