a shootout between the old & new Fujinon 16X70s
Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:53 AM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:10 AM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 05:42 PM
This forum is not only open to, it is designed for, unbiased reviews of binoculars. Of course, an unbiased review would not begin with a presumption of sinking sales.
Now this is what I call a very diplomatic post, Joad...
Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:15 PM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:22 PM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:03 PM
I would not be surprised to discover that reviews of the old and new versions of this instrument can be found all over the internet. Anyone who can find such reviews and wishes to provide links to them (NOT the reviews themselves) here is certainly welcome to do so.
Surprisingly, there are VERY few reviews of the 16x70s anywhere on the web. EdZ has probably written more about them than everything else I've seen combined.
It will be interesting to see Bill T's impressions when he does a side-by-side.
I have a later model of the "old" style and like them a lot. That is not to say they are perfect in every way; like most binoculars, they display some field curvature and have their share of CA, not to mention the short eye relief. Still, it is evident to me that they are a high quality product that stands out above the competition I've tried.