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Old Yesterday, 09:28   #176
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Back on thread, I would probably go for the 10x42 NCV, as the image was steady for me. But having bought a couple Leicas this year shall resist as I'm in danger of becoming a fanboy
You need to listen more to those small voices in your head!
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CharleyBird,
If the number of Leica binoculars bought this year does not succeed ten you do not have to worry, there is room for more.....How about one/month?
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I think my wife might just notice it I started collecting Leicas, though I do have plans to buy a couple more bins fairly soon.

Truth be told Steve, the teeny-tiny voice in my head keeps on whispering...
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Yes, my Nikon 8x30 EII's are new stock and they are improved but they still are a little darker and don't have the contrast or sparkle the Habicht's do. I don't think you can beat a Habicht in a porro. They are the alpha porro's with EL glass and EL coatings. I have learned how to deal with their idiosyncrasies. I have all three Habicht's 8x30, 7x42 and the 10x40. The EII does have it's advantage's including a smoother focus and more comfortable eye cups but it is not waterproof or sealed from dust either like the Habicht's. You can buy the Habicht's new for about $700.00 on Ebay from the UK.
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No binocular is perfect. I would just add that if even the alphas can't calm those little voices, the relevant mantra would be: "there is nothing better to be had"... and there are times when I need to recite it myself.
I think you've answered your original post tenex, quite succinctly, regarding the Noctivid.
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