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Forum: Others Thursday 21st September 2017, 16:23
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Posted By WriterCJ
Definitely faulty Daniel, I get no such...

Definitely faulty Daniel, I get no such "softness" and "stiffening" with the focus wheel on the 10x42 EDIV. The focus is firm, smooth and accurate throughout its range. I'd send them back and insist...
Forum: Others Thursday 13th April 2017, 09:29
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
I have the 8x42 EDII and the 10x42 EDIV, both...

I have the 8x42 EDII and the 10x42 EDIV, both fine binoculars, but of the two I'd pick the EDIV (that's assuming my 10x42 SLC HD was out of reach at the time ;-)). To some extent that could be down...
Forum: Others Wednesday 21st December 2016, 09:43
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Still not very scientific... but shining a light...

Still not very scientific... but shining a light source through the objective, and moving a piece of plain white card back and forth at the eyepiece until the circle of light on the card is at its...
Forum: Others Wednesday 21st December 2016, 08:46
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Oops... I should have realised that. My...

Oops... I should have realised that. My mistake.

No micrometer handy, and no real way to properly measure these things. I review optics based on using them in the field, not measuring optical,...
Forum: Others Tuesday 20th December 2016, 14:59
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
No, I didn't measure it -- that's the number...

No, I didn't measure it -- that's the number quoted on the box (for some reason they've stopped showing eye-relief on the website specs).

I don't really have the measurement gear to hand to measure...
Forum: Others Tuesday 20th December 2016, 09:19
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Review posted

Hi all... I posted my review of the EDIV to the Ireland's Wildlife site last night. I'm not going to post a link here -- had my wrist slapped / login blocked in the past for sharing even relevant...
Forum: Others Monday 19th December 2016, 14:42
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
As far as I know (and I think it was mentioned...

As far as I know (and I think it was mentioned somewhere earlier in this thread) early samples of the EDIV started appearing in March, but they were recalled by Vanguard and not officially launched...
Forum: Others Monday 19th December 2016, 12:09
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
The Vanguard is a better binocular hands...

The Vanguard is a better binocular hands down.

Not that there's much wrong with the Eschenbach -- optically they're very capable, but I was never thrilled with the ergonomics of the odd shaped...
Forum: Others Tuesday 13th December 2016, 18:54
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Yes, sorry Bob... should have mentioned that. Of...

Yes, sorry Bob... should have mentioned that. Of course the dioptre being incorporated into the central body / top hinge is one of the bigger differences (along with the new prisms) -- the knurled...
Forum: Others Tuesday 13th December 2016, 09:54
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Eeek... don't let my wife see that photo or...

Eeek... don't let my wife see that photo or she'll be getting me to power-wash the patio outside my office!
Forum: Others Tuesday 13th December 2016, 09:52
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
There was a lot going on with the marketing team...

There was a lot going on with the marketing team as I recall -- guess I just pestered them at the right time ;).



That email from Ian stating that there are no dielectric coatings on any of...
Forum: Others Tuesday 13th December 2016, 09:10
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Thumbs up And now for the science bit: Phew!:t:

And now for the science bit:



Phew!:t:
Forum: Others Tuesday 13th December 2016, 09:08
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Indeed, binoculars sporting silver coated prisms...

Indeed, binoculars sporting silver coated prisms can deliver a very bright image. The Meoptas I've tried -- the superb little Meostar B1 8x32, and the chunky but optically outstanding Meostar B1...
Forum: Others Monday 12th December 2016, 13:25
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Not yet, no. The only Nikons I've reviewed on the...

Not yet, no. The only Nikons I've reviewed on the site to date are the 8x42 EDG binocular and the excellent little ED50 fieldscope -- both back in April 2013. I must get on to them again. Thanks for...
Forum: Others Monday 12th December 2016, 10:57
Replies: 111
Views: 34,043
Posted By WriterCJ
Thumbs up EDIV -- I've got one here!

I've had a pair of 10x42 Endeavor EDIV for review on the Ireland's Wildlife site since October, and whatever the foibles reported here with initial samples, it looks like Vanguard got a lot right...
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