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Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th April 2017, 21:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canuck Bob
There have been further developments with the...

There have been further developments with the haze issue. A good clean of the lenses was done Thursday night. Once into the cleaning it seemed strange. Instead of pushing a film around a bit the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th April 2017, 17:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Canuck Bob
No, I respect folks who don't mince words, life...

No, I respect folks who don't mince words, life is too short. Plus you backed it up. I got thick skin, my wife calls it rhino skin, from a career in client cold calls!

For me it helped a bunch to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th April 2017, 01:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Canuck Bob
My hope for some value diminished. The...

My hope for some value diminished. The experience around here is something.

Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th April 2017, 18:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Canuck Bob
Older chartreporting ER as speced and as measured.

Model Advertised Advertised ER Measured ER

Bausch and Lomb 7x26 Custom***16 15
Celestron 10x50 Pro 15 10
Celestron 7x42 Ultima ...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th April 2017, 23:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canuck Bob
Literally 5 days late. Those would be perfect...

Literally 5 days late. Those would be perfect binos but the well is dry. I noticed the Swift's are very sought after and valued more.

Bob
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th April 2017, 22:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canuck Bob
Sadly my finger dexterity is no longer sound...

Sadly my finger dexterity is no longer sound enough to tackle binocular repair. However the satisfaction of making the restore happen is a worthy pursuit. I just see a modern classic Porro as so...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th April 2017, 21:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canuck Bob
Bill, after some more considering the plan is to...

Bill, after some more considering the plan is to send the bins to Cory for inspection and the work. The advice of Suddarth Optical will be followed. I only wish to own first line binoculars.

These...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th April 2017, 19:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canuck Bob
Pride of ownership or folly, restoring used bins?

When I decided to get serious about binoculars I had naive wish lists. The Nikon 7x35 E FMC Criterion was the ONE. One of my early decisions was to buy in a range that allowed a professional CLA...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 9th April 2017, 19:46
Replies: 21
Views: 4,202
Posted By Canuck Bob
Good luck on the bin marketing. Of course you...

Good luck on the bin marketing. Of course you know a thing or two about that endeavour. I spent my budget on a "Vintage" Celestron Ultima last week and hear about this opportunity this week!

The...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 7th April 2017, 17:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By Canuck Bob
This link is to a Japanese site that is a picture...

This link is to a Japanese site that is a picture of my bins with Adlerblick name on them. It seems the 7x42 Adlerblick had a 6.5* FOV as compared to 7* for the Ultima. The Geoma connection was...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th April 2017, 16:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By Canuck Bob
I found some info. These bins are the same direct...

I found some info. These bins are the same direct heritage as the grey armored Swift Ultralites, Carton Adlerblik series, and Vixen Geoma. There is some association mentioned with Orion for the 7X42...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th April 2017, 04:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By Canuck Bob
Just acquired 7X42 Celestron Ultima's?

I've been looking for a hand hold sky and low light bin. The local Kijiji classifieds had an older Celestron 7x42 Ultima, not the DX model. I got them cheap enough.

It is a small bin for 7X42 and...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Wednesday 5th April 2017, 04:41
Replies: 8
Views: 4,844
Posted By Canuck Bob
B&L Bushnell 8X36 Custom models?

I am researching the 8X36 Customs for a potential purchase. There seems to be two distinct models.

First is the grey body solid framed bino. Folks like the build and view on forums but note...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th March 2017, 17:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By Canuck Bob
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Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th March 2017, 05:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By Canuck Bob
They work fine with my glasses. However I do...

They work fine with my glasses. However I do loose a bit of the field view. Just a couple more mm's would solve the problem. I use them without glasses and with a hold that shields the EP stray...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th March 2017, 23:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By Canuck Bob
Lesson's from taking viewing seriously!

Starting this winter an attempt has been made to take bin viewing seriously. In the process a Nikon black 8X30 EII in mint condition and a new Steiner Nav Pro 7X30 were acquired. The Nikon is the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 25th March 2017, 18:54
Replies: 13
Views: 2,108
Posted By Canuck Bob
When we talk numbers of in-house manufacturers we...

When we talk numbers of in-house manufacturers we might be missing quite a few. It is feasible that Chinese manufacturers do enough in-house to qualify. They can design, source raw materials, FMC,...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 17:37
Replies: 4
Views: 3,352
Posted By Canuck Bob
My 810xxx BB EIIs show the same as yours. i'm...

My 810xxx BB EIIs show the same as yours. i'm inexperienced but magenta is in the mix and yellowish tones appear from within the bins. The view is very neutral but pine trees and red Mayday tree...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th March 2017, 18:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,833
Posted By Canuck Bob
Be aware I'm a relative new comer. I started a...

Be aware I'm a relative new comer. I started a similar plan awhile ago. First, a classic 7X35 porro, that is a complicated market. Second, a Nikon E series used bin, turned out a good binocular but...
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th March 2017, 16:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By Canuck Bob
Does it also involve colder temperatures? Lots...

Does it also involve colder temperatures?
Lots of reports for harder focus function for cold waterproof porros.
I keep bins under my winter coat on a neck strap, might help.
My bin is not waterproof...
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th March 2017, 14:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,768
Posted By Canuck Bob
I have over emphasized the mod angle. There is...

I have over emphasized the mod angle. There is nothing wrong in any way wth the EIIs. I do suffer from the curse of tinkering. As far as the EIIs are concerned I just want to understand how they...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th March 2017, 23:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By Canuck Bob
Interesting thread. What ever floats a guy or...

Interesting thread. What ever floats a guy or gal's boat. Me, I'll supply my own patina or buy someone else's patina.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 11th March 2017, 23:03
Replies: 3
Views: 1,768
Posted By Canuck Bob
Internal build questions for Nikon E and EII?

I tried looking up the spout of my 8X EII but have no idea of what I'm seeing. Please help me with understanding my bins and the E series (wish list). This is focused on understanding possible mods...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th March 2017, 21:32
Replies: 29
Views: 7,037
Posted By Canuck Bob
Bill could you elaborate. I have no idea why but...

Bill could you elaborate. I have no idea why but this continues to baffle. I'm no longer the equivalent of an optic toddler but certainly pre-school.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th March 2017, 21:02
Replies: 27
Views: 6,368
Posted By Canuck Bob
Thanks to everyone. I've been playing with my...

Thanks to everyone. I've been playing with my primary new bins, 8X EII and 7X Nav Pro. As far as my eyes show to me the little Steiner does everything a cheap porro IF should do for me, and does it...
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