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    Fieldscope 85-A -- Stay-on case?

    Thank you. I have concerns about serviceability given that the EDG-85VR is comparatively old (I believe it was introduced in 2011, but more importantly, no longer in production. I contacted Nikon about this concern, and although Nikon was very quick to respond and quite helpful, the staffer with...
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    Fieldscope 85-A -- Stay-on case?

    Greetings, Is anyone aware of a third party stay-on case for the 85-A Fieldscope VR (Vibration Reduction)? It appears that Nikon never offered one, and a cursory search online for third party offerings yielded nothing. As many of you are likely aware, there isn't what I would describe as a...
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    Leica APO-Televid 82W

    I thought I had read somewhere that the Televid "W" will include new coatings, but I I could very well be wrong because I cannot locate the source. As far as what drew me to Leica, well, I've always "gotten on" with Leica glass - I owned a 77mm APO Televid years ago that I regretted selling...
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    Leica APO-Televid 82W

    Greetings, I'm wondering if anyone has information on when the latest iteration of the Televid 82 ("Televid 82W") will be made available? That being asked, I did receive a recent response from Leica that indicated no ETA, unfortunately, so I don't expect anyone reading this to know more...
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    DISAPPOINTING Canon USA Service

    Unfortunately, I did not capture a photo of the damage to the binocular housing. The most obvious damage was to the plastic around the focus wheel being broken into several small pieces. The focus mechanism did not turn smoothly as a result (and the fog/waterproofness was obviously compromised)...
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    Just received a 10x42L

    The abysmal ergonomics (for me), lousy eyecups and poor diopter adjustment (that regularly unlocks) and heaviness all aside, I find that I reach for the Canons most of the time despite having ready access to several European alphas that offer a slightly brighter image and with greater contrast...
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    DISAPPOINTING Canon USA Service

    Thank you for the response. My suggestion that I might sell my Canon gear is admittedly knee-jerk, driven by my anger with the shoddy service for my 10x42IS. Given that service experiences have varied and across manufacturers suggests quality control standards are lacking, that one’s experience...
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    DISAPPOINTING Canon USA Service

    Although I have been a proud member for a number of years, I have only rarely posted threads, as I rather enjoy reading the countless insightful, informative posts by other members on myriad topics. However, I have never felt more compelled to post than now, after just examining my recently...
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    ATX — Dark spots @ center of field

    Joachim, repositioning my eye doesn’t help. It’s almost as if the center of the field of view is showing light fall off compared to the field edge. I’ll try to submit a photo to help illustrate.
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    ATX — Dark spots @ center of field

    No, not floaters.
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    ATX — Dark spots @ center of field

    Greetings, Have any ATX/STX owners/users noticed diffuse dark or grayish overlapping “spots” at the center of the field of view at 40+ power? (They appear regardless of what objective module is attached). Although the view isn’t terribly compromised, these spots are admittedly distracting...
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    zeiss sf 8x42 vs swarovski 8x32

    I have owned a Swarovski 8x32EL SV ("Swarovision") for several years, and thus feel reasonably qualified to offer a well-informed opinion regarding its performance. However, much has been written about this binocular on BF and elsewhere, so I don't feel a need to provide an in-depth analysis...
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