Date: 5/3/18 1:38 pm From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Subject: Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning-Leica N
I posted recently about all the problems with Leica. It's refreshing (make that astonishing) if one unnamed anonymous soul out there got good service from Leica, but Linda Matula's service could have been written by my wife. No service, nasty people and still no bins during May migration.
She sent in her bins more than three months ago, and they're still jerking her around. She also got an argument from a very nasty woman from Leica YESTERDAY about the poor service. They were supposed to phone today with a timeline for return, and did not even call back.
We have Zeiss bins also, and they have been very good about service.
I would never recommend Leica as a company or their bins, when there are so many good optics out there for a LOT less money.
Jerry Kruth for Linda Goodfellow-Kruth
-----Original Message----- From: jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...> Sent: Thu, May 3, 2018 10:19 am Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
Leica just repaired my 2004 Ultravid (7X42) under the Passport warranty. Total time was 2 months and the bin looks brand new. All I paid was shipping both ways. Excellent service, IMHO.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Linda Matula" <parulaone...> To: <PABIRDS...> Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:12:45 AM Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
I have sent my Leica 8x42s, with Passport warranty, to Allendale, NJ for repair, or adjustment and cleaning two times. Both times took a very long time to return and once with a heated argument with a lady there regarding whether the repair would be covered.
When I was sending my Zeiss to that company to be cleaned and adjusted once a year, they were returned in about
My Leicas currently need cleaning and adjustment, but I'm hesitant to send them back to the company.
Sent from my iPad
> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote: > > Wow! They are one of my favorites! > > Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D. > York, PA > <rook185...> > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote: >> >> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs. >> >> >> jk >> >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...> >> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...> >> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am >> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation >> >> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x >> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best >> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar! >> >> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a >> pair of Swarovski ELs! >> >> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know >> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon >> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible >> eye relief and this can be a huge problem. >> >> Good luck in your selection! >> >> Take care and Good Birding, >> Deuane Hoffman >> Harrisburg, PA >> >>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote: >>> >>> Sherri and all, >>> >>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The >>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and >>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target. >>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times. >>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps. >>> >>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle: >>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1 >>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html >>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a >>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy. >>> >>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle: >>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245 >>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html >>> >>> Take care and Good birding, >>> Dave DeReamus >>> becard -at- rcn.com >>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com >>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html >>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar >>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa >>> >>> >>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar >>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM >>> To: <PABIRDS...> >>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation >>> >>> >>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars, >>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that, >>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be >>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested >>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to >>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them! >>> >>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply >>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks! >>> >>> sherri >>> North Bangor, PA >>> <sherri.labar...> >>> >> >> >> >> -- >> Take care, >> Deuane Hoffman >> Harrisburg, PA >> <corvuscorax...>