Thanks for that. Yes I was looking at the 8 x 25s ,Swaro and Zeiss and also the New SF 8x 32 but the compact size of the Ultravid and its build quality which looked similar to the Noctivid impressed me.
Having a look at the smallest and best 8 x 32s for travel . This one seems to be the smallest but ER just 13 mm?? I view with glasses. Not many reviews out there . Anyone with first hand experience??
I have the Zeiss 20 x 60 purchased new last year. In fact it was made only after I placed the order as the dealer did not have it in stock. In enquired with Zeiss about the construction. It's lower half has a strong aluminium base and the upper half is
some special plastic . Yes it...
I have both the, Zeiss SF and the Leica Noctivid 8 x 42s. The Leica is compact the finish solid and ofcourse the very sharp optics. The Zeiss weighs almost the same, but feels much lighter brighter and sharper with a great FOV..i love it....but the build/finish looks a bit cheaper but iam...
This is Crazy Perfect!!!Its super portable !! Saw the table tripods so many times but missed this completely .I like your set up as it can use the SLC 56 to its full potential ---carry almost anywhere!!!Cheers
Nice report. Reminds me of the trips i made to Nanaj Sanctuary in Maharashtra to see the Great Indian Bustard. The last was in 2002. We did have good sightings then. I wonder what it will look like now ?
Very true....The Kowa package is cute...compact..solid value for money and has a one very special advantage over the Swaro ..it allows 1.25 astro eyepeices ..a very compact 1.6x extender.....no wonder its still going so strong even after a decade.
With both having exceptional optics and mechanics ....for me Swaro is the better choice as its more versatile due to its modular nature ...say a BTX or the 85 objective at a later date .Cloudynights and Binomania both cover it very well (:
i am new to the forum and excited to be a part of the Birding community.
i have decided to go for the Noctivid 8x42. Binostore seems to have very good prices compared to many other dealers. Even if i import its a few hundred cheaper than local prices. Has anyone here experience with...