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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Very nice Dennis. Actually a better fit than I was expecting. Still baffling that they don’t include them along with the binoculars when purchased.
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    If you contact Swarovski directly they do have objective lens covers for the Habicht's. At least that's what they informed me for the 10x40 wga which also are supplied without, (Part number 88-292C) . It may well be that the 7x42 require a different size but would be worth dropping them a line...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Good point Dennis. I do like the classic Porro's and the 10x40 w ga just seems like the dogs to me... but possibly the more sensible buy would be the SLC 10x42. Its clear that ultimately I need to try both but it's hard to get my hands on Habicht's locally as to some extent they've gone out of...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    I don't know the 10x42 SLC well enough to comment. Compared to my Companion 10x30 CL (2nd edition) the Habicht is quite obviously better optically - higher brightness (even on bright days, so it's not the larger exit pupil), better contrast, much more "transparent" view. But the SLC is no doubt...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Hi Hermann I don't think a bit of stiffness is really such a bad thing. Most of my requirements for using the Habicht 10x40 would be for shore birds and raptors so fast focusing not really such an issue for me. If I'm chasing warblers then I'd be using my Zeiss HT's anyhow. Incidentally how...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    I would say that the point regarding optical quality is that top end Porros such as the Habicht and Nikons (E and SE) can easily hold their own against many of the modern Alpha roofs. When considering the purchase of new 8X or 10X quality binoculars I really do ask myself is it justifiable to...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Quote: Originally Posted by ceasar View Post One of the reasons is probably because Porros have to move heavier long tubes along with the oculars to gain focus whereas in Roof prisms usually only a focusing lens is moved. Although the old Swaro 8x30 SLC moved its objective lenses to gain focus...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Thanks for the reply John, I am being educated here in the fine artistry that lies behind good quality porros! Apart from the tradition and the now modern internal focusing on roofs I don’t suppose there’s any real downsides to external focussing such as that found on the SE’s and the Habichts?
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Stellar response John. Much food for thought indeed. The beautiful cross sectional diagram is almost justification in itself for acquiring the Habicht. The technology is there for all to see. I never realised it’s the grease itself that makes the Nikon focused so smooth as opposed to the “dry”...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Sounds very plausible. Sort one problem and create another...... the greater of the 2 evils I guess.
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Glad to hear this Canip. Do you think this is related to their "hunter" market which obviously don't require such a quick focus response? However, at the back of my mind if the focusing did prove to be an issue I'm sure Swaro might be amenable in swapping them for the 10x42 SLC. But hopefully...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Many thanks for that John, very informative. The focusing aside I think the rest of the Habicht 10x40's attributes stand up pretty well. It's almost a privilege to be able to buy an old classic design that competes admirably against todays modern roofs. Talking value for money hard to beat I'd...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Cheers for that. Swarovski have just come back and told me that the caps for the Habicht wga are indeed still available on request and have provided a part number so very useful indeed. Is the focuser really that stiff of the Habicht 10x40 as some have mentioned? Can it really be that...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Thanks Dennis. They look a reasonable option if they fit. I’ll wait to see what Swarovski come back with. Slightly of track I know but I’d be interested to know how you would rate the Habicht 10x40 wga against the Nikon 10x35 EII which seem an interesting alternative. I see that John has...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Hi John Many thanks for taking the time to send this information, very helpful. I'll maybe drop them a line out of curiosity as you never know, they may have an odd pair knocking about in a cupboard somewhere. Seems quite strange to offer premium bins like these without some sort of protective...
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    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Seeking a bit of advice on protective objective covers I'm currently considering a pair of Habicht 10x40 WGA binoculars but I believe Swarovski don't provide objective covers with these models? Correct? I maybe dream't it but I'm sure I seen somewhere on a previous BF thread some Habicht wga's...
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