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Old Thursday 23rd July 2015, 07:40   #1
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Old Friday 24th July 2015, 00:55   #2
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Beautiful specimens !!! One was made in 1971, the other in 1992 — both by Hiyoshi Kogaku. The latter were phased out in 2000 and replaced by Model 820. Your older 1971 model was preceded by two earlier body styles, each having several eyecup variations, dating to 1958 when the company was called Swift & Anderson.

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Old Wednesday 29th July 2015, 22:01   #3
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Really great photo's!!

Even though my main birding bin is a Zeiss victory 8x42 HT, my old Audubon 804 blue stripe is still used most days for looking at the birds in the garden. It still impresses with it's lovely relaxed view.

A classic, I'll never part with it.

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Really great photo's!!

Even though my main birding bin is a Zeiss victory 8x42 HT, my old Audubon 804 blue stripe is still used most days for looking at the birds in the garden. It still impresses with it's lovely relaxed view.

A classic, I'll never part with it.

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Hello Sandy,

Old binoculars have their history, and perhaps the soul?
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Old Wednesday 16th September 2015, 18:50   #5
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I have the MKII large body 1972, Sandy, and while they are a handful, the view is beautiful. Having had them re-collimated and adjusted, I think they will outlast me before adjustment is needed again. Swaros would be nice, but at a fraction of the cost, these suit me very well for my garden viewing!
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