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Old Monday 12th March 2018, 23:33   #26
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I just like trying different binoculars. When I was into astronomy I liked trying different telescopes just to see how they performed. Same with binoculars.
Same here, it's a kind of sickness. I balance it with actually hiking around outside and looking at SOMETHING INTERESTING in the binoculars.

Since I've been back here (just a few weeks) I've bought 6 or 7 new binos. I was on the wagon but you "fine folk" have dragged me back down into the muck to keep you all company. Or something like that.
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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 00:12   #27
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Same here, it's a kind of sickness. I balance it with actually hiking around outside and looking at SOMETHING INTERESTING in the binoculars.

Since I've been back here (just a few weeks) I've bought 6 or 7 new binos. I was on the wagon but you "fine folk" have dragged me back down into the muck to keep you all company. Or something like that.
I have a small travel trailer and when the weather warms up I park it up in Rocky Mountain National Park and hike around the mountains looking at birds and wildlife.
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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 00:30   #28
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https://www.amazon.com/Sunagor-Mega-.../dp/B002J9GG2G

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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 00:31   #29
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That's where it's at but if it's a "small" travel trailer how do you carry all those binoculars?
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That's where it's at but if it's a "small" travel trailer how do you carry all those binoculars?
I pull a smaller trailer behind the travel trailer for the bins.
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Pretty good reviews, right! C'mon graider you have never steered me wrong.

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"These are the worst pair of binoculars I have ever seen. Doesn't focus well. Optics are garbage. Zoom Doesn't work at all."

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This isnt Binoculars Anonymous? Hi my name is Alan ...
Hi Alan, welcome to Binoculars Anonymous,.......what do you want to contribute today.
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I just got back from the Yucatan birding. I have money for trips. This $2K is burning a hole in my pocket. It needs to be spent on binoculars. If I don't spend it soon my wife will.

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This reminds me of the topic in Bill Cooks book describing the advertisers selling this junk, because folks still buy the stuff. I used to think that it was from when I was 10 years old I would see advertisements like that but it looks like it still sells, unbelievable. The best one was the self collimating one. I got a great laugh out of that one.

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I just got back from the Yucatan birding. I have money for trips. This $2K is burning a hole in my pocket. It needs to be spent on binoculars. If I don't spend it soon my wife will.
Is that why you've posted over 175 times in the past 30 days? One can only imagine how much you could increase your 5.8 posts/day average if you actually stay home!

Also, since I lived in Denver for a good long while, I'm not sure I'd classify going to the "Yucatan" as a big trip. A few hours direct flight from DIA for $400 RT or less. I was thinking more like going to Christmas Island, South Georgia Island, Antarctica, PNG, Fiji, Africa, or wherever else you might not have been to where there's something you'd like to see. Unless of course you've been to all those places. Then in that case, have fun buying more glass.
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Old Tuesday 13th March 2018, 04:39   #38
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Find some more burning bucks and get yourself a Swaro 12x50 EL. If necessary a few lessons in archery to gain some steadiness, new experience and fun (the bino and the bow!).

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Is that why you've posted over 175 times in the past 30 days? One can only imagine how much you could increase your 5.8 posts/day average if you actually stay home!

Also, since I lived in Denver for a good long while, I'm not sure I'd classify going to the "Yucatan" as a big trip. A few hours direct flight from DIA for $400 RT or less. I was thinking more like going to Christmas Island, South Georgia Island, Antarctica, PNG, Fiji, Africa, or wherever else you might not have been to where there's something you'd like to see. Unless of course you've been to all those places. Then in that case, have fun buying more glass.
My wife and I are not really big travelers. We don't really enjoy the hassle of going through the airport, renting a car, checking into a hotel, etc. I don't really consider the Yucatan a big trip either. A trip for two to Antartica or Africa I am sure would cost a lot more than $2K anyway if we wanted to go there.
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WOW, from a 2.33 EP (30X) down to a .44 EP (160X)...AMAZING!

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I have $2K burning a hole in my pocket. What binocular should I buy?
Although I really don't want to take them away from my daughter, for 2000 $ I may consider:
https://www.birdforum.net/attachment...9&d=1517825790

So please let me know in case you're interested.

Here some excerpts of the review:

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(...) very compact, with straight tubes. (...) the low power and the huge exit pupil make it extremly easy to use (...) the optics are superb: cristall clear view and tack sharp all the way to the edges, 3D pop and all. (...) highly recommended!
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I`m rather confused by your asking as you usually join in recommending to others asking a similar question.

Seems to me the only two you haven`t owned is an SF or NV, so the question seems redundant to me.

I`d go with an 8x42 SF, black body of course.
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I have tried a lot of different 7x binoculars in the past and I always found 7x too weak for me despite it's advantages like DOF and easy eye placement. I like 8x the best and I like 10x IF it has IS like the Canon 10x42 IS-L. I have trouble holding 10x steady.
Makes the choice even easier, get an UVHD 8x42?
Or try a pair of 8x42 Noctivids, they might knock you out completely...

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I have $2K burning a hole in my pocket. What binocular should I buy? Thanks for your help in my search for the perfect binocular. I know it doesn't exist.
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=356450

You will have some change!

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Makes the choice even easier, get an UVHD 8x42?
Or try a pair of 8x42 Noctivids, they might knock you out completely...
Noctivid = Knock David? Who is David?
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A Swaro 15x56 SLC to put on a tripod at your camp site in the Rockies, or to take to interesting vantage points?

That sure gives a different type of view :-)
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A Swaro 15x56 SLC to put on a tripod at your camp site in the Rockies, or to take to interesting vantage points?

That sure gives a different type of view :-)
You know that would be an interesting idea. That would be a great setup over Trail Ridge Road which climbs to over 14,000 feet.

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I`m rather confused by your asking as you usually join in recommending to others asking a similar question.

Seems to me the only two you haven`t owned is an SF or NV, so the question seems redundant to me.

I`d go with an 8x42 SF, black body of course.
Those are probably good choices but they are pushing my budget. Thanks, for the suggestion.

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That's where it's at but if it's a "small" travel trailer how do you carry all those binoculars?
Not my problem.....it's Dennis' problem!!!!
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You have too many binoculars, Dennis. Why don't you buy a new bike?
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