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Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th February 2018, 22:14
Replies: 51
Views: 1,289
Posted By Hermann
I hate cases that require changing the IPD. I...

I hate cases that require changing the IPD. I don't use them, they're useless.

Hermann
Forum: Leica Tuesday 13th February 2018, 21:03
Replies: 78
Views: 6,495
Posted By Hermann
Forget about Ken Rockwell. He doesn't appear to...

Forget about Ken Rockwell. He doesn't appear to know all that much about cameras, and he certainly knows nothing about binoculars.

I think the problem isn't that Uppendahl prisms are "more...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 12th February 2018, 10:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By Hermann
Seconded. Best 10x loupe I've ever had. Also...

Seconded. Best 10x loupe I've ever had.

Also useful to check if that little dark speck on your arm is a piece of dirt or a tick.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th February 2018, 19:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By Hermann
Doesn't look like fungus to me. These all look...

Doesn't look like fungus to me. These all look like sharply defined spots on the lenses. Fungus would typically have fine structures covering larger areas. This looks more like some "dirt" (perhaps...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th February 2018, 17:03
Replies: 113
Views: 3,816
Posted By Hermann
You don't get it, do you? YOU pay for the no...

You don't get it, do you? YOU pay for the no fault warranties. Everyone does. Those who look after their binoculars and never have any problems pay for those who don't care at all - because they've...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th February 2018, 09:50
Replies: 113
Views: 3,816
Posted By Hermann
Who says Allbinos perform "objective testing"?...

Who says Allbinos perform "objective testing"?

Hermann
Forum: Leica Saturday 3rd February 2018, 06:52
Replies: 78
Views: 6,495
Posted By Hermann
There's been a posting in the German forum that...

There's been a posting in the German forum that the retro Trinovids have been put back to autumn 2019 (!!!) due to a lack of manufacturing capacity:...
Forum: Leica Thursday 1st February 2018, 21:38
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By Hermann
Actually, I don't think that sentence means that...

Actually, I don't think that sentence means that they use any aspherical surfaces in the Noctivid. I take it to mean they changed the overall optical design so that they achieved better sharpness...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th January 2018, 07:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By Hermann
There were basically three versions of the 15x60....

There were basically three versions of the 15x60. The first two were basically the same, except that the second version ("GAT*") had multilayer coatings and was rubber armoured. They both share the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th January 2018, 06:43
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By Hermann
No, that's not correct. The Zeiss is a porro, as...

No, that's not correct. The Zeiss is a porro, as far as resolution is concerned it should be as sharp as it gets. Even the old versions of the 15x60 dating back to the time before multi-coatings were...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th January 2018, 22:49
Replies: 134
Views: 5,092
Posted By Hermann
BAD example. These Steiners quickly got a...

BAD example. These Steiners quickly got a reputation as being anything but tough. So the German army ditched them rather quickly and switched back to Hensoldt (=Zeiss), the Fero-D series (8x30, 7x50,...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 22nd January 2018, 22:08
Replies: 331
Views: 35,278
Posted By Hermann
He's been at it again:...

He's been at it again: http://www.tvwg.nl/testrapporten/kijkers/swarovski-CL-Companion-8x30_10x30.shtml

Worth reading.

Hermann
Forum: Nikon Monday 22nd January 2018, 21:35
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Hermann
Looks like some kind of solvent. I don't...

Looks like some kind of solvent. I don't particularly like using such stuff without knowing what it is. Using a mixture of isopronanol and purefied water, like I suggested, has the advantage of...
Forum: Nikon Monday 22nd January 2018, 14:30
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Hermann
These spots don't look like damage to the...

These spots don't look like damage to the coatings to me. Coating damage (other than that caused by improper cleaning) usually looks like the coatings are sort of flaking of.

I don't know the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd January 2018, 14:02
Replies: 134
Views: 5,092
Posted By Hermann
Because the BA und BN were the first civilian...

Because the BA und BN were the first civilian roofs that could take almost anything. There are some birders about who've been using them in all sorts of conditions for well over 20 years, and these...
Forum: Leica Monday 15th January 2018, 11:09
Replies: 68
Views: 4,023
Posted By Hermann
It's the prisms that make the difference. Also AK...

It's the prisms that make the difference. Also AK prisms (like porro prisms) don't need dielectric coatings and the like.

Hermann
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 13th January 2018, 19:42
Replies: 47
Views: 2,783
Posted By Hermann
Any well-made 8x bin with similar optics that is...

Any well-made 8x bin with similar optics that is 200 gr lighter will beat the SF for observations over extended periods.

Hermann
Forum: Leica Wednesday 10th January 2018, 17:54
Replies: 68
Views: 4,023
Posted By Hermann
So am I. Weight is really important to me...

So am I. Weight is really important to me nowadays.

Hermann
Forum: Leica Wednesday 10th January 2018, 17:53
Replies: 68
Views: 4,023
Posted By Hermann
Will there ever be a "perfect" 42mm? I don't...

Will there ever be a "perfect" 42mm? I don't really think so myself.

From what I've seen the NV runs circles around all other (roof prism) binoculars I know, so I find the comment about glare...
Forum: Leica Friday 5th January 2018, 07:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By Hermann
AFOV: 8x32 = 56.4 degrees; 10x32 = 60.7...

AFOV: 8x32 = 56.4 degrees; 10x32 = 60.7 degrees

If you don't know what the apparent field of view (AFOV) is, use the search function. Put simply, it's a measure to compare the field of view of...
Forum: Leica Thursday 4th January 2018, 18:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By Hermann
The AFOV is usually larger with 10x32s, and...

The AFOV is usually larger with 10x32s, and handshake depends on the individual observer. However, I also find them more difficult in use in the field. I find I "need" an exit pupil of about 4mm or...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 18:58
Replies: 52
Views: 3,408
Posted By Hermann
That's a pretty good reason to think about...

That's a pretty good reason to think about getting a 15x56. Mind you, you might also want to look at the Swarovski 15x56 SLC. I had a chance to have a long look at one in the field, and it's very...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 18:45
Replies: 52
Views: 3,408
Posted By Hermann
The combination of a harness with a backpack with...

The combination of a harness with a backpack with a chest-strap and a waist belt is only really useful if you're seriously interested in self-bondage.

"Trussed like a christmas turkey" sums it up...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st January 2018, 23:23
Replies: 52
Views: 3,408
Posted By Hermann
I've got more than enough stuff already, so I...

I've got more than enough stuff already, so I don't really plan buying a lot more this year.

I'm also quite unhappy reading (and hearing) about the problems some of new roofs seem to have like...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 1st January 2018, 17:08
Replies: 331
Views: 35,278
Posted By Hermann
If that really were the big difference, I'd give...

If that really were the big difference, I'd give the new CL a pass. The old version was mediocre at best, the new one clearly isn't.

Hermann
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