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    Review: GPO Passion HD 8x42

    Hi Steve, I guess your positive reaction to the FOV of the GPO means that you've discovered that 54º is wide enough for you. I know from long experience that I need at least 58º "true" AFOV to be a happy guy and I prefer it a bit wider. As for the optical term "distortion" I think it really...
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    Review: GPO Passion HD 8x42

    I agree, Alexis and I are talking about different things. If ease in finding birds is the criterion then the real field is primarily what matters. Every 7.14º FOV will contain the same number of ducks in a row, whether they are larger, smaller, stretched or compressed. Unless there is an...
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    Review: GPO Passion HD 8x42

    Don't forget that Chandler Robbins' bins were 10x50s. They were actually wide-angle binoculars once the 10x magnification is taken into account. Like Alex, I wonder about Steve's report of a field that looks wider than it is. Such a thing is possible if there is a very large amount of...