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Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th February 2018, 07:55
Replies: 51
Views: 1,206
Posted By kabsetz
I'll add a tip to the good advice given above by...

I'll add a tip to the good advice given above by Bill.

I have made plastic "rulers", or rather templates, that are exactly the length of my IPD, and can be carried in my wallet, pocket or binocular...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th February 2018, 20:16
Replies: 69
Views: 3,168
Posted By kabsetz
For me: 1) Almost always, birding, night sky,...

For me:

1) Almost always, birding, night sky, sailing, most travel - Canon 10x42 L IS (with a finnstick attached for a lot of birding). If I want to see what there is to see, there simply is no...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 12th February 2018, 21:15
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By kabsetz
The German team seemed to be using a Zeiss...

The German team seemed to be using a Zeiss Diascope of the latest black armoured type, straight through 85 mm.

But yes, Meopta is doing pretty well in these circles. The 20-70x zoom would be very...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 27th January 2018, 18:19
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
Posted By kabsetz
CG, The Urban Jungle strap has no padding on...

CG,

The Urban Jungle strap has no padding on either side. It's roughly an inch and a quarter wide as I recall, and so long that it seems to be intended for bandolier style wearing. The Wild nature...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 26th January 2018, 20:42
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
Posted By kabsetz
I won't try to compare the "optical box"...

I won't try to compare the "optical box" properties of the CL Compact to other binoculars, but for what it's worth, if I have the eyecups of the 10x30 CL C fully twisted out and view without...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 26th January 2018, 11:24
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
Posted By kabsetz
Guys, Could we get back to topic?

Guys,

Could we get back to topic?
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 24th January 2018, 10:13
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
Posted By kabsetz
About the eye relief of the Companion. Just for...

About the eye relief of the Companion.

Just for fun, I unscrewed the eyecups on the 10x30 and measured the ER without them. 16 mm just as Gijs and the data sheet suggest. This is not a surprise, of...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 24th January 2018, 09:53
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
Posted By kabsetz
Cycleguy, I haven't been with the Northern...

Cycleguy,

I haven't been with the Northern Lights case in any pesky weeds, but the felt material certainly looks and feels like stuff that would attract thistle like a magnet. I also find the...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 24th January 2018, 09:37
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
Posted By kabsetz
Gijs, (#268) Your method is good and in...

Gijs, (#268)

Your method is good and in accordance with how most of the industry measures ER. However, what Jan and myself do is more relevant for eyeglass wearers, since you cannot push your...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 21:50
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
Posted By kabsetz
Jan Meijerink measures eye relief from the plane...

Jan Meijerink measures eye relief from the plane of the eyecup rim when fully retracted, not from the lens surface. He states this in his reviews, including this one. I measured the eye relief of an...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 12:02
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By kabsetz
I recommend taking the scope to a qualified...

I recommend taking the scope to a qualified camera repair shop for cleaning and evaluation. They will know exactly which chemicals to use and will use them prudently. They will also be able to tell...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 17th January 2018, 20:37
Replies: 53
Views: 2,644
Posted By kabsetz
Tobias, I agree with you on CA, sharpness,...

Tobias,

I agree with you on CA, sharpness, contrast, colour and most other things, but on veiling glare my experience was different from yours. In the conditions where I got to view with the 10x42...
Forum: Leica Sunday 14th January 2018, 20:08
Replies: 68
Views: 4,001
Posted By kabsetz
Dennis, Dennis says (post#35): "Fluorite...

Dennis,

Dennis says (post#35):

"Fluorite crystal glass is one of the highest performing glasses used in optics with very high transmission and CA control. It is also lighter than standard glass...
Forum: Leica Sunday 14th January 2018, 16:58
Replies: 68
Views: 4,001
Posted By kabsetz
Dennis, You are jumping to conclusions here. The...

Dennis,

You are jumping to conclusions here. The 10x42, according to Canon's own literature, has two "UD" elements in each optical tube, one as the middle element of the three-element objective...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 21:53
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By kabsetz
Also, the Kowa 823 Prominar is a really excellent...

Also, the Kowa 823 Prominar is a really excellent scope, but such an old design that it does not fetch much on the second-hand market. Therefore, if you'd come to regret selling it, buying a new...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 9th January 2018, 19:07
Replies: 68
Views: 4,001
Posted By kabsetz
I don't have a Noctivid at hand, but my...

I don't have a Noctivid at hand, but my measurement records show that when the binocular was focused for optimum centerfield focus, resolution at the extreme edge dropped just under two groups on the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 12:52
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By kabsetz
Phil, Do you currently carry any binocular...

Phil,

Do you currently carry any binocular around with you, or don't you use one yet?
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 11:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,857
Posted By kabsetz
The 10x42 L IS has Porro II prisms between the...

The 10x42 L IS has Porro II prisms between the eyepieces and the IS prisms. It's objective spacing is a constant 70 mm irrespective of the viewers' interpupillary distance. Therefore, it has...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 09:03
Replies: 32
Views: 1,857
Posted By kabsetz
I have owned the Canon 10x42 L IS for over ten...

I have owned the Canon 10x42 L IS for over ten years, and during that time pretty extensively tested all of the relevant competition, including the Swaro 10x56 SLC and 10x50 SV.

In a nutshell, for...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 15:15
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By kabsetz
Henry, Sorry for not responding sooner. I have...

Henry,

Sorry for not responding sooner. I have been on vacation in a place where the sun shines but hardly any birds are seen.

I mostly liked the 10x56 better just because I seem to like 10x better...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 23rd December 2017, 19:54
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By kabsetz
Henry, The SLC 8x56's I've seen are in another...

Henry,

The SLC 8x56's I've seen are in another league entirely from the 8x54 HT's I've tried. Can't know whether you would find it enough of an improvement over your FL, but it's worth the drive to...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 14th December 2017, 20:22
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By kabsetz
This is perhaps the best rainguard ever designed....

This is perhaps the best rainguard ever designed. That is, if, like me, you want one that just drops over the eyepieces and comes off almost without thought when you raise the binoculars to your...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 14th December 2017, 20:18
Replies: 34
Views: 2,220
Posted By kabsetz
Joachim, The Swaro extender was introduced...

Joachim,

The Swaro extender was introduced chiefly to offer a higher magnification option with the BTX. It gives the BTX 55x with the 65 and 85 mm objectives and 60x with the 95 mm.

The extender...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 14th December 2017, 09:50
Replies: 34
Views: 2,220
Posted By kabsetz
To OP, Getting back to the original topic (as an...

To OP,

Getting back to the original topic (as an aside, I enjoy Binastro's and Jring's posts on unusual telescope designs tremendously, but perhaps there should be a dedicated thread for rare and...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 13th December 2017, 10:39
Replies: 331
Views: 35,069
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...
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