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Forum: Leica Monday 27th November 2017, 21:19
Replies: 35
Views: 3,620
Posted By wdc
Chuck, Have you tried the 8x32 Trinovid HD? Same...

Chuck, Have you tried the 8x32 Trinovid HD? Same FOV as the 8x42 in a smaller package. Admittedly, less than class leading in that category, but a nice handling bin nonetheless, imho.

-Bill
Forum: Leica Monday 27th November 2017, 03:32
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By wdc
Exploring some old and new Leicas

A few months ago on a short vacation, I was tempted to visit a Leica store in Washington D.C., ostensibly looking for a 'travel bin'... I started with the 8x25 Victory, and worked my way up to the...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 17th November 2017, 21:31
Replies: 93
Views: 4,430
Posted By wdc
And I thought someone had proclaimed the 'Alpha'...

And I thought someone had proclaimed the 'Alpha' to be dead... funny how the winds of change howl through this forum...;-)
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th November 2017, 01:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By wdc
I bow to your expertise.

I bow to your expertise.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th November 2017, 22:50
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
Just unpacked my 8x42 Bushnell Legend M's.....

Just unpacked my 8x42 Bushnell Legend M's..

Unfortunately the eye relief doesn't work for me with glasses on. In a direct comparison, the Nikon MHG's accommodate me better, even if they aren't as...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th November 2017, 16:52
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
More magnification? or perhaps a difference in...

More magnification? or perhaps a difference in field of view? Both are specced at 8x power, so if you're seeing a noticeable difference in image size, you might want to ponder that. Glad they seem to...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th November 2017, 15:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By wdc
Iveljay, from what I've read, the new violin...

Iveljay, from what I've read, the new violin won't stop the howling of the dogs, but merely reduce it by about 3%, which some say can't be discerned, and others insist it can, so get some new...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th November 2017, 15:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By wdc
Fascinating when frivolous parody reveals deep...

Fascinating when frivolous parody reveals deep insight into the human condition... ;-)

Well done!

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th November 2017, 04:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By wdc
Bill, are you trying to cure us of this...

Bill, are you trying to cure us of this irrational fascination with our gear? Yes, we must seem a rather foolish, obsessed lot, but I go with the 'grain of salt' approach about the whole thing....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th November 2017, 21:22
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
Never bothered to. The eye relief specs rule them...

Never bothered to. The eye relief specs rule them out for me. Same with the Nikon porros.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th November 2017, 17:56
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
I think many enjoy the hunt here. As far as...

I think many enjoy the hunt here.

As far as focusers go, I've found the Tract Toric to be the stiffest among the binoculars I've owned and/or tried, with the Zeiss Conquest the least. We'll see...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th November 2017, 15:53
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
Thus ends another episode of 'Denco's Duds'.......

Thus ends another episode of 'Denco's Duds'.... One man's eternally heartbreaking search
for a cheap binocular that will please in all aspects for eternity, or until he grows tired of it, and seeks a...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 11th November 2017, 06:04
Replies: 188
Views: 16,365
Posted By wdc
Whether we shop at Old Navy or Nordstroms,the...

Whether we shop at Old Navy or Nordstroms,the product isn't made to order, and there will often be some aspect which doesn't quite fit, or simply could be better. It seems it is easier to buy shoes...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th November 2017, 02:09
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
Bruce, your experience with the 10x42 gives me...

Bruce, your experience with the 10x42 gives me some hope, and the price is admittedly hard to beat. I ordered one. It'll be here next week. Hopefully it won't immediately self-destruct the way...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 10th November 2017, 16:45
Replies: 188
Views: 16,365
Posted By wdc
I've tried 3 of the 4 you have in the pic on the...

I've tried 3 of the 4 you have in the pic on the right, and own 2 of them, the 8x32 Trinovid HD, and the Swaro 8x32 EL. I am attracted to the scale of these small bins. As usual for me, eye relief is...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th November 2017, 16:45
Replies: 160
Views: 8,366
Posted By wdc
That sort of subjective evaluation rating...

That sort of subjective evaluation rating category has been around for a long time. Many of the popular car magazines I used to read would publish test reports, and include a number like that in the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 22:32
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
Dennis, The review you quote is so biased and...

Dennis, The review you quote is so biased and exaggerated, that it is rather comical.

I can imagine someone on this forum doing the same comparison might write something like "...in a direct...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 18:58
Replies: 160
Views: 8,366
Posted By wdc
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Do you mean 'bang for the buck?' or something more elusive?

I think there is a general consensus, based on experienced binocular...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 18:25
Replies: 160
Views: 8,366
Posted By wdc
As the discussion enters the realm of semantic...

As the discussion enters the realm of semantic hairsplitting, and it being Friday somewhere in the world, this qualifies as an amiable beer drinking topic. Any dogs to be found in this 'fight' are...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th October 2017, 14:56
Replies: 73
Views: 6,664
Posted By wdc
Yes, I can see your point. ;)

Yes, I can see your point. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 22:59
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
The specs you wrote out are not for the binocular...

The specs you wrote out are not for the binocular you posted a link to. Eye relief is wrong as well. (yes, and I didn't mean 3000 yards. My mistake)

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 20:58
Replies: 3,399
Views: 903,603
Posted By wdc
Better check your specs, Nix! Those are not...

Better check your specs, Nix! Those are not correct.... 393'/3000 yards for a 10x42? Uh-uh...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 17:57
Replies: 50
Views: 2,427
Posted By wdc
Ditto. Its not a porro vs. roof issue. A 10x32...

Ditto. Its not a porro vs. roof issue. A 10x32 just may not be comfortable for the user, or at least that specific model.

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 15:36
Replies: 73
Views: 6,664
Posted By wdc
I think the underlying point that measuring...

I think the underlying point that measuring magnification might be a useful
way of 'affirming' actual field of view at the stated power is reasonable, since Steve is comparing his own test results...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 23rd October 2017, 22:12
Replies: 56
Views: 6,828
Posted By wdc
Or it could mean that the eye relief does not...

Or it could mean that the eye relief does not accommodate the viewer, relative to a more contemporary offering, or that they need cleaning, or both!

Bill
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