Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hoping to compare optics at High Island, Texas event



Hi

I live in Texas. EO always has a ‘shop’ at the High Island Audubon reserve during spring warbler migration where EO displays binocs and scopes. There is always a very knowledgeable man representing EO there, too.

My question:

Is EO planning on displaying a Zeiss Victory 10 x 42 T HT binoc at High Island, Texas this year?

Red/green colorblindness has always been an issue for me in bird identification and now my 64 year old eyes may be dimming as well. I need all the light gathering I can afford. My reading says the Zeiss Victory HT binocs do a good job at that. I’d like to compare them to my $500 Nikon Monarchs. Honestly, I’m not sure I want to spend $2300 for binocs, but then again, it might be the best thing I ever did for myself, but the proof would be in the pudding.

While we are at it, do you have an EO binoc (more affordable for me?) that you would put up against the Victory?

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,

Larry D.

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Dear Larry,
Thanks for your e-mail message.  EO Manager Ben Lizdas will be at High Island again this year! It sounds like you have met and talked with Ben before.  He will most certainly have the Zeiss Victory HT with him there, and it would be a great time to try that wonderful binocular.

The Victory HT is known to be one of, if not THE brightest binocular on the market.  It has a great feel in the hand as well.  There is nothing in the Eagle Optics brand that would compare to it, though the closest would be the Eagle Optics Golden Eagle HD 8x42 Binocular ($589.99) 

Another thing to consider is, 8x is easier to hold steady and has a wider field of view than 10x, and it’s also brighter in low light. That would be another good comparison to make at High Island.

If you don’t want to wait that long, we do ship free, and you can try it out during our 30-day return period.

Thanks for your business!

All the best,
 



 

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