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Old Sunday 2nd August 2015, 15:14   #26
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So… that would be as under $1000 as I can get without a season of ongoing frustration. However I'm reconsidering, biting the bullet as it were, the Maven B2 9x45 again.
Thanks again for your generous insight on my behalf
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When you hit the $1,000 mark theres a lot of options out there that are exceptional.
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Hello Susan.........As a fellow New Englander, I've participated in several Hawk Watch on Cadillac Mt using my Zeiss 8X32 FL. The 420 ft field of view works well for me and any missed ID is not the result of 8X being insufficient but rather user error. The Zeiss Conquest 8X32 fov is also 420 ft and sells for $900/$800 for demo and gets good reviews around here.......its 22.2 ounces would be a breeze. Good luck in your search.........Hawks will be here before we know it.
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Old Monday 3rd August 2015, 12:12   #28
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There is a good deal on a Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis in the Classifieds thread now:

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....57#post3258157

Check the customer reviews here. The seller is one of the reviewers.

http://www.eagleoptics.com/binocular...5x44-binocular

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Wow! Thanks so much for the links. I'm looking into it ;-) -Susan
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Hello Susan.........As a fellow New Englander, I've participated in several Hawk Watch on Cadillac Mt using my Zeiss 8X32 FL. The 420 ft field of view works well for me and any missed ID is not the result of 8X being insufficient but rather user error. The Zeiss Conquest 8X32 fov is also 420 ft and sells for $900/$800 for demo and gets good reviews around here.......its 22.2 ounces would be a breeze. Good luck in your search.........Hawks will be here before we know it.
I really appreciate your info on the Zeiss Conquest 8x32! The fact that you've participated in several hawk watches gives me added confidence in your review!
Have a productive Hawk Watch this fall :-D -Susan
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Hello Susan.........As a fellow New Englander, I've participated in several Hawk Watch on Cadillac Mt using my Zeiss 8X32 FL. The 420 ft field of view works well for me and any missed ID is not the result of 8X being insufficient but rather user error. The Zeiss Conquest 8X32 fov is also 420 ft and sells for $900/$800 for demo and gets good reviews around here.......its 22.2 ounces would be a breeze. Good luck in your search.........Hawks will be here before we know it.
I just did a lot of research on the Zeiss Conquests… EO offers demos for both the 8x32 and the 10x42. Reviews of both are excellent. Obviously the 10x42 have less FOV… decisions/decisions. Thnx again for the heads up on these! -Susan
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Old Monday 3rd August 2015, 16:35   #31
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All,

Thank you so much for your interest in the upcoming ZEN ED4 binoculars. We have been working extremely hard over the last 9 months to redesign and build the new ED4 binoculars. The initial engineering units are in final assembly now. If no big surprise, we should be able to finalize the production qualification by the end of the month and release the new ED4 design for assembly. Then, we will offer BirdForum members an awesome deal to pre-order those binoculars.

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Weren't these supposed to be released mid-July? Anyone have any info... or doing a beta review?
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I sure will keep you posted with the any new update for the ED4 binoculars.

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Hello Susan.........I have purchased Zeiss 8X32 FL, Zeiss 10X32 FL, and Zeiss 8X20 Victory as demos from EO and they were perfect. Don't hesitate to give them a call if you have any concerns.
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Let me add, the Zen Primes are so close to a Conquest it's next to impossible to tell which you are looking through.
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Let me add, the Zen Primes are so close to a Conquest it's next to impossible to tell which you are looking through.
We have received a lot of inquiries from customers who want to order our high end ZEN EDx binoculars while we are in the phase of transitioning from ED3 to ZEN ED4. To appreciate the support of our loyal BirdForum members, we have allocated a few pairs of dealer demo PRIME HD binoculars for a private sale event for BirdForum customers. When you order our demo PRIME HD (10x or 8x), please use coupon code BIRDFORUM, which will take additional $100 off the demo price. The quantity is rather limited so we won't be able to issue rain check once they are all sold out.

Note: The demo units were gently handled in indoor environment and come with new sets of accessories. You may notice some cosmetic damage on the box, but nothing on the binoculars itself. They carry the same No-Fault warranty as brand new PRIME HD binoculars.

Let me know if you have any question.

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We have received a lot of inquiries from customers who want to order our high end ZEN EDx binoculars while we are in the phase of transitioning from ED3 to ZEN ED4. To appreciate the support of our loyal BirdForum members, we have allocated a few pairs of dealer demo PRIME HD binoculars for a private sale event for BirdForum customers. When you order our demo PRIME HD (10x or 8x), please use coupon code BIRDFORUM, which will take additional $100 off the demo price. The quantity is rather limited so we won't be able to issue rain check once they are all sold out.

Note: The demo units were gently handled in indoor environment and come with new sets of accessories. You may notice some cosmetic damage on the box, but nothing on the binoculars itself. They carry the same No-Fault warranty as brand new PRIME HD binoculars.

Let me know if you have any question.

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Thank you, Charles, for this great offer! Would you recommend the 8x42 FOV or the 10x42 for the added distance for counting migrating raptors?
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Thank you, Charles, for this great offer! Would you recommend the 8x42 FOV or the 10x42 for the added distance for counting migrating raptors?
-Susan
Susan,

There are many experienced birders on this forum who can chime in for 8x vs 10x for raptors watching. 8x has always been my personal favorite. In my experience, if I cannot see well enough with 8x magnification power, I won't be able to see with 10x either. For raptor watching, many people take spotting scope with them too.

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Just saw this pic on the Zen Ray Facebook page.
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Just saw this pic on the Zen Ray Facebook page.
Frank, you beat me on this one. :)
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Just saw this pic on the Zen Ray Facebook page.
I posted a comment on their FB ;-D
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