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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th July 2018, 08:13
Replies: 113
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Posted By fazalmajid
Consider also the Meopta Meostar B1.

Consider also the Meopta Meostar B1.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 18th July 2018, 04:06
Replies: 93
Views: 8,918
Posted By fazalmajid
Eye placement is the key to what makes the 8x25...

Eye placement is the key to what makes the 8x25 Victory Pocket so special, at least for those of us wearing glasses. Most compacts are extremely finicky, this one is as easy to use as a 8x42. That...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 13th July 2018, 04:33
Replies: 74
Views: 5,443
Posted By fazalmajid
Easy, the EL SV 8.5x42, and that is in fact the...

Easy, the EL SV 8.5x42, and that is in fact the only Swarovski I have.

Second choice would be the 8x30 CL B new model
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th July 2018, 04:30
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
Pocket everyday-carry binoculars (mine are now...

Pocket everyday-carry binoculars (mine are now the Zeiss 8x25, for others those might be the Leica Ultravid 8x20 or even a monocular)

Stabilized binoculars

Large aperture astronomy binoculars...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th July 2018, 01:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,206
Posted By fazalmajid
You forgot to mention rolling ball. I don't...

You forgot to mention rolling ball. I don't experience it with my EL SV 8.5x42, but some do, and find it deeply objectionable.

I would add haptics. I much prefer leather to rubber armoring, although...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 05:54
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By fazalmajid
Alas I am flying into London on the 19th, too...

Alas I am flying into London on the 19th, too late to make it to Oakham. Perhaps next year.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th July 2018, 08:23
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
It’s deliberately under-corrected for flatness of...

It’s deliberately under-corrected for flatness of field to reduce rolling ball. There’s a very interesting interview by Troubador on the genesis of the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 19:34
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
Yes, I'm kicking myself for not jumping at the...

Yes, I'm kicking myself for not jumping at the 10x42 SF 1st gen when it was selling for $1,300.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 19:31
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By fazalmajid
Sure, but if the actual FOV is the same, as is...

Sure, but if the actual FOV is the same, as is the magnification, so should the AFOV.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 02:38
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By fazalmajid
I didn't notice an appreciable difference in FOV,...

I didn't notice an appreciable difference in FOV, and the Zeiss seemed to have better flatness of field.

The specs also show minimal difference in AFOV (131.2m @ 1km for the Zeiss, 131.5m @ 1km for...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 02:30
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
The logical comparison would be the Swarovski EL...

The logical comparison would be the Swarovski EL Swarovision 8.5x42, the binocular the Zeiss SF was specifically designed to compete with, or the Nikon EDG 8x42.

From all reports the EL SV is...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 02:24
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
Selfridges has a more than decent selection of...

Selfridges has a more than decent selection of premium binoculars (Zeiss, Swarovski, Nikon EDG, Leica) under a single roof. There are no good high-end sports optics stores in San Francisco any more...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th June 2018, 22:37
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
All sound choices. Keep in mind binoculars should...

All sound choices. Keep in mind binoculars should last decades, and whether you will be able to have them serviced locally.

For the Swarovski 8x30 CL B, make sure it is the new and much improved "B"...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th June 2018, 08:37
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
$659 with free shipping and a free harness. You...

$659 with free shipping and a free harness. You can check the Binocular Bargains thread on this forum for announcements.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 07:38
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By fazalmajid
Canon seems to be having sales on the 8x25 IS...

Canon seems to be having sales on the 8x25 IS stabilized binoculars, I recently saw them for $160. Not sure if they have equivalent closeouts in the UK. They'd be somewhat heavy for a 8x25, but the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 07:36
Replies: 63
Views: 4,404
Posted By fazalmajid
I can confirm they are an outstanding pair of...

I can confirm they are an outstanding pair of binoculars. Very compact, if not quite pocketable like a Leica 8x20, and almost as good as the Leica 8x32 Ultravid HD for a fraction of the weight and...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 21st June 2018, 22:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By fazalmajid
Interesting, there are some psychological studies...

Interesting, there are some psychological studies that suggest the act of taking a photograph sometimes detracts from the actual...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 21st June 2018, 22:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By fazalmajid
I don't know if this is a trend, but I use either...

I don't know if this is a trend, but I use either a lightweight Canon Rebel SL2 with a 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (2x-8x equivalent) or a heavier Fuji X-T2 with 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 LM OIS XF lens,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st June 2018, 22:32
Replies: 42
Views: 2,510
Posted By fazalmajid
Great news! Their scopes are even better than...

Great news! Their scopes are even better than their binoculars.

Did the moderators move all Meopta-related posts from the general Scopes forum into the newly created one? If so, thanks, that must...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th June 2018, 20:32
Replies: 42
Views: 2,510
Posted By fazalmajid
As far as manufacturers go, I'd say Swarovski....

As far as manufacturers go, I'd say Swarovski. They only sell high-end models so they don't have compromised ones like the made-in-China Zeiss Terra or the Nikon Aculons, and their service is...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 9th June 2018, 07:25
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By fazalmajid
I use the thin shoelace-style strap from my old...

I use the thin shoelace-style strap from my old Leica Trinovid 8x20, it works perfectly. It's got tiny but surprisingly robust YKK LB-LS nylon quick-release connectors.

Pro tip: use a bent paper...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 4th June 2018, 07:44
Replies: 3,605
Views: 1,204,702
Posted By fazalmajid
B&H Photo has the Canon 8x25 IS for $269, today...

B&H Photo has the Canon 8x25 IS for $269, today only.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 05:50
Replies: 38
Views: 2,137
Posted By fazalmajid
I tried the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 and the...

I tried the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 and the Swarovski 8x30 CL B side-by-side, admittedly in less than ideal conditions, and the Swarovski didn’t blow me away compared to the Zeiss. I’d go for the...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 25th May 2018, 06:30
Replies: 93
Views: 8,918
Posted By fazalmajid
Iíve already sold off my UV HD 8x32 and stopped...

Iíve already sold off my UV HD 8x32 and stopped using my UV 8x20 since I got these. The Swarovski field bag for pocket binoculars is a near perfect fit for these, but I just keep them in my jacket...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 05:44
Replies: 35
Views: 6,398
Posted By fazalmajid
Carbon fiber has the same cachet as titanium or...

Carbon fiber has the same cachet as titanium or magnesium, so it would be acceptable to alpha buyers.

To quote Troubadorís interview of Zeissí Gerold Dobler...
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