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    Choosing a new 10x42?

    2nd hand is your best choice if you want good optics. Plenty of good dealers, I would miss private ebay, you never know what you are dealing with. Meostars come in at around 500 on the second hand market, and trust me, you won't get better for your money, they are like Ultravids. Opticrons will...
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    Leica UV 8x20 versus Zeiss Victory 8x25

    Oakley sunglass microfbre bag works very well to protect in a pocket. A bit pricey, but well made.
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    Zeiss Conquest...eye cups still an issue?

    It shouldn't be a big problem. Most folk don't keep messing with eye positions once set, and if there is a problem, you get no quibble replacements from Zeiss. No real drama is it.
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8×32 VS Leica Trinovid 8×32 HD?

    There is an FL8x32 in the classifieds. Worth a punt, maybe a good cheeky offer ?? If it works, they are an awesome bino, if not, move it on, no real loss. I would rather have an FL than a Conquest or Kowa. And it will hold value. Superb binocular (y)
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    Having 2 pairs of binoculars. Which would you choose?

    What two do you own now William??
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    Having 2 pairs of binoculars. Which would you choose?

    My current set up... Zeiss HT 8x42 Leica Ultravid 8x20 At the moment all basis covered... HT... mega performance, low light, general use, stargazing. Ultra... pocket friendly, carry anywhere, always available, but compromised. Would maybe consider swapping out to a Curio, but those Ultras are...
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    Curio 7x21 vs. CL 8x25 pocket

    8x25's were too big to be truly pocketable. And the superb Zeiss VP8x25 in my opinion are not close to pocketable. Mine were left behind regularly. But 8x20 or 7x21really can disappear on you. You just have to accept the awkwardness..... it's part of the deal. I chose small pockets, and one full...
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    Curio 7x21 vs. CL 8x25 pocket

    Get a Lowepro Tahoe cs20 case, its better than anything Swaro, Leica or Zeiss make. Perfect fit for small pocket binos, and superb protection. And you keep your original case un-used if you decide to sell them. It's always worth playing around with binos to get the right feel. I couldn't settle...
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    8x20 in possession. Which one to add?

    A good middle ground is the Leica Ultravid 8x20. Better than the Trinovid, similar weight..... But... It's not as comfortable to use as the Curio, or CL 8x25, but optically it is close to them. I still believe the Curio is the best small bino right now, and that's from an Ultravid owner. There...
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    SFL vs. Aurora...

    I agree with Paul.... I tried the Auroras, and thought them very good, but somewhere near the Conquest and Genesis as a general viewing experience. They all had their pros and cons, but I would put them in that sort of area. As Paul says.... each to their own.
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    Product Review: Zeiss Victory Pocket 8 x 25.

    Just throw it into that field..... The Swaro Curio is better optically better than that Zeiss anyway.... why would you want both?? I did a side by side, and the Curio was better. And more pocketable. You just gotta put up with that double hinge design..... but that's a given due to the size.
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    Trinovid hype

    This happens in all walks of life with folk who are knowledgeable in their field. I have a mate who is a competition level cyclist..... his bikes are insanely expensive. He laughs at my single speed Kona mountain bike.... and certainly wouldn't be seen on it.... but I think it's pretty good...
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    Zeiss Victory 7x42 FL internal check after 15 years of use?

    Strange response really. So your Leica BA's were compromised inside to the point that you had to sell them cheaply to compensate. Perhaps if you had got them serviced, say after 10 years or so, to have them re-filled, and sealed and generally checked over.... Mmmmm:unsure:
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    Asking for help: Meopta Meostar B1 10 X 42 vs Opticron Aurora BGA VHD 10 x 42

    From memory the Genesis was exceptional for CA control, but the 44mm versions are heavy... the 33mm not so much.
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    Asking for help: Meopta Meostar B1 10 X 42 vs Opticron Aurora BGA VHD 10 x 42

    Meostar 10x42 is a superb bino. Comparable to Ultravid in my opinion. But Opticron always punch above their price point. But from memory, (I owned Meostar, and tested Aurora) the Meostar is a better optic... I found the Aurora to be somewhere near the Conquest, and Kowa Genesis, but cheaper than...
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    Trinovid hype

    This is a wind up.... surely You have a 40year old optic, probably never serviced, of which you know no history, and 'weirdly' it seems somewhat lacking today (but actually still functional after 40 years!!) I had an original Golf GTI in the 80's.... My current diesel Audi estate is better in...
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    Steiner Hunting 10x50

    Thank you, you are obviously a gentleman... And I also like Pizza(y)
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    Steiner Hunting 10x50

    It is very easy for knowledgeable people such as yourself to come across as quite rude. I have changed from a superb Conquest and a lovely BN to a nice second hand HT.... which is better in every way. I don't remember needing my ego stroked at any point in this transaction. But being just an...
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    Steiner Hunting 10x50

    I agree on the high quality comment here... my 8x30 Military issue Steiners were bloody awesome.... but I didn't really like the reticle... Optically they were better than my Leica BN's
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    Kowa Genesis 8x22 vs. Swarovski Curio 7x21

    I just looked through some Curios 2 days ago, and compared them directly to Zeiss VP 8x25. I think the Curios are better optically, not by much, but to my eyes they are. Quite astonishing. I also love my 8x20 Ultravids, but again, the Curios are a step up optically..... but you gotta love an...
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    Zeiss Victory 7x42 FL internal check after 15 years of use?

    I would disagree. I looked through a well used old BN a while back, having remembered what spectacular binoculars they were, and I was seriously underwhelmed. It was only by chance, that I saw a pair in a shop, just back from Leica for clean and service, that I tried again. The difference was...
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    Leica UV 8x20 versus Zeiss Victory 8x25

    Ok... so I have the 8x20 Ultravid, but the Curio is easier for eye placement, and brighter. It's tack sharp, as are the Ultras. Both awesome, but I think the Curio is better optically. Leica is built like a little brick.... feels amazing, but it is fiddly to use. It's just my emergency, always...
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    See how we go with these.....

    Yes , the HT is superb, so far i'm really pleased. But from memory, the SLC is awesome too, its been a while since I had the pleasure, but I remember it being very good, but out of my price range at that time.
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    See how we go with these.....

    It's not such a good allrounder, and I do find that tunnel vision a bit of a restriction. I love the Habicht 7x42, but I would want another bino for general easier viewing. I feel that with the HT, I have a superb all round instrument, great for low light, good fov, easy handling, and to top it...
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    See how we go with these.....

    No... I was referring to the cost if I had bought the Fujinons, AND had to also have a general purpose bino. That would, in total, be more than this one on its' own. I actually paid £950, which considering they had just got back from East Coast for a full going over, boxed with accessories, I...
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