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    Top Porro Prism Bins?

    I have both the 7x and 10x habicht's in GA. they are amazing. I also have a Steiner Nighthunter 10x50. It is exceptional and has THE BEST eye cups of any bino I've ever used. I'd imagine the Steiner 8x56 Nighthunter/shadow quest available today is also top notch value
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    Thoughts ? on Binocular Colors

    Habicht GA green.
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    This morning I watched a pied currawong feed a juvenile channel billed cuckoo bigger than itself. Habicht 10x40GA
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    Binocular restoration

    what bino?
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    The Fujinon FMTR-SX 10x50 is the Big Aperture Habicht you have been dreaming about!

    I agree. However I don't think we will see that when people line up at the door like a boxing day sale to pay multi-$K for an alpha roof. Why would they make a better product and charge less. Even if the profit margin was the same they would have to sell more volume to make up the difference...
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    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

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    NL Pure 'problems'.

    no it doesn't. 7x42 FOV [email protected] 10x40 FOV [email protected] everyone raves on about the small FOV that the 7x42 has yet the 10x40 is smaller still. do you refer to FOV to magnification ratio or something?
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    NL Pure 'problems'.

    NZBinodude- your going to love the habicht. i'd love to hear your thoughts of it vs the NL.
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    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    hunting was a thing in Europe before birding? i mean the habichts have been around since 1947
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    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    What Dennis said I agree with. They are great for hunting. The stiff focuser is a non issue because beyond 50m I don't need to use it.
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    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    NZbinodude- my 7x42's shows some glare in extreme circumstances but they are very good. Don't think that glare doesn't exist with them because it does. I wouldn't hesitate with the 10x's. They would be ideal for alpine hunting. I plan on getting a 10x myself for that purpose. Hopefully I can...
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    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    I bought a pair a few months ago and I couldn't be happier. the image is spectacularly sharp and bright, are rugged and will outlast you. As mentioned, you could subdue your enemy with them. the depth of field is such that I find myself not using the focuser much beyond 50m. as a hunting bino...
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    NL Pure 'problems'.

    ha ha ha. too true3:-)
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    NL Pure 'problems'.

    Fashion is for ladies and handbags. Those NZ mountains care not for what you gear looks like. ;)
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    NL Pure 'problems'.

    I've come to the same conclusion. I like simple Porro's. For all the advancement in technology in roof design it seems that it still isn't enough to overcome the inherent disadvantages of roof's vs Porro's. Phase correction, less reflections etc. "Nothing is so simple that it can't be...
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    Reverse Porro - Nikon/Vortex/Carson comparisons

    I bought the vanquish 8x26 for my young son to use on outings with me. For the price they are good value. Quite good optics for a compact bino.
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    Want the best 3D effect- 8x56 vs 10x56 slc

    The price divided by the objective diameter x magnification gives you the binoculars WOW factor.
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    Countdown to NL Parity?

    They could if they used Porro prisms. Imagine a modernized Habicht. Mmm, wet dreams. But hey, people fall over each other to spend huge on the latest bling so why would they make something optically as good for half the price?
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    First Impressions 10 and 8 x NL

    Yes I do have an idea how stiff it would be. About as stiff as my Habicht, which is perfect FOR ME. I'm not a birder that has to change focus constantly or quickly. Having a focuser that is stiff enough to stay where I leave it is great.
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    First Impressions 10 and 8 x NL

    I can certainly see the diopter being inadvertently moved if you are taking them in and out of a bino harness, particularly a hunting style one. heck I found that the focus knob on some binos moves with such use. I hate having to refocus all the time after stowing them in a harness.
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    In your opinion, the best looking binoculars are....

    Are the edges blurry on those Bar-noculars?
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    Binoculars for kids

    I bought a vortex vanquish 8x26 reverse Porro for my son. They are well suited for kids IMO
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    Swarovski warranty apply for 2nd hand?

    yes i tried to email them through BF but that has been disabled. i replied to their classifieds ad too. Ad was last active in April.
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    Swarovski warranty apply for 2nd hand?

    Thanks for the info guys. Is there another way to contact members besides PM? I have PM'ed the guy with the binos for sale but haven't heard from them and it's been nearly a week. Just not an active everyday member.