Well I know that answer but that is my personal opinion.
The two models are both superb, superb build quality and optical performance.
But they both offer different merits.
The Se offers a perfectly flat image due to its field flatterer lenses, and a slightly (very slightly) narrower view.
I have a few Mirador binoculars in my collection and decided to purchase a Mirador 75mm scope a years ago. Somewhat disappointed by its lacklustre view I started looking for a lower magnification eyepiece.
I have since found out that the Opticron classic range looks identical, and I can't help...
I have just bought a second hand Nikon ED 78 scope, and I think it is an early model with a zoom eyepiece. The quality of the image is great, and very sharp, but I would love to great a wide angle eyepiece with a magnification of around 50X.
Can I fit an adaptor to take a third party eyepiece...
I remember mine, a 7x50 I think, Japanese porro from the 70's, and possibly a Prinz branded model. Seemed great at the time, I remember my grandfather being blown away as he had never looked through a "prism" binocular before that.
I would love to hear others stories too.
Last year I contacted Swift regarding the upload of an old Swift catalogue I bought from the internet. They had no problems with this and indeed requested I emailed a copy to them selves.
I am looking for more catalogues from different manufactures to do the same, but here is the Swift range...
Hi, I am looking for information on an optics company that made binoculars for our armed forces in what I think was Nottingham during the 1930's and 40's.
The name of the company is ambiguous but several suggestions are Nottingham Industries Ltd ,Nottingham Light industries and even Northern...
I have just purchaced a pair of Swift Supreme binoculars and was wondering if anyone had any info on them?
They are 10x50s and 420 ft at 1000 yards.
I would imagine them to have high index prisms and a quality similar to the early Audubons?
Being a keen collector of Porro binoculars I am thinking of buying a pair of Swarovski Habicht 8x30W Binoculars for my birthday.
What is the performance of this model compared with other models in the range?
Has anyone got a pair?
Here's a question for someone. I own a pair of Satellite 20x80's and a a scrap pair of Audubon's with good prisms. The Satellite's use inferior BK7 prisms but the Audubon's do not! Can you see where this is going? :t::king:
I have just come home from an evening stroll via a disused farm. It was pitch black and hard to see anything without the aid of a torch.
I entered an old barn to find what looked like a Kestrel or pigeon circling the inside of the barn. As I left I herd the call of what I thought was a Barn...
I am restoring a pair on Swift Audubon's that have the plastic ring that screws to the diopter with 3 set screws.
Has anyone here got a scrap pair or this part they would like to sell.
I have followed up a lead from some of the people on the forum but to no avail.
Well by a pair of Tento 7 x 35's Bak4 prisms, built to last (Like a Lada) and light weight. The view through my pair is very good indeed, and is a great starting binocular.
I paid £ 15 for mine on ebay, so keep your eyes peeled.
25 years ago I bought a pair of binoculars from a camera shop in Kingston South London for around £25 pounds. I did a comparison in the shop with a pair of Swifts and decided the oily smelling Russian BNU4 8X30’s where superior in there image quality and build.
Five years ago I gave them away to...