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Old Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 15:15   #3451
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Natchez has this on sale for $129. Japanese build--decent 7x42--same as Bushnell Discoverer from previous posts?

Are these the same as the Leupold Hawthorne's? Same design, country of manufacture (Japan). We'll see.

7x42s are not common--
This looks like the old Meade Montana 7x42 which was selling in 2006/2007 for $249.00. You could also get it after that directly from Meade.

https://www.natchezss.com/weaver-gra...ted-black.html

I have a picture of the Meade Montana 7x42 in a "Time & Optics" catalog dated 2006/2007 from Ohio. Weaver has same basic specs as the Meade with 8 FOV but has a shorter ER than the Meade's 20mm. They both have the diopter on the focus wheel. (They are inexpensive copies of the original Leica 7x42 Trinovid BA/BN series.)

For $129 bucks they might be worth a try. 7x42 is very forgiving.

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PS: I have a Leupold 7x42 BX 2, similar to the Hawthorne but older, and it does not look like this Weaver Binocular.

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Old Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 17:17   #3452
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Hi Bob, I have that model Meade Montana. The picture on Natchez looks just like the Meade Montana I have. I know I did not pay the top price for mine. I like mine ok. It is kind of heavy, but not that bad.
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Old Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 19:56   #3453
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Prices dropping on the (now) older model Swaro CLs:

https://www.adorama.com/si58141.html...ce=rflaid21866

I'm sure this isn't the only deal and they will likely go lower but this IS one I noticed today. Personally, I'd get the newer model but some may like the older (?) or the better price (?)
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Old Thursday 4th January 2018, 00:23   #3454
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Natchez has this on sale for $129. Japanese build--decent 7x42--

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=222687

From six years prior & they still are selling Weaver 7x42 for under 150 clams ...
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Old Thursday 4th January 2018, 11:31   #3455
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To some folks, getting a 10% discount could mean the difference between not being able to buy a pair of binos and being able to.

Keep up the good work Bruce.

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Old Friday 5th January 2018, 05:09   #3456
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received the Zeiss Terra 8x32 [old style] from B&H...for 199 you cant go wrong and you get a free key chain flashlight....small but very bright....still on sale through the 7th....

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Old Friday 5th January 2018, 11:31   #3457
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How are the Terras, at that price is it worth it, how is the focus, I have been thinking about this one or step up and get the new Terra in 8X42.

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Old Friday 5th January 2018, 23:36   #3458
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Don't know if anyone is interested but Uttings have their January Sale till 10 Jan. All optics reduced. Orders over 159 = 20 off. Over 500 = 50 off. Over 1000 = 100 off and Over 1500 = 150 off.

Swarovski EL 8.5x42 WB Swarovision Field Pro Binoculars - 1800 less 150 = 1650.

http://www.uttings.co.uk/c2141-weeke...ns/?show_all=1

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Old Saturday 6th January 2018, 17:57   #3459
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Tract Optics Demo and Open Box Sale

Tract Optics is offering demos at 30% off and open box items at 15% off after completing their year end inventory.

They are only showing demos for a couple of binoculars. The sale also covers their other products.

8X42 Toric Demo for $458, new price is $654.

10X42 Tekoa Demo for $325, new price is $464.

Stock is said to be very limited.

https://www.tractoptics.com/products...rs?category=60

From the e-mail ........

"Demo" Models
These binoculars or scopes may be slightly used or show some minimal wear and tear but are 100% functional and meet our strict quality control requirements. Many of these optics have been used as display models at shows and/or photography purposes but as stated, are in perfect optical/mechancial condition.
All Demo products have been marked down 30%.

Demos are of course backed by the TRACT Trust Assurance Lifetime Warranty. And, if for any reason you're not 100% satisified with the condition of the demo product, you have our 30-Day No Questions Asked return policy.
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Old Saturday 6th January 2018, 18:10   #3460
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Nikon instant $30 Savings on Two Prostaff Models

Nikon has a "New Year of Savings" promotion of $30 on two Prostaff models.

Prostaff 7s 8X42

Prostaff 7s 10X42

Ends January 31, 2018.

http://www.nikonpromo.com/promos/new...binoculars.php
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Old Monday 8th January 2018, 19:37   #3461
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Optics Planet 10% Off Warm Up to Savings Promo

Optics Planet currently has a 10% Off coupon code of FREEZE good at checkout.

Minimum purchase is $100 and offer ends 1/10/18 at 11:59 PM CST. Generally some vendor restrictions apply.

It does not stack with the Nikon Prostaff 7s 42mm mentioned above but it does stack with the Opticron Imagic BGA VHD 8X42 which shows a very good price when logged in. This model looks to be equivalent to the Tract Toric.

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=355298
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Old Saturday 13th January 2018, 03:37   #3462
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Meopta B.1 7X42

Cameraland has a DEAL on NIB Meopta B.1 7X42...

$649.99!!!

I own this binocular....it is a GREAT birding binocular. For this kind of money, it is a STEAL! I had to order mine from Germany...at about $800 US I think. This is a great deal!
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Old Sunday 14th January 2018, 01:20   #3463
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Binocular bargains

Yes the Meopta is very good. I had them few years back. Very sharp. No blackout. If it was like $500 that would be even better. At 32 oz weight tough competition these days.

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Old Monday 15th January 2018, 23:03   #3464
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That Bushnell Legend M 8x42 is still on Ebay.

Now at even less, $153.00 including shipping.

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Old Tuesday 16th January 2018, 02:29   #3465
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The Legend M 8X42, a great deal at that price.

