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    Rubber Eyecup came off of 8x42 Diamondbacks

    I guess I'll do that
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    Rubber Eyecup came off of 8x42 Diamondbacks

    A few months ago I upgraded to a pair of vortex diamondbacks. Recently I noticed that the rubber eye cup was loose and spinning around when I would turn the eyepiece up. I contacted Vortex and they said I could add some adhesive to the inside of the rubber eyecup and place it back onto the...
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    Vortex Diamondback 8x42 question

    I recently got my self a pair of new binoculars and I chose the Vortex Diamondback 8x42. They work fine and I really like the feel of them in my hands. I do have one problem though. At certain angles there’s a bit of fogging in the lower part of the image. Is that veiling glare? Is there anyway...
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    Tamron 150-600 G2 or Sigma 150-600 C on D500?

    Thank you. I appreciate all the responses and advice. My D500 and Sigma C arrived yesterday. I’ll post some photos when I get the chance to go out. Sadly it’s gonna be raining for the next 4 days, so I can’t test it out till then.
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    Dust in Viewfinder

    That worked! Thanks
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    Dust in Viewfinder

    Hello! I recently got my first DSLR which is a Nikon D500 and I paired it with a Sigma 150-600 C. I got the D500 used, but it looks brand new, and only has a shutter count of around 3000. The only issue I have with it is that when looking through the viewfinder I can notice some dust around it...
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    Tamron 150-600 G2 or Sigma 150-600 C on D500?

    Thanks, I ordered that setup a few hours ago from B&H. Very excited to get it.
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    Getting my first DSLR and have some questions

    I was also thinking that I could also get the Nikon D7500 and pair it with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens. Would I get better quality with that setup than I would with the D500 and Sigma?
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    Tamron 150-600 G2 or Sigma 150-600 C on D500?

    Hello, so I'm looking at getting my first DSLR, and I'm looking to go with the Nikon D500. I haven't really decided on a lens yet. I think I'll go with the Tamron 150-600 G2 or Sigma 150-600 C. I've read that the Sigma has slow AF. If so is Tamron's AF quicker? I'd like to have a lens with good...
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    Getting my first DSLR and have some questions

    Hello, so I've been planning to get a DSLR and lens. I've been shooting birds with a Lumix FZ80 for over a year now and figured I'd upgrade. I plan on getting the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary. The thing I can't decide between is either the Nikon D500 or Cannon 90D. They're both in my price range...
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    Looking for Binocular recommendations in the $300-$500 range.

    Weight isn't a big deal to me. I would like a pair with a large fov and a sharp image
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    I've enjoyed the Benro tripod. Its quite stable, but in high winds the image vibrates a bit at 60x.
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    Looking for Binocular recommendations in the $300-$500 range.

    Hello! I've decided to increase my budget a bit for a new pair of Binoculars. I currently own a pair of 8x42 Celestron Nature DX binoculars. They have served me well, but I figured it's time to upgrade. Do any of you have any recommendations in the $300-$500 range? I'm looking for a pair of 8x42...
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    Looking for a new pair of binoculars under $250

    Hello! So I currently own a pair of Celestron Nature DX 8x42. I'm looking to upgrade. I've been looking at the Nikon Prostaff P7 8x42. The Nikon p7 seems to be pretty good, but do any of you have any other recommendations?
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    I appreciate all the help. I decided to go with the Manfrotto MVH500AH Head and Benro TMA27A Legs.
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    I've also been looking at some of the Manfrotto tripods. Would the Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1175939-REG/manfrotto_mt290xta3us_290_xtra_3_section_aluminum.html/qa or the Manfrotto MT190x3...
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    I've also been looking at the Slik Pro 700 PRO 700 DX AMT Black. It weighs 5.5 lbs. I'm willing to go with a heavier tripod for more stability when it's windy out. What are your thoughts on Slik?
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    Thanks. Have you had any experience with Benro? The Mach 3 Aluminum Tripod looks good to me, and it's within my price range. Mach3 AL Series 2 Tripod, 3 Section, Twist Lock, Monopod Conversion.
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    Hermann, how heavy of a tripod should I go with for seawatching?
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    Question about Nikon Monarch 82ed-a spotting scope

    Hello! So I've been looking to get my first spotting scope, and I think I'm going to be getting a Nikon Monarch 82ed-a. For any of you who have owned the monarch scope what are your opinions on it? Also are there any other scopes better than the monarch in the $1600 price range?
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    I'm 5'11. My budget for a tripod would be in the $200 range, but I'm willing to go a little bit higher. I'd probably go on some walks with the scope. I plan to use it a lot for seawatching and watching shorebirds.
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    Decent Tripod and Head for Nikon Monarch 82ed-a

    Hello! I plan on getting my first spotting scope soon which will be the Nikon Monarch 82ed-a. I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations for a decent tripod and head to mount it on?
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    Vortex Viper HD 20-60x85

    Hello! I was wondering if any of you have used the Vortex Viper HD 20-60x85? I might get this as my first spotting scope, but I'm still not sure. What are your thoughts on it?
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    Looking for my first spotting scope

    Hello! So recently I’ve been thinking about getting a spotting scope for birding. I usually bird in coastal areas where sometimes birds are just too far away to identify with 8x binoculars. I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions for a spotting scope that would be good for birding...
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