Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
ZEISS Summer Savings - Experience unique moments of nature. Save up to £250 on selected ZEISS Binoculars - limited time only!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Is the Audubon porroprism no more?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Friday 24th December 2010, 20:20   #1
jaymoynihan
Corvus brachyrhynchos watcher
 
jaymoynihan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lake Michigan Watershed
Posts: 989
Is the Audubon porroprism no more?

Curious, is the 8.5x44 audubon, regular & ED in the porroprism no longer in production?
jaymoynihan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 25th December 2010, 13:17   #2
RJM
Don't Worry, Be Happy!
 
RJM's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 2,455
I know Vixen Japan still stocks the model 820 ED. Nice bin but impossible for me to use one-handed, which is important to me since my other hand usually has another piece of gear (or a beer!) in it. I sold mine after getting the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD.
RJM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 25th December 2010, 19:22   #3
elkcub
Registered User
BF Supporter 2019
 
elkcub's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 4,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaymoynihan View Post
Curious, is the 8.5x44 audubon, regular & ED in the porroprism no longer in production?
Swift still includes them in their lineup, as well as the 828 HHS Audubon roof.
http://www.swift-sportoptics.com/audubon.htm

Ed
__________________
Understanding optics is child's play compared to understanding child's play.
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts." Richard Feynman
elkcub is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 25th December 2010, 21:18   #4
ceasar
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NE Pennsylvania
Posts: 11,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by elkcub View Post
Swift still includes them in their lineup, as well as the 828 HHS Audubon roof.
http://www.swift-sportoptics.com/audubon.htm

Ed
Do they still designate the Roof Prism as an HHS or have they dropped that honorific? I didn't notice any thing like that on the one's pictured in the link.

Bob K.
ceasar is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 25th December 2010, 22:20   #5
lilcrazy2
Registered User
 
lilcrazy2's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 973
While Swift still shows the 820 & 820ED porros in their catalog, they are becoming increasing difficult to find at any of the online retailers, which would lead one to believe they are being phased out, or in very limited production if they are still being produced. The 828 roofs are still designated as the HSS by those retailers that carry them and they are much easier to come by online.
lilcrazy2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th December 2010, 05:44   #6
elkcub
Registered User
BF Supporter 2019
 
elkcub's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 4,484
The last Swift catalog I have is for 2006, where it's listed as the 828 HHS Audubon 8.5x, 44mm. That's really all I can say, except that it looks like what's showing on their website. At least wrt roofs, there's lots of competition nowadays, and very few products can survive that remain unimproved year after year.

Ed
__________________
Understanding optics is child's play compared to understanding child's play.
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts." Richard Feynman
elkcub is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 26th December 2010, 15:52   #7
mayoayo
Registered User
 
mayoayo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: El Garraf
Posts: 2,239
...It would be sad to see the Audubon, a Japanese classic,symbol of an Era , go into chinese production ,but I imagine with the inexpensive ED glass coming from the People´s Republic ,an ED version of this classic could be put together for the same amount the japanese Non-ED was made, (they make the ZEN ED for less than 400,and they are phase coated,dialectric mirrored roofers,so for 250 $ the SUPER PORRO should be possible to produce in China!).They should sell the patent to a company that cares(not that any other company would care about Swift´s binoculars,but this is only talk!),and the same thing should do Bushnell with the Customs.!
mayoayo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are Audubon 820EDs gone? BobinKy Swift 23 Monday 8th March 2010 03:51
Yet another Audubon offspring! Simon S Swift 5 Saturday 2nd August 2008 02:12
Audubon trip. lvn600 Your Birding Day 1 Saturday 11th June 2005 18:06
Audubon Lightwave affe22 Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads 3 Friday 20th May 2005 22:40
Audubon WatchList Simon A Birds & Birding 6 Friday 20th December 2002 02:17

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.13341594 seconds with 19 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 17:17.