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Forum: Leica Monday 12th February 2018, 15:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By james holdsworth
People are making a fuss over cold temps and...

People are making a fuss over cold temps and [supposed] bino fragility. Not only have my alphas survived years of Canadian cold but so have some pretty modest models - Bushnell Custom porro, Bushnell...
Forum: Leica Sunday 11th February 2018, 21:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By james holdsworth
I've used all of my bins in temps as low as -30 C...

I've used all of my bins in temps as low as -30 C [greater with wind-chill], taking them straight from warm to cold and back again, with no ill effects for 40 years.
Forum: Leica Sunday 11th February 2018, 14:48
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By james holdsworth
Depends on who the 6 people are...my wife can't...

Depends on who the 6 people are...my wife can't tell the difference between a Terra and an HT ;)
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 10th February 2018, 02:49
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By james holdsworth
Same here - documented in a thread somewhere -...

Same here - documented in a thread somewhere - took months to get the logo, sent in packaging that could have held 5000 of them....
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 8th February 2018, 18:24
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By james holdsworth
Revisiting this model, I took my wife's out in...

Revisiting this model, I took my wife's out in the field today - cold, sunny with lots of snow on the ground. I've mentioned the optical short-comings before [high CA, small sweetspot, moderate...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 8th February 2018, 03:58
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By james holdsworth
I've always [tried] to use all my bins with...

I've always [tried] to use all my bins with eyecups fully [or nearly fully] down, although it is often necessary to use the MOLCET. But, I do find the wide view and bright, un-vignetted appearance to...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th February 2018, 23:41
Replies: 45
Views: 1,470
Posted By james holdsworth
Others have mentioned it - rainforest [or humid,...

Others have mentioned it - rainforest [or humid, misty temperate forest] canopy viewing - even a bit of veiling glare muddies the image enough to be troublesome. The HT is the only bin I have that...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd February 2018, 18:26
Replies: 69
Views: 3,032
Posted By james holdsworth
From 1st [around 1970] to present Skyline...

From 1st [around 1970] to present

Skyline 7x35
Bushnell Sportsview 7x35
Tasco 16x50 [junk]
Tasco 10x42 roof [junk]
Bushnell Custom 10x40
Bausch and Lomb 10x42 Elite V2 [stolen - loved em']
Bausch...
Forum: Leica Saturday 3rd February 2018, 03:27
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By james holdsworth
People are talking about field flatteners in the...

People are talking about field flatteners in the NV, yet hands-on reviews suggest otherwise, as do photos posted from the King review.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th January 2018, 21:14
Replies: 30
Views: 1,818
Posted By james holdsworth
Yep, indoors is the worst place to test a...

Yep, indoors is the worst place to test a binocular, especially one that will be used almost exclusively outdoors. Glare, colour balance, CA and eye relief will all be hard to test indoors. I've had...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th January 2018, 00:35
Replies: 63
Views: 2,215
Posted By james holdsworth
Dennis is just back on the alpha bandwagon again...

Dennis is just back on the alpha bandwagon again and [since his purchase wasn't Zeiss] will now go to great and extensive lengths to denigrate them.....wash / rinse / repeat.

Dennis loves...
Forum: Leica Thursday 25th January 2018, 18:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By james holdsworth
Not sure how it compares to the graphs but when I...

Not sure how it compares to the graphs but when I have used an SV in winter viewing snow [in flat light] it appears distinctly blue-tinged, compared to an HT which is the cleanest white / colour...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 20:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By james holdsworth
Sure is a heck of a lot slimmer and less bulky...

Sure is a heck of a lot slimmer and less bulky than Zeiss's last RF based on the FL.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 18:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By james holdsworth
Looks to be a rangefinder based on the HT chassis.

Looks to be a rangefinder based on the HT chassis.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 18:43
Replies: 134
Views: 4,949
Posted By james holdsworth
Many alphas had roll-out, teething...

Many alphas had roll-out, teething problems....

...SV - recalled due to focus tolerance issues, some continued focus issues thereafter
...HT - rollout slow, no real quality problems for the 42's,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 02:37
Replies: 134
Views: 4,949
Posted By james holdsworth
Anecdotal is no good - find some sort of...

Anecdotal is no good - find some sort of industrial / standardized testing or long-term testing involving large numbers of participants.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 19th January 2018, 21:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By james holdsworth
Having personal experience as well as reports /...

Having personal experience as well as reports / experiences from several friends and colleague's that have the older Legends and Ultra's - it's still buyer beware on anything Bushnell IMO. I haven't...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th January 2018, 23:47
Replies: 3,501
Views: 1,016,884
Posted By james holdsworth
I found the earlier Bushnell Legend Ultra focus...

I found the earlier Bushnell Legend Ultra focus became unusable in temps below freezing. Also, like the M, colour very neutral, whites very clean, CA very low and centrefield very sharp.

If the...
Forum: Leica Thursday 18th January 2018, 23:38
Replies: 53
Views: 2,597
Posted By james holdsworth
IPD can have a big impact on glare as well,...

IPD can have a big impact on glare as well, especially crescent glare occurring near the edge of the FOV. If too narrow, these crescents become visible, at least thats the case with some of my...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th January 2018, 15:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By james holdsworth
Mine have been silky smooth for the most part. At...

Mine have been silky smooth for the most part. At one time, they did become somewhat jerky so I ran a piece of dental floss through the opening and around the central post - this pulled out quite a...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 16th January 2018, 15:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By james holdsworth
If you are talking about the very edge, I don't...

If you are talking about the very edge, I don't own a bin that doesn't show at least a trace, including FL and HT.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 16th January 2018, 02:36
Replies: 68
Views: 3,942
Posted By james holdsworth
Just talking apparent edge sharpness here - not...

Just talking apparent edge sharpness here - not anything else. Compare the two and let me know. I'm not pretending to know the answer here and I'm happy to be educated - is there any reason why the...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 15th January 2018, 04:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By james holdsworth
Dis-engaged?

Dis-engaged?
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 13th January 2018, 22:06
Replies: 47
Views: 2,722
Posted By james holdsworth
I guess the question is more - what do you want,...

I guess the question is more - what do you want, the absolutely best view or nearly so with less weight. My HT is clearly better than Conquest HD but I often take the Conquest because it is smaller,...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 13th January 2018, 21:42
Replies: 47
Views: 2,722
Posted By james holdsworth
What is similar? The SF seems pretty unique in...

What is similar? The SF seems pretty unique in the marketplace....
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