My Binoculars and Spotting Scopes Supported by Swarovski Optik

12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Review of Swarovski Modular Spotting Scopes

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My New Toy !

24nd December 2008



I will be off tomorrow with friends to Danum Valley Forest Reserve and will stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Main mission for this trip, Bornean Clouded Leopard and Giant Pitta :)

And so far im impressed with this bino compared with my Nikon Monarch 8x42 which will be send to Nikon service centre for repair on the eyecups soon. It is sharp, bright and more contrast then the Monarch hohoho and the rainforest of Danum Valley will be the real test for this little gem with high humidity and lots of rain !

The new model from Nikon, the Nikon EDG is expected to be out this year. But unfortunately, no news so far except few lucky birders from USA has tested this bino while on trip at Guatemala recently

Check this link; http://www.nikonhunting.com/binoculars-edg.html

Reviewed by Pete Dunne; http://featheredgeoptics.com/productreviews_nikonedg.htm

Lengthy discussion at; http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=103957


On the field at Guatemala with Nikon EDG by Derek Lovitich; http://outdoors.mainetoday.com/naturewatching/fieldnotes/028498.html

For American market, the new Nikon EDG is available online but it has not been launch worldwide ...


I like the strap, quite classic


7.8 degree FOV !


Nikon HG L 8x32 - High end model


By the way, merry xmas for all my readers and happy new year too, may we have more lifers next year hahaha :p

Happy birding !