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Fate of the FL 8X32?

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Old Tuesday 30th April 2019, 02:29   #1
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Fate of the FL 8X32?

Anyone know if production of the is FL 8X32 ongoing? Just kinda curious when production with cease. I've see a few online vendors that are "out."

Anyone KNOW?
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Old Tuesday 30th April 2019, 08:47   #2
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Zeiss Germany confirm that FL32 is still in production.

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Old Tuesday 30th April 2019, 16:34   #3
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Zeiss Germany confirm that FL32 is still in production.

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Thanks Lee! There are magically a PILE of them around today! LOL!
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Old Tuesday 30th April 2019, 16:44   #4
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I don't have any inside information, but what I've seen before is merchants (B&H, adoramma) sell out then seem to need to wait a few weeks for a re-fill order. A couple months ago, B&H listed them as waiting for shipment for several weeks. In another thread, I think someone said Zeiss made them in small batches so there can be lags in the shipping.

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Thanks Lee! There are magically a PILE of them around today! LOL!
You are welcome Chuck and there is no extra charge for the magic!

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Old Wednesday 8th May 2019, 15:56   #6
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Don't wait. Buy a 8x32 FL! I'm using it and enjoying it almost every day for about 15 years.

If I would need a new 8x32 bino, I would buy a FL again.
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Old Tuesday 14th May 2019, 21:47   #7
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Zeiss Germany confirm that FL32 is still in production.

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I have been trying to buy one here in Switzerland through my trusted dealer. It turns out he can't get one from Zeiss-Switzerland until at least the end of the month.
Looks like production rate is low, though still ongoing.
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Old Thursday 16th May 2019, 19:09   #8
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The housing is made in Switzerland. Maybe be reimport takes time
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The housing is made in Switzerland. Maybe be reimport takes time
You are thinking of cuckoo-clocks.

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The GFRP-housing really comes from Switzerland.

Cuckoo-clocks typically have been made in the Black Forest in South-Germany not in Switzerland. (But today come almost all from Asia).
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The GFRP-housing really comes from Switzerland.

Cuckoo-clocks typically have been made in the Black Forest in South-Germany not in Switzerland. (But today come almost all from Asia).
Thats an interesting little factoid about FL. Thank you for posting.

The remark about cuckoo-clocks was not meant seriously but thank you for your response. I always associated them with Switzerland for some reason.

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