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    Who is still viewing through Victory HT 42s?

    Hi mbb, Though I have the 7x FL and the 8x HT I find it hard to make a reliable comparison point for point, since to me there is a noticeable difference between those two magnification amounts and that affects my overall impression. This is the reason why, now I have my hands on an HT again, I...
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    Who is still viewing through Victory HT 42s?

    Definitely so!
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    Group of ducks — drakes and hens up on riverbank

    Thanks for the suggestions, Andy. Nice and easy to tell people too. All the best, Tom
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    Who is still viewing through Victory HT 42s?

    I hadn't heard of that or about the Conquest — that doesn't mean I don't believe it, of course! In fact I'm really spoilt for choice now with 3 AK Zeiss items in x42 all with 95% transmission but for colour and especially the detail, partly I suspect as my eyes are not getting younger and the...
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    Is Leica Ultravid 8x32 HD-Plus still a good deal in 2023 ?

    Someone will always tell you you haven't! Tom ;)
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    Leica 8x32 HD vs papilio 6.5 or 8.5x21 For insects and butterflies?

    Robert, Aileen 'Trobadouris' was using a current Leica Trinovid 8x32 when I met her and the recently departed Lee 'Troubadour' Thickett in 2018 or 2019. Lee explained that the Trinovid was better than the similarly sized Ultravid HD Plus for close focusing on insects etc, which was why Aileen...
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    Group of ducks — drakes and hens up on riverbank

    (1). Long time birders might find this laughable but I am curious to hear ideas about this: Today after too many days indoors and wanting to see what was going on around the R Stour in my part of east Kent I took a walk with my binoculars on the off chance there would be some good nature sights...
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    Where can buy a replacement 8x42 HT Binocular Case?

    Thank you, Quincy; I have just posted on that thread. I realized today that Lee is the only person from Bird Forum that I am aware of having met in person. He gave me some useful tips and observations about nature — many creatures, not just birds — and how to go about successful viewing. I...
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    Lee Thickett (Troubador) - R.I.P.

    The two occasions when I met Lee and Aileen were each time to buy Zeiss binoculars from him — well used on otter projects and on their trips to Scotland but looked after and In like new condition. The memories I hold are of meeting them at Castor Hanglands nature reserve from their drive from...
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    Where can buy a replacement 8x42 HT Binocular Case?

    Q, thank you for letting me know this sad news; as you can tell, I had no idea though I know he had occasionally commented on his health when I was looking at the forum more than a year or two ago. I met up with him and Aileen a few times when first getting interested in birding and nature...
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    Where can buy a replacement 8x42 HT Binocular Case?

    Lee, I have seen the faux leather trim on tbe strap and case lid / flap become brittle and perish in the same way that old plastic bags do. Tom
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    Who is still viewing through Victory HT 42s?

    Very excited today to have sourced an unsold shop demo Zeiss Victory HT 8x42, bearing in mind that the model was discontinued c.2019 and renewing my acquaintance with it since last using Troubadour's copy in early 2021. As it happens, this afternoon in Devon where I drove 250 miles to pick up...
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    What is a Zeiss B T* and how much difference does it have with the t*p* ?

    Tenex, Late to the party but have just seen this having been led to a shop demo unsold 8x42 Victory HT today. There are no markings on the HT other than serial no. just beneath the eyecup at the back, 8x42 just beneath the other eyecup at the back, VICTORY HT in the same place on the front ...
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    Zeiss T*FL 8x32 v Zeiss Conquest 8x32 - discuss!

    Great descriptions and echoing my own thoughts about the 8x32 T*FL, which I love but sometimes seems to lack 'electricity'. The utilitarian design is excellent to me for handling and I like the feel and looks as well as the clear, wide (by traditional standards) image. I have never tried a...
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    zeiss sf 8x42 vs zeiss ht 8x42

    Troub sold his HT to me about a year before the pandemic. I don't have his experience but I much preferred the HT despite its more traditional view (i.e. narrower). The only bin I have come to regret selling even if the huge SFs felt better-balanced. I preferred the HT colour as well. Tom
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    Transmission Ultravid HD plus

    Hi ReinierB, Very pleased to hear your decision. And like you I am comfortable with 8x42 SLC without glasses and with pulled out eyecups. 10x42 OK too but sometimes cannot decide whether best fully pushed in or one click out. No perceived as minus points to be given to your wife! Always a...
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    Transmission Ultravid HD plus

    I'm a bit late to this so you may have sold your SLC 8x42 by now. If not, I'd say don't! I got the 10s first in the pandemic, comvinced by Roger Vine's review on Scope Views. I agree with everything he said about them; they are great, they are slightly shorter in fact than the 8x version and so...
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    Zeiss eye candy....

    My nephew bought an 8x40 early Victory. It didn't do much for me.
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    Zeiss SFL versus Zeiss Victory FL contrast and color reproduction.

    How true. I am half-English and though commendable in many ways this understatement often strikes the other, non-English half of me as frustrating and unappreciative. For instance, sometimes I will say something like 'just look at those clouds' in a tone of wonderment but the response is like...
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    What is a Zeiss B T* and how much difference does it have with the t*p* ?

    I definitely read on here when I got my 7x42 Dialyt B G/A T*P* the first time round that there is no difference optically between the 7x42 Bs (like mine just mentioned) that have T*P* on the serial number dial and the ones that have T*P (without the asterisk after the P) i.e. the phase coating...
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    How do you feel about your NL 8x42 a year or two down the line?

    In a way, no. It just left me uninspired. It didn't feel like a revelation. I don't know what else to say. Either I had a bad day or the magnification wasn't needed. That could be it because I only had time to use it for quite close views; where I was when taking it round to test it didn't call...
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    Finally clicked into place with UVHD Pluses (and still love SLC)

    I have to admit I did have the EDG 7 as well but though it was great in many ways the image, to paraphrase Canip was bright but dull. I liked the focuser and the glass in general and had I nothing else to compare with would have been very happy, I'm sure. As it was I sold that and some other...
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    Finally clicked into place with UVHD Pluses (and still love SLC)

    Never picked one up or been handed one, John, but I can believe you.
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    Finally clicked into place with UVHD Pluses (and still love SLC)

    I must look again tomorrow as your contrast comment interests me. You're not alone commenting on higher contrast in the Leica than the FL. To me the FL contrast is higher as is the SLC8x42 last version that I have. Wonder why. Individual human differences, different generation coatings or maybe...
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    Finally clicked into place with UVHD Pluses (and still love SLC)

    Comparing and enjoying — good multitasking practice but just enjoying is easier and, well... more enjoyable :) Will still be interested to hear your findings with the Duovid though! Tom
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