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Quote: Have you figured out how to remove the neck strap? The strap ends kind of snap into a keyhole shaped slot. Once in I haven't been able to remove them again. I fear it may be a one-way operation.
Quote: Has anyone tried the 8.5 version?
Quote:< How many kids have you ever known that didn't like looking at bugs ? > Unfortunately I have not kept a detailed count of these , but from memory , I would estimate around 20 - 25 :-)
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Quote:if she didn't like it for any reason , I'm sure she wouldn't have to look far to find someone who WOULD !
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Quote:Hi PatricI just received a 6.5 Papilo a couple of days ago after the wife gave the go sign for yet another pair of binsI have tried the 8.5 in a store but prefer the 6.5 for the fov and better brightnessI fully agree with your comment ref general perception pointing towards the higher mag as if its better value for money purely on magnificationAll this said the Papilo's are simply unique Have already had loads of fun with them mainly because somehow even the most mundane everyday insects and groundlife seem so much more interesting when viewed through these little binsAt the very extreme of close focus ie last few inches i find i still have to slightly close the IPD to keep the view merged and there is a slight "telephoto" effect as mentioned by others when moving focus from really close in to say 100 yds out but overall imho this is still a fabulous and seemingly well built little instrumentRichT