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I too love the classics, but I think it's a good reminder that we live in a golden age for optics. I owned 7x35B's and the Retro 7x35's simultaneously and all I can say is thank Dog for modern coatings and glass!! I know Gis/House-of-Outdoors has done a Trinnie comparo and the numbers are amazing (poor for older glass and 90's transm for new).
 
What a wonderful collection! I dare to as a question which may sound like someone asking a father which is the child he loves the most but so be it: If you had to choose one glass from this set for your personal, everyday use, which one would you pick? Thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to the answer!
Thanks! It would easily be either of the 7X ones. I'd probably pick the Ultravid HD+ because of armoring/WP even though I probably use the Retrovid more.
 
I know Gis/House-of-Outdoors has done a Trinnie comparo and the numbers are amazing (poor for older glass and 90's transm for new).
Any comparisons that I've seen to date have been done with older black logo models, but never yet with the last of them, displaying the red circle, which would be the comparison that I would be willing to send mine in for. I suppose it's possible that the numbers would come up the same, but with coating advancements not always announced, I suspect that those of us who have the red circle Leitz 7x35 may well be getting a bit more light through.

Someday someone should do a comparison with the oldest black logo, newest red logo and Retrovid all in one test. Such a legendary heritage there in this instantly lovable binocular.
 
Any comparisons that I've seen to date have been done with older black logo models, but never yet with the last of them, displaying the red circle, which would be the comparison that I would be willing to send mine in for. I suppose it's possible that the numbers would come up the same, but with coating advancements not always announced, I suspect that those of us who have the red circle Leitz 7x35 may well be getting a bit more light through.

Someday someone should do a comparison with the oldest black logo, newest red logo and Retrovid all in one test. Such a legendary heritage there in this instantly lovable binocular.
BTW....the green Trinovid in my picture...it's actually a Leitz 10X40 BA(the latest version) so it's optics are really good!
 
Leica UVHD+ 7x42, 8x32, Trinovid classic(retro) 7x35 and a 60 year old Bushnell Kowa Rangmaster 7x35, with no peeling covering/armor.
 

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