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I have pair of Vortex and love mine

On Sun, May 31, 2020, 8:11 PM Valerie Hayes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I love my Pentax Papilios.
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> On Sun, May 31, 2020, 6:08 PM Marlene Donnelly <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Thanks, Linda!
>> Marlene
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>> On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 5:06 PM Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
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>>> Hi Marlene. I have Swarovski 10x32 (I think they are the EL32 version,
>>> but may have to go look at them). (I had formerly used Swarovski Habicht
>>> SLC 10x42 WB for 25+ yrs, fabulous glass but became too heavy for the
>>> wrists).  I LOVE these new ones They say that the close focus on these
>>> should be 5 feet, but each person's eyes are different, mine focus on bugs
>>> at about 7 feet.  They are wonderful and light, and superb glass.
>>>
>>> To compensate for my old binocs that did not focus closely, I got a set
>>> of Eagle Optics Ranger Platinum Class (about 10 yrs old now), 8x32 - they
>>> focus to 40", my shoelaces..  I used them for dragonflying. They are light
>>> weight. I take them to my bird class so students can stand back and yet see
>>> tiny details.
>>>
>>> A friend of mine uses Vortex, which also makes great binocs. Her lenses
>>> focus closer than mine, and she got them for bugs and plants. I looked at
>>> the Vortex glasses when I shopped for my latest, but Ben and I have been so
>>> happy over the years with  Swarovskis, I just stuck with them.
>>>
>>> Good luck with your search!
>>> Linda
>>> ____________________________
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>>> On 5/31/20 2:22 PM, Marlene Donnelly wrote:
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>>> Hi all, I'm looking for a pair of small, light, high quality binoculars
>>> that have a close focus (inside of 6 feet), to be used both for birding and
>>> in the art classroom.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance!  Stay well.
>>>
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>>> Scientific Illustrator
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