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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 19:32
Replies: 72
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Posted By typo
Thanks Ed, added to the list. David

Thanks Ed, added to the list.

David
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 19:07
Replies: 72
Views: 1,798
Posted By typo
Lars, Stars are still bound by the laws of...

Lars,

Stars are still bound by the laws of physics. While I've read about some quite impossible claims for 'light grasp', at least one or two astro sites based at educational establishments...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 16:54
Replies: 72
Views: 1,798
Posted By typo
Lars, Astronomy is bound by the same rules....

Lars,

Astronomy is bound by the same rules. There is nothing magic about stars. However, trying to explain how high magnification might make feint stars more visible while simultaneously making...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 12:16
Replies: 72
Views: 1,798
Posted By typo
Lee, Providing your pupil will dilate...

Lee,
Providing your pupil will dilate sufficiently, the larger exit pupil will deliver more photons to the retina. The area of the retina is dictated by the AFOV. If you are young enough a 7x42 would...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 10:32
Replies: 72
Views: 1,798
Posted By typo
Kevin, that is correct. The light flux for each...

Kevin, that is correct. The light flux for each square millimetre of the exit pupil will be identical for both binoculars. With a 4.2mm pupil, identical levels of light would reach the...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 07:36
Replies: 72
Views: 1,798
Posted By typo
Pileatus, I'm with Lars on this one. It's a...

Pileatus,

I'm with Lars on this one.

It's a topic I've found challenging to get my head round myself, and have found even more difficult to explain. I'll have another go.

I think it's best to go...
Forum: Others Sunday 18th February 2018, 22:05
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By typo
Definitely! I often prefer field curvature for...

Definitely! I often prefer field curvature for lower magnifications and flatter for higher for the birding spots round here, but elsewhere, who knows? Just a question of using the best tool for the...
Forum: Others Sunday 18th February 2018, 20:56
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By typo
The simple answer is yes. David

The simple answer is yes.

David
Forum: RSPB - Viking Optics Sunday 18th February 2018, 09:58
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By typo
Guilty as charged. :-O David

Guilty as charged. :-O

David
Forum: RSPB - Viking Optics Sunday 18th February 2018, 08:04
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By typo
Chris, I'm guessing that was the Opticron...

Chris,

I'm guessing that was the Opticron Discovery 8x32. A very good place to start. Congratulations. I'm sure you will both enjoy them.

Just to be pedantic, Leica make the Trinivid. Zeiss' mid...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 13th February 2018, 19:23
Replies: 59
Views: 13,057
Posted By typo
Just a quick comment on how my 10x42 and the...

Just a quick comment on how my 10x42 and the Meostar HD 12x50 compared for stability.

Of all the binoculars I own I feel my 10x42 is the most balanced in the hand. While the amplitude of the shake...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 13th February 2018, 08:12
Replies: 59
Views: 13,057
Posted By typo
Martin, Thanks for the comparison, but I...

Martin,

Thanks for the comparison, but I wouldn't be too hasty in casting judgement. In some ways the 12x50 HD is a very different beast to the 10x50, but I couldn't say if it would be enought to...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th February 2018, 08:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By typo
Martin, With my Vanguard I can see no hint of...

Martin,

With my Vanguard I can see no hint of barrel distortion at all, only the slightest touch of pincushion right at the edge of the view. There is magnification distorton as I said.

David

P.S....
Forum: Meopta Sunday 11th February 2018, 08:28
Replies: 59
Views: 13,057
Posted By typo
A.W. Congratulations on the 7x42. A few years...

A.W.

Congratulations on the 7x42. A few years back I tried all the 7x models I could find. At the time, the colour balance of the Meopta was still fairly yellowish, but I believe has been rectified...
Forum: Meopta Sunday 11th February 2018, 08:20
Replies: 59
Views: 13,057
Posted By typo
Martin, We know Meopta have been developing a...

Martin,

We know Meopta have been developing a replacement for the B1 for a while, and there is some expectation that we might see something this year. I might well be wrong, but I'd be surprised if...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th February 2018, 09:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By typo
Martin, I've had a Endeavour EDII 8x42 for a few...

Martin,

I've had a Endeavour EDII 8x42 for a few years now. Yes, like most models with a field flattener, it does have magnification distortion. I really don't find it troublesome in the natural...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 8th February 2018, 08:30
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By typo
It does sound odd that you are reporting a very...

It does sound odd that you are reporting a very similar problem. If I recall correctly Bruce returned his faulty sample to Optic Planet. Might they have sent Josh the same faulty sample?

I didn't...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 6th February 2018, 07:56
Replies: 7
Views: 2,599
Posted By typo
On a very brief side by side I thought the DBA...

On a very brief side by side I thought the DBA VHD 8x42 was a fraction sharper than the Imagic VHD. It was swings and roundabouts on the other features though. It was sharper than the Nikon Monarch...
Forum: Opticron Friday 2nd February 2018, 19:04
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By typo
Pete, I remember you mentioning your...

Pete,

I remember you mentioning your difficulties, and delighted you've managed to find a way to keep birding. I've really only taken a close look at the 7x42 from the Imagic porro range alongside...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 31st January 2018, 06:46
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By typo
My father always had a big tin of Evo-stik for...

My father always had a big tin of Evo-stik for household repairs and diy projects. I still remember the smell. :D

The company was bought by Bostik, and I must admit I thought the current equivalent...
Forum: RSPB - Viking Optics Tuesday 30th January 2018, 19:33
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By typo
Chris, Welcome to the forum. It's been a while...

Chris,

Welcome to the forum.

It's been a while since I checked out the RSPB models and I wouldn't trust my memory, but I know my feeling was at the time was the best reason for choosing them was to...
Forum: Others Tuesday 30th January 2018, 06:10
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By typo
Bill, Your best bet is to ask Judy or...

Bill,

Your best bet is to ask Judy or Michelle.

David
Forum: Others Sunday 28th January 2018, 09:18
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By typo
There is some debate as to where the actual...

There is some debate as to where the actual boundaries between the invisible and visible spectra but it certainly extends beyond the 400nm to 700nm band that you often see in high school text books....
Forum: Opticron Saturday 27th January 2018, 22:50
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By typo
Steve, Steve I'm not sure I understand what you...

Steve,

Steve I'm not sure I understand what you mean. I can't see anything in your reviews that say you think the 19mm ER for the Tract Toric and 22mm for the Imagic VHD are incorrect. That means my...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 27th January 2018, 07:21
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By typo
Steve, The Imagic and me have got history. I...

Steve,

The Imagic and me have got history. I first tried is as the BGA SE 8x42 shortly after joining the forum as a complete novice 8 years ago. My comment to the sales guy at the time was "I think...
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