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    New Binocular Bargains Thread

    Yes. They are an outlet site for Optics Planet. I've bought from them several times. They don't accept returns, though. I've had no problems.
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    New Binocular Bargains Thread

    DVOR has the Alpen Teton 10x42 for $336. https://www.dvor.com/alpen-alpen-teton-10x42-edhd-binocular.html
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    New Binocular Bargains Thread

    Nikon has an extra 10% off refurbished binoculars today. That makes the Monarch HG 10x42 $630 and the 8x42 $617 https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-store/refurbished-cameras.page#!/tag:8ps:Binoculars
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    New Binocular Bargains Thread

    DVOR has the Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42 for $663. The deal is good for 5 days or until they sell out. https://www.dvor.com/zeiss-10x42-conquest-hd-waterproof-binoculars.html
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    Canon 18X50 IS Binoculars

    By spotting scope substitute I mean that if you are going on a long walk through a wetland or some other preserve and you don't want to lug a heavy scope and tripod around all morning, you can take the 18x50 instead. I will frequently wear an 8X or 10X bin around my neck and carry the 18x50 in...
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    Canon 18X50 IS Binoculars

    They make a great spotting scope substitute. Get a sling strap, like an Op/Tech Utility Sling strap or a Vortex Archer's Strap and wear them cross body with a lower power binocular around your neck. That way, you can just swing them up when you need to make a long range ID. They are also...
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    Canon IS binoculars for pelagic birding?

    Has anyone tried Canon IS binoculars on a pelagic trip?
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    Can gimbal heads (such as ProMediaGear GK Jr.) be used effectively for bino, spotting, telescope and camera

    I've tried a high quality gimbal head (Jobu Designs) that wasn't fluid damped and it did not work well with a spotting scope at all. The movements are too jerky. I then bought the Gitzo fluid gimbal and it works great. A popular cheap option is the Manfroto MVH502AH. It is only rated for 15...
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    Monarch 82ED, a Perfect Ten

    Here is an Alpine Astronomical eyepiece clamp with a 12mm optical length: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1405311-REG/alpine_astronomical_eyehold_1s_1_t_2_ultrashort.html Amazon has the Baader Inverter: https://www.amazon.com/Baader-Planetarium-T-2-Inverter/dp/B0053QIZFS Mark
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    Sig Sauer Zulu9 MidwayUSA.Com Deals ?

    I did a brief comparison of the Sig Sauer Zulu 9 9x45 and 11x45 against my Zeiss Conquest HD 10x56. I used a monopod and a Stoney Point Binocular Rest. When trying to read small print on a distant sign, the three were about equal. The Conquest HD was the brightest and has the nicest focusing...
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    Sig Sauer Zulu9 MidwayUSA.Com Deals ?

    The Brunton scope you sold me still works great! I haven't been using it much since I bought a Kowa TSN-883. I also bought a Doctor Optics Noblex 12.5mm eyepiece for it, which is pretty sweet. Over the holidays, the bargain hunter in me got the better of me and I bought the Nikon Monarch 82ED...
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    Sig Sauer Zulu9 MidwayUSA.Com Deals ?

    The box for the Zulu 9's says "Designed by Sig Sauer in Oregon" and "Assembled in Japan". The binoculars have "Made in Japan" on them. When they say "Designed by Sig Sauer" they may just mean the customization of Kamakura's design.
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    Sig Sauer Zulu9 MidwayUSA.Com Deals ?

    I bought the 9x45 based on reviews of the Maven B2. They've become a favorite. I've got big hands (XL gloves) so the big size is just right for me. I wrap my left hand around the objective at the far end and clamp my hat's bill under my fingers. There is PLENTY of room for my fingers...
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    Nikon refurbished optics; do they still have the same warranty?

    I bought Nikon Monarch HG 10x42 binoculars and Monarch ED82 straight and ED60 angled scopes refurbished directly from Nikon. They all appear to be as new. I've had no problems. Here is the link to buy refurbished scopes directly from Nikon...
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    New APC 42 Stabilized

    Eurooptic and Scopelist are listing the Zulu 6 for $560. Available for backorder. https://www.scopelist.com/Sig-Sauer-ZULU6-16x42mm-Image-Stabilized-Graphite-Binoculars-SOZ61601.aspx https://www.eurooptic.com/Sig-Sauer-ZULU6-16x42mm-Image-Stabilized-Graphite-Binoculars-SOZ61601.aspx
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    case for Nikon Monarch 82A

    These Snugfit cases work well. You can get them in camo too. https://smile.amazon.com/Sportsmans-Outdoor-Products-Snugfit-Spotting/dp/B0032HIU28/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=snugfit+spotting+scope+case&qid=1607041730&sr=8-3
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    Spotting scopes that offer the same value proposition as the Monarch HG bins?

    Nikon has refurbished ones for 20% off this weekend which makes the final price $780! https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-store/refurbished-cameras.page#!/tag:8ps:Fieldscopes
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    Kowa 883/884 bargain

    Uh oh! Did I melt your credit card?
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    Kowa 883/884 bargain

    B&H Photo is running their sale on the Kowa's again today. This is a one day deal: Either body for $1700 or with the zoom for $2200 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/dealZone.jsp
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    x32 SF

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    x32 SF

    I talked with a Zeiss rep at the Space Coast Birding Festival and he hinted that the SF 32s were coming soon.
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    Kowa 77 or 883 Astro 1.25 Eyepiece Adapter With Pentax XW Eyepices

    More good news! I got the Noblex this morning and I was relieved to find that it works great with the Kowa. It doesn't work with the knurled screw adapter but it does work with the set screw adapters. The Noblex advertises 18mm eye relief but it appears to be less than that. The eyepiece...
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    Kowa 77 or 883 Astro 1.25 Eyepiece Adapter With Pentax XW Eyepices

    I went out Thursday and briefly tried out the XWs and Hyperions. They all did great. I was surprised at how good the Hyperions are. The only bad news is that the XWs are not obviously better than the Kowa 25-60 zoom, at least at low mag. The XW10 may be better than the zoom at 50X, but...
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    Kowa 77 or 883 Astro 1.25 Eyepiece Adapter With Pentax XW Eyepices

    Good news! I bought a TSN-883 this summer when B&H ran them on a one day sale for $2200. I shipped it to a friends house down here in Florida to evade the sales taxes in Colorado where I was spending the summer. I've got it now and I bought all three astro adapters that B&H sells for it. I...
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    Bargain on TSN-883

    B&H has a one day deal on the TSN-883. You can get the scope for $1700 or the scope with the 25-60x zoom for $2200. That's $1000 off. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/470680-REG/Kowa_TSN_883_TSN_883_Angled_88_mm.html Click on "Build Bundle" to add the eyepiece.
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