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Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 10:39
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
From 10 meters to infinity about 120 degrees on...

From 10 meters to infinity about 120 degrees on the focus wheel. I like to use this rather than closest to infinity since closest focusing distance varies a lot between binoculars and there is a lot...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 6th December 2017, 09:50
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By kabsetz
Lee, Lovely photo. Was that in the eighties?...

Lee,

Lovely photo. Was that in the eighties? Quite a number of draw-tube scopes there, almost no angled scopes.

Kimmo
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 5th December 2017, 10:59
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
David, Like you, I prefer to optimise diopter...

David,

Like you, I prefer to optimise diopter while viewing, and did manage to turn the diopter while viewing. It was so awkward, however, and while pressing and turning it the binocular shakes so...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 4th December 2017, 20:55
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
David, When I hold the CL Companion, I get the...

David,

When I hold the CL Companion, I get the steadiest view when I place my thumbs under the eyepieces and support the ends of my thumbs on my cheekbones while the binocular rests on my palms....
Forum: Pentax Monday 4th December 2017, 20:46
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By kabsetz
I took a quick look at the specs and it is...

I took a quick look at the specs and it is incredible how Pentax can manage to pack 2400 g of total weight into an 80mm spotting scope and zoom.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 30th November 2017, 21:17
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
Kees, I don't doubt your experience with flare...

Kees,

I don't doubt your experience with flare and the CL. I'm sure you report it just as you see it, and I'm happy that you don't see any in the CL. It's just that flare seems to be perceived and...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 30th November 2017, 11:02
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
Kees, It looks like you changed the eyepiece...

Kees,

It looks like you changed the eyepiece rain guard, not the eyecups. Anyway, I agree with you that the supplied rain guard is too tight. I just checked, and when the binocular is hanging on my...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 29th November 2017, 09:13
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
I have usually not liked 10x binoculars if their...

I have usually not liked 10x binoculars if their objectives are under 40 mm, but with the 10x30 CL Companion I have no trouble getting a fine image right away. I don't know for sure why this is, but...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 17th November 2017, 10:16
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By kabsetz
I have used all three zoom versions (25-56, 25-75...

I have used all three zoom versions (25-56, 25-75 and 25-75 MKII). The MKII is the best by a barely detectable margin over the original 25-75, while the 25-56 is about equally sharp at identical...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 15th November 2017, 11:33
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
Denco, Check the meters/km or real FOV in...

Denco,

Check the meters/km or real FOV in degrees figures to get an accurate sense of the differences. AFOV is calculated with different formulae in the numbers you cite.

Kimmo
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 14th November 2017, 21:48
Replies: 196
Views: 17,240
Posted By kabsetz
Getting back to topic I'll give a few...

Getting back to topic

I'll give a few preliminary impressions of the Swaro CL Companion, albeit mostly based on the 10x30 version. I got an early specimen on loan from Swarovski, and have been using...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 13th November 2017, 09:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By kabsetz
Adding to what Henry says, the review resolution...

Adding to what Henry says, the review resolution tests were conducted at a fixed 50 yard distance. When distance is kept fixed, the steps between elements in the chart are nearly 17%, which makes...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 10th November 2017, 17:26
Replies: 27
Views: 3,584
Posted By kabsetz
Ed, The little metal tongue your arrow is...

Ed,

The little metal tongue your arrow is pointing at is the bayonet spring, and is not part of the locking mechanism. The locking pin is the steel knob visible right next to the letter "m" in the...
Forum: Canon Thursday 2nd November 2017, 21:05
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By kabsetz
Alan, This is just a guess, but I have begun to...

Alan,

This is just a guess, but I have begun to have a sneaking suspicion with some of my own rubber/plastic covered gear that not only Deet but also some types of sunscreen (I tend to use SPF...
Forum: Nikon Monday 30th October 2017, 22:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By kabsetz
Seconded, For the price Sancho is willing to...

Seconded,

For the price Sancho is willing to part with his Meopta, you will not be able to get anything nearly as good. Optically this will beat the EDG 85 and is significantly more compact and...
Forum: Canon Friday 27th October 2017, 19:45
Replies: 189
Views: 43,033
Posted By kabsetz
Maico, Welcome to the "No More Muggle...

Maico,

Welcome to the "No More Muggle Binoculars" club.

You are right about the pincushion distortion, but this also means no rolling ball while sharp to the edge.

Thanks for sharing the serial...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 24th October 2017, 20:12
Replies: 189
Views: 43,033
Posted By kabsetz
Starting to look more and more like a replacement...

Starting to look more and more like a replacement might be on its way. This is easily the lowest price this side of the pond. If there is no replacement, and they just discontinue the 10x42 L IS, I...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th September 2017, 20:28
Replies: 37
Views: 2,275
Posted By kabsetz
Leica's 8x20 Ultravid is truly excellent, in my...

Leica's 8x20 Ultravid is truly excellent, in my view also the best 8x20 available. That said, at least for me a binocular with only 2.5 mm of exit pupil diameter simply does not work well enough to...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 15th September 2017, 08:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By kabsetz
Racuuna, By fine-tuning the adapter, what do you...

Racuuna,

By fine-tuning the adapter, what do you mean precisely? Do you have to sand or whittle away from the inside of the adapter to fit a 1,25" barrel, or do you need to build up to remove...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th September 2017, 14:18
Replies: 153
Views: 33,406
Posted By kabsetz
Gijs, Many thanks for an excellent review and...

Gijs,

Many thanks for an excellent review and especially for the historical section. I will have to read it slowly with better time.

One small thing, though. In the photo of the BTX with another...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th September 2017, 10:28
Replies: 75
Views: 8,115
Posted By kabsetz
Focus sync problems are indeed quite common in...

Focus sync problems are indeed quite common in binoculars of any price range. Eliminating or minimizing them is the reason why Swarovski has the springs on the focus shafts, whereby people readily...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 14th September 2017, 10:11
Replies: 22
Views: 4,617
Posted By kabsetz
This may be a bit off-topic, as it concerns...

This may be a bit off-topic, as it concerns horizontal panning movement and not on GH1720, but since it is about Gitzo heads I'll add it anyway.

Some years back, I had the somewhat careless habit of...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 30th August 2017, 08:23
Replies: 140
Views: 17,783
Posted By kabsetz
David, I have heard from a source I trust that...

David,

I have heard from a source I trust that astro eyepieces would work on the Harpia and that an adapter for them will be available. I have no idea how many or which astro ep's would reach...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 29th August 2017, 21:24
Replies: 305
Views: 24,436
Posted By kabsetz
I think it is unlikely a video like this would be...

I think it is unlikely a video like this would be used as a teaser for a normal 8x20-10x25 pocket binocular. Showing images like here raises expectations about something a little bigger but yet...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 28th August 2017, 21:13
Replies: 47
Views: 3,454
Posted By kabsetz
Lee, Of course I knew you were joking. I also...

Lee,

Of course I knew you were joking. I also know that smartish people often use joking as a vehicle for forwarding an agenda they feel somewhat strongly about, knowing that if challenged, they can...
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