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Prices up again! (1 Viewer)


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Just went to EagleOptics web site. Appears Leica prices are up at least $100. See below, copied from EagleOptics web site

Leica Ultravid HD 10x42 Binocular
Extreme optical power. Our Price: $2,295.00

Would imagine Swarovski, Zeiss will soon be raising their prices. I am tired of U.S. dollar falling.



I don't know if that makes you feel better, but the prices for Ultravid HD 10x42 in Europe are currently at 1995,00 Euro. That makes more than 3100 USD.
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As fine optics as they are, I cannot imagine any mainstream nature people buying them, especially given the deteriorating economics in the US. Everyone is a price-shopper these days, it seems.

If I had to choose between that and a Trinovid well under 1,000 USD, the latter would be my choice...


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I love optics, but I try to maintain realistic perspective. Money spent on gasoline to get to where some birds are, or where the sky is really dark(often one and the same place!), is a better investment than a bino with 2% better transmission.

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