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#1 lit

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 07:44 PM

Hi

 

l wonder if these were made by Fujinon or

 

Kowa 

 

 


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Posted 02 December 2022 - 12:34 AM

They had no JB numbers on them, so one could only guess. One thing is for sure, they were excellent quality Japanese made binoculars. They were sort of unique binoculars, but yet seemed to have more in common with the Swift Ultra Lite series than a Kowa or Fuji. There is also a similar 8x36 offering as well.


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Posted 02 December 2022 - 01:27 AM

I've had a few of these, but for some reason, I don't find them as good as the 8x36!  


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Posted 02 December 2022 - 01:33 AM

I have the 8x36 also

 

they make good birding binoculars

 

I’m going to have to do side by side test 

 

on em


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Posted 02 December 2022 - 01:37 AM

They had no JB numbers on them, so one could only guess. One thing is for sure, they were excellent quality Japanese made binoculars. They were sort of unique binoculars, but yet seemed to have more in common with the Swift Ultra Lite series than a Kowa or Fuji. There is also a similar 8x36 offering as well.

I wonder if maybe Tamron could of been involved they sure look sharp

 

they just show same as my swift ultra lites

 

images don’t look same

 

tp me anways

 

 

thx for ur help



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Posted 02 December 2022 - 01:41 AM

To me l noticed they have that Tamron imagery 

 

but anyone’s guess for sure



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Posted 02 December 2022 - 09:12 AM

Wasn't it Mirador that made the ultimas which look like the Swift ulra lite which also looks like the Vixen Geoma. Considering that  the majority of those were the same narrow field aspect (with the  exception of the 8x32), they might be related.  Pat


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Posted 02 December 2022 - 09:35 AM

Sounds like it could be

 

thx didn’t know all that

 

interesting to say the least


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Posted 02 December 2022 - 01:26 PM

I have the 8x36 also

 

they make good birding binoculars

 

I’m going to have to do side by side test 

 

on em

I have two of the B&L 8x36 and they are excellent.  I've considered buying the 8x40 and am interested to hear what you find.  Thanks, DrJ1



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Posted 02 December 2022 - 05:41 PM

To me the 10x40 are brighter and have

 

better contrast

 

the 8x36 has better wide angle view though

as one would supsect

 

l like to get views of birds up close

At 10x

 

birds in flight l would go for the 8x36

 

hope tht helped



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Posted 02 December 2022 - 08:51 PM

I have two of the B&L 8x36 and they are excellent.  I've considered buying the 8x40 and am interested to hear what you find.  Thanks, DrJ1

I believe the 8x40 is a Z-Style binocular that was made in Hong Kong, while the other two are B-Style binoculars from Japan. I've never looked through one myself.


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