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Old Friday 1st April 2011, 16:17   #151
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New EDG 7x42 on the way!!!

Just ordered a pair of the new EDG 7x42's and they are shipping today from Wisconsin (Easy tO guess where). Other models are not yet in stock there.

BTW - this ain't no April Fools joke ... unless it's on me :)

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Old Friday 1st April 2011, 17:31   #152
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The EDG 8x32 is a pro-level binocular featuring Nikon's highly acclaimed ED glass lenses, dielectric coated prisms and the lightest body design in its class.
"lightest body design in its class" ?

I presume the class is "EDG bins" as it's 23oz (that is 3oz less than the EDG 1, IIRC) which is heavier than the Zeiss, Leica and Swaro 32mm bins (the assumed class in my mind).

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Old Friday 1st April 2011, 18:13   #153
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"lightest body design in its class" ?

I presume the class is "EDG bins" as it's 23oz (that is 3oz less than the EDG 1, IIRC) which is heavier than the Zeiss, Leica and Swaro 32mm bins (the assumed class in my mind).

Marketing ... dontcha love it.
Being the only open bridge 8x32 ED roof among the alphas, the EDG is in a class by itself, which explains that reference! :-)

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Old Friday 1st April 2011, 20:33   #154
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From what I understand the glass hasn't changed at all from the EDG I. I wouldn't rush to buy one right off anyway. They'll be giving them away at the end of the year trying to get rid of them, just like the EDG I. A $2000+ Nikon won't sell IMO.
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Old Friday 1st April 2011, 23:50   #155
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Nikon will eventually price it's EDG below the prices of the other 3. That has been their history with the HG L/LX L models and it was successful so there does not seem to be a good reason to change it. Their problem, I suspect, will be deciding which of their many models to give priority to after they study the damage caused to their facilities by the earthquake and tsunami. I wouldn't look for them to "give away" the EDG by any means. They might, however, limit their production.

Anybody who would like a bargain on them should pick up any of the old models if they get a chance. My 10 x 32 which I got for $999.00 (plus camera) is a stunningly good binocular. Better than my 10 x 35 EII and it even gives my 10 x 42 SE a run for the money. I would like to compare it to Leica's, Swarovski's and Zeiss's 10 x 32's. It would not surprise me if it was better. And it is tough--I dropped it on a wooden parquet floor with no damage except a scuff mark on the rubber rim of the right objective barrel where it landed. After my heart recovered I concluded that there is something to be said, after all, for double hinges.

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I checked your site - Looks like you replaced the pic on all models except the 8x32. Not that I am nitpicking or anything.
Once again, thanks for the head's up. Being changed now. As to an ETA on additional models, Nikon hasn't been able to give us one!

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Old Friday 13th May 2011, 02:10   #157
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Eagle Optics now has the new model EDG's posted on their website.
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Old Saturday 28th May 2011, 16:28   #158
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Ordered 8x32 edg at end of April not yet delivered. Leaving for Ecuador first week in July. Wondering if there is an availability issue of which I am not aware? If ever once in lifetime trip, this is it.

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Ordered 8x32 edg at end of April not yet delivered. Leaving for Ecuador first week in July. Wondering if there is an availability issue of which I am not aware? If ever once in lifetime trip, this is it.

Mike
Eagle Optics has them in stock.

http://www.eagleoptics.com/binocular...32-binocular-2

So does Camera Land:

http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/n...page=nikon7568

I don't think you will want to go on a trip like yours with new binoculars without having a few weeks to use them hard and vet them out. Maybe you should think about canceling the order and getting them elsewhere?

Unless you are getting a much better price there?

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They are on their way by police escort, but...

There's a hold up in the Bronx,
Brooklyn's broken out in fights.
There's a traffic jam in Harlem
That's backed up to Jackson Heights.
There's a scout troup short a child,
Medvedev's due at Idlewild
EDG II, EDG II, Where Aaaare You?

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Bob has a point about not taking a new bin on a trip, but I guess that's mostly a nice way to rationalize not getting them in time for your once in a lifetime trip. If the bins fulfill their advertising and work for you, you won't need a break in time, you could just "point and shoot" and you're on your way to seeing your first GREAT GREEN MACAW, BANDED GROUND-CUCKOO AND CHOCÓ VIREO!

I don't really know what the hold up is, and I really do hope you get your EDG before you leave, but if I had to hazard a guess, the earthquake in Japan might have pushed back delivery dates.

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"lightest body design in its class" ?

I presume the class is "EDG bins" as it's 23oz (that is 3oz less than the EDG 1, IIRC) which is heavier than the Zeiss, Leica and Swaro 32mm bins (the assumed class in my mind).

Marketing ... dontcha love it.
It is true the 32mm EDG is the lightest EDG model ever produced. Of course, it is much heavier than 32mm EL binoculars, even slightly heavier than 7x36 ZEN ED2 binoculars
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Old Monday 30th May 2011, 17:03   #162
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They are also 1 1/2 ounces lighter than the old Nikon LX L. Most people don't care about a few ounces. If they get a chance to compare them they get the one they like best. Other factors are just as important, like ER and ease of focusing and intangibles like comfort.

Bob

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