Quote:Since my early 20,s (a heckova long time ago)I have been addicted to these twin tubed delights, alas the time has come to downsize my full size binocular collection
Quote: This morning 25 assorted pairs sat on my dining room table being used in a comparison on the view from my window
My binocular collection Binoculars by date of addition Binoculars in Alphabetical order
Quote:Since my early 20,s (a heckova long time ago)I have been addicted to these twin tubed delights, alas the time has come to downsize my full size binocular collection, too many are similar duplications of others, too many sit collecting dust and with age some that worked well with younger eyes do no longer, alas. This morning 25 assorted pairs sat on my dining room table being used in a comparison on the view from my window, I swear when finished with my choices the tears were welling up, so much so I had to put a tot of good Scotch in my morning coffee, please remember me in your prayers this evening, I thank you, more pain to come though as I sort through my collection of compact binoculars and monoculars,DA.
MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Quote:I gave two away and sold four to get to my current set of five binoculars. Don't know what's so hard about it. Unless you buy collectible binoculars as a financial investment, those that don't get used might as well move on to other hands.
Quote:Well I kept the good stuff, a newer Zeiss, Cannon IS,a Fuji,Swift Audubon, Bushnell Elite, a Pentax WP11,two roofs with ED glass(Vanguard&Atlas optics)and a Nikon Monarch, also a Minox. Regarding compacts and monoculars, it will be the Papilios, 7x26 elites,a Minox and a Zeiss , also a Russian 8x30, the rest will be sold,sheeeeeesh I,ve just remembered I still have two pairs of 15x70,s and a Russian 20x60 in the closet, also a Oberwerk 7x50 Mariner on its way to me, good grief I,m a sick man, probably cheaper to become an alcoholic.DA.
Quote:My own personal solution is to give such things to someone who can make good use of them, enjoy them but otherwise could not afford them... Jon
AL MasterObserverC #24
Quote: I gave two away . . .
My solution is to pass them on to family-hoping that the kids, grandkids, can get some of the same pleasures that I have.
Quote:and less pain of lossedj