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    Sparrow like bird, San Jose CA

    Can anyone help ID this? The head looks like a sparrow but the pattern on the back is unusual. I didn't get a photo from the front but it had a lot of yellow.
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    Passion 8x56?

    Has anyone tried the Passion 8x56? The price is reasonable, $749, FOV is decent-389', they use an AK prism and claim 92% transmission. The weight of 40.9oz is pretty good for an 8x56 also. One concern is that they use high transmission glass instead of ED which GPO uses in higher end models...
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    Time for a second set, what to get?

    I'm using the Vortex Diamondback 8x42 now and am doing some research on a second pair of binoculars. I see a couple possible directions. 1. More magnification, perhaps a 10x42. 2. Smaller size and lower weight. Likely an 8x32 3. Higher performance. I tried the 8x30 Monarch 7 and Opticron...
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