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Old Saturday 15th December 2018, 22:11   #1
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Dear Santa for Christmas I would like......

Just a bit of festive fun (ignore at will)......if you were to be given any binocular at Christmas (so money not an issue) what would you be most pleased with? I think this is a chance for something a bit different that you'd like, but probably wouldn't buy for yourself. Or even a classic that's hard to find. For me at the moment I quite fancy a 12x bin, but have never used one and don't need another bin. But wow if I found a 12x50 EL in my stocking I'd be extremely pleased. So that's my choice. You only get 1 choice.
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Old Saturday 15th December 2018, 22:17   #2
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Dear santa, I would like the updated version of the Leica Trinovid 7x35. Fingers crossed the elves in Wetzlar make it happen. Happy holiday season!
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 01:09   #3
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Swarovski EL SV 8X32 will do nicely, thank you.

Failing that, Zeiss SF 10X42.
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 02:59   #4
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Santa,

I would like a Nikon EDG 7x42 with a wider field of view and Swarovski eye cups.

CG

P.S. There will be milk and cookies and raindeer treats waiting here for you!
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 08:03   #5
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Good question. Either the same as Bear or, a pair of Zeiss BGAT 7x42's please.

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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 10:03   #6
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Zeiss Pocket Victory 8x25, I think. I've never seen a pair but BF folk who have them are very positive on their merits. Slightly concerned that at 290gm they would be a bit heavy as a cycling bino.
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 11:22   #7
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I'd like a Zeiss FL 8x32 again please. Have some regrets about getting rid of one last winter.

I'm also slightly curious about the idea of new Swaro SLC 10x42 and wonder if Santa is
currently working on a new upgraded version of SLC.
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 12:03   #8
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Zeiss SF 8x42 or Maven 9x45. Both would complement my new Victory Pockets quite well...
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 13:06   #9
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Dear Santa. No need to stop off at my house. My wife has just bought me some brand new Swaro EL 10 x 32 and she let me take them out this-morning. I'll give you a shout next year perhaps.
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 17:01   #10
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Seeing as most of this is fantasy - i'd like the acuity i had when i was 25 please.
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Old Sunday 16th December 2018, 18:39   #11
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Seeing as most of this is fantasy - i'd like the acuity i had when i was 25 please.
Develop cataracts and have them fixed.

Unless you have trouble with your retinas, your wish will be granted.
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Developing cataracts seems like a strange wish, though......maybe a first for a letter to Santa!
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.....a couple of weeks off to hit both Magee Marsh and Galveston Island during spring migration.
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OP said "which binocular", none thanks, quite happy for Santa to miss me out this year on that one.
Don't have alphas, but some decent betas that I am used to and comfortable with. Not convinced on the need to always want better binoculars.

And Sancho, really you need to stop the cycle before using the binoculars, it stuffs your depth of field peception, particularly when approaching corners. I know, I tried it as a teenager! Not worth the visit to a gorse bush in the New Forest.
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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 21:12   #15
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...to have a lot more time for birding. But to keep it simple a Swarovski CL 8x30 will also do
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OP said "which binocular", none thanks, quite happy for Santa to miss me out this year on that one.
Don't have alphas, but some decent betas that I am used to and comfortable with. Not convinced on the need to always want better binoculars.

And Sancho, really you need to stop the cycle before using the binoculars, it stuffs your depth of field peception, particularly when approaching corners. I know, I tried it as a teenager! Not worth the visit to a gorse bush in the New Forest.
I hope both you and the bike were unharmed!
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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 23:24   #17
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Santa came early for me as my wife bought me a Swarovski 8x32 EL.
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Old Tuesday 18th December 2018, 00:40   #18
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Interesting thought experiment to consider what I'd get if money were no object. Likely an 8x42 with enough eye relief for glasses, light weight, not too fast focusing, and a big FOV. Perhaps the Zeiss SF or Monarch HG unless santa has better ideas.
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Santa came early for me as my wife bought me a Swarovski 8x32 EL.
Cherish her.
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I hope both you and the bike were unharmed!
just thorn pricking, and scratches... lucky really.
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Nikon WX 10x50 IF
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