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Old Thursday 19th October 2017, 16:36   #226
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Another great testament to the 10x42 Nocts, Whilst at the Two Barred Greenish warbler 'Twitch yesterday again the superb optical performance and the Clarity of view were shown at their best, in very poor light conditions, the ease of use and ability to make the view seem super bright, the said Warblers and Firecrests just 'popped'.......just saying
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Old Thursday 19th October 2017, 16:41   #227
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I wonder when the 8x32 Nocti's are coming out (?)
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Old Thursday 19th October 2017, 18:04   #228
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I wonder when the 8x32 Nocti's are coming out (?)
I believe that that's what's next on their list. In fact I think it's a certainty - it's only a matter of time (which is what you were wondering )

I'm sure they'll be worth the wait.
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Old Thursday 19th October 2017, 20:26   #229
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I wonder when the 8x32 Nocti's are coming out (?)
Hoping for 7x42's
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Old Friday 20th October 2017, 04:51   #230
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The extent of the inability of rubber to return to a previous shape and size following a period of being compressed is called compression set. I would guess the the covers retaining rings do not exert sufficient compression to achieve this because they would be difficult to fit or remove if they did. So my expectation is that these depressions will gradually disappear.

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Almost Sage like - Everything you wrote has indeed come to pass. Those indented divots have plumped back out very nicely.
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Old Friday 20th October 2017, 05:20   #231
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Almost Sage like - Everything you wrote has indeed come to pass. Those indented divots have plumped back out very nicely.
Good to hear

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Old Sunday 12th November 2017, 17:15   #232
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Hoping for 7x42's
Me too. Played around with the 8x42 Noctivids for half an hour and they are really fantastic. Probably the best 8x42s. But the view is much steadier with my 7x42 Ultravids.
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Old Monday 13th November 2017, 13:59   #233
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1. Magnification Purchased (8 or 10): 8x42

2. Months Owned: 11

3. Price Paid: 2120 Euro, christmas rebate

4. Brick and Mortar Purchase Or Internet: Internet

5. Name of Company: ATELIER RIETER GMBH

6. Your Level of Satisfaction With Retailer: 10/10 I love making business with germans. Awesome "Keine problem"-attitude

7. Your Level Of Satisfaction With Your Noctivids (any plans to re-sell): 10/10 Im not selling

8. Were There Any Specific Expectations The Noctivids Failed To Achieve For You: I expected the best and got the best

9. Were There Any Unexpected Ways In Which The Noctivids Exceeded Expectations: The vividness/ aka the "leica-pop" really is amazing.

10. Your Primary Use or Uses: Hunting, leisure birding

11. Warranty Issues or Dissatisfactions With Your Noctivids: Not that im aware of.

12. Are Your Noctivids Now Your Go-To (Primary) Binoculars: Yes, its the only binocular I use.

13. If Your Noctivids Are Now Your Primary, What Binocular(s) Did They Replace: modern Swarovski Habicht 7x42

14. Regarding The Noctivid's Alleged 3D Effect, Does It Really Exist, Or Is It More Likely A Bad Case of Internet Hysteria: The depth of field is quite good, especially for a roof prism binocular. The resolution, contrast, brightness and color fidelity is world class. The Noctivid has no field flattener lens and all these parameters combined makes what I like to call "the leica pop". Its best noticable when viewing objects just a few meters away. I can sometimes experience the alleged 3d effect when I study these objects.

15. What Other Alpha Binoculars Do You Currently Own: None, but I have used Zeiss SF 10x42 alot.

16. Other Comments: I love my Noctivid :-)
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Old Thursday 23rd November 2017, 23:43   #234
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I've always hated lens covers. I refuse to use them and not surprisingly to me, never needed them. All good bins these days have scratch resistant coatings and, if one takes just a bit of care, the lenses never make contact with anything inadvertently.

I'm feeling some love toward a pair of Noctivids lately. I never thought I'd consider ponying up the kind go dough these require but they are a beautiful piece of equipment.
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Old Friday 24th November 2017, 09:18   #235
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Many years ago my Mrs used to call me Trooubadour for reasons best not delved into on here. When choosing a name for use here i decided to change the spelling to Troubador in order that I could call my Mrs Troubadoris, Doris being an old fashioned and humorous kind of name and one which frequently crops up as part of the scientific names of the nudibranch molluscs that interest us. ...

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Beautiful critters, many of these, as Chromodoris or the "White Knight" Doris odhneri (Nils Odhner is known to Cocco as the latter is an old friend of the Pisidium clams, also known as 'sand'). So await the pop-up of the taxon Troubadoris leei nov. gen nov. spec. in some malacological paper soon. ...

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I've always hated lens covers. I refuse to use them and not surprisingly to me, never needed them. All good bins these days have scratch resistant coatings and, if one takes just a bit of care, the lenses never make contact with anything inadvertently.

I'm feeling some love toward a pair of Noctivids lately. I never thought I'd consider ponying up the kind go dough these require but they are a beautiful piece of equipment.
I only put mine one when the glasses are not around my neck. I don't want them on otherwise.

