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    Was Putin using Noctivids?

    Look at photos of his 67th birthday. He's holding a familiar looking binocular.
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    EDG 20-60x85 Fieldscope

    I was lucky to find one of these in minty condition (the shoulder strap for the carry case was still in cellophane wrap) on ebay for a steal of a price (cheaper than a new Monarch Fieldscope). I am very happy with how it performs and fairly chuffed about the great buy I got on it! A beautiful...
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    Kowa 10.5x44 Genesis

    I own, or have owned these Japanese made binoculars: Nikon EDG 8x32 Kowa Genesis 8.5x44 Kowa Genesis 10.5x44 Kite Bonelli 2.0 8x42 Kite Bonelli 2.0 10x42 They are all outstanding optics, each with their own particular character and compromises, and I could be happy with any one of them as my...
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    Kowa USA Service

    I recently dropped my 8.5x44 Genesis and one of the eyecups got bent. I sent them in to Kowa USA service and I have to say, so far they've been really good. They looked them over and sent me an invoice for the fix and I expect to have them back next week. All in all not unpleasant in any way...
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    Kite Bonelli 2.0 8x42

    I was lucky enough to stumble across these as Eagle Optics had them on sale (their last pair). I had never heard of them before and found this thread started by typo: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=312312&highlight=Kite+Bonelli I also own a pair of Nikon EDG 8x32 and Kowa Genesis...
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    Nikon EDG 20-60x85 on ebay

    One of these on eBay auction starting at $1499.99. I own some EDG 8x32 binoculars and I don't see how there could be a better binocular out there. Are the EDG spotting scopes just as good?
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    McKinley 10x42 on sale at Midway USA

    For $399 until 1/21/2014 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/558370/leupold-bx-4-mckinley-hd-binocular-10x-42mm-roof-prism-armored-black
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    EDG 7x42 on sale

    http://featheredgeoptics.org/nikonbinoculars.htm
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    FYI - Midway USA has Refurb EDG on sale

    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?promotionid=1046659
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    skewered for my "expensive" bins

    So my friend here at work is NOT impressed with the smokin' deal I got on a pair of Nikon EDG 8x32 on eBay recently. He sent me over this: http://www.harborfreight.com/10-x-50-wide-angle-binoculars-94527.html I told him I'd post it here on birdforum to get educated feedback from you guys. He...
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    Your opinion on refurbished.

    This has probably been covered, but I see a pair of SE 10x42 on eBay that are listed as refurbished at a nice price. What is the overall view of refurbished gear? A risk or not?
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    Anyone know what these are?

    These are listed on Craigslist here in Las Vegas. I'm pretty sure the description is not correct. He calls them "7x50 PRO Astroluxe". Can anyone identify these?
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