On a more positive note, My Leica Trinovid scope was dropped eyepiece first on the floor and was jammed at one power.. I sent the eyepiece to Leica and within 3 weeks received a new one (free) with the admonition to be more careful. I have been. That was 6 years ago. Two years ago I sent a pair of 15 year old Nikon binoculars that had been loved to death an they calle me to tell me that that model was unavailable and offered me $1800 in credit. I cashed that in for 5 pairs of various binoculars for family birding trips. So I feel loyalty to both brands.
Good birding, Alan Roedell, Seattle
On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 1:22 PM, Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> wrote:
> As my birding intensified, I upgraded from perfectly decent, waterproof > Pentax 8 x 42 binoculars to Swarovskis. I have been without my Swaros twice > for extended periods, once for a servicing and once because I left them in > Sweden. (That's a funny story on its own.) It worked out really well to > have my older Pentax binoculars in the house and available for use. Except > in some rare conditions and in those critical dawn and dusk moments, the > Pentax binoculars served me very well while I was waiting on the return of > the Swaros. For those who can afford it, having a less expensive backup > pair of binoculars is really handy. > > There is no excuse for the poor servicing by Leica, as described in > earlier posts, but a backup pair of less costly optics can ease the pain > and and allow for continued birding fun. I have also held onto an older, > smaller scope for that same reason. > > Carol Riddell > Edmonds, WA_______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > <Tweeters...> > http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters >