[Tweeters] Leica Binoculars

birdmarymoor birdmarymoor at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 22:56:14 PST 2018

I'll second the recommendation for Vortex service.  I've had to send mine back twice BECAUSE I DROPPED THEM.  Both times the repairs were complete, with the binoculars returned less than a month after I sent them.
The Razor HD 10x42s are a close (though updated) replacement for Bausch&Lomb Elite 10x42s.
Excellent, IMHO. 
- Michael Hobbs

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-------- Original message --------From: David Barber <dbarber71 at comcast.net> Date: 3/2/18 6:32 PM (GMT-08:00) To: 'Matt Bartels' <mattxyz at earthlink.net>, 'Ed Dominguez' <edomino.ed at gmail.com> Cc: 'tweeters' <tweeters at u.washington.edu>, 'ED DEAL' <falcophile at comcast.net> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Leica Binoculars
I have three Vortex binoculars. You know, those ones that are cheaper, but almost as good. All have gone in for service. The first time took about six weeks. This last time it was about two weeks. One was repaired. The other replaces. ALL AT NO CHARGE. They even paid the return shipping. David Barber From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Matt Bartels
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:06 PM
To: Ed Dominguez
Cc: tweeters; ED DEAL
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Leica Binoculars You think that’s bad:Last March [2017] I took my Leica scope in. It took until July to get a verdict from Leica — the good news: They opted to replace the scope with a new one rather than repair. The bad news: I still haven’t received the new scope —It has now been a year, and no repairs are being performed to fill that time. Leica is notoriously terrible, I’ve learned from others, when it comes to servicing. One bright spot: If you want extra help sending in your optics, the folks at the Bellevue Leica store are very friendly and seem very competent. They will ship for you, and can be an extra voice in the process in keeping track of things. They warned me in advance that the NJ [I think] factory is notoriously bad at customer service, and said they’d be happy to step in if I needed someone else to call on my behalf. So , big thumbs up to the Bellevue Leica store , but if you do send anything in to Leica for servicing, best write it off for a long long time. Matt BartelsSeattle, WA

On Mar 1, 2018, at 4:52 PM, Ed Dominguez <edomino.ed at gmail.com> wrote: AAAArrrgh! Can they really be that backlogged? Ed On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 4:48 PM, ED DEAL <falcophile at comcast.net> wrote:All, I have a 21 year old pair of Leica Trinovid binoculars that I dearly love. The focusing knob got too stiff, so I showed them to two sales/repair people, one in Seattle and one in Cape May, NJ.  Both recommended I send them in to be worked on by Leica USA. I sent them in to Leica on November 20th and STILL don't have them back ( 3 months plus) Everyone at Leica has been polite and helpful (and charged me $273).  Bottom line: Send them to Leica, but don't expect them back for a LONG time. Good luck Ed Deal Seattle, WA
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