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If you could have only ONE binocular ? (no list). (1 Viewer)

The binoculars I use the most are the Swarovski Pocket Mountain 10x25 ones. Their carry case is convenient to have on my belt and it is small enough to fit in a water bottle pocket of one of my photo backpacks.

I have 8x30, 10x30, 8x42, 12x42, 15x65, and 20x60 binoculars that all serve their purpose but the 10x25 are the ones that I never hesitate to grab and have on my person when leaving the house or traveling overseas.
 
Small world. I’m in the rockville centre area. I had two offices by you about ten years ago, one was our Realestate office in port jeff village and the other was our mortgage bank in port Jeff station.
Hello Neighbor

Not sure how long I’ll be here for though. I love the area. But I want something warmer with a lot less taxes and regulations
 
Hello Neighbor

Not sure how long I’ll be here for though. I love the area. But I want something warmer with a lot less taxes and regulations
Lol. Love the area whaaaat! Get out while you can, save yourself and your family before it’s to late. 🤪😳. Hmmm, a place with a lot less taxes and regulations, you left out pot holes, traffic, gas prices etc. that would in one of 48 other states 😲. Warmer would be nice, been trying to make the move to Florida for the last three years. Good luck.
 
Surprising how in this long-n-revived thread the 7x and 8x binoculars are so predominant!
I've now forever said goodbye to my trusted 8x50 BA Trinovid... and am now in the luxury position of owning two 'keepers' ~ hard to chose between:
  • 10x50 BN Trinovid (heavy and much-loved)
  • 10x42 SF (brilliant, light, falling in love)
🙂
 
Surprising how in this long-n-revived thread the 7x and 8x binoculars are so predominant!
I've now forever said goodbye to my trusted 8x50 BA Trinovid... and am now in the luxury position of owning two 'keepers' ~ hard to chose between:
  • 10x50 BN Trinovid (heavy and much-loved)
  • 10x42 SF (brilliant, light, falling in love)
🙂
So I
No matter how good and expensive it may be, any pair of binoculars is not perfect. Therefore in choosing a pair of binoculars it is important each of us in particular to know exactly what optical, mechanical and aesthetic weaknesses we are ready to accept ! From an optical level up the choice is more a game of accepted weaknesses than qualities!

My choice is:
Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 (black version)
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Lol. Love the area whaaaat! Get out while you can, save yourself and your family before it’s too late. 🤪😳. Hmmm, a place with a lot less taxes and regulations, you left out pot holes, traffic, gas prices etc. that would in one of 48 other states 😲. Warmer would be nice, been trying to make the move to Florida for the last three years. Good luck.

I can deal with the other stuff, because the restaurant scene makes up for it…but when you can no longer run a business because the government thinks you have unlimited money. You start thinking how much longer will I keep paying for my own oppression
 
I can deal with the other stuff, because the restaurant scene makes up for it…but when you can no longer run a business because the government thinks you have unlimited money. You start thinking how much longer will I keep paying for my own oppression
A fellow business owner, E
elections have consequences. We can thank the last three governors for our current Paradise. And with a super majority in the assembly we are now a one party system.

Maybe I’ll see you in Florida. 🙏
 
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I was in Sweden for two weeks and took some bino’s from my collection with me. I was in hurry and didn’t want to take too much with me as I didn’t want to be busy with comparing but just enjoy the views and wildlife.

As i had to choose one from this selection it would be the Leica Trinovid 7x42 BN without doubt.

Did i miss one of my binoculars while in Sweden? Yes, i would had to bring my Leitz 7x35 along. And my Zeiss Fieldscope to watch the seals more close up.

From left or right: Zeiss FL 8x32 (i left it in Sweden as gift to my friends), Zeiss 15x60 (great for the stars and the bald eagles), Leica UV 8x20 (used it just once while having lunch in a restaurant but glad i had it with me), Habicht 10x40 (always have a 10x with me), Leica Trinovid 8x42 (my wives favorite) and my personal favorite in Sweden: the 7x42.


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Could well be my CL8x25's
They never fail to deliver optically, and can go everywhere.... concerts, city breaks, dog walks, paddleboarding
I think I'd miss those the most.
Sadly they had to go.... amazing little bins, but actually a tad small for me in the long run!!

I'm changing my mind, if I may...

Leica 8x32BN late model... had them for a while, and they tick an awful lot of boxes if we are only allowing one binocular.
I've always loved a Leica BN, and couldn't afford one back in the day.

I do miss the small size of the CL's occasionally.... but on balance an 8x32 suits me better.
 
I occasionally get the urge to sell everything up and get just one binocular. If I did, it'd be the NL 10x42 with headrest, or close second (depending on pricing I suppose) the SF 10x42 which has a great FOV and handles even better. Third would be the 10x50 SV which is outstanding optically, but just a little too large to be "the only one".
 

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