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  1. J

    Zeiss SF 8X32 after 8 weeks of use...

    I received my Zeiss SF 10x32 a few weeks ago and I have been birding a lot with them. Previously, I used Zeiss FL 8x32 and Swarovski FP 8x32. I wanted a bit more 'reach' with a 10x but disliked using 10x42s due to size and weight. I was a bit leery about the 10x32 format, but I have really...
  2. J

    Where are all the 8x32 SF reviews? After all the speculation...

    I received my SF 10x32 last week, and have been birding with them nearly everyday. Prior to these, I used Victory FL 8x32 and Swarovski FP 8x32. I wanted a bit more 'reach' but did not like the size and weight of 10x42s. So far, I'm enjoying the SF and haven't found any problems with them.
  3. J

    10x32 viable alternative to 10x42?

    I just got my Zeiss Victory SF 10x32. Prior to this model, I used Victory FL 8x32 and Swarovski FP 8x32 a lot and enjoyed them very much. I wanted a bit more 'reach' but did not like the size or weight of 10x42s. The SF is terrific. Yes - they have those aspects of 10x32: a bit finicky with...
  4. J

    SF 32, First Impressions

    Lee - I think you said that you wear glasses. So the 10x32 worked well with glasses? I have an EL 8x32 but I’m thinking about getting a 10x32. I don’t care too much for the size/weight of 10x42s.
  5. J

    SF 32, First Impressions

    Lee - sounds like you were very impressed. I have been toying with the idea of getting a 10x32 primarily because I like the small size - that's the reason I didn't purchase a SF x42. I was leaning towards the Swarovski EL 10x32 but I think I'll wait and check out the new SF 10x32.
  6. J

    SF 32, First Impressions

    Hi Lee, What magnification did you test drive? Jeff
  7. J

    Tripod/head combo for Swaro ATS 65

    AS is stamped on my ATX85 foot but not on the ATX65 foot. Thanks for your help.
  8. J

    Tripod/head combo for Swaro ATS 65

    These posts are very informative for me as I keep learning about tripods and heads. My ATX65 (purchased in 2017) fits the Manfrotto 128RC (first pic) and Swarovski DH101 (second pic) directly without plates. Would they then fit a Gitzo GHF2W without a plate?
  9. J

    Gitzo head question

    Oops I meant - they fit withOUT plates.
  10. J

    Gitzo head question

    Thanks for the information. I greatly appreciate. Just to be clear, however, my ATX65 (purchased in 2017) fits the 128RC (first pic) and DH101 (second pic) directly with plates.
  11. J

    Tripod/head combo for Swaro ATS 65

    Does the foot of an ATX fit directly into a GHF2W or GH1720QR or must you use a plate?
  12. J

    Gitzo head question

    Would the feet of the ATX65 or APO-televid 65 fit directly into a Gitzo GHF2W or GH1720GR without using a plate? Both fit directly into the Manfrotto 128RC and Swarovski DH101. Thanks
  13. J

    First impressions of a few 10x alphas

    Check out that link under the Zeiss thread x32 SF. That SF 10x32 looks very interesting - a bit longer than the EL 10x32 (and a few other differences) but that FOV is great.
  14. J

    First impressions of a few 10x alphas

    WimDel & others - Do you wear eyeglasses? I do, and should have acknowledged this issue when I asked about eye placement.
  15. J

    First impressions of a few 10x alphas

    Great insights - thx for posting. I'll be interested in eye placement ease on the EL 10x32. I've been toying with the idea of purchasing the SF 10x42 or EL 10x32 to complement my EL 8x32 and FL 8x32. I cannot use the Swaro CL 8x30 or 10x30 since I get a tunnel vision view on both and eye...
  16. J

    Supercompact superzoom

    Following up on this same thread: If I had to select one of the following, which one would be best for travel and bird photography? Nikon P900 (or the new P950) Kodak Pixpro AZ652 Canon Powershot SX70 HS Panasonic Lumix FZ80
  17. J

    SF's size

    Thanks everyone for your responses. I greatly appreciate your insights:)
  18. J

    SF's size

    For those people using or have tried the Victory SF in either 8x42 or 10x42 format, I'm curious as to what you thought about its size particularly length. Has the size of it bothered anyone? I haven't had a chance to hold one, but it looks very large in the pics that I have seen.
  19. J

    Opinions sought

    Hi Henning, Ok - now I'm curious. What problem(s) or bad experience(s) did your girlfriend have with the Leica?
  20. J

    Audubon ranking of scopes

    Just saw this review of scopes posted: http://www.audubon.org/news/how-we-ranked-em-0 I thought perhaps some people would enjoy seeing it. Who agrees and who disagrees?
  21. J

    Swaro 25-50x WA in Vortex scope

    Just wondering - What was your impression about using the Swarovski eyepiece in the 65 vortex scope body? Did you like it much better or wasn't there much of an improvement between it and the vortex eyepiece? Thx.
  22. J

    Vortex razor HD x65 VS Kowa TSN663M Prominar

    I have a pair of 8x32 Zeiss Victory binos, and so this scope would be used primarily over lakes and wetlands. It would be used much less in tropical forests or for hawk watching. I also travel and would be interested in taking it with me. I had a Nikon 50mm scope once, but did not like it...
  23. J

    Vortex razor HD x65 VS Kowa TSN663M Prominar

    Has anyone compared these two scopes: Vortex razor HD 16-48x65 VS Kowa TSN663M Prominar XD 20-60x66? If so, I would be interested in your thoughts. They both have positives (warranty for razor) and negatives (narrower FOV for Kowa). BTW - I wear eyeglasses and so I am also interested in eye...
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