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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th November 2017, 06:53
Replies: 56
Views: 6,927
Posted By Rathaus
Bill, and anyone else interested - Hereís a BF...

Bill, and anyone else interested -

Hereís a BF link to a nice write up by John Dracon about the FPO Bushnells.

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=230405

Given the monstrous size and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th November 2017, 01:46
Replies: 56
Views: 6,927
Posted By Rathaus
Regarding 7x35 Porros - I’ve just been...

Regarding 7x35 Porros -

I’ve just been comparing (daytime viewing) the excellent Nikon E2 with some late 1950s Bushnell FPO 7x35 rangemasters - two of the special edition FPO Rangeaster model, and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th November 2017, 11:32
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Rathaus
That sure is cold..and I’m assuming it’s...

That sure is cold..and I’m assuming it’s Fahrenheit.

My challenge is with a hot vehicle interior in summer. I keep a Habicht and a little Nikon at the ready both inside the centre arm rest. I took...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th November 2017, 09:14
Replies: 61
Views: 3,322
Posted By Rathaus
Re very low light viewing?...I didn’t put much...

Re very low light viewing?...I didn’t put much time into those two specifically back and forth but the 8x Noctivid is better in low light. However, The little Habicht is just extraordinary...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th November 2017, 07:27
Replies: 61
Views: 3,322
Posted By Rathaus
Just a couple of my recent experiences - Iíve...

Just a couple of my recent experiences - Iíve often compared the E2 in 8x and 10x to the Habicht in 8x and 10x.

Either Habicht has better resolution and is significantly brighter.

Just a few...
Forum: Canon Friday 20th October 2017, 07:28
Replies: 189
Views: 42,864
Posted By Rathaus
Thanks for that Binastro man. I donít mind some...

Thanks for that Binastro man.

I donít mind some occasional tinkering...I was wondering about opening up the canons and having a good old poke about.
Forum: Leica Friday 20th October 2017, 05:51
Replies: 235
Views: 29,439
Posted By Rathaus
Almost Sage like - Everything you wrote has...

Almost Sage like - Everything you wrote has indeed come to pass. Those indented divots have plumped back out very nicely. B (:
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th October 2017, 05:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Rathaus
PHA - after some years of reading your posts and...

PHA - after some years of reading your posts and viewing preferences, I knew you would instantly be attracted to the NV. I would have bet good money on it being the case. After my experience with the...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 19th October 2017, 10:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Rathaus
PHA = Noctivid

PHA = Noctivid
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th October 2017, 03:43
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rathaus
Sounds like a bit of a myth. Iíd say theyíre...

Sounds like a bit of a myth. Iíd say theyíre lighter than some of the modern offerings.

Digital scales are saying:

Swarovski Habcht 10x40 - 559g (non armoured)

Swift Audubon HR/5 8.5x44 -...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th October 2017, 12:08
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rathaus
Iíd be looking at used Nikon E2 or older Swift...

Iíd be looking at used Nikon E2 or older Swift Audubons. What are these things worth? 200-250 bucks? Optically, theyíll compete with most any bins in existence. Theyíll make your jaw drop just like...
Forum: Canon Sunday 15th October 2017, 08:27
Replies: 189
Views: 42,864
Posted By Rathaus
The upside down Aussie thing did occur to me as...

The upside down Aussie thing did occur to me as well :-O

Binastro,

How did you go about the one hour of continuous electricity? Did you use the normal battery supply with lithiums in it? Did you...
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th October 2017, 06:01
Replies: 41
Views: 3,349
Posted By Rathaus
Highly drool worthy. Just lovely. Are these...

Highly drool worthy. Just lovely. Are these related to the earlier Japanese FPO products?

Rat
Forum: Canon Saturday 14th October 2017, 04:51
Replies: 189
Views: 42,864
Posted By Rathaus
IS issues...possible fix

I haven’t read through this thread but thought I’d mention this here in case anybody else has an issue with the IS.

I’ve previously mentioned (somewhere) some issues I’ve had with the IS on this...
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th October 2017, 04:17
Replies: 41
Views: 3,349
Posted By Rathaus
Nice. Which Porro is it?

Nice. Which Porro is it?
Forum: Leica Friday 13th October 2017, 17:44
Replies: 41
Views: 3,349
Posted By Rathaus
HT may have one of the benchmark transmissions...

HT may have one of the benchmark transmissions for roof, yes.
For Binoculars, no.

Itís probably a moot point anyway because Iím in the dubious camp re folk who think they can detect a 2 or 3%...
Forum: Leica Friday 13th October 2017, 13:38
Replies: 41
Views: 3,349
Posted By Rathaus
True....Perhaps not quite every Habicht ever made...

True....Perhaps not quite every Habicht ever made ;)
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th October 2017, 03:36
Replies: 175
Views: 8,681
Posted By Rathaus
I just checked my attic

I just checked my attic
Forum: Leica Monday 9th October 2017, 01:05
Replies: 235
Views: 29,439
Posted By Rathaus
Well, Ďcompression setí is new to me cheers for...

Well, Ďcompression setí is new to me cheers for that.

Lee, I fear I may have previously mistakenly called you by the name Trabadouris a few times but realise that is indeed Mrs Trabadour. So Iíve...
Forum: Leica Sunday 8th October 2017, 01:02
Replies: 235
Views: 29,439
Posted By Rathaus
Lee and Mike, Well, you chaps are spot on. Iíve...

Lee and Mike,

Well, you chaps are spot on. Iíve attached a photo of the humps on the inner rings. I had assumed that they snugly slid onto the corresponding indentations, but what you both say...
Forum: Leica Saturday 7th October 2017, 06:02
Replies: 235
Views: 29,439
Posted By Rathaus
Good riddance :-O

Good riddance :-O
Forum: Leica Saturday 7th October 2017, 05:52
Replies: 235
Views: 29,439
Posted By Rathaus
If any Noctivid owner sees any mysterious small...

If any Noctivid owner sees any mysterious small silvery streaks or smudges on their objective lens, it’ll likely be from the deeply recessed objective covers touching it. Don’t panic...the first time...
Forum: Leica Saturday 7th October 2017, 03:58
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Rathaus
Yeah same here. I rarely clean or touch...

Yeah same here. I rarely clean or touch lenses.

If any Noctivid owner sees a mysterious small silvery streak or smudge on their lens, it’ll likely be from the objective covers touching it. Don’t...
Forum: Leica Saturday 7th October 2017, 03:29
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Rathaus
All Covers off.. pretty much all bins, but...

All Covers off.. pretty much all bins, but especially the Noctivid. Quick deployment and superior handling. See my comments pertaining to the Noctivid covers on the Noctivid thread - it handles...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 7th October 2017, 02:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,956
Posted By Rathaus
All other things being equal, I’ve noticed from...

All other things being equal, I’ve noticed from my own Dialyt hunting that the slightly later German made (ie: non West German) but otherwise identical models of the T*P* are more sought after and...
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