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Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 01:53
Replies: 3,906
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Posted By justabirdwatcher
Now that is some useful info. Thanks Upland. ...

Now that is some useful info. Thanks Upland. You may have just cost me $574 LOL
Forum: Kowa Friday 29th November 2019, 19:34
Replies: 338
Views: 37,117
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I'll be very interested in your impressions of...

I'll be very interested in your impressions of the 10x42. That is a hole in my arsenal right now and the Kowas are a strong candidate to fill it.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th November 2019, 00:51
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Well, at least for now, my eyes are still good...

Well, at least for now, my eyes are still good enough that I can take advantage of premium glass. Give me 5 years and I won't be able to tell you the difference between Swaro SLC's and Bushnell...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th November 2019, 19:56
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Threads like these are proof that we all bring...

Threads like these are proof that we all bring our own lenses to the game!

I'm struggling to find much of anything wrong with my new-to-me, original (not ultra hd) Bushnell Legend 8x32's other...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th November 2019, 19:53
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Nope, no preconceived idea of where they were...

Nope, no preconceived idea of where they were made. I thought they were made in Japan actually. That's what surprised me about the view. But again, that was a 2 minute look through borrowed B3's,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th November 2019, 13:27
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Steve, thanks again for your input. Your...

Steve, thanks again for your input. Your affinity for the Maven is pretty convincing. I have handled one pair of those to date, and was immediately struck by the "made in china" appearance of the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th November 2019, 12:42
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Yes, be grateful! It's an annoying addiction for...

Yes, be grateful! It's an annoying addiction for sure. But I have few vices (left) and if this is one of them, then things could be worse. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th November 2019, 20:29
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
You're reading my mind. I was looking up those...

You're reading my mind. I was looking up those specs earlier today, thinking the same thing. The x42's are only a hair larger and 1.5 oz. heavier than my Bushnell Legend 8x32's, and I don't have a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th November 2019, 14:52
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
If only those M7's were a little better to the...

If only those M7's were a little better to the edge, and a little bigger. And the eyecups didn't quite cover the amount of eye relief for me. I would get blackouts and kidney beans if I brought the...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 26th November 2019, 14:48
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Alexis, I have read the same thing about the...

Alexis, I have read the same thing about the Browning 8x32's.

When I ordered these, I mistakingly thought they were the made-in-Japan version, but as I said, I am still very delighted with their...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 26th November 2019, 14:45
Replies: 63
Views: 2,465
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I think the connections to anti hu*tg are a...

I think the connections to anti hu*tg are a stretch. The rifle scope market is jam-packed and Nikon is spread pretty thin. My guess is that rather than try to compete with all the chinese-made...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th November 2019, 02:42
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
It does make many things feel like they disappear...

It does make many things feel like they disappear in my hands. I have decided that a good, robust midsize binocular (think 8x30 SLC) is about as small as I care to handle anymore. I recently...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th November 2019, 01:36
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Had a pair and sold them. A little too small for...

Had a pair and sold them. A little too small for me and I wasn't that impressed with the brightness.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th November 2019, 01:35
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Alexis, for reference, my "fingerspan" from my...

Alexis, for reference, my "fingerspan" from my thumb to my pinky, when fully extended, is 11" - and that is not a typo.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 23rd November 2019, 23:28
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have a soft spot for Nikons as they always put...

I have a soft spot for Nikons as they always put my eyes at ease for whatever reason. I think I need to start saving my pennies for an EDG II someday.
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Saturday 23rd November 2019, 15:41
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Older Legend 8x32's - shockingly good

I have been a fan of 8x32's most of my life, and have been poking around for a new pair for a while now. I've been happy with my Sightron Blue Sky II's for the past 5 years, but I guess I was just...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 23rd November 2019, 14:32
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By justabirdwatcher
That's probably the holy grail of 8x32's in my...

That's probably the holy grail of 8x32's in my mind. Not sure if I'll ever bring myself to spend that kind of money though.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd November 2019, 23:07
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Interesting. Thanks for that input Steve!

Interesting. Thanks for that input Steve!
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd November 2019, 16:19
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Brightest 8x30/32 Roof?

In your experience, what has been the brightest roof prism 8x30 or 8x32 binocular you've handled?

Assuming excellent image quality, of course.
Forum: Kowa Friday 22nd November 2019, 16:04
Replies: 29
Views: 2,306
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Galazie1 - thank you for articulating what I've...

Galazie1 - thank you for articulating what I've been trying to express about chinese optics for several years now. I have found that what you describe is the NORM and not the exception, with chinese...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th November 2019, 17:28
Replies: 36
Views: 1,578
Posted By justabirdwatcher
The Conquest eyecups do leave something to be...

The Conquest eyecups do leave something to be desired. Not sure why they went that direction, or why they didn't make them extend far enough to cover the amount of eye relief originally. But after...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th November 2019, 14:58
Replies: 36
Views: 1,578
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Agreed on the Conquest HD's. I've owned 2 pair...

Agreed on the Conquest HD's. I've owned 2 pair and they are a no-brainer in the $1K (new) range.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th November 2019, 03:04
Replies: 52
Views: 2,274
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I've owned a pair of the Zeiss 8x25's and they...

I've owned a pair of the Zeiss 8x25's and they are just too small for my extremely large hands. Honest mid-sized 8x32's are about as small as I can deal with honestly.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 19:00
Replies: 36
Views: 1,578
Posted By justabirdwatcher
Best bang for the buck is a clean used pair of...

Best bang for the buck is a clean used pair of Japanese made, phase coated roofs from about 10-15 years ago, bar none. If you know what you're looking for, you can find used binoculars in the...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 19th November 2019, 16:18
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By justabirdwatcher
I have not owned the x50's but I did own the...

I have not owned the x50's but I did own the 10x42's and based on their very small size for a 10x42, I wondered if I wouldn't have been happier with the 10x50's for low light performance. I wouldn't...
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