Antes de que podamos responder a su pregunta, ¿para qué uso piensa comprar binoculares? Atentamente.
Before we can answer your question, for which use do you intend to purchase binoculars? Best regards.
that is a tough question.
I love the 50mm Ultravids - 8x, 10x and 12x -, they probably will be among the few that I keep when I some day get rid of my large collection of binoculars.
I find them mechanically AND optically superb, I like the industrial design of the Ultravids more...
i bought from fruugo Switzerland, which is a (probably Chinese) distributor similar to alibaba.
I got confirmation of dispatch from HongKong within a few hours and received the bino within 7 days, so there were no issues with export/transport.
A brief note about price:
In Switzerland, where I bought my 202 10x42 ED a few days ago for CHF 150.00, the bino is no offered by the same merchant for CHF 219.00, a 50% increase. Maybe we ought to stop speaking so positively about this bino … 😉
Sorry to correct you, Neil.
The rating on BINOCULARS TODAY‘s website is based on initial inspection, my own measurements and a few days of usage of the binocular.
What you call „tests“ is for me a detailed and structured review process the results of which are published under the heading...
The answer may actually not be that clear. Both the APM and the Kowa have their pros and cons.
If you are a die-hard porro fan like e.g. forum member Hermann, the APM is a sensible choice and I guess you would not regret it. 9.3 degrees of FOV are nice, central sharpness is very good, edge...
I have two samples of the 6x30 (one for vacation home). In one of them, the diopter setting „zero“ corresponds to the „0“ mark, in the other, it is off the mark by -3.5 dpt.
This and a few other findings indicate that quality control unfortunately is still a bit of an issue at KUO, and that APM...
I posted a comparison with the 8x42 (non HD version) and the Conquest HD some years ago; unfortunately in German, see
But perhaps with Google Translate you might get the gist of it?
In the sales material online and off-line, the Rapid appears to be mainly aimed at the hunting market. Only there, the alleged advantage of rapid target acquisition without having to refocus would really make sense (the advantage doesn‘t exist, as I wrote in my first post, and...
Well, it is what it is. The APM is basically a clone of the Fuji, and it is made in China, the Fuji in Japan.
However, the Fuji is extremely robust and has been known to last forever - we will have to see in ten years whether the same is true for the APM.
The focus in the Pentax 6x21 works actually quite well.
I was also, like some of the others here, surprised not only at the shape, but also the "strange" focus mechanism, until I understood that this allows true one-hand-operation (whereas with other monoculars, such as the Leica Monovid, you -...
Swarovski is to my knowledge the only major manufacturer that lists information about focusing beyond infinity in its specs (they call it „diopter correction at infinity“).
I am currently in the process of updating the information for the binoculars in my collection not only regarding the...
Sorry, but these reviews are driven by the hope that people buy recommended products, not neutral reviews.
See at the bottom of the webpage, where it reads „… As an Amazon Associate Backwoods Pursuit earns from qualifying purchases…“
Caveat emptor! Amazon rewards dozens of companies like...
MINOX 7.5x44 RAPID REVIEWED
Part 1: “Single ocular focusing truly luxurious” – really?
Can the laws of physics be circumvented? The dream of doing it has been around forever, but so far nobody has been successful in fooling the laws of optics.
Of course, companies such as Steiner have been...
As to Abbe-Koenig prisms: good Schmidt-Pechans with dielectric coating like the Maven B.6 now reach 95% transmission. Looking at the numbers for the B.2, which has A-K prisms, there seems no distinct advantage for A-K any more. And I guess the higher mass of the glass in the A-K prism has its...
Micro-comparison Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42 mounted side-by-side with Maven B.6 10x50:
Perceived brightness: in broad daylight just slightly better in the Maven. In twilight, the Maven is clearly ahead of the Conquest
Color fidelity: image in the Conquest is quite neutral, but still slightly...
US company Maven is by now a well-known player in the market for outdoor gear and sports optics such as riflescopes and binoculars. Looking at their website, brochures and marketing material, the target markets seem clearly to be hunting and wildlife observation.
Now, Maven has come out with...