The first harpias are being supplied to the shops in the Benelux.
A local dealer dealer told me he had a first scope in the shop in the beginning this year;his experience was that the optics were really great and comparable with the swat atx scopes
However , what surprised him , compared to the...
I started wearing glasses with a moderate astigmatism correction in both eyes of - 75
I have always been using my bins without glasses with no issues at all
After using my noctivid for a while I started comparing the image-quality with and without glasses
I was completely astonished how much...
Weather is bright and clear and lots of sun.
Time to use my new NV and compare with other alphas ,from my girlfriend and friend
SF 10 x42
NV : a very colourtrue and comfortable view.Perfect glare resistance makes me appreciate more and more this parameter
A very nice...
Today I had the occasion to compare my wife's swarovision 10x42 bought in 2010 with a new Fieldpro of same magnification in the Field of a friend
Some people say the coatings have not changed since then , but I could clearly see a more pronounced contrast with the Fieldpro!
Also glare resistance...
Today , I had the occasion to review the Noctivid at a local retailer , cloudy weather
I could test it against swaro El Fieldpro and zeiss sf
What most impressed me with the N was the ease of view !!!
No CA visible.colour cast was warm and very comfortabele short distance focusing.
As an owner of the zeiss SF 10x42 for the last 15 months ,I am extremely happy with the bin , especially sharpness , field of view and general handling.Grey version , no issues whatsoever.
As I was attracted to the specs of the monarch , I had an appointment with a local optics shop to test the...
Yesterdag I had the occasion to make a follow up of the zeiss SF focus drive at an optics dealer in the Netherlands.
In the past , The focus mechanism put me off : too much play , uneven resistance while focusing.
The zeiss rep told me that the new zeiss production lots do not have this problem...
Hi all ,
I recently acquired a habicht 10x40 leather edition with the latest coatings.
For me it was like a new world opening.Fantastic optical performance on all the parameters I like : sharpness , high light transmission,...
Also the ergonomics pleases me a lot , and is not seen as negative...
Hi all ,
I have been using my 10 x42 swarovision since 2011 quite intensively without any problems.
However , when comparing my bin with a new swarovison in the filed , I have the impression that mine is more dull , and less crispy.Well understood that all parameters are the same while...
Hi all ,
Yesterday , I had some bins to compare in a local shop
Bins to be compared were
Zeiss SF 10x42
Sw SLC 10x 56
Habicht 10x 40
Leica 8x 42 HD and HD plus
zeiss HT 10x 54 and 10 x 42
The overall weather condition was bright and clear with some clouding.
I personnally looked at sharpness...
After cheque of actual stock at local suppliers in the Benelux , the 10x42 edg seems to be not in stock and no answer has been given when in shop again.
No answer from Japan either as I was told
Does this mean than Nikon will soon come up with a new high end bin ?
Considering when the edg came...
Lately , we obtained some confidential info concerning delay times and back orders.
Firstly , it was mentioned lately and confirmed by some respected retailers that the SF will be currently and readily available as of June this year.
Secondly , the total amount of outstanding backorders are 6000...
This very late pm i had the occasion to compare the 10x42 versions, as I was very eager to see for the first time the SF bin.Here my thoughts.
My personal daily heavy use bin is the swaro 10 x 42.
The SF gave me following impression
fantastic , I like the grey colour, the feeling of the...
Hi there ,
For a new set up for my scope , i hesitate between:
Manfrotto 190 cxpro3 160 cm 1.6 kg
Manfrotto fluid head : wpro fluid head 0.76 kg
Gitzo 1542t 149 cm 1 kg
Birding head 2720 qr 0.7 kg
Please any comments and advice
Hi all ,
As quite some people in this forum , we are all eagerly following new products and developments.
During al those years birdatxhing , I realized that after sales service is very important too.
Let us consider the warranty of zeiss optics products which wer explained to me by a respected...
Me and my wife have been birdwatching on regular basis since quite some time, beginning of the eighties.
At start be bought a leica trinovid which did the job in the most harsh conditions.
After a leica ultravid , we bought a swarovision 8,5 and 10 x 42 a few years ago.
We were highly satisfied...
I have been using the new Swarovski EL 10x42 now for already 1.5 year and it's a great bin.
This week I had the opportunity to have an appointment with the local distributor of the Nikon EDG line in Brussels and was curious to compare the SV with the EDG
( 8x42 ,10x42 and 10x32)