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    A KamaTech flub, a Tract Toric Schott HT review, and my 10x42 quest...

    Thanks for the kind words, although Shamu would like to note that you are clearly a bird watcher and not a marine biologist :D I don’t mind the heavier binoculars for limited use, but often my local birdwatching involves long walks/hikes where I am mostly using my ears and experience to...
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    A KamaTech flub, a Tract Toric Schott HT review, and my 10x42 quest...

    No doubt, that’s why I specifically noted that I’m not 100% sure my preference for the Leicas being slightly better optically wasn’t just bias induced self delusion. It’s not just “around here”, it’s human nature. Expectation bias / placebo effect are very powerful cognitive phenomena. I...
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    A KamaTech flub, a Tract Toric Schott HT review, and my 10x42 quest...

    Final wrap-up, here are some 1-10 scores of the models I own/owned, with the 8x32 UVHD and 9x32 Pentax (Sightron clone) thrown in as benchmarks at opposite ends of the spectrum (note that I haven't looked through the Minox HG in a few weeks, and never compared them to the Trinovid head to head...
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    A KamaTech flub, a Tract Toric Schott HT review, and my 10x42 quest...

    Chapter 4: The Final Showdown, Leica Trinovid 10x42 (2012-15 edition) vs Tract Toric UHD 10x42 (Schott HT edition) So after the KamaTech repair saga, I was please to find that the replacement Jon L sent was a brand new Schott HT version of the Tract Toric UHD 10x42. Thankfully, the focus on...
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    A KamaTech flub, a Tract Toric Schott HT review, and my 10x42 quest...

    Brief Preamble I was an active participant here many years ago, but I took a 5+ year break from the binocular merry-go-round (and this forum, to remove temptation!) after having kids + buying a house and the resultant lack of disposable funds. I sold off everything except a single pair of...
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