A little chit chat
Kevin was in town yesterday on business, so my wife and I were honored to have him as a guest for lunch. As many of you know, Kevin is great peeps.
We talked about what a great time it is for those who love binoculars. Over the past ten years, for the large part prices have come down and quality has gone up. Indeed, Kevin left behind an inexpensive pair of 6.5x32 WA and wow, very impressive glass (BAK 4) for that price point ($70!). They'll upgrade an ancient set of 7x50s I keep for birding in my truck glove box.
Oddly enough, Kevin and I got into binoculars in much the same way, though he a decade or so earlier. We both got hooked by looking through big eyes. I spent some time behind a pair of Fujinon 25x150s at a fish camp in Mexico. He checked out a set of 25/40x100mm Chinese "border guard" binos and had to find out more (Obie still sells this venerable unit). The rest, as they say, is history.
Anyway, great to chat with one of the industry icons.