Yes it is hard to believe. :-D But if I did not buy Leupold it would be Zeiss. Also I already own a pair of Zeiss Bino's. I got for my Alaska trip last year, the Zeiss Diafun 8X30.Dave in WV said:Redhawk1, say it isn't so. You bought a product other than a Leupold??? Armageddon, Armageddon !!!!
Seriously, I hope you enjoy your purchase for many years. Dave
I will tell you, it is hard to beat a Leupold in my opinion. But if you find something that works for you, you won't here me tell you different. I just know what works for me. :-DGrubbs said:Redhaw, although I don't agree with you on your Leupold stance.....I certainly appreciate your loyalty. I wish I had more customers like you.
Byron, the Zeiss 8/30's is like a standard binocular. One eye can be focused and then has the center focus for both. I think that is what you want to know. Also I have not had a bit of problem with them at all. They are very clear, the reason I am going up in size is, I want to get more light in low light conditions.pastorp said:Redhawk1, How do you like your Zeiss 8/30's. Are they the center focus model.
I had a pair of the older Leupold 10/40 about 15 years ago. They were the individual focus model. For some reason they were never really clear to my eyes. A close friend loved them, and he could never afford a pair of his own, so I gave them to him. I replaced them with the Zeiss 10/40 and to tell the truth I am not really happy with them.
Years ago I bought a pair of bushnell custom compacts 6/26 if memory serves correctly. I loved them and carried them all over the US. When I wore them out I have not found a binocular that I like as well since.
Must be something with my eyes but I recently bought a Swift compact set 9/26 I believe from ebco on sale and so far they are clearer to me than my Zeiss.
Like you said what ever works. Maybe I should just give up on high dollar optics. Regards, Byron