The rain/spit guard is on whenever they are not up to my eyes.
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Had a chance to use my Noctivids in sub-zero bitter cold, Novokuznetsk, and maybe the hinges stiffened up a little, but the focus wheel functioned as normal.
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Old Saturday 3rd February 2018, 22:09   #238
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I took my 10x42 Noctivid to Cabelas today to compare to the 10x42 Swarovision and Zeiss SF 10x42. The more I use my Noctivid the more I appreciate it. It has a way of showing the smallest details with such ease and comfort that the other binoculars cant quite match. I think it has to do with the exceptional 3D quality it has. The brightness, transparency, and vivid colors is also a step above the other two binoculars to me. The difference is kinda like looking through your car window and than rolling it down. Just thought I would share how much I like mine and it is a binocular that the more you use it the more you will appreciate it.
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Old Saturday 3rd February 2018, 22:47   #239
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Had a chance to use my Noctivids in sub-zero bitter cold, Novokuznetsk, and maybe the hinges stiffened up a little, but the focus wheel functioned as normal.
How is that Hoodie you have on in controlling glare?

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Had a chance to use my Noctivids in sub-zero bitter cold, Novokuznetsk, and maybe the hinges stiffened up a little, but the focus wheel functioned as normal.
Good to hear Doug!
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Old Sunday 4th February 2018, 10:57   #241
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There is something special in the image quality of the Noctivid, something inherited from the optical characteristics of the legendary leica M lenses.

The great microcontrast and contrast,sharpness and plasticity of image together with an exceptional color quality and veil glare flare suppression.

I have the SV Filed pro 10x50 which is a formidable binocular but side by side the SV view is absolutely perfect but lacking of Life, like a perfect projection in front of your eyes with a flat view while the vision through the noctivid is more enveloping there is more separation of planes, less white optical veil and better contrast and color.

The SV FP is much better in color reproduction than early SV, Coatings are different and inside barrels darker instead of previous satin gray paint but the NV colours are absolutely exquisite.

If the open bridge design and flat field optics of swarovski was the way to follow for the other manufactures now the amazing suppression stray light of NV must be the target for Zeiss and Swaro in their next designs.
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There is something special in the image quality of the Noctivid, something inherited from the optical characteristics of the legendary leica M lenses.

The great microcontrast and contrast,sharpness and plasticity of image together with an exceptional color quality and veil glare flare suppression.

I have the SV Filed pro 10x50 which is a formidable binocular but side by side the SV view is absolutely perfect but lacking of Life, like a perfect projection in front of your eyes with a flat view while the vision through the noctivid is more enveloping there is more separation of planes, less white optical veil and better contrast and color.

The SV FP is much better in color reproduction than early SV, Coatings are different and inside barrels darker instead of previous satin gray paint but the NV colours are absolutely exquisite.

If the open bridge design and flat field optics of swarovski was the way to follow for the other manufactures now the amazing suppression stray light of NV must be the target for Zeiss and Swaro in their next designs.
I agree. Zeiss 8x42 ht is another favorite but I no longer have it.
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There is something special in the image quality of the Noctivid, something inherited from the optical characteristics of the legendary leica M lenses.

The great microcontrast and contrast,sharpness and plasticity of image together with an exceptional color quality and veil glare flare suppression.

I have the SV Filed pro 10x50 which is a formidable binocular but side by side the SV view is absolutely perfect but lacking of Life, like a perfect projection in front of your eyes with a flat view while the vision through the noctivid is more enveloping there is more separation of planes, less white optical veil and better contrast and color.

The SV FP is much better in color reproduction than early SV, Coatings are different and inside barrels darker instead of previous satin gray paint but the NV colours are absolutely exquisite.

If the open bridge design and flat field optics of swarovski was the way to follow for the other manufactures now the amazing suppression stray light of NV must be the target for Zeiss and Swaro in their next designs.
This post gets to the heart of what makes the Noctivid's so special. Well said. The Noctivid has the most perfectly "balanced" image of any binocular I've looked through, including both the SV and SF.
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Old Sunday 4th February 2018, 19:55   #244
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The SV FP is much better in color reproduction than early SV, Coatings are different and inside barrels darker instead of previous satin gray paint...
Just to clarify, by "early SV" do you mean the model just replaced by the FP, or something even earlier? That is, did these changes just happen with FP?
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Just to clarify, by "early SV" do you mean the model just replaced by the FP, or something even earlier? That is, did these changes just happen with FP?
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Yes a am talking about the first svarovision models.

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Old Monday 5th February 2018, 15:10   #246
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Leica Noctivid quality control:

https://vimeo.com/245015986

Click on "Continue to Vimeo" to see the video.

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Old Monday 5th February 2018, 16:30   #247
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Leica Noctivid quality control:

https://vimeo.com/245015986

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Nice find Vespo and there is one showing a glimpse of production too.

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Old Wednesday 21st February 2018, 20:56   #248
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Noctivid owners who wear no spectacles while viewing - may I ask, what eyecup positions have you settled on (intermediate or otherwise) for both the 8x and/or 10x Noctivids?


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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 06:01   #249
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Intremediate or max, depending on the angle, for both 8X&10X
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