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    TEST: Viking ED PRO 10x42 vs. Nikon M7 8x30

    The price of both bins for me were around 300 €. You still can get Viking from some places, althought it's out of production. I have had M7 as my main bin for long time and I got Viking few days ago. I do lot of migration watch in birding (so there is need for more magnification) and autumns...
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    Meopta Meostar S2 30-60W first impressions

    I have been thinking long time of upgrading my Nikon ED50, because in migration watch and in some birdtowers it's undergunned. So I almost bought 80mm Swarovski from ebay auction, thought about buying Monarch scope and also thought biting the bullet and paying 3000€ for the Kowa 883 + tripod and...
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    ED50 vs. Focus Nature Scope 23x70-70

    ED50 with 27xDS = 460 € (from Japan) + 65 € Rangers tripod with ballhead (2kg) Focus Nature Scope (FNS) 23x70-70 = 160 € + 60 € Velbon tripod with videohead (4kg) I have only briefly tested the scopes from my balcony. Optically they are close, when FNS is used in lowest mag. The pic quality of...
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    Hawke Endurance 20x60-85 non-ED vs. Focus Nature 23x70-70

    I have not much experience with scopes. We have had Focus Nature scope for 1,5 years. It was 220 € with decent Velbon tripod, worth of 60 €. We have identified lot of nice birds with it. At 23x magnication it has good pic quality, but when you zoom, the pic gets blurrier and blurrier. So zoom...
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    Nikon M7 8*30 vs. Opticron Discovery 8*32

    First I like to thank this forum for valuable information about binoculars. :t: I bought M7 for me few months ago (based on information from this forum) for 300 euros and I have been happy with it. o:). I had before Focus Nordic 8*42 bins (70 euros) that have only MC coating and 6.8 degree...
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    Hi from Finland!

    Wifey and I have been birding 1,5 years only. We started with shared Biltema bino of 15€ and after few months we bought cheap 70€ binos that we have used until now. At the start of the this year we bought Nikon p900 camera, that was great add to birding experience, both for identification and...
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