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
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...
no it doesn't.
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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?
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...
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...
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.