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    Nothing but Leica here now...

    Nice collection, but should be in the binocular forum.
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    Replacement eye cups for HGL 8x32🤔

    Nikon UK parts department. I actually have the original HG with the shinier rubber armour and cups, but the new ones supplied were of the matt fluff attracting type matching the HGL armour.
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    Replacement eye cups for HGL 8x32🤔

    Yes.
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    Zeiss SFL 8x40, A Field Review

    And for the right tube, just for fun? I wonder if the rankings would change. Seriously though thanks for posting the results of your investigations.
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    Variations from binocular to binocular, same model

    Also individual barrels may vary in resolution and depending on your dominant eye one pair of may binoculars be acceptable and another pair not. Seemingly most reviewers just give an impression of the aggregate view. I remember years ago trying every sample budget porro binocular in stock on a...
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    Advice on IS binoculars.

    Although these don't get a great write up on The Pinac Collection, for £269.99 they seem a bargain. https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/New/kenko-vc-smart-10x30-image-stabilised_102421.html They seem to have the same IS system as the Opticron 10x30 IS binoculars and share a similar shape albeit with a...
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    Poor Kowa service

    No worries. I happened to bump into a birding acquaintance who'd got water into his eyepiece after crawling out of a marsh on his front and he mentioned where he'd taken it in. It's all sorted now.
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    Canon 10x42 L IS cover scraping away - advice?

    Here's my admittedly 10+ year old Nikon HG lug. Inspired by your post I noticed a similar situation. In my case I haven't done anything and it hasn't been a problem.
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    Nikon HGs

    Yes I agree. I'm still using my 8x32s, never let me down and only ever needed to have the hinge tightened while it was still in warranty. Oh yes the original rainguard broke in the middle and I put new rubber eyecups on them.
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    Poor Kowa service

    Kowa repairs are now handled by Viking Optical in Halesworth, Suffolk. I'm confident they will be able to sort this out if you contact them directly either phone or email.
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    Monarch M7

    The new Nikon Monarch M7+ 8x30 has 16mm of eye relief (according to specs) so may work for you.
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    UK binocular deals, special offers and bargains

    LCE have the Kenco 10x30 IS binocular at £269.99. The cheapest new IS binocular in the UK? https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/New/kenko-vc-smart-10x30-image-stabilised_102421.html Maybe a Mark II model is in the way or LCE are trying to shift stock.
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    Monarch M7+ 8x30

    I had a chance to try these out briefly indoors at my local RSPB reserve and I have to say I was impressed. I'm not easily impressed. I liked the bright wide field with a large "sweet spot". CA was well corrected and I tested for flare against a low sun and found it very well suppressed. I...
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    Best compromise for a pair of Woodland binoculars ideally 7x ?

    Hi Richard, an additional suggestion would be the 6.5x32 RSPB HD binoculars. Not quite 7x power I know but a very good performer for the money (£379). It focusses clockwise to infinity has a 10 year warranty and is serviced if necessary by Viking Optical. RSPB HD Binoculars 8 x 32 - RSPB Shop...
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    Weight of FS 78 and 82?

    "multicoatings on most elements', according to S Ingrahams. So not fully multcoated. The ed82 was.
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    The end of 18x50 and 15x50 is models?

    Also the 10x30 II feature in a YouTube video of March this year and are also made in Taiwan.
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    UK binocular deals, special offers and bargains

    Canon 8x20 IS binoculars today at Amazon £313.40. These are gradually tracking lower at Amazon - will they hit £300? Who knows, does anybody care? Still a great price compared to other retailers.
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    UK binocular deals, special offers and bargains

    Can't get the right link but in used section at time of posting.
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    UK binocular deals, special offers and bargains

    Used Zeiss Conquest £488 with 10% off code at Wex photographic Zeiss Conquest HD 10x32 Binoculars | Wex Photo Video
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    Best IS binocular?

    No doubt the optics and stabilization are superb but the focussing speed has been described as glacial so for all round birding including woodlands maybe some of the other canons are better. I don't know about the newish 10x32 but certainly the 10x30 is meant to be faster but then the close...
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    Any customer review of new tsn-99?

    I got the chance to very briefly do an artificial star test on a 99A too recently and also found a lot of spherical aberration. The rings on one side were ok but the other side were indiscernible. This was done in a shop so the distance to the target may have been borderline acceptable but I...
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    Nikon HG L 8x32 vs EL 8x32 SV

    Apologies - as this is on the wayback machine there is no way to post a direct link. I will give guidance on how to navigate to a review if I were to repeat the process. Sorry to cause offense especially as I really appreciate the work you put into your reviews.
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    New Swarovski 7x Binocular

    These seem perfect for well heeled parents with young children getting into birding. Low magnification and small form factor ideal for small hands.
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    Nikon HG L 8x32 vs EL 8x32 SV

    Another take on your question master5 with the HG rather than the HGL in the comparison review. Credit : Kimmo Absetz in Alula magazine. Nikon 8x32 HG DCF versus Swarovski EL 8x32 In issue 4/2000 of ALULA we tested four of the premium 8x binoculars. The winner was Swarovski's 8.5x42 EL...
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    help please with attaching eyepiece

    Check out this thread on doing what you want in your post 1 https://www.birdforum.net/threads/the-defintive-answer.384041/#post-3949814
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