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  1. John A Roberts

    8x20: 'New' Swaro 8x20B, Leica Ultravid, and 'Old' Swaro

    Hi Sancho, Well that’s good to know. Clearly Mme. S runs a benevolent guided democracy! John
  2. John A Roberts

    8x20: 'New' Swaro 8x20B, Leica Ultravid, and 'Old' Swaro

    Hi Sancho, A few observations regarding your experiences comparing the 1992 8x20 Swarovski to the far more recent Ultravid (though I’m unable to come to a definite conclusion) . . . Firstly, I don’t think that the level of performance that you’re seeing in the Swarovski is due to the...
  3. John A Roberts

    8x20: 'New' Swaro 8x20B, Leica Ultravid, and 'Old' Swaro

    And an image of each of the 8x20 variations that I didn't link to: - Bridge from 2014 eBay listing from jegango - Tyrol from B&H Photo listing - H&H from a 2014 eBay listing by eamo 127 - Hermes from a 2015 Heritage Auctions listing - Ovis from a 2016 eBay listing by carveravepawn1 John...
  4. John A Roberts

    8x20: 'New' Swaro 8x20B, Leica Ultravid, and 'Old' Swaro

    The original eyecups were fixed folding rubber ones. However, in March 1996 twist adjustable eyecups were introduced - from #E6609 37010 The specific serial number is from the Spare Parts Catalogue EFT 2019, see: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=390663 The Pocket model was air-tight...
  5. John A Roberts

    8x20: 'New' Swaro 8x20B, Leica Ultravid, and 'Old' Swaro

    Some history and information about the original Swarovski Pocket model line . . . The Pocket 8x20 was introduced in 1989, with the 10x25 following in 1992 Both remained in production until 2013 when replaced by the CL Pocket 8x25 and 10x25 The original production was black. A green version was...
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