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  1. M

    Which Opticron binoculars focus clockwise to infinity?

    Point taken, however, the discussion centres around the direction the focus wheel turns, i.e. clockwise or anticlockwise, not infinity. You’re welcome, for what it’s worth, they’re both excellent. However, I sold my Travellers for the Veranos, it was the quality of the finish and view that...
  2. M

    Which Opticron binoculars focus clockwise to infinity?

    I experienced exactly the same dilemma as yourself with the Opticron Imagic BGA VHD, I believe some people are able to adjust, I couldn’t. I currently own 3 pairs of Opticron Verano BGA VHD, they all focus clockwise to infinity and are a dream to handle.
  3. M

    Deciding between 8x32's

    Yes, they are both excellent and neither will disappoint. I sold my Traveller for the 8x32 Verano, and was so impressed I bought the 8x42 and 10x42 Veranos. Unusually for me, having long preferred 8x32 binoculars for the best part of 30 years, I prefer the full size 8 and 10x42 Veranos, with the...
  4. M

    Anyone used DBA VHD+ from Opticron

    Yes, I chose the Imagic BGA VHD over the DBA VHD+ as they felt more immersive and the ergonomics fit my face and hands better, however, I didn’t get on with the anti-clockwise focus. Thankfully the Verano BGA VHD has clockwise focus, a microhinge and great ergonomics. I own the 8x32, 8x42 and...
  5. M

    Kowa BD II XD 10x42 First Impressions then birder Review

    Has anyone done any comparisons between the BD II 8x42 and 10x42? I understand the 10x42 has an impressive 7.2 degrees FOV which whilst not as wide as the 8.2 degrees offered by the BD II 8x42, it is impressive compared to other mid range competitors and I was curious if it felt a little more...
  6. M

    New Binocular Day. Kowa BD II XD 8x42

    I've just come back from a reputable optics retailer where I had the opportunity to test the Kowa BDII 8x42 XD in inclement weather and contrary to what I was expecting after reading some less than favourable reviews, they not only exceeded my expectations, I preferred them over similarly priced...
  7. M

    Kowa Genesis XD 8x33 or Kowa BD II 8x42 XD?

    I've just come back from a reputable optics retailer where I had the opportunity to test the Kowa BDII 8x42 XD in inclement weather and contrary to what I was expecting after reading some less than favourable reviews, they not only exceeded my expectations, I preferred them over similarly...
  8. M

    Have you compared the best Kowa (Genesis Prominar XD) side by side against the best Leica (Noctivid), Swarovski (NL Pure & EL) and Zeiss (Victory SF)?

    No I didn't, as previously stated, "I didn't get on with their size and weight in real terms use, and consequently I had to reluctantly return them."
  9. M

    Have you compared the best Kowa (Genesis Prominar XD) side by side against the best Leica (Noctivid), Swarovski (NL Pure & EL) and Zeiss (Victory SF)?

    Really, what do you guess the deaf eyes tells a lot? I never said, "The Leica Ultravid from 15yrs ago comparing to a new Genesis." I said, after having used Leica for 15yrs, I stopped using them after comparing my Leica Ultravid 8x42 HD side by side with my Kowa Genesis 8.5x44. I never owned...
  10. M

    Have you compared the best Kowa (Genesis Prominar XD) side by side against the best Leica (Noctivid), Swarovski (NL Pure & EL) and Zeiss (Victory SF)?

    The 8.5x44 Genesis provided to my deaf eyes, the best, crisp, sharp and detailed image of any binocular I have ever looked through. It was so good when I compared it side by side with a Leica 8x42 Ultravid that I have never owned another Leica ever since, after using them for approximately...
  11. M

    Kowa Genesis XD 8x33 or Kowa BD II 8x42 XD?

    As a former owner of several mid level (Opticron Imagic 8x42 and Traveller 8x32) and alpha (Kowa Genesis 8x44 and Swarovski Field Pro 8x32) binoculars, I understand the difference between the two. However, if you were given the choice to own a Kowa Genesis XD 8x33 or Kowa BD II 8x42 XD, which...
  12. M

    R7 for bird photography and birds in flight

    Apologies, I stand corrected, I still like the camera.
  13. M

    R7 for bird photography and birds in flight

    As an ex 7D Mk2 owner I naturally took an analytical interest in the 7R and decided to avoid it like the plague. I like the R6 Mk2 (crop sensor) and especially the R5 (full frame), however, I don't rate the RF 100-500 lens, the issue of having to have the lens extended with a TC attached and the...
  14. M

    Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 vs Zeiss SFL 8x40

    If anyone has any experience of comparing the Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 vs Zeiss SFL 8x40 I would be interested to know their thoughts prior to testing them out myself. My main concerns are a full size quality lightweight binocular as I carry heavy camera gear and these 2 appear very similar on...
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    Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 vs Zeiss SFL 8x40

    If anyone has any experience of comparing the Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 vs Zeiss SFL 8x40 I would be interested to know their thoughts prior to testing them out myself. My main concerns are a full size quality lightweight binocular as I carry heavy camera gear and these 2 appear very similar on...
  16. M

    Battery operated, wireless, wifi, nestbox cameras?

    I did suspect that may be the issue but very surprised the batteries exhausted themselves that quickly. I’d have thought the motion detection system would have compensated but your experience obviously proves otherwise.
  17. M

    Battery operated, wireless, wifi, nestbox cameras?

    Does such a thing exist? A battery operated, wireless, wifi, nest box camera? There are plenty of home security cameras in existence that meet this criteria, however, I’m unable to find nest box cameras that meet this criteria. If anyone is able to inform me of the existence of such a nest...
  18. M

    Verano BGA VHD Now Available

    The new Verano’s look very nice indeed, more refined, ergonomically user friendly and nice to see the addition of a 32mm. I look forward to trying them out along with the new Aurora’s and reading the reviews.
  19. M

    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    The beautiful ergonomic (bomb proof) Leica 8x32 used to be my “go to” binocular for years until I discovered Opticron Imagic 8 & 10x42 BGA WP VHD which offer a better view and ergonomics in a similarly scaled package so the Aurora should be all over the Leica’s.
  20. M

    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    I have had the Imagic 8x42, 10x42 and Traveller 8x42 for 5yrs, they’re all still running buttery smooth and better than some of the gritty stiction I’ve experienced on alpha brands costing more than twice as much.
  21. M

    Unboxing Opticron’s New Flagship Binoculars: Aurora BGA VHD 8x42

    Thank you for revealing the contents and introducing us to Opticron’s new flagship Aurora. Kind regards, Miles
  22. M

    Opticron 10x42 Binocular Advice

    I recommend the Opticron Imagic 10x42 BGA VHD which is a steal right now at it’s currently discounted and discontinued price.
  23. M

    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    I spent some considerable hours toing and froing between the DBA VHD and Imagic BGA VHD, and ultimately settled on the Imagic. Whilst I was able to appreciate the quality aesthetics and refinements of the DBA VHD, the open bridge didn’t work for my slender, slightly larger than average hands. I...
  24. M

    New Opticron Aurora BGA VHD Binocular

    I just chanced upon these beauties, I would be interested to know if anyone has tried them yet and would be willing to share their experiences or thoughts? We have been fortunate to take a look at Opticron's new flagship #binocular, the Aurora BGA VHD. Available next month in both 8x42 and...
  25. M

    What's the difference between these three binoculars?

    I have the Countryman 8x32 and the Imagic 8x42. I lend my Countryman’s out to family and friends whilst I use the Imagic’s. They both impress, however, the Imagic’s are in a different league and comfortably represent the better deal.
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