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Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 5th December 2017, 14:41
Replies: 188
Views: 16,395
Posted By typo
Kimmo, Look forward to hearing about what you...

Kimmo,

Look forward to hearing about what you find.

David
Forum: Swarovski Monday 4th December 2017, 22:38
Replies: 188
Views: 16,395
Posted By typo
Kimmo, I'm not sure I got the perfect grip while...

Kimmo,

I'm not sure I got the perfect grip while I was there, but yes with a little bit of prudent bracing against the face I got steady enough view.

I much prefer to optimise the dioptre while...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 4th December 2017, 14:53
Replies: 188
Views: 16,395
Posted By typo
Managed to spend half an hour comparing the old...

Managed to spend half an hour comparing the old and new CL 8x30 and the EL SV 8x32 at lunch time today. Not enough time to really do them justice, but I completely agree with others here that the new...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 2nd December 2017, 17:52
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By typo
It's a very nice smallish binocular, but in my...

It's a very nice smallish binocular, but in my opinion, not quite the match for the Kowa 8.5x44 or the Meostar HD 10x44. A 3.3mm exit pupil will generally be OK in the summer months, but there will...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 2nd December 2017, 13:30
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By typo
Pavel, I've only tried the original Conquest...

Pavel,

I've only tried the original Conquest briefly. It was sharp with good contrast but I found the CA rather high for my liking. Others are less troubled by CA than I am. The newer 10x42 HD has...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 30th November 2017, 12:47
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By typo
Gijs, I guess it's quite likely that the success...

Gijs,

I guess it's quite likely that the success of the CL motivated Nikon and Kite to go with an x30, but I understood from George de Putter that the core design was an off the shelf Kamakura. I...
Forum: Meopta Thursday 30th November 2017, 12:21
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By typo
Pavel, You might have seen my report on the...

Pavel,

You might have seen my report on the Meostar HD 12x50.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=333798

I thought it was an extremely impressive binocular, the best in the Meostar range, but...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 30th November 2017, 10:22
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By typo
Lee, Speculating any further on the contribution...

Lee,

Speculating any further on the contribution of Rayleigh scattering to your particular comparison results probably won't be useful. In my experience, if you can't see a resolution driven...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 30th November 2017, 08:43
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By typo
Lee, The problem is the blue sky not the low...

Lee,

The problem is the blue sky not the low sun, and yes a warmer balance still works better when there is any haze or mist.

I presumed you meant your wife's old Trinovid which gets mentioned a...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 30th November 2017, 03:09
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By typo
Bruce, I can see Lee's observations is...

Bruce, I can see Lee's observations is potentially ambiguous. It is very unlikely that the differences in "perceived detail at very long distances" has anything to do with with being better optical...
Forum: Others Wednesday 29th November 2017, 08:53
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By typo
Thanks for that. I had the Fujinon clone of the...

Thanks for that.

I had the Fujinon clone of the Sightron for review earlier in the year and compared it to my Vanguard EDII 8x42 quite a bit. The Vanguard is obviously a more sophisticated design...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 28th November 2017, 11:12
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By typo
Hi Boruvka, While the Nikon does have several...

Hi Boruvka,

While the Nikon does have several appealing features that others have pointed out, in several direct comparison with several more expensive binoculars, including the Meopta Meostar HD...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 27th November 2017, 17:03
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By typo
Did they just use maximum zoom on the standard...

Did they just use maximum zoom on the standard eyepiece? If so, that would give an average estimate for the tester's visual acuity of 20/16 with a best result at 20/15 and tell you very little about...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 27th November 2017, 11:53
Replies: 60
Views: 6,527
Posted By typo
Dielectric mirror coatings combine alternating...

Dielectric mirror coatings combine alternating layers of high and low refractive index materials. Some of the most commonly used appear to be magnesium fluoride, silicon dioxide, tantalum pentoxide...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 27th November 2017, 07:48
Replies: 60
Views: 6,527
Posted By typo
Adhoc, I don't know a lot about the various...

Adhoc,

I don't know a lot about the various deposition technologies, but generally you just see the lenses loaden into a carousel. The rest takes place in a sealed vacuum chamber where you couldn't...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 25th November 2017, 08:13
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By typo
That plot that Synaps linked looks like it's from...

That plot that Synaps linked looks like it's from Holger Merlitz's paper. It's a plot of contrast sensitivity against luminance (scene brightness) I believe. The foilage in the shaded corners of my...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 25th November 2017, 07:46
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By typo
My 9x28 with a 3.1mm EP is about the closest I've...

My 9x28 with a 3.1mm EP is about the closest I've got to the 3.2mm EP. 10 minutes before dawn on a cloudless UK morning the view seems just as bright as my 10x42. Half an hour ago, the x42 had a...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 23rd November 2017, 10:03
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By typo
I'm not so sure?? :eek!: ;) David

I'm not so sure?? :eek!: ;)

David
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 07:09
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By typo
I should point out that Opticron has been around...

I should point out that Opticron has been around since 1970, but only ventured into the US fairly recently.

A couple more things to consider. Two companies have told me that they have been getting...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 21st November 2017, 19:57
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By typo
I'm quite sure there very good economic reasons...

I'm quite sure there very good economic reasons for Opticron, Vortex and probably others to move some or all of the manufacturing and/or assembly for certain models from Japan to China. Providing...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th November 2017, 17:54
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By typo
It looks like the 8x Maven has about a 7 FoV or...

It looks like the 8x Maven has about a 7 FoV or 366ft@1000yards. The ISO calculation would be 52.15 AoV intead of 56 by our more usual FoV x magnifcation. I'm guessing they just back calculated...
Forum: Hawke Optics Sunday 19th November 2017, 14:26
Replies: 186
Views: 64,483
Posted By typo
Chris, I did have a look at your reports. I...

Chris,

I did have a look at your reports. I still have a nagging suspicion that it was the Landscout I tried and wasn't particularly impressed at the time. Your comment that it wasn't as sharp as...
Forum: Others Saturday 18th November 2017, 23:17
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By typo
My guess is you are right about some of those,...

My guess is you are right about some of those, but in the opinion of at least one industry insider, some of those companies do not currently manufacture binoculars at all (or possibly never did), but...
Forum: Others Saturday 18th November 2017, 09:57
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By typo
The OEMs are pretty secrative about who makes...

The OEMs are pretty secrative about who makes what for whom but morsels of info leak from time to time. I only know that some European and US branded models are sourced through Shinsei. I don't know...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th November 2017, 07:41
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By typo
Just thought I should point out that the Maven...

Just thought I should point out that the Maven B3, Nikon M7, Opticron Traveller ED and Kite Lynx are essentially the same design. The Maven and Kite are made in Japan, the Nikon by the same company...
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