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    Exchange action of Zeiss straps!!!

    I used my £25 voucher no problem and paid the remaining balance with credit card.
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    Exchange action of Zeiss straps!!!

    So much for the EU commitment to the environment. All these straps being replaced and sent to landfill! You couldn't make it up!
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    The End of (Another) Era - HR WP

    This is one model that doesn't deserve criticism. Razor sharp image and excellent 3D effect is worth sacrificing the fov.
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    First impressions of Opticron Discovery 7x42

    I think what's happening here is that everyone likes a 7x and there are so few around. I tried to convince myself that these were good value for money too, but in reality they are disappointing. I tried them next to a few cheaper Helios models and they weren't at all bright for a 6mm exit pupil...
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    New Opticron website design

    Why did you move production of the Imagic TGA to China but keep the same price? They don't feel as good as the Japanese version and the view isn't as good.
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    First impressions of Opticron Discovery 7x42

    I thought they were absolute garbage and a waste of money.
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    Opticron Discovery 7x42

    My implicit response from that particular comment from Frank is “No sh*t Sherlock!” Seriously, I think Jinty is being harsh!
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    Opticron Discovery 7x42

    Swarovski Man, The only thing I would note is that an experienced birder like you would need something with a higher magnification for the coast. I know you do a lot of coastal work in your professional capacity.
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    Opticron Discovery 7x42

    Pete, It’s certainly a very appealing binocular. Are there any plans to bring out a higher end 7x42? Could the Imagic VHD resurrect the Imagic BGA SE 7x42?
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    Opticron Discovery 7x42

    It will be available in the UK too?
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    Opticron Discovery 7x42

    Pete, Can I ask what the rationale was for introducing a 7x42 in the Discovery range? It’s a welcome, if a little unusual, move.
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    Opticron Discovery 7x42

    Looking at the Opticron brochure, it would appear a 7x42 model is coming in the Discovery range. This is a very interesting and welcome development. I am very fond of the Discovery model. Does anyone know when these are available?
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    Viking 6.5x32 MD review

    I am very lucky as I bought a pair from a friend for £50. They were never used outside. He only used them to look out the window and look at books on his bookshelf. I also was fond of Dougie.
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    Review: Imagic BGA VHD 8x42

    I agree with the Swarovski Man. They are great binoculars.
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    DBA VHD £100 Cash Back Promotion

    I thought it was very cheap looking. The view was decent but not great. The Imagic VHD is better.
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    DBA VHD £100 Cash Back Promotion

    A very disappointing binocular. I compared it extensively to the Countryman HD and there was very little difference. The new Imagic is a much better buy.
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    Imagic BGA VHD anouncement

    Well after using them for two weeks now I think Opticron have produced something a bit special for the price point. They are excellent binoculars and well worthy of the price tag.
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    Imagic BGA VHD anouncement

    I haven't noticed any glare. I've used them in very strong sunlight. In fact, I'm heading out with them soon to some urban parks and it is currently extremely sunny. Will report back later.
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    Imagic BGA VHD anouncement

    I bought an Imagic VHD 8x42 10 days ago and have been using it ever since. It's a very good binocular . I prefer it to the DBA VHD. It handles better, has a wider FOV and I can't see any difference optically. It's bright, sharp with excellent contrast. I'm very pleased.
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    Opticron 7x36 BGA Classic Discontinued ????

    I thought this was a true gem. It's a delight to handle and the black with the gold writing looks great. I remember Typo said it was like putting on a comfy pair of slippers. It always puts a smile on my face. I must admit it took me a while to get used to. The depth of field gives it a Porro...
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