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Forum: Nikon Monday 4th December 2017, 17:51
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Patudo
Many thanks Henry - I am indebted to you. It's a...

Many thanks Henry - I am indebted to you. It's a shame this information is not more widely available. The fact my vision has deteriorated to such an extent is not the fault of the binocular...
Forum: Nikon Monday 4th December 2017, 13:28
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Patudo
Congratulations on your purchases Andy. I wonder...

Congratulations on your purchases Andy. I wonder if anyone knows how far beyond infinity the 8x30E will focus (if at all possible, giving a diopter measurement)? When I tried the EII without...
Forum: Leica Friday 24th November 2017, 17:30
Replies: 39
Views: 2,157
Posted By Patudo
Thanks, Troubadour; now if I may be so bold, were...

Thanks, Troubadour; now if I may be so bold, were the phase coatings used in FLs and subsequent Victorys improved from those used in the Dialyts?

Best regards
patudo
Forum: Leica Friday 24th November 2017, 16:45
Replies: 39
Views: 2,157
Posted By Patudo
I'd be interested to know if there have been...

I'd be interested to know if there have been improvements in phase-coatings over the years, as there have been with anti-reflection coatings? We know that Zeiss' T* anti-reflection coatings are...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 24th November 2017, 16:12
Replies: 93
Views: 4,561
Posted By Patudo
It was, though, on the market for more than two...

It was, though, on the market for more than two years?
Forum: Leica Tuesday 7th November 2017, 11:23
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Patudo
Hi Ludw1g - it would seem you're better able to...

Hi Ludw1g - it would seem you're better able to tackle the first part of your question than most of us, and regarding the second... if you obtained your Binuxit for the cost of a typical service...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 7th November 2017, 10:53
Replies: 69
Views: 4,067
Posted By Patudo
The "new old" Trinovid's 15mm may well be enough;...

The "new old" Trinovid's 15mm may well be enough; the old one was a B version (Brillenträger = spectacle-wearer) after all. I'd definitely try one "in the hand", with a fairly close fitting pair of...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 6th November 2017, 13:01
Replies: 3,100
Views: 587,808
Posted By Patudo
Hi Chosun: I must be frank here and confess that...

Hi Chosun: I must be frank here and confess that from reading your various Birdforum posts I'd formed the impression you were very much what the Yanks would call a "kook". I read your impressions of...
Forum: Leica Monday 6th November 2017, 12:20
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Patudo
Ah - if you've successfully cleaned camera...

Ah - if you've successfully cleaned camera lenses, I would imagine you would be better placed than most of us to take apart a binocular. The greatestbinoculars guy, I believe, is birdforum member...
Forum: Leica Monday 6th November 2017, 11:38
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Patudo
Congratulations. I have looked through a Binuxit...

Congratulations. I have looked through a Binuxit in very good condition and liked it very much indeed. Good brightness for a 1960s binocular with single coatings, I liked the colour rendition, and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 18:25
Replies: 160
Views: 8,603
Posted By Patudo
I actually had that same impression handling the...

I actually had that same impression handling the Zeiss SF!!! It would be fine for birding in the city which is what I do - but I wonder well it would stand up to really difficult field conditions,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 16:08
Replies: 160
Views: 8,603
Posted By Patudo
That is a property common to porros generally...

That is a property common to porros generally (because the objective lenses are further apart), not just the EII. Most of my own observation is beyond the distance the so-called 3D effect is said to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 11:21
Replies: 160
Views: 8,603
Posted By Patudo
I find birding in the rain a thoroughly miserable...

I find birding in the rain a thoroughly miserable business; I wear spectacles and contending with wet spectacles, wet lenses and indeed a wet face takes all the enjoyment out of birding. But if it's...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 2nd November 2017, 19:49
Replies: 76
Views: 4,877
Posted By Patudo
...but Leica or Zeiss camera lenses of similar...

...but Leica or Zeiss camera lenses of similar specification are still more expensive than Canon L lenses.

Image stabilization in cameras/camera lenses also strikes me as being a bit of a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd November 2017, 11:51
Replies: 160
Views: 8,603
Posted By Patudo
I would too. I can say that in my own...

I would too. I can say that in my own observation there is a range (out to about 700m or so) that I'm pretty sure the binoculars I use will pick up the birds I want to see as well, or nearly as...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd November 2017, 10:54
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Patudo
I have never used binoculars for search and...

I have never used binoculars for search and rescue before, most of us here probably have not. It may be best to ask other stations what binoculars they have found to be the most useful. If your...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st November 2017, 10:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By Patudo
It's somewhat similar to trying to hit a bird...

It's somewhat similar to trying to hit a bird with a shotgun (wide field binoculars) versus a rifle. The greater "spread" that a wide field of view gives you helps in initial target acquisition and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th October 2017, 09:17
Replies: 160
Views: 8,603
Posted By Patudo
I agree with a lot of your impressions denco. I...

I agree with a lot of your impressions denco. I had a look through the 8x42 at Birdfair and there was a lot to like about it. The overall impression of build quality is good - better in my opinion...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th October 2017, 22:03
Replies: 50
Views: 2,595
Posted By Patudo
Surprisingly (?) I do in fact set my binoculars...

Surprisingly (?) I do in fact set my binoculars for my own PERSONAL IPD - I point out the times I've looked through my brother's because he sets his slightly narrower IPD to see a single circle, but...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th October 2017, 19:17
Replies: 50
Views: 2,595
Posted By Patudo
Well, Bill, either all my binoculars (including a...

Well, Bill, either all my binoculars (including a unit recently serviced by Gary Hawkins at ECBR) and my brother's less than one year old Swarovski 8.5x42 are "way out" of collimation, or I just see...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 18:37
Replies: 50
Views: 2,595
Posted By Patudo
Hey all... does everyone here do this? I almost...

Hey all... does everyone here do this? I almost always open up the barrels till I get the classic overlapping circles (like how an image viewed through binoculars is normally depicted in films). ...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 16:50
Replies: 56
Views: 7,046
Posted By Patudo
There are a few threads covering this issue - try...

There are a few threads covering this issue - try searching for "focus beyond infinity". I am myopic and have found that when observing without glasses some binoculars (including the Nikon EII I...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 10:11
Replies: 56
Views: 7,046
Posted By Patudo
Hi Peter - there is a specific Opticron forum...

Hi Peter - there is a specific Opticron forum here that is likely the best place to direct enquiries towards the specific model you are after. I tried a couple of Opticron porro binoculars at the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 23rd October 2017, 12:05
Replies: 56
Views: 7,046
Posted By Patudo
I would love to have a look through one. What do...

I would love to have a look through one. What do you mainly use yours for?

BTW... also, my goodness, what happened to your Rangemaster??? Did you or the previous owner remove the leatherette...
Forum: Others Thursday 19th October 2017, 14:21
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Patudo
Yes indeed - wasn't the Hensoldt 7x42 the...

Yes indeed - wasn't the Hensoldt 7x42 the forerunner of the now sought after Zeiss 7x42 Dialyt? In looking at photos of both, it's apparent that the distance between the second and third (from...
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