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My custom Zeiss Binos just arrived from Germany

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Old Thursday 27th July 2006, 05:23   #1
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My custom Zeiss Binos just arrived from Germany

For the kind of money I paid you would think they could have included lens caps, carrying case and a neck strap.

Also I think a tripod and head is going to be a problem.

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Old Thursday 27th July 2006, 10:21   #2
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Does it have center focussing?

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Old Thursday 27th July 2006, 11:22   #3
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Does it have center focussing?

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I had a pair and was disappointed w/ the close-focussing distance (~1Km).
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For the kind of money I paid you would think they could have included lens caps, carrying case and a neck strap.

Also I think a tripod and head is going to be a problem..

That will teach you NOT to buy British!!! (loved it, though).
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Do you think you'll have any trouble taking them on planes?
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Do you think you'll have any trouble taking them on planes?

Think you can use it to shoot down planes, so would guess the being on the plane is not such an important consideration. Would like to know what kind of neck strap comes with it though.
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Hmm, I wonder what the weight is on those puppies. Maybe they made the frame out of magnesium to cut down on it.
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Solved the tripod-mount isssue...

Found a old WWII 105mm Howitzer artillery gun mount-perfect.
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Does it have thumb indents?

PS Is that really your new binocular?
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Old Thursday 27th July 2006, 19:02   #10
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custom zeiss

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For the kind of money I paid you would think they could have included lens caps, carrying case and a neck strap.

Also I think a tripod and head is going to be a problem.

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they look great,what are they like for butterflies ? . maybe i should trade in my papilios
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Old Thursday 27th July 2006, 19:46   #11
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I had one of those. When I dropped it on my foot, my eyes went out of collimation.
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Now for the Tilley hat.
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Old Thursday 27th July 2006, 21:21   #13
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I spent 6 days in the slammer for having a pair of binoculars and looking for Wall Creepers (Tichodroma muraria) along the Danube River at the border between Romania and Serbia.
Now, if i only had a pair of those puppies, i'd be on "twenty to life"....
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I didn't know binoculars came in calibers.

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