We have bought two pairs of Vortex Diamondbacks at Vt Bird Place in
Manchester, and have been very happy with them.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Josh Phillips <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On that note, I feel I should echo the earlier plug for Vortex as well. I
> have a pair of Vortex Fury (Furies? Funny that binoculars are always
> plural- if you only have one barrel, I don't think you'd say you have a
> 'binocular') 10x42 that are now discontinued but originally sold for $400.
> The optics are excellent for the price, but the service is incredible.
> These bins had seen some hairy conditions and been pretty well dinged up,
> but I finally had to send them in for repair a few weeks ago after they
> were knocked out of alignment by a careless baggage handler at the airport.
> Here's the report I got back:
> Repaired both eye cup assemblies. Repaired right strap loop attachment.
> Sealed both objective cells. Tightened hinge. Adjusted diopter so both
> sides focus together. Aligned binoculars. Cleaned binoculars. Installed
> rain guard and new objective lens covers.
> --NO CHARGE--
> And they paid to FedEx it back! I couldn't be happier with these folks.
> Unfortunately it seems that they've gotten out of the market of making high
> end, non-HD glass bins like the Fury line. The Diamondback would probably
> work well though, particularly the 8x32 ($239).
> I'd also like to plug the Vermont Bird Place and Skywatch in Manchester. I
> don't know what they're currently carrying for optics, but being able to go
> in there and try things out (with knowledgeable birders assisting you) is
> really helpful.
> Josh Phillips
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7:38:21 AM
> > Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Thank you for all the bins advice
> > I'm with Michele re Eagle Optics. They're great!
> > I bought a pair of 8X42 Rangers from them about 10 years ago. After
> > years of intense use, I finally sent them in for reconditioning. I'd
> > lost an eye-cup, and the original eye-cups had not locked in place
> > properly for non-glasses wearers, though subsequent models were
> > fine. Eagle Optics cleaned and adjusted the binos and fixed the
> > eye-cup problem (of course, I should have asked years ago).
> > All this for free! And they sent me a nice ball-cap, too, so of
> > course, I'm now a walking advertisement, but very happily so!
> > Cheers!
> > Charlotte BillEnosburgh