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Forum: Opticron Today, 20:08
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Steve C
Well, the eye cups of the Traveller keep your...

Well, the eye cups of the Traveller keep your glasses some 4mm above the ocular lenses. Most of that thickness, some 3 mm, is the thickness of the wrap over the top portion of the eye cup. Those...
Forum: Opticron Yesterday, 16:35
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Steve C
I did a review on the Monarch 7 vs the Leupold...

I did a review on the Monarch 7 vs the Leupold Mojave. The Leupold was mine and Phil R loaned me his M 7. That was a couple of years ago, about the time Nikon introduced the M 7, and I have access...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 23:03
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By Steve C
OK, I saw that but thought it was in reference to...

OK, I saw that but thought it was in reference to porro prism . My bad. However I would not advise spending any less money that whatever you can find a Sightron Blue Sky for. See Frank D's mega...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 16:25
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By Steve C
Welcome to BF ;). You might indicate a price you...

Welcome to BF ;).

You might indicate a price you are willing to pay here. There are lots of choices, but they range from less than $200 up to $500.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 00:23
Replies: 81
Views: 9,076
Posted By Steve C
I had two Torics, the 8x and 10x both. Neither...

I had two Torics, the 8x and 10x both. Neither had any of the issues you describe. My advice is to NEVER just replace with a bulk order volume supplier. When you have an issue, you initially did...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 20th January 2018, 22:57
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Steve C
Review: Opticron Traveller ED 8x32

The second Opticron review is the Traveller ED 8x32. This is a pretty similar in appearance to most of the 30-32 mm mid price offerings out today. Like its contemporaries, it uses Schmidt-Pecan...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th January 2018, 19:35
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Steve C
Does this ring any bells?...

Does this ring any bells?

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1378375
Forum: Opticron Monday 15th January 2018, 17:12
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Steve C
That review is just about done. Today...

That review is just about done. Today hopefully...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 00:21
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
Thinking about this for a bit, it seems to je...

Thinking about this for a bit, it seems to je there is a pretty simple, at least partial, solution. There are numerous binoculars with screw off eye cup assemblies. Many, myself included, have used...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 16:54
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
I think it is an engineering vs bean counter...

I think it is an engineering vs bean counter problem. The less you put into something, the better the margin. But you are right I think in that it appears to be a simple solution.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th January 2018, 20:18
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
I certainly agree that a minor change in...

I certainly agree that a minor change in specification can equate to a major change of use. I will turn 70 in a few months and even though I do not have need for anything other than non-prescription...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th January 2018, 16:55
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
The length of the eye cup is not so much the...

The length of the eye cup is not so much the issue here. The question I think should be "Why are there so few binoculars supplied with eye cups that do not extend to the specified eye relief...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th January 2018, 00:41
Replies: 52
Views: 2,755
Posted By Steve C
The specimen I had had issues. I decided it was...

The specimen I had had issues. I decided it was not what was set out for it to be, so I sent it back with no review. It had too much focus slack and the collimation was off. I will get another...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 6th January 2018, 00:32
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
No Dennis I don't. ;) I see that as a very...

No Dennis I don't. ;) I see that as a very useful item for glare protection. I do not see where it has anything to do with extending the eye cups or anything else in relationship to eye relief or...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th January 2018, 20:35
Replies: 52
Views: 2,755
Posted By Steve C
Since when did I ever have a plan for another...

Since when did I ever have a plan for another optic? :eek!: Something will grab hold soon enough. Probably a re review of the GPO 8x42 Passion ED.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th January 2018, 19:44
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
That is a decent looking accessory, good find. I...

That is a decent looking accessory, good find. I will very likely order one. I am however puzzled as to how it relates to eye relief.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th January 2018, 01:07
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
Dennis, Personally I think you have this...

Dennis,

Personally I think you have this backwards. ;) The eye relief is set by design. What has to be done is to match the eye cup extension to the eye relief, the opposite of your quoted line...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 4th January 2018, 19:22
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Steve C
I figured that the Imagic moniker was a meld of...

I figured that the Imagic moniker was a meld of Image and Magic. However my pronunciation came out in a two syllable format as Im-agic. I would never have guessed it would be called ee-magic....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th January 2018, 19:07
Replies: 99
Views: 3,064
Posted By Steve C
I never viewed this as a too much eye relief...

I never viewed this as a too much eye relief problem. It seems to me that eye relief is a function of design, so that if a certain eye relief is desired, that is a design attainable goal, within...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 4th January 2018, 16:45
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Steve C
Bruce, Pete, In my defense, the focus knob of...

Bruce, Pete,

In my defense, the focus knob of the binocular reads BGA WP. That view was available when I typed in a title before I posted. Bruce is correct in his assessment of the naming...
Forum: GPO Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 06:13
Replies: 33
Views: 4,653
Posted By Steve C
I think in 10x, a 50 mm objective is better than...

I think in 10x, a 50 mm objective is better than the 42. I would say most 10x50 I have experience with are better than the same make and model 42 mm. In particular the SV EL 10x42 vs 10x50. ...
Forum: Opticron Monday 1st January 2018, 18:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By Steve C
It is very likely well worth your while to take a...

It is very likely well worth your while to take a trip to Out of this World in Mendocino. If nothing else they look like they have one of the best natural settings too look through a bunch of...
Forum: Opticron Monday 1st January 2018, 16:59
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Steve C
Sometimes you can read and edit stuff and somehow...

Sometimes you can read and edit stuff and somehow still miss something! What I missed doing in that review was a mention of the CA control, which is quite good. I suppose everybody knows I am not...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 31st December 2017, 20:12
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Steve C
Review: Imagic BGA WP 8x42

I have had this binocular in hand for somewhat over a month. I have used it quite a bit and now it is time for the review.

Out of the box: Initial impressions are mostly favorable. This is a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th December 2017, 17:59
Replies: 38
Views: 2,111
Posted By Steve C
Virtual reality headsets get to immersive. Even...

Virtual reality headsets get to immersive. Even an excellent, still by today's standards, late model Bushnell Rangemaster 7x35 and an 11* field don't quite get there, for what I'd describe as...
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