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    Tamron 18-400

    Hi all, For some background, I've been shooting with an RX10 IV for a while and enjoy it, but I recently learned of the existence of the Tamron 18-400. I do have a Nikon SLR and was thinking about the possibility of selling my RX10 IV and buying the Tamron, putting some money back in my pocket...
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    Lifespan of binoculars, and ways to make them last

    Assuming you have a quality made binocular and don't mistreat it outside of normal use, is there any reason to believe a pair of binoculars won't last forever? For example, will coatings naturally deteriorate over time? Will grease used for the focus wheel go bad? Will hinges or eyecups go...
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    8x32's...Verano BGA HD or Imagic BGA SE?

    Has anyone used both of these? I think I've read somewhere that the optics are the same, the only difference being the ergonomics. Does that mean the focus tension/speed are the same in both? Has anyone noticed any play/slop? The reason I'm interested in these particular models is that I have...
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    Another thread about horrible customer service

    I recently tried out and returned a 7x36 ED2 binocular. I was warned against them and had read various stories of bad customer service, but since reasonably priced 7x binoculars are so rare, I figured I'd risk it. They were sent fairly quickly and I tried them, but did not like them. Before...
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    Close focus of various 7x binoculars

    I've been using an opticron bga classic 7x36 for a little while and have fallen in love with the 7x magnification. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm thinking about dropping serious money on a high-end pair :eek!: The binoculars I'm considering are: Nikon EDG Zeiss Victory T FL Meopta...
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    Looking for something with a wide view and easy to hold

    Hi all, I've been lurking for a while and decided to make an account and ask some advice. I currently own a leupold bx3 mojave 8x42. I mostly like them but sometimes it feels a bit shaky and the field of view a little narrow. My plan is to get a new main bin and relegate these to my car's...
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