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Forum: Leica Thursday 14th December 2017, 17:30
Replies: 70
Views: 4,212
Posted By Hermann
No, they weren't, and Leitz/leica never claimed...

No, they weren't, and Leitz/leica never claimed they were.

However, only now of a couple of cases where one of the old Trinovids actually leaked; and back in the 1970s und 1980s they were, along...
Forum: Leica Friday 8th December 2017, 13:51
Replies: 33
Views: 1,964
Posted By Hermann
Interesting stuff, Chuck. After all, the Trinovid...

Interesting stuff, Chuck. After all, the Trinovid HD is "supposed" to be nowhere near the Noctivid - the optics are good but not outstanding, the field of view is relatively small and so on. In other...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th December 2017, 16:06
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Hermann
VERY interesting news. Thanks. Hermann

VERY interesting news. Thanks.

Hermann
Forum: Leica Sunday 26th November 2017, 17:10
Replies: 70
Views: 4,212
Posted By Hermann
Does anyone here have *any* news when the new,...

Does anyone here have *any* news when the new, old Trinovids are expected to arrive?

I've heard a rumour that they won't come in before mid January. Seems like Leica have some problems to get hold...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th November 2017, 17:06
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Hermann
If you have the chance to get a Fero D16 at a...

If you have the chance to get a Fero D16 at a reasonable price in decent condition, go for it. The Fero D16 is quite clearly better IMO than the old Hensoldt, even with the laser filters.

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 26th November 2017, 17:03
Replies: 198
Views: 17,786
Posted By Hermann
I'm looking forward to that. If the new CL is...

I'm looking forward to that. If the new CL is really as good as it sounds, I may get one as well, as a small, light pair for hiking. I'm interested not just in the optical quality but also in the...
Forum: Leica Sunday 26th November 2017, 16:56
Replies: 39
Views: 2,159
Posted By Hermann
Very interesting stuff! Maybe Zeiss actually used...

Very interesting stuff! Maybe Zeiss actually used the technique described here, albeit in a scope, not in binoculars, in the Zeiss Dialyt 40x60 (http://www.monocular.info/cz_dial40x60.htm).

The...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 15th November 2017, 17:19
Replies: 198
Views: 17,786
Posted By Hermann
Kimmo: Thanks for your first review. Sound like a...

Kimmo:
Thanks for your first review. Sound like a good alternative for a lightweight pair. I'm looking forward to a more detailed analysis, especially of the resolution.

BTW, does anyone here know...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th November 2017, 19:00
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By Hermann
That's a perfect summary. Generally speaking, a...

That's a perfect summary. Generally speaking, a larger exit pupil will *always* be nicer than a smaller one. So an 8x42 will be better than an 8x32, an 8x50 better than an 8x42, and an 8x56 better...
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th November 2017, 18:44
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Hermann
I'm not sure they even *need* to be better than...

I'm not sure they even *need* to be better than the Trinovid HDs. I think their main selling points will be size, weight and shape, and, unless Leica made a terrible mistake, the quality of the...
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th November 2017, 18:33
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Hermann
I doubt that. The old 7x35 had exactly the same...

I doubt that. The old 7x35 had exactly the same field of view.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th November 2017, 21:01
Replies: 61
Views: 3,403
Posted By Hermann
Sound advice. The only issue that needs fixing...

Sound advice.

The only issue that needs fixing in my opinion is the waterproofing, at least in my neck of the woods.

Hermann
Forum: Leica Sunday 5th November 2017, 20:16
Replies: 70
Views: 4,212
Posted By Hermann
Yep. Dielectric coatings and phase-coatings on...

Yep. Dielectric coatings and phase-coatings on the prisms, up-to-date multi-coatings on the lenses, hydrophobic coatings on the objective lenses and the eyepiece lenses. They also changed the eyecups...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 19:02
Replies: 160
Views: 8,622
Posted By Hermann
Robust enough physically. The optics are...

Robust enough physically. The optics are OK.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 17:09
Replies: 160
Views: 8,622
Posted By Hermann
A question to those who actually own a Nikon...

A question to those who actually own a Nikon HG:

I tried one a few months ago, and even though I quite liked the optics, I wasn't sure it would stand up to hard use in the field.

What are your...
Forum: Canon Sunday 29th October 2017, 16:39
Replies: 82
Views: 7,090
Posted By Hermann
Anyone already seen one of the new...

Anyone already seen one of the new Canons?

Amazon in Germany already lists them as "available", albeit at a ridiculously high...
Forum: Leica Sunday 29th October 2017, 16:34
Replies: 75
Views: 8,216
Posted By Hermann
Were there really "many cases of the Ultravid and...

Were there really "many cases of the Ultravid and poor water resistance in the past"? I can't think of many instances where people reported problems with the Ultravid. OK, Allbinos did, and a friend...
Forum: Leica Thursday 5th October 2017, 06:01
Replies: 41
Views: 3,415
Posted By Hermann
Please note that these are all porros with...

Please note that these are all porros with relatively simple optical designs.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th October 2017, 22:00
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
Posted By Hermann
Over here it's 10x42. And yes, in some situations...

Over here it's 10x42. And yes, in some situations the difference between 10x and 8x (or 7x) can make the difference between getting an ID or indeed not getting it.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th October 2017, 21:58
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
Posted By Hermann
Very nice post and a fitting summary. Hermann

Very nice post and a fitting summary.

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 4th October 2017, 21:54
Replies: 198
Views: 17,786
Posted By Hermann
I agree. I'd also add that unless they changed...

I agree. I'd also add that unless they changed the optics in a major way these aren't really what I'd get for serious birding. The first version was, shall we say, "mediocre".

Hermann
Forum: Leica Thursday 21st September 2017, 20:45
Replies: 305
Views: 24,682
Posted By Hermann
From what I know these are made in Europe, in...

From what I know these are made in Europe, in Portugal. If that's the case the price isn't unjustifiably high, especially if you take into account that the prisms are of a type that isn't very common...
Forum: Leica Friday 15th September 2017, 15:51
Replies: 75
Views: 8,216
Posted By Hermann
You can say that again. An answer to a question...

You can say that again. An answer to a question no one was asking - that's it.

Mind you, I've got a feeling even the two-in-one focusers worked alright until the manufacturers started making...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th September 2017, 00:06
Replies: 305
Views: 24,682
Posted By Hermann
Zeiss West 10x50: 130m/1000m. Made from...

Zeiss West 10x50: 130m/1000m. Made from 1957-1969. My 10x50 was made in 1963. Eye relief is only 9mm though.

Hermann
Forum: Leica Friday 8th September 2017, 22:48
Replies: 305
Views: 24,682
Posted By Hermann
That doesn't even make much sense, does it? A...

That doesn't even make much sense, does it? A "splashproof" binocular isn't waterproof. How surprising.

BTW, I've seen many, many Trinovids being used in the field in the 1970s and 1980s, in all...
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