[Tweeters] binoc questions

Dana Greeley djgreel1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 16:21:55 PDT 2022

I recently bought a pair of Zeiss 8x40 SFL from Seattle Audubon store. My
previous 1990 Leica Trinovids were in need of replacement. I'm very happy
with the Zeiss. I compared w the Swarovski and other models at the Audubon
shop on 35th Ave NE. They are very helpful and I went back 2 times before
making my decision. I highly recommend you go try them for yourself. Are
the Zeiss the same as a brand new pair of Leica Trinovids or Swarovskis?
No, but in some respects I like them more... And not just the price point.

For others, I went to the Leica store in Bellevue and they sent my old
Trinovids back on their dime to see if they could be repaired.
Within one week I got word back from Leica that they were unrepairable, "The
glass has imperfections, there’s impact damage to the right objective, and
the collimation is way off." But they are offering me a substantial
discount on a few select new Leica binocs, including the Trinovids HDs.
Thought I'd mention my experience as I've read other posts griping about
Leica's poor warranty and response. These were 30+ year old binoculars and
though they aren't replacing them, over 50% off on a replacement pair seems
like a pretty good deal, no? I treated the old pair very roughly in every
ocean and every continent.

-Dana, when on land in Seattle and La Conner
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 15:45:54 -0700
From: Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus at gmail.com>
To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] binoc questions

I need to send my Nikon small binocs in for repair. Please remind me where
the best places are for this.
Also, I am looking to purchase a high end binoc to replace my now
really old Zeiss that are simply to heavy (10x50) for everyday use. What
do others think of Vortex Razor UHD 10x42 or a new Zeiss of the same
dimensions? Or something else?
I was surprised to find that Vortex Razor is more expensive than Zeiss
of the same size. That said, my Zeiss spotting scope is awesome.

Martha Jordan
Everett, WA
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