I'd really like to have a gander through a pair of Noctivids, the new NL Pure. and perhaps some SF's too.
I think it's finally starting to 'click'. That is - no one binocular will do it all. I might just have to save my pennies and start collecting the bloody things. :)
Unfortunately I've sold the Field Pros as well! I know, I'm hopeless. :)
Currently, the 6x30B's are all I've got. I had them cleaned by Optrep in the UK last year. They did a fantastic job. They also removed the ranging reticle for me (although I've got it stored away somewhere...
Some interesting comments. Cheers everyone.
Yeah, I had a feeling that my initial sense of awe was due to the steep increase in optical quality. And the magnification could have been part of it as well.
I received my first pair of 'real' binoculars at the age of 8. I'm 24 now - so it feels like a lifetime ago.
They had belonged to my late Grandfather. A pair of well-worn 6x30B Swedish military issue porros, made by Zeiss Obercochen. He'd acquired them during his career in the Swedish...