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  1. Sancho

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

    @John A Roberts: Sincerest thanks, John, for that excellent analysis and explanation. I really appreciate the time and effort you've put in (and feel I feel a little guilty as a result!). The entire episode has reached a rather happy conclusion. I mentioned to Mme. Sanch that I couldn't...
  2. Sancho

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

    If coating improvents etc. were made on an ongoing basis, I'm assuming then that I just struck it lucky in the sample variation stakes with this 1992 8x20B, that seems for some reason to out-perform a 'modern' (2013?) pair, and an Ultravid. Like the guy said, 'Sometimes you eat the ba'ar, and...
  3. Sancho

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

    Very nice pink it is, too. Beautiful illustrations, it's a very gentle powder-pink, no? The reason I 'lost' my Ultravids was, the case is dull black so I didn't notice it on the floor with some books, while packing stuff to leave our holiday flat in the West (of Ireland). I've mislaid mobile...
  4. Sancho

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

    Many thanks John. From your excellent analysis I see that my 8x20B are indeed post-1991. They have the simpler non-twist rubber eyecups, but I actually prefer these because I no longer wear glasses and the cups 'fit' nicely into my eye-sockets. I'm off for a cycle now, Swaros will be in my...
  5. Sancho

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

    Thank you Ed! That confirms my deeply irrelevant suspicions. I wonder why the 'older' Swaros were optically different to later models of the same bino. I love the pink tag customising Mme. Elkcub's case!
  6. Sancho

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

    I like the 8x20 format and have been through a few models. I have a question for others who may have greater knowledge than I. First, a few caveats: I realise there is sample variation. Also, one canĀ“t really compare "from memory". And no two sets of eyes are the same. And no two eyeballs, even...
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