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    Feedback wanted on possible choices

    So I took the plunge today. I went to a store with my father, who wanted a set of bins to take with him on walks and we made a day out of it. This was pretty grate. My father gave me my first decent binoculars when I left to college over 20 years ago and I remember that day vividly. I wanted to...
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    Birding without a camera, forever?

    While I am not into photography myself I do have to admit that the many photos of birds available have helped me in learning to see the difference between some difficult species. So I am glad there are those who do enjoy it.
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    Feedback wanted on possible choices

    I think you are right. And unless the view seems very different when I test it with less light I will buy the sfl. Honestly seeing the reviews and it being an expensive size I cannot imagine it will not do well. I understand your point at not buying it to look at it. But I am a bit vain in this...
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    Feedback wanted on possible choices

    So I had the chance to test some binoculars and have made the following conclusions: I will stick with 8x magnification My kowa BD ii 8x42 XD binoculars are not as good as the very expensive binos, but the difference is nowhere as big as I expected, they are really very nice binoculars. Of...
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    Birding without a camera, forever?

    I agree 100% I have a camera on my phone with an adapter for my scope. I only use this if I have issues with identifying a bird. Photography equipment would be a wate of money for me. It is so much better to be in the moment when birding. The only photos I take and sometimes want to look at...
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    Feedback wanted on possible choices

    thank you all for the feedback. I really think i just need to take the plunge. I'm just a bit nervous about spending money like that. I'm not the most impulsive person. I need to save up just a few more months and then go to a good store and just buy whatever it is I like the most. In the...
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    Feedback wanted on possible choices

    Thanks for the tips. I think a compact spotting scope, while cool, will be just to specialised for me. I like the idea of them, but I have hiked 10 km with my big spotting scope with little trouble. (I have a backpack system for it) The image stabilised seems like something I really have...
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    Feedback wanted on possible choices

    @MiddleRiver the kowa 553 could be good. That putts me at 3 kowa's. Photography however has never really interested me. @tehri I have put aside 100 euro a month just for this purpose for 2 years now. So 2400 right now. If I need more I will save up a bit longer. However just because I have it...
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    Feedback wanted on possible choices

    So I started birding a few years back with some old bino's. I traveled to a store after a while and bought some nice binos in my budget. I tried several models and ended up buying the kowa BD II 8x42. Some time after that I got the opportunity to buy a used but good condition kowa tsn 883 with...
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    BDII XD Reviews

    I recently got the 8x42 model. I'm no optics expert but my 2 cents... I love it because I have shaky hands but find it easy to keep a steady image with this model because the shape of the eye cups make it easy to rest it against my eye sockets and the big fov also helps. The image was at...
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    Kowa TSN- 501 experience and opinions?

    I have one for birding on the move and I love it. I think it is a good first scope because it is affordable and still very usefull after you buy something bigger as a hiking and travel scope. I usually use it with a monopod. Do keep in mind it's not great for low light conditions however it is...
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