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Thread: Swarovski and Leica Bins

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    Swarovski and Leica Bins

    Very sadly my Zeiss range finder bins have been nicked out of my car. (*******S!!!)
    I am now in the market for some new RF bins.

    Does anybody know if Swarovski are about to release a pair of RF EL bins ?

    Anybody own a pair of Leica Geovids ? Likes/dislikes ?

    Thanks

    Sticks

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    have a pair of geovids 8x56 (have a 8x56 s&b, so get the same light gathering picture) there quite heavy but superb quality, had them about 3 years and would'nt change them
    Dave

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    Were you happy with the Zeiss Sticks?

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    I recently chopped in my Swaro ELC 8.5x42 and Leica LRF 1200 for a set of 10x42 Geovids.

    As far as optics go I would say they are as good as each other. The Geovids are a bit heavier than the Swaro's, but it's much easier
    not having to mess about swapping from Bino's to rangefinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
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    Does anybody know if Swarovski are about to release a pair of RF EL bins ?

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    Thanks

    Sticks
    I asked this very question to 'a man in the know' at the Newark show last weekend, and he told me to hang on until Midland Game Fair this summer.

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    Swaro are developing a rangefinder version and it is at least 2 yrs late. It not going to be cheap in the 2k region from what I have heard. I was told this on the Swaro trade stand at the CLA last year.

    I have had a pair of Geovids HD 10x42 for 18 months and would not be without them now, more ergonomic than the Zeiss Victories. Money very well spent imop.

    D

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott9.3x62 View Post
    Were you happy with the Zeiss Sticks?
    Cracking bins just a tad bulky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesty View Post
    I asked this very question to 'a man in the know' at the Newark show last weekend, and he told me to hang on until Midland Game Fair this summer.
    Was this a Swarovski rep ? Every year at the CLA a mate of mine has been asking Swarovski when the RF bins are due and every year they say ..... in 6 months !

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    I went to York guns recently and they had both the Zeiss and Leica RF bins, I tried them both outside and although im a Zeiss victory fan the Leica felt better in the hand they were lighter too. Having said that i cant say that i liked the egonomics of the Leica either so im going to wait for the Swarovski if they are based on the EL model as Swaro sugest i have got a feeling that if i purchesed a set of Leica's i would regret it when the new Swaros are released.

    Regards
    Deer stalker

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    Andy,

    Who did you do the deal with?, Npton Gun?.

    I have a set of B-Gat Ziess and a Leica 900 and might be tempted for a similar deal. I was impressed with the Leica's Chris had a few years ago but would probably prefer teh Ziess combo version.

    Geoff
    Last edited by Alycidon; 01-03-2011 at 17:10.

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