Milton Wilcox R.I.P
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Quote:Let me ask you this, although it is likely moot at this point : is there any indication on the binos or the packaging that would reveal the source country? Are they Chinese or Japanese? From what you described, I would wager they are the former.
Quote:Bill, have you take some photo to this binoculars, or have you sent immediately to the retailer? A curiosity.. in Italy the Vixen 20x80 costs 650 euro, the Fujinon 16x70 cost nearly 900 euro, while in America it seems me to understand that the prices are equivalent,isn't true?.
Quote:Ah -- I remember now !TRY BEFORE YOU BUY !
Quote:I also noticed that on the Vixen box it does say "Made in Japan". I guess that clears that up.
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:The salesperson claimed both he and the "tech" checked them out and they appeared to be in collimation when they left there (the first pair they check was not collimated). I asked, "You mean the tech didn't put them on an optical bench to really test them? He just held them up to his eyes?" He said yes, that they don't even have an optical bench there. Some "tech" they've got (Note to Bill C. -- you may chime in here).
Quote:Mark , Would you care to tell us a little bit more about your ageing Swift 20 x 80 Satellite ?It would make an interesting addition to our mini - review section
Quote:Before I sent the Vixens back, I decided to actually measure the eye relief on them. I measured 11 mm of usable eye relief. This compares to 9.5 mm usable on my Fujinon 16x70's, 14 mm on my Oberwerk 20x90's and 16 mm on the Nikon 10x42 SE's. The Obies and Nikons are great with glasses. The Vixens are just too tight and the field stop cannot be seen.I also noticed that on the Vixen box it does say "Made in Japan". I guess that clears that up.
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