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Old Thursday 18th January 2018, 20:52   #3466
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Jumped on the deal of Bushnell Legend M 8x42 for $153. Package was delivered this morning. A few observations:
1. Diopter ring is made of metal. I know this because the binocular body was cold when I first opened the package and the diopter ring has the cold touch of metal.
2. Focus wheel is very hard to turn when it's cold (greasy oil type?). Once warmed up, it turns very well. A little backlash is observed on my copy.
3. Optical performance is superb. I compared it with my Leica Trinovid 8x42 (2012-2015 model) and Cabelas Guide 8x32. I can't detect any CA in the center view of Bushnell, while Leica has noticeable CA and Cabelas has even more.
4. Color balance is neutral in Bushnell, while Leica color is a bit on the warmer (pinkish) side and Cabelas is on the cooler (bluish) side.
5. Bushnell is the brightest and most transparent one among three. Given its 92% transmission, this is expected.
6. Ocular lens cover doesn't fit sung in due to the bump of diopter ring.
7. Coating on the object looks very high end, magenta and purple tint with very low reflection.
8. Overall build quality is not bad, although there are a few places manufacturer needs to improve on its build and assembly precision.

I am really impressed by the optical performance of Bushnell Legend M 8x42 during daytime use. It makes me sad that my Trinovid is obsolete in terms of optics now.

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Old Thursday 18th January 2018, 23:47   #3467
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I found the earlier Bushnell Legend Ultra focus became unusable in temps below freezing. Also, like the M, colour very neutral, whites very clean, CA very low and centrefield very sharp.

If the build quality and reliability is better with the M, then the price is definitely a bargain.
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Old Wednesday 24th January 2018, 23:53   #3468
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Another Bushnell Legend M up at a great price, this time 10x42 on Ebay, if you first put it in your cart, it will take 20% off (look for the "you will get this offer" and "up to 20% off" in red after it is in your cart. Buy it now is currently $216.99, plus tax to my state (not shipping), minus the 20%, for a total of $186.61 It says NIB (new in box-never opened) in the description.

You can also add the code P20SAVENOW manually when you checkout just to be sure you get the deal. Good luck, only 4 to grab!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/391891722124

It says there are 4 left after I bought mine. The free shipping is expedited 3 day too! Oh, and 60 day returns, and you pay return postage. The seller VMinnovations has a 99.7 feedback rating.
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Old Thursday 25th January 2018, 00:58   #3469
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Another Bushnell Legend M up at a great price, this time 10x42 on Ebay, if you first put it in your cart, it will take 20% off (look for the "you will get this offer" and "up to 20% off" in red after it is in your cart. Buy it now is currently $216.99, plus tax to my state (not shipping), minus the 20%, for a total of $186.61 It says NIB (new in box-never opened) in the description.

You can also add the code P20SAVENOW manually when you checkout just to be sure you get the deal. Good luck, only 4 to grab!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/391891722124

It says there are 4 left after I bought mine. The free shipping is expedited 3 day too! Oh, and 60 day returns, and you pay return postage. The seller VMinnovations has a 99.7 feedback rating.
I'll sell mine....$140 shipped...only been out of the house 1X for a picture!
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Chuck, is that the 10X or 8X, if it is 8X you could sell it here or CN forum. I have one 10X32 and one 10X42 all I need, the 42 is a bit shakey.

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Those are old CL models, not good.
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Chuck, is that the 10X or 8X, if it is 8X you could sell it here or CN forum. I have one 10X32 and one 10X42 all I need, the 42 is a bit shakey.

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I'll put it on the classified at some point...
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Meopta USA Price Reductions

Doug of Cameraland posted a quick note on another site that Meopta has reduced the price of their binoculars.

As an example, the Meopta MeoStar 10X42 HD is now $999.95.

http://cameralandny.com/products.htm...ance&x=18&y=14

This model is supposed to be the same as the Cabela's Instinct Euro HD 10X42 other than styling and the shape of the focus knob. The normal Cabela's price is $1,299.99. Cabela's does put it on sale a few times a year for $899.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/hunti...8.uts?slotId=7

Personal opinion, but the styling of the Meopta is nicer looking than the recent restyling done by Cabela's.

The price on the Meopta right at the moment for B & H Photo and Adorama is $1,189.99.

Doug also mentioned a reduction on the MeoPro line of binoculars. I do not know about the scopes.
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Old Thursday 25th January 2018, 16:04   #3474
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Doug of Cameraland posted a quick note on another site that Meopta has reduced the price of their binoculars.

As an example, the Meopta MeoStar 10X42 HD is now $999.95.

http://cameralandny.com/products.htm...ance&x=18&y=14

This model is supposed to be the same as the Cabela's Instinct Euro HD 10X42 other than styling and the shape of the focus knob. The normal Cabela's price is $1,299.99. Cabela's does put it on sale a few times a year for $899.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/hunti...8.uts?slotId=7

Personal opinion, but the styling of the Meopta is nicer looking than the recent restyling done by Cabela's.

The price on the Meopta right at the moment for B & H Photo and Adorama is $1,189.99.

Doug also mentioned a reduction on the MeoPro line of binoculars. I do not know about the scopes.
Maybe the new models on ShotShow?

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Jan ... Maybe! Doug has been posting daily reports from the Shot Show, two days so far, but he has not met with Meopta yet.

Here are the reports on the Cameraland website, but some readers need to be aware that the Shot Show is geared strongly toward tactical and hunting markets, not birding. The reports do report heavily on those products along with some binocular updates.

http://cameralandny.com/shot-show.html
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