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  1. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    I've had Field Optics Research Winged Eye guards in place and have lifted the rubber eye ring on the stock eye cups with O-rings. on the Traveller for a few days. While the Traveller is prone to some glare, it is not bad. However the FOR wings and O-rings do help, but they do not solve the...
  2. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    It has a similar texture. Definitely rougher than the Traveller.
  3. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Jim, Yes I have the Traveller for comparison. The Verano is better at glare control. For me I think this is due to better eye cup fit. If I had my druthers, I'd like another mm of eye cup extension on the Traveller. EDIT: Sometimes I forget the obvious. I have has the Traveller long...
  4. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    In my opinion, based solely on the image presented, it is the Verano.
  5. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Yes the Verano does indeed catch dust. It gets a little more gray with use. I have no idea at this point if the textured finish, it is kind of like rough out suede leather, will smooth up with use. It is very tactile and would seemingly be pretty hard to drop even with cold, wet hands. It...
  6. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Another thing I might note here. The Verano vs Traveller comparison has come up several times. If one were to hand one each of these to somebody and ask them...before they looked through them, which was the more expensive glass, I'd wager the answer would likely be the Traveller by a fairly...
  7. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Nothing to disagree with there. The Traveller is indeed a nice glass. :)
  8. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    ZD I do think the Verano has thicker armor. However I wonder if it could have larger prisms which might have altered the different eye cup design., I have also come to the conclusion that most 32 mm binoculars suffer from eye cup design compromises (sacrifices) than larger binoculars. Mostly...
  9. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Eitan Here are three pictures. The Verano 32 vs the Traveller 32, the Verano 32 ns the Aurora 42, and the Verano 32 vs the Verano 42.
  10. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Well, the Traveller is a nice binocular. This kind of depends on your personal tastes. If I didn't have both the Traveller and the Maven B3, I'd be tempted to buy these and not send them back. Personally I really like the extra size. I think the 7.5* fov is OK. I'd like to see the field of...
  11. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Ratal, Mostly what Opticron would have to do is put the Aurora armor and eye cups on the Verano. The fov would need some work to play well at the Aurora price point. Today I noticed that after several days of really gloomy gray weather days that were solid wet overcast that the Aurora showed...
  12. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Beth I could well be there is shared DNA between the Leupold and Verano. Both Japanese and both likely from the same OEM. The BX 4 42 looks a lot like the BGA VHD.
  13. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    The x42 Verano is a bit of a head scratcher. In most ways it is pretty well what one might expect from differences between same series 32 vs 42 sizes. These have some eye cup issues I need a little more time to come to grips with before posting the review. I'm going to the Aurora next while I...
  14. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    The binocular is clearly marked Made in Japan on the right lower barrel under the hinge.
  15. Steve C

    Review: Opticron Verano 8x32

    Every so often I come across a binocular that distinguishes itself within its model class, and this one did just that. Conventional wisdom tells us that a 32 mm simply does not have enough light in the system to stand with a similar quality 42 mm., or that they won’t resolve as well. I am...
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