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Tony Flanders
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Simon S]
      #3914627 - 07/11/10 06:51 AM

Since I do only a small fraction of all my travel in a car, leaving binoculars there wouldn't be very useful. My emergency optical device is the Nikon 6x15 monocular which lives in the little backpack that goes everywhere that I go. Other things in the same pack: little notebook, pen and pencil, red and white emergency flashlights, cigarette lighter.

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Albie
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #3914645 - 07/11/10 07:18 AM

I have Celestron Noble 10x28's in a bag that I carry around with me everywhere.I would like to leave them in the car but that worries me for a number of reasons.

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Cory Suddarth
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Cory Suddarth]
      #3915644 - 07/11/10 07:04 PM

Hey Kenny,

I used to have a Kestrel 10x50. Loved that glass, gave it to youngest son. He's the out doorsie type and loves it too. In spite of hanging out with Billy, you do have good taste!

Cory


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Ragaisis
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Cory Suddarth]
      #3916746 - 07/12/10 11:13 AM

An old, trusty Celestron 10x50 Ultima DX that I leave sitting in the back seat. Easy to use and I don't mind if they get banged up a bit.

Chris


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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Ragaisis]
      #3916973 - 07/12/10 01:42 PM

Brunton Lite-Tech 8X42 Roof.
CS


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Obx
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Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Cory Suddarth]
      #3917015 - 07/12/10 02:00 PM

My knock-arounds for the car are either Swift Sea Hawks or a really beat up US Army M3--both 6x30.

I always love to hear it referred to as a car "boot." Reminds me that we differ on the meaning of "football."


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Simon S
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Obx]
      #3917144 - 07/12/10 02:48 PM

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I always love to hear it referred to as a car "boot." Reminds me that we differ on the meaning of "football."



Thats it's proper name mate

Edited by Simon S (07/12/10 02:48 PM)


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Obx
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Simon S]
      #3917285 - 07/12/10 03:48 PM

Quote:


Thats it's proper name mate




That's probably why it never has been and never will be popular here. We already have football.

Now, as to "boot," I like that better!


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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Obx]
      #3917554 - 07/12/10 05:57 PM

http://www.carbootjunction.co.uk/

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Kaizu
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: hallelujah]
      #3922533 - 07/15/10 07:05 AM

In car, old Zeiss 8x35, in boat Asahi 8x25 or Zuiho 7x50. All bought from "Car boot sale".

Kaizu

Edited by Kaizu (07/16/10 05:29 AM)


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DavidNealMinnick
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: Simon S]
      #3924513 - 07/16/10 12:58 AM

Kowa Gen 8x33

http://kowa-usa.com/frontend/proddetail.asp?pn=Kowa%20Genesis%208%20x%2033&co=10000396


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skypilgrim
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: DavidNealMinnick]
      #3924519 - 07/16/10 01:10 AM

The only pair I currently own. Celestron 8x40 Ultima's. They actually get quite a bit of use on my lunch break. Enjoyed a number of these Cedar Waxwings when the cherry's were ripening a couple of weeks back:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickarr/719882067/

Edited by skypilgrim (07/16/10 08:31 PM)


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kray1
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: skypilgrim]
      #3925983 - 07/16/10 06:13 PM

Nikon 10 x 35 E II is in my glove box. A good compromise of weight , magnification and close focus ( my pair @ 10 feet) . I think this is unusual for a 10X porro design.

Very light, great during the daytime but the 35m doesn't bring in all my usual night time sights.

Edited by kray1 (07/19/10 10:08 AM)


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: kray1]
      #3926506 - 07/16/10 10:27 PM

I keep a pair of 8x36 Nikon Sporters in the car, some 8x21 Minolta's on my cycling fanny pack.

Jon


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mountain monk
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #3926560 - 07/16/10 10:58 PM

In my truck or in my pack--Eagle Optics 8x42. Used to be my Zeiss 10x40B but I have trouble holding ten power binoculars steady now. Vixen 7x50 for night use.

Dark skies.

mm


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scogyrd
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Obx]
      #3928891 - 07/18/10 08:49 AM

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That's probably why it never has been and never will be popular here. We already have football.

Now, as to "boot," I like that better!




Not binocular related but I couldn't resist posting it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sD_8prYOxo

I have some olivon qb 10x50 bins in my boot btw.


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skypilgrim
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: scogyrd]
      #3929207 - 07/18/10 12:20 PM

Thanks scogyrd. Really enjoyed seeing John again. I also took in a few other Cleese clips there. Good stuff.
Sam


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Jim Romanski
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: skypilgrim]
      #3929294 - 07/18/10 01:07 PM

The first pair of binoculars that my parents bought for me 35 years ago were a pair of Sear 7x35 chepo binos.

Rather than toss them out long ago I decided to keep them under the seat of my car. I don't use them often but once in a while it's great to have them there even if they're lousy binos. Sometimes anything is better than nothing.


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Simon S
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Jim Romanski]
      #4416364 - 02/28/11 05:27 AM

Any new additions from the newer members?

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Jawaid I. Abbasi
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Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk new [Re: Simon S]
      #4416379 - 02/28/11 05:43 AM

I have a 1961 (7x35) feather light "triple tested" binocular which stays in my car for day/night time use.

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