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"Inexpensive" 8x32 Binocular Comparative Review

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Old Thursday 31st October 2013, 00:50   #51
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I could have hooked you up......

....with the bow that is. I once worked in the archery industry.
Oh cool ! I really enjoyed it when I was doing it, but I had joint pain especially in my shoulders beforehand which was exacerbated when drawing the bow and holding it. I tried compound bow once and that was just too heavy. I need to someday get my shoulder pain looked into. I just have the feeling it will involve surgery, so I've been avoiding it. I even have burning pain when holding the bins up after a while...and blow drying my hair, etc.
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Frank - thanks for the great review!

Beth - An expert opinion is always worthwhile, especially if scans etc reveal the true situation. You can always say no to anything invasive like surgery. Mine needed it, but I chose not to, and after 4 years there's a little bit of muscle growth again, and a bit more hope for the future - physio (and time) works wonders!



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Old Thursday 31st October 2013, 13:57   #53
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Glad you enjoyed it. I am going to add a review of the Opticron SRGA 8x32 porro shortly too. I will post a separate thread but will do comparisons with a few of the highest performing 8x32 roofs in this review as well.
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Frank I'm going to suggest you review the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x32 if you can lay hands on one. I've very impressed with this bin and would love your opinion on it.
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Glad you enjoyed it. I am going to add a review of the Opticron SRGA 8x32 porro shortly too. I will post a separate thread but will do comparisons with a few of the highest performing 8x32 roofs in this review as well.
Id like to see your take on the SRGA. I had a pair and found them excellent, except for the very short eyepieces, which meant the bridge was very close to my eyes, or more particularly my nose, which is larger than average, so that the metal of the bridge chafed on my nose-bridge constantly.
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Frank I'm going to suggest you review the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x32 if you can lay hands on one. I've very impressed with this bin and would love your opinion on it.
BC,

I can send an email to Ben Lizdas to see if he will send me out one. My finances are extremely limited at this time as I just paid a huge tax bill today. I would look forward to comparing it with some of the other models I didn't have to ship back yet.

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In mine brief time using it I was impressed with the SRGA. I haven't had a chance to take it out of the box since but will try to give it a shot over the next few days.
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