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  1. Troubador

    Review: Opticron Verano BGA VHD 8x32

    Hi ZD Sorry for the delay in responding. I have double checked the binos to be sure of answering your questions and they are very similar in both field curvature, with soft sharpness at the field edge that can be sharpened with a nudge of the focus wheel and they have a similar-sized sweet spot...
  2. Troubador

    Review: Opticron Verano BGA VHD 8x32

    Thank you Mando, and when you have good things to look at, almost any kind of binos are way better than nothing! On Islay I had with me in addition to the Verano, Zeiss SF8x32, SF10x32 and Conquest HD 8x32 and I thoroughly enjoyed using all of them. This was a bit of a Zeiss-fest and normally as...
  3. Troubador

    Review: Opticron Verano BGA VHD 8x32

    I haven't tried the original Verano. The Verano I reviewed has quite thick rims but I have just tried them out without my spectacles and I found the eyecups very comfortable. Lee
  4. Troubador

    Review: Opticron Verano BGA VHD 8x32

    Thank you Chris it was a pleasure reviewing the Verano despite the weather's attempts to frustrate me. Lee
  5. Troubador

    Review: Opticron Verano BGA VHD 8x32

    Thank you for your kind words Jim. The chunkiness of Verano never imposed itself on my experience of it during use and the focus wheel was easy to use even wearing the heavy gloves or mittens that were mandatory in those chilly winds coming in off the Atlantic. Using the Veranos indoors with...
  6. Troubador

    Review: Opticron Verano BGA VHD 8x32

    I am on the Isle of Islay off the south-west coast of Scotland and have been using Opticron’s new Verano 8x32 intensively during our time here. Today the Atlantic is delivering winds of 45mph (72kph), so it feels like a good time to stay indoors, admire the view and go through my field notes...
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