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Old Saturday 9th February 2019, 17:46   #1
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Leica 7x42 BN

I just got a pair of 7x42 BN binoculars and just wanted to share. I had a pair of the 7x42BA back in the 90s and really liked them. It was actually my first premium binocular. I sold it a long time ago and always missed it. There is something about them that I really like. I love the leather stay on case and I just think they ( classy ) looking. I found these in mint condition.
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Old Saturday 9th February 2019, 17:51   #2
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Old Saturday 9th February 2019, 18:09   #3
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The Leica 7x has always impressed me, and I was happy to have the opportunity to purchase a NIB Ultravid HD about a month or so back. I actually had seen a pair of 7x42 BN for sale just after I got them and may have gotten them instead, if I'd seen them before I bought mine. Optically the BN still seems like it was far ahead of its time; I know several experienced birders and other biologists who lug their old bricks around ...

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Old Saturday 9th February 2019, 18:58   #4
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Robert that is such a sweet bino!
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Old Saturday 9th February 2019, 19:33   #5
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Robert that is such a sweet bino!
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Thanks, I think so too!!

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Old Saturday 9th February 2019, 20:12   #6
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Nice! What a great find. I'd love to have that very bin myself.
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Old Sunday 10th February 2019, 00:01   #8
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Congratulations on your acquisition Robert!

I have one of them with that classy leather stay on case too.

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That's a fine binocular! It's so user-friendly...very well made and a classic! Now don't sell them or trade them!
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Old Sunday 10th February 2019, 01:51   #10
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[quote=chill6x6;3816386]That's a fine binocular! It's so user-friendly...very well made and a classic! Now don't sell them or trade them! [/QUOTE.



Thanks Chuck. I will try not to. It is a classic and a keeper. My wife says I have a sickness that I always want something new. I guess for me it is just fun to try all the different binoculars thatís why I trade.

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Old Sunday 3rd March 2019, 13:22   #11
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I'll give you my green 8x42BA (that I bought in 1993) when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Cherish your 7x42BN, lucky man.
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Old Sunday 3rd March 2019, 14:38   #12
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Very nice! They look like keepers to me.
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Old Monday 4th March 2019, 08:52   #13
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Rob, nice find. Keep 'em. Especially because they are green.

The other day last year in winter when I arrived by suburban train in the town where I work it was quite early, 6 a. m., when I had some time and made a stroll to the camera store next to the railway station there was a 7x42 BA in the store window. The price was somewhere at 400 Euros. When I came back during lunch brake the binos were gone! The binos weren't in what you call mint or pristine condition but overall well used and not abused.
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Old Monday 4th March 2019, 23:12   #14
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I think I saw this binocular on B&H's site a few weeks ago for $599 or $699 in 8 or 9 condition if I remember correctly. I thought about buying them but when I looked the next morning they were gone. I should have acted when I had the chance.
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I had a pair of BNs (8x42) for many years - I loved pretty much everything about them, but the weight got tiresome during a long walk. I only exchanged them for something lighter a couple of years ago.

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I've always been curious about the 7x42 BN. It always gets so much praise, and especially that kind of "relevant" praise a good-ol-friend would get; not with flashy words, but with honest remembrance of the virtues. Lately I've been searching for a 7x35/42 and was considering this model; I ended up going with a Zeiss FL, but I remain curious about the performance. As for the looks, I find its chubby slightly quirky-looking design really appealing, and in green armour is just phenomenal (the same can be said for the Zeiss FL in green). Looks like a great find, enjoy!
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Thanks for all the nice comments. I found them on Astromart classifieds and the guy was in Russia. They absolutely look like brand new. Even the case and strap is new. I canít believe how good they are with beautiful colors and no detectable ca that I can see. Glare performance is also state of the art. The focus wheel is perfect with no slop or play and the collimation is perfect also. I have bought new binoculars that were not this nice. I am very happy indeed.
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Old Thursday 7th March 2019, 02:42   #18
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I just got the Zeiss sf in 10x42 so I now have a nice 10x and the Leica for a 7
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Thanks for all the nice comments. I found them on Astromart classifieds and the guy was in Russia. They absolutely look like brand new. Even the case and strap is new. I canít believe how good they are with beautiful colors and no detectable ca that I can see. Glare performance is also state of the art. The focus wheel is perfect with no slop or play and the collimation is perfect also. I have bought new binoculars that were not this nice. I am very happy indeed.
I recently got a brand new pair of UV HD+ 7x42 but honestly I'm envious.
Goes without saying but enjoy your new (old quality) glass.
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Congrats on a fantastic find, Robert! I suspect you'll enjoy those even more the second time around. I had a 7x42BA in blue for a short time and I also owned a 10x50BA for many years, that I sometimes wish I still had. These days the only Trinovid that I own is the 8x32BN but I'll never get rid of it. I agree that it's a very "classy" bin.
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Congrats on a fantastic find, Robert! I suspect you'll enjoy those even more the second time around. I had a 7x42BA in blue for a short time and I also owned a 10x50BA for many years, that I sometimes wish I still had. These days the only Trinovid that I own is the 8x32BN but I'll never get rid of it. I agree that it's a very "classy" bin.
I also have an 8x32 BN that I would never part with, along with a 12x50 BN that I think is great as well. Though Iíve had two 7x42 Ultravids previously, the one bin Iíd love to add to my collection is a 7x42 BN, especially in the green/black motif as the OPís.
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I also have an 8x32 BN that I would never part with, along with a 12x50 BN that I think is great as well. Though Iíve had two 7x42 Ultravids previously, the one bin Iíd love to add to my collection is a 7x42 BN, especially in the green/black motif as the OPís.
I hope you find one that's as nice at the OP's and if you see a really nice one in black, you might not want to hesitate. I've been keeping my eyes open for a minty 10x50BN but if a nice BA comes alone, I won't let it stop me, if the price is right.
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Robert, I believe you are set up!
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