Heavy bins (was Leica's warranty and customerservice)

To: "Paul Taylor" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Heavy bins (was Leica's warranty and customerservice)
From: "Rosemary Royle" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:05:56 -0000
My husband has a non-elastic model (called Bino Suspenders with quick-release 
clips) which he is very happy with and has had for ages. When we first bought 
it (at the Rutland Bird Fair in the UK) we also tried an elastic model which we 
felt seemed too "bouncy" when you walked and did not really look up to the job.

These harnesses have not really caught on in the UK (presumably not 
sufficiently macho) but they are very widely used in the US. 

A word of warning for lady readers of this list - I do not use a harness as I 
tried on two models and found that there was a distinctly unfortunate location 
of the straps in relation to the female anatomy. So it would be a good idea to 
"try before you buy".

My solution was to buy very lightweight bins - my Minox 8x30s are extremely 
light and due to the development of technology probably give as good a view as 
many much heavier 8x40s from 10 years ago.

Rosemary Royle
Wales, UK

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