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    Opticron 8x24 Traveller BGA vs Leica Trinovid 8x20 BCA

    One more (maybe) question: I’ve seen that people talk about the robustness of the UV 8x20 and rank it higher than the Curio in this department. Does that mean that the Curio is fragile? As I’ll take the bino with me and also on hikes/climbs and similar activities, it’s important it’s, at least...
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    Opticron 8x24 Traveller BGA vs Leica Trinovid 8x20 BCA

    Thanks for all the great replies! I definitely have some thinking to do. Leaning towards the Curio though. Will let you know. Happy holidays and god fortsättning!
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    Opticron 8x24 Traveller BGA vs Leica Trinovid 8x20 BCA

    Thanks Mike, sounds reasonable. The bino will be used mostly for everyday walks, hikes, climbs (why I need the durability and - hopefully not used too often - a good warranty) and now in the immediate future, while I walk the baby stroller while on parental leave. Cayaking/canoeing will happen...
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    Opticron 8x24 Traveller BGA vs Leica Trinovid 8x20 BCA

    You make my choice much harder (but probably better in the long run 😄) Thanks for the detailed review! I don’t know if it’s the Christmas spirit, but I began wondering just how good a Curio or Trinovid is compared to the Opticron. It might be smarter in the long run to just buy a binocular you...
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    Opticron 8x24 Traveller BGA vs Leica Trinovid 8x20 BCA

    Thanks for all the great replies! I’m leaning towards the Opticron Traveler, but as you all know, choosing a binocular isn’t easy :) While I have you on the thread: how “splash proof” is the Trinovid? Is it ok to use while raining (within reason of course) or do you have to put it in the bag as...
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    Opticron 8x24 Traveller BGA vs Leica Trinovid 8x20 BCA

    Gr8fuldog: Missed this little bino. How do you rate it? mwhouge: Thanks for the input, Mike! I’m a little bit worried about the non-existent talk about the Traveller, especially by the birding community. Do you know if the Opticron brand is more focused on sporting events etc? Paultricounty: I...
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    Opticron 8x24 Traveller BGA vs Leica Trinovid 8x20 BCA

    Hi! I’m on the lookout for a durable pocket bino for birding/animal spotting/landscapes when hiking, travelling, cayaking, climbing - basically everyday adventuring. I’ve tried out Zeiss VP - great in every way except for size and price - and Kowa SV II 8x25 - decent but looking for a little...
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    Advice: Not too expensive toss in the pocket/bag compact binoculars?

    Nosfedamu: Im happy you’re satisfied! I agree that it’s a little powerhouse for the price. Let me know what you think about it after using it for a while. Julay: Have you tried the Opticron Traveller? I’m surprised no one on this forum talks about due to its specs and price.
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    Advice: Not too expensive toss in the pocket/bag compact binoculars?

    Hi I’m after the same thing you are. A pocket bino for hiking, climbing, cayaking and traveling. And I also live in Sweden (so I know about the struggle looking for used Big 3.) I bought a Kowa SV II 8x25 a week ago and although I like the optics, the robustness and the “feel”, the decent FOV...
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