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KennyJ
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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: Neil Sanford]
      #5670530 - 02/09/13 11:14 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

Hi Neil,

Yes,the same all-pleasing aspect of eye-relief applied to the Leupold 6.5x32.

There were three of us who tried it,side by side,Patric and myself who wore glasses and my nephew Paul who doesn't.

Here is a photo of Patric holding it:


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5670602 - 02/09/13 12:00 PM

Nothing to worry about plastics and modern glues being used, companies like Zeiss and other high end makers have been useing this form of construction for ages, the plastics are reinforced with graphite, fibreglass or the like, modern adhesives are used for aircraft construction subject to extremely high loads,DA.

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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5671155 - 02/09/13 06:21 PM

Kenny, looks like the same 'basic' bino, so probably is. We've seen that before. But I suspect the MeoPro might be an upgraded version. Manufacturer says it's assembled in the U.S. from imported parts. And their website says all air-glass surfaces have a spectacular, proprietary coating. Based on the view, I believe it.

Oh, I forgot, in the U.S. it has been shipping with a ridiculous, useless case--the bino won't even fit in. I think someone on birdform said they griped and received an appropriate replacement. (Not an issue for me. I use a fanny pack.)

Edit after seeing Kenny's reference to Katmai:
Oh, so you were referring to the Leoupld Katmai 6x30. The MeoPro 6.5x32 is larger and optically much superior. Definitely not the same bino. Sorry for previous misunderstanding in this post.

Edited by Neil Sanford (02/09/13 07:29 PM)


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5671201 - 02/09/13 06:47 PM

Quote:

Hi Neil,

Yes,the same all-pleasing aspect of eye-relief applied to the Leupold 6.5x32.

There were three of us who tried it,side by side,Patric and myself who wore glasses and my nephew Paul who doesn't.

Here is a photo of Patric holding it:




Kenny,

If you look at the photo you will see that the Leupold Katmai is in fact a 6x32 & not 6.5x32.

Stan

Edited by hallelujah (02/09/13 07:14 PM)


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Re: Leupold 6x32 Katmai Binoculars new [Re: hallelujah]
      #5671218 - 02/09/13 07:00 PM

So as not to hijack the thread can we start a new one on the Katmai's and leave this thread to the Commanders?

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Re: Leupold 6x32 Katmai Binoculars new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5671225 - 02/09/13 07:03 PM

Go ahead and start one then,Scotty

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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5671239 - 02/09/13 07:14 PM

Quote:

So as not to hijack the thread can we start a new one on the Katmai's and leave this thread to the Commanders?



Thanks, Scott.


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: Erix]
      #5671779 - 02/10/13 03:40 AM

By all means,someone please start a separate thread about Leupold binoculars.

The discussion had already taken a slight detour to consider the attributes of the relatively rare 7x30(ish) configuration, before I tried to expand upon that specific topic, with what I consider to be relevant nuances.

Strange how the absence of the name Steiner in three or four posts brought such a swiftly administered "command" to start a different thread, yet the ongoing Zeiss thread has been littered with countless comments and even entire posts about Swarovski binoculars,without so little as a whisper from above.

Kenny


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5672103 - 02/10/13 10:33 AM

I didn't read the Zeiss thread. I only read the Steiner thread because I was interested in it.
I was trying to be respectful to the OP.
I don't pick and choose threads. If you see an issue with another thread we appreciate it when you help by letting us know.
Thanks Kenny - good to hear from you Sir.


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5672106 - 02/10/13 10:34 AM

And on a side note - I would love to hear people's experiences with the Leupolds.

I have never used their binoculars, but I know from experience their rifle scopes are works of art!


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5672574 - 02/10/13 03:44 PM

Quote:

And on a side note - I would love to hear people's experiences with the Leupolds.




http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbarchive/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/1766625/page...


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: hallelujah]
      #5672758 - 02/10/13 05:47 PM

Excellent link and solid research skills.

Thanks!


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Re: Steiner Commander 7x30 XP new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5673051 - 02/10/13 08:55 PM

You're welcome.

Stan


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