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Forum: Leupold Monday 30th May 2016, 14:47
Replies: 319
Views: 59,851
Posted By jaymoynihan
Due to off-on heavy down pours yesterday, my L...

Due to off-on heavy down pours yesterday, my L 8x32 HD were taken off the self for some field time. I forget how excellent they are. Something seldom mentioned. about them is the close focus, which...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 28th May 2016, 20:48
Replies: 4
Views: 5,196
Posted By jaymoynihan
the Athlon has a 0.5x higher magnification on...

the Athlon has a 0.5x higher magnification on both ends. also, are the Hummingbirds speced the same to the manufacturer by the respective companies?
Forum: Pentax Monday 6th July 2015, 12:46
Replies: 41
Views: 9,041
Posted By jaymoynihan
Have had one for a few years, love it. But i...

Have had one for a few years, love it. But i seldom use it in macro mode due the necessity of adding/subtracting macro lenses...
However, it lives in my briefcase of shoulder bag. Many uses.
Forum: Pentax Monday 6th July 2015, 12:41
Replies: 41
Views: 9,041
Posted By jaymoynihan
Not with the Papilio, nor with with the Vortex...

Not with the Papilio, nor with with the Vortex Viper 8x32 HD, which has a very nice close focus.



Must not be an eyeglass wearer ;)
Forum: Pentax Saturday 4th July 2015, 20:15
Replies: 41
Views: 9,041
Posted By jaymoynihan
I think the FOV on my 8.5x Papilio is 6 degrees,...

I think the FOV on my 8.5x Papilio is 6 degrees, and the FOV on the Orion is like 5.8-5.9 degrees. Eye relief on the Orion is listed i think, as 17mm, and it seems better to me than the Papilio.
Forum: Pentax Saturday 4th July 2015, 18:32
Replies: 41
Views: 9,041
Posted By jaymoynihan
i have had for a numbe of years, the Orion 10x42...

i have had for a numbe of years, the Orion 10x42 monocular with 20" close focus. It also has a tripod hole, and mine came with a neck lanyard the screwed into that hole. Actually does not get alot...
Forum: Others Saturday 4th July 2015, 18:13
Replies: 2
Views: 3,336
Posted By jaymoynihan
Just picked a pair of these up at a flea market....

Just picked a pair of these up at a flea market. with case, lense cloth, instructions, caps, even the little silica gel packet. They are indeed surprisingly good.
Forum: Pentax Sunday 14th June 2015, 15:12
Replies: 9
Views: 4,518
Posted By jaymoynihan
I had been using the original Papilio 8.5x as a...

I had been using the original Papilio 8.5x as a supplemental instrument, but would not as a rule, use it for anything not for close focusing. This was not due to the magnification (which was great at...
Forum: Pentax Sunday 14th June 2015, 15:02
Replies: 85
Views: 25,909
Posted By jaymoynihan
I do astronomy through microscopy, with the big...

I do astronomy through microscopy, with the big time lump at the binocular scale. I got the version 2 last week and i agree.
With version 1 it was always a much used supplement to the primary "real"...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 10th June 2015, 23:49
Replies: 4
Views: 3,419
Posted By jaymoynihan
I have and use all 3 of the SE line. I use my...

I have and use all 3 of the SE line. I use my 12x for astronomy, at which it may be unsurpassed in the 50mm size, in no small measure due to the flat field it shares with its smaller kin.
I have...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th September 2014, 16:27
Replies: 68
Views: 5,140
Posted By jaymoynihan
Actually no. It is only in focus on the point you...

Actually no. It is only in focus on the point you are concentrating on. It does scan very fast and constantly when your eyes are open though, and your brain knits a coherent view.

I think a flat fov...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th August 2014, 22:26
Replies: 20
Views: 3,965
Posted By jaymoynihan
"A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule." E....

"A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule." E. Abbey :t:
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th July 2014, 02:12
Replies: 96
Views: 12,362
Posted By jaymoynihan
At present: On a table near living room sliding...

At present:
On a table near living room sliding doors, Bausch & Lomb 7x26 customs
In car, Vortex 8x42 Talon HD & Pentax Papillio 8.5x21
In Garage, Binolux 7x35 11 deg. fov
Astronomy, nikon 12x50...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 21st June 2014, 22:42
Replies: 71
Views: 21,990
Posted By jaymoynihan
Re CA and the 12x SE. I use them for...

Re CA and the 12x SE.
I use them for astronomy.
When i first got them a few years back, i was surprised at the CA during the day. I found it diasappeared when i got focus set exactly.
I do prefer my...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th June 2014, 18:51
Replies: 190
Views: 16,224
Posted By jaymoynihan
testify brother, testify!o:D

testify brother, testify!o:D
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th June 2014, 18:48
Replies: 190
Views: 16,224
Posted By jaymoynihan
I would be curious about such a new porro. But...

I would be curious about such a new porro. But had it's day? what cheek!
;)
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 7th June 2014, 13:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By jaymoynihan
Just curious. A waterproof dual use would be cool.

Just curious. A waterproof dual use would be cool.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 5th June 2014, 18:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By jaymoynihan
questions for 100mm users

i have some questions for folks who currently use, or did in the past, a 100mm prismatic spotting scope.
which one?
which eyepieces?
your comments on its performance?
did you ever use it for...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 4th June 2014, 01:41
Replies: 71
Views: 21,990
Posted By jaymoynihan
Good review. I recently had to get a new eyeglass...

Good review.
I recently had to get a new eyeglass prescription, which resulted in excessive ER/eye placement problems with my 8x SE. I folded the upper part of the eyecup down until it almost touches...
Forum: Others Wednesday 4th June 2014, 01:17
Replies: 317
Views: 114,287
Posted By jaymoynihan
a few weeks ago i picked up a pair at a flea...

a few weeks ago i picked up a pair at a flea market, that have turned out to be rather good and are now among my "users". My daily users include the 8x32 Nikon SE.

Binolux fully coated feather...
Forum: Nikon Friday 16th May 2014, 03:22
Replies: 52
Views: 11,227
Posted By jaymoynihan
So, i have been out of the loop for awhile, the...

So, i have been out of the loop for awhile, the SE is REALLY discontinued now?
Forum: Vortex Saturday 21st September 2013, 20:06
Replies: 1
Views: 6,744
Posted By jaymoynihan
Vortex Viper 10x50 HD

Hi,
I am familar with a couple Viper HD models. I am searching for information from someone who has actually used, or tried, the Vortex Viper HD 10x50 HD. In particular, their optical quality,...
Forum: Vortex Saturday 21st September 2013, 18:29
Replies: 21
Views: 10,617
Posted By jaymoynihan
i have both. i use bino, loupes, etc to look at a...

i have both. i use bino, loupes, etc to look at a range of living things. So, the close focus is important to me. How i use them.
My 8x se is my primary reliance for daytime use, spring through fall,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th September 2013, 16:27
Replies: 169
Views: 27,568
Posted By jaymoynihan
Performance is not the definitive...

Performance is not the definitive element.
Rather, the sole consistent factor, is cost. It seems the perception of binoculars complies with Veblen's theories in Theory of the Leisure Class. That is...
Forum: Nikon Friday 6th September 2013, 16:18
Replies: 29
Views: 6,160
Posted By jaymoynihan
All eyes are slightly to significantly different,...

All eyes are slightly to significantly different, in both the structure and in the wiring/wetware. Add to that, that everytime we remember something, that memory is altered by the current...
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