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  1. J

    Most Important Factors in Binoculars For You

    Hello Everyone, I was thinking about this topic and thought it would be great to hear other people’s experiences. So I’ll give the question and my experience - then would like to hear yours! Question: In your experience, what factors did you realize were the most important to you when it comes...
  2. Zeiss

    What does UHD mean in the context of binoculars?

    HD, UHD, ED – when it comes to resolution and picture quality, there’s a veritable flood of different terms, and not just in the context of buying a TV. Imaging performance also plays a key role when deciding which binoculars are the right ones for you. In this interview with our ZEISS System...
  3. G

    I need some advice

    Hello all bird lovers, my name is Gionny and I have started observing birds in the areas around my home. I would like to buy a professional binocular, which among these I found would you recommend me? Thanks!
  4. N


    Hi. Just a quick note, as full details are on the classifieds page. I'm selling a brand new, sealed, pair of Zeiss ED 32 binoculars, and the Zeiss BINO harness But they're only for collection, hence why I'm adding this not on the Lancashire page. £275 Thanks.
  5. J

    Is it safe to Look at clouds with binoculars during the day?

    Hello everyone, I wanted to see if anybody knew if it was safe to look at clouds during the day with binoculars. Usually a partly cloud day with the sun out, you get to see some great detail in the clouds, But I worry sometimes if it could be harmful to your eyes if they are too bright. (Note...
  6. Ignatius

    What say you to this serial number, Gentlemen?

    I have an option on one from the same batch in (presumably unopened) OEM packaging. These are bona fide items from the estate of an Austrian senior officer. What I find most intriguing is the serial number, especially since I have not been able to work it out at all from the plentyful...
  7. N

    Which is a better deal for $600

    Greetings from WA State, USA. I have a chance to buy one or the other paces of hardware for bird watching. Both feel like very decent deals. I'm not sure which might be most benfitical for viewing birds, any pros, cons or trade offs. I've been hoping to view birds at a distance. I've been...
  8. F

    Help wanted with shortening my shortlist of 8x32 binoculars for < 300 € (Vanguard, Nikon, Opticron, Bresser)

    Dear fellow birders, I am having a hard time deciding which pair of binoculars to get next. My background: I enjoy occasional, but frequent birdwatching. I seldom go out exclusively for birdwatching (I may do so once a month or so) but whenever I go out for whatever reason (e.g. with the dog...
  9. V

    Vintage Binoculars Help

    Hello I recently bought a pair of vintage binoculars in an antique shop in LA. They are a pair of Hensoldt Weltzar binoculars, they are 8x24. They are also marked Wacht and Germany 52210. I only found a pair on eBay that were around $40 but they had problems w/ one optics. I guess I am really...
  10. V

    Hello Everyone 😊

    Hello, I’m not really into bird watching although I do love animals. I am actually looking around for help with some vintage binoculars I found in an antique shop. Hope I can get the help I need and perhaps learn something new 😊.
  11. R

    Used Monarch ATB or Prostaff 3s?

    Hi there! I would like to upgrade my current binoculars (porro). My main goal is better glass, lighter weight and roof prism design. I have had my eye out for a month now on the Nikon Prostaff 3s 8x42 for 1,700sek/~200usd, as it is excellent quality for the money, but I have now seen a used...
  12. W

    Great service experience

    I had some problems with my Diamondback HD binoculars and sent them in for warranty service. Vortex sent me back a new pair, very quick turn around. Everything seems to work well and there's less CA than my originals. I understand why Vortex gets high praise for their warranty service!
  13. R

    How to disassemble the Swift Grand Prix Mk1?

    I'm trying to take apart the centre mechanism so I have two halves. I'm somewhat almost there but it seems like there is a middle shaft that needs to come out however I can't figure out how that's done. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. If anyone would like photos, please let me...
  14. binomania

    Video Review of Zeiss TERRA ED 8x42

    Good evening everyone. Tonight I present to you the video review of the Zeiss TERRA ED 8x42 binoculars with english subitles. https://www.youtube....h?v=NaO9Jf35Rk0 Have a nice week-end Piergiovanni - Binomania.it
  15. G

    Wearing binoculars while biking

    I am curious about binocular harnesses or some way to carry binos while biking. I don't tour long distances, but I keep my camera in a bag on the bike. I'd like to somehow harness my binos against my body so I can stop and look easily and they won't be swinging around. I know there must be...
  16. binomania

    Video Review of Ziel X-Pro 8x42

    Here we are at the usual appointment on the Binomania YouTube channel- This time I tried a 42 mm roof prism binoculars made in China which cost 236 Euros including VAT in the 8x version and 242 Euros in the 10x version. Prices that make it rightfully among the binoculars that I define "entry...
  17. D

    Extreme Nearsightedness--Focusing at infinity without eyeglasses

    I am currently shopping to upgrade my binoculars. My #1 hotbutton is the ability of the binoculars to focus at infinity without eyeglasses. I have a -10.5 correction in both eyes, no astigmatism. I would love the ability to purchase APO eyeglass lenses utilizing UD glass at the same quality...
  18. T

    What's the difference between these three binoculars?

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and quite new to birdwatching as an official hobby. I'm looking to buy my first set of binoculars and think I have narrowed it down to the following three Opticron options. Aside from their price, they all look very similar and so I was wondering if anyone can tell...
  19. J

    Testing longitudinal (axial) chromatic aberration

    Hello friends, I do lateral chromatic aberration (CA) testing when comparing binoculars on the edges of nearly black roofs, satellite antennas of the same color, power lines and poles against bright but gray skies. How or with which observation objects can I check longitudinal (axial) CA...
  20. J

    Review / Test Hawke Frontier APO 10x42 vs Nikon Monarch HG 8x42

    Hello friends of nature and optics, I have been reading the forum, learned a lot and selected my Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 based on your posts about 1 year ago. Now I have purchased a new binocular Hawke Frontier APO 10x42 to complement the Nikon 8x42. I want to give something back to the members...
  21. Narcissus


    I was at a local lagoon late one afternoon and used a broken sapling stump as a makeshift tripod to &quot;mobi-bin&quot; this photo. This was done with some measure of difficulty by roughly lining up by hand the camera on my Samsung Note 3 mobile phone with one side of my Zen-Ray 8x43 ED3...
  22. Red-bellied Woodpecker

    Red-bellied Woodpecker

    This is a Red-bellied Woodpecker taken in Potomac, Maryland on December 16, 2008.