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Black Habicht 8x30 w/ Green Rubber Eyecups

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Old Saturday 30th January 2016, 18:20   #1
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Black Habicht 8x30 w/ Green Rubber Eyecups

Well, to make a binocular fashion statement, decided to see how a set of green rubber eyecups would work on a black Habicht 8x30.
First, they weren't as hard to come by, by themselves, as thought. Swarovski North America actually keeps them in stock.
They add about 1mm, maybe 2, to the eye relief. So 12mm to maybe 14mm.
The big difference is the diameter.
So for me, the eye relief wasn't an issue to start with, but the extra mm or 2 did seem to be an improvement.
However, the bigger diameter and green rubber made a very big difference in how they matched / met with my eye socket / brow. Much more comfortable.
Bottom line, the green eyecups are staying.

My apologies for my camera seeming to make them look rather dusty. They really are taken better care of.
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Old Saturday 30th January 2016, 19:18   #2
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Proud papa: what is the cost through you or SONA for a pair of the green rubber eyecups?
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I thought someone might ask that and actually don't know. As with much of their smaller replacement stuff, they didn't charge me. I'll find out on Monday and post.
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Does the new one affect setting the diopter in any way?

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Good to know that the eyecups are available. I have a green rubber armored 8x30 that might need them one day....
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No, it doesn't affect the diopter setting.
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Old Sunday 31st January 2016, 08:56   #7
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What a gorgeous design the Habicht's have. Really well made. I can't believe there are more beautiful bins in the market available.
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OK, these are not priced. They are a warranty item and can't be purchased. They were just nice enough to send me a pair.
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Lovely binocular, so is the 6x30 if you ever spot one, quite rare to see for sale now.
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OK, these are not priced. They are a warranty item and can't be purchased. They were just nice enough to send me a pair.
PP56,

Thanks for resurrecting this eye cup swap out subject! Switched my 10x40 W GA eye cups to my Habicht 8x30 W's and as I've read before and you confirmed, they make for a considerable increase in eye placement comfort and assist in gaining an easier sight picture (my personal issue with the 8x30). My pics are HERE!

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OK, that does it. I just might abandon my Nikon porros some time for these.
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