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Allbinos.com Blaser Primus review. Interesting read.

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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 18:56   #1
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Allbinos.com Blaser Primus review. Interesting read.

https://www.allbinos.com/index.php?t...tki&test_l=333

Pretty much the same bins as the Maven B2 and Sig 9's but with much higher price tag.

"It seems Blaser wanted to take a shortcut very badly. They thought that, being a well-known producer of hunting rifles, it's enough they commissioned the optics somewhere in Japan, put some screws and eyecups on it in Germany (so they can proudly label their products 'Made in Germany') and people would be banging doors and windows of the shops without even noticing the absurdly high price tag.

While the managers of Blaser were counting on gullibility of customers, they really blew it themselves. The situation is such that, for a noticeably smaller amount of money you can buy proven, reliable, and optically better pairs of binoculas, such as the Swarovski SLC 8x56 W B, the Zeiss Conquest HD 8x56, the Steiner Nighthunter 8x56 or the Minox HG 8x56 BR MIG. Nobody in their right mind would spend more on products of a new player on the optical market without the necessary experience, a company that haven't manufactured any binoculars on their own, just imports ready-made models from Asia."

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Pretty much the same bins as the Maven B2 and Sig 9's.
Price is a joke on all Blaser binos.
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Found a detailed review of the sig 9x45 written by Canip https://binocular.ch/sig-sauer-zulu-9-9x45/
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My take on the Blaser Primus:

https://binocular.ch/blaser-primus-8x30/

Or in short:
quite a good binocular, but way too expensive.

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My take on the Blaser Primus:

https://binocular.ch/blaser-primus-8x30/

Or in short:
quite a good binocular, but way too expensive.

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Blaser Primus 8x30 $2195 US

Maven B3 8x30 $500 US
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Looks like Vortex has just added the ... Made/Assembled in Japan (by Kamakura?) clone to their line up.

Maven B2, Sig 9, Blaser Primus and now the Vortex UHD.

Checkout the list price.

https://vortexoptics.com/razor-uhd-10x42-binocular.html

Kinda suprised Leupold did not jump on the Maven B2 bandwagon with the newly released BX-5.

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Adding to what little information is available, there is a comparative review of the Blaser Primus 8x42 verses the Leica Noctivid 8x42 at:
https://huntingbinoculars.net/2019/0...r-primus-8x42/

Note the extreme length of the Blaser (7.2”/ 184 mm) verses that of the already long Noctivid (5.9”/ 150 mm)!
(by comparison, the 8x56 Blaser is 7.7"/ 196 mm)
The testing procedure used by the site is not that informative but the site does include some interesting comparative photographs

And despite the name, the site does not have anything that's obviously to do with binoculars for hunting
- it may be meant to read as if 'Hunting for Binoculars Blog'


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