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Forum: Binoculars Today, 23:16
Replies: 29
Views: 584
Posted By WJC
Just add water! :cat: BC

Just add water! :cat:

BC
Forum: Binoculars Today, 22:13
Replies: 29
Views: 584
Posted By WJC
P.T. Barnum DID NOT say "THERE'S A SUCKER BORN...

P.T. Barnum DID NOT say "THERE'S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE!" However, somebody did ... and he was right. See the Pix, below.

There's a "120x120" binocular that's really a 7x50. There's a binocular...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 20:22
Replies: 81
Views: 1,569
Posted By WJC
Yep, English is very easy to learn ... if you're...

Yep, English is very easy to learn ... if you're a 10th generation American. But, "their," "there," and "they're" sound the same but mean entirely different things, as does "your" and "you're."...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 16:21
Replies: 29
Views: 584
Posted By WJC
I once bought a 1907 Zeiss for $6, sold it within...

I once bought a 1907 Zeiss for $6, sold it within a week for $250 knowing it was going to a collector in Japan for $500.

I also bought a FMTR-SX for ~$100 after showing the proprietor it was...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 02:12
Replies: 29
Views: 584
Posted By WJC
Hi, Bob: Before we quantify "half decent,"...

Hi, Bob:

Before we quantify "half decent," someone is going to have to quantify "decent."

Yes, I welcome our newcomer ... I'm just having a little useful sick humor. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 22:55
Replies: 81
Views: 1,569
Posted By WJC
Sometimes the backplate covers on the Swift...

Sometimes the backplate covers on the Swift Seahawk/Bushnell Navigator/Fujinon AR ... were held on with a couple of tabs of glue. However, if the tech was having trouble with a boss, spouse, or...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 04:21
Replies: 81
Views: 1,569
Posted By WJC
Yo, your gunnyness ...I haven't seen a new post...

Yo, your gunnyness ...I haven't seen a new post on Optics Talk in 3 weeks. Has that site gone the ways of the world? :cat:

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 00:33
Replies: 81
Views: 1,569
Posted By WJC
These days, brands mean a fraction of what they...

These days, brands mean a fraction of what they once did and as long a folks go weak in the knees about brands that weren't heard of 15 years ago—and may be gone 15 years from now—it will remain so....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th January 2018, 20:25
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By WJC
Hey, Fleurviola: BINOCULARS: Fallacy & Fact was...

Hey, Fleurviola:

BINOCULARS: Fallacy & Fact was written by an old ... guy—if that helps, any! :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th January 2018, 05:08
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By WJC
Good luck. :cat: Bill

Good luck. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th January 2018, 04:27
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By WJC
Over time, you may develop that ability. Right...

Over time, you may develop that ability. Right now, GENTLY closing one eye at a time may be your best answer. Your brain wants to out-think you (involuntary accommodation); Don’t let it.

There are...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th January 2018, 03:35
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By WJC
Learn to STARE so your eyes are at rest while...

Learn to STARE so your eyes are at rest while focusing; it’s very important—at least if you want the best possible image.

Bill

PS Welcome to our little band of misfits!

From Vignette 10, page 23

...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th January 2018, 02:56
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By WJC
Gladly! However, right now I'm strapped to the...

Gladly! However, right now I'm strapped to the kitchen. I will do so as soon as possible by giving a quote from Der Buk. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th January 2018, 02:03
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By WJC
Hey, Rich, stop guessing and put a number on it...

Hey, Rich, stop guessing and put a number on it and make it more ... scientific! There's a 99.3762582% chance that the problem is in ACCOMMODATION. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th January 2018, 16:58
Replies: 125
Views: 12,477
Posted By WJC
It’s kinda like the AVERAGE restaurant in today’s...

It’s kinda like the AVERAGE restaurant in today’s America; you tell the server what you want and he or she brings you what they want you to have. :cat:

Bill

PS Oh, yeah: Binoculars, Binoculars,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th January 2018, 00:17
Replies: 125
Views: 12,477
Posted By WJC
Thanks to the advances in ... well, I shouldn’t...

Thanks to the advances in ... well, I shouldn’t go there.

Last Saturday, Debbie and I drove to Boise to see “Darkest Hour.” The movie has been out since Thanksgiving, but reps for my local—new, 13...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th January 2018, 04:20
Replies: 125
Views: 12,477
Posted By WJC
The book is THAT scary?? Bill

The book is THAT scary??

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th January 2018, 22:39
Replies: 125
Views: 12,477
Posted By WJC
I ordered 50 to sell around here. 48 came in one...

I ordered 50 to sell around here. 48 came in one box; 2 came in another ... on the same day! But as long as I don't have to contact anyone, I can spare myself of trying to EXPLAIN what certain...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th January 2018, 16:53
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By WJC
Much more. I knew what I was looking at. But, I...

Much more. I knew what I was looking at. But, I didn't profess there was any benefit.

Things can be detected that can't be resolved. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 21:02
Replies: 49
Views: 1,698
Posted By WJC
Once again, the quick answer is not always the...

Once again, the quick answer is not always the most accurate. While it is true Pecos was the home of the first “rodeo,” (July 4, 1883), the first to have the competition that came to be called a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 20:32
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By WJC
And, they're not edge on! :cat: Bill PS It's...

And, they're not edge on! :cat:

Bill

PS It's like the bird watcher wishing to add Pterodactyl to his life list.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 20:21
Replies: 49
Views: 1,698
Posted By WJC
I see your keen eyes moved in quickly on that...

I see your keen eyes moved in quickly on that one. In what part do you live?
I've been thinking of moving to the San Angelo area.

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 17:59
Replies: 49
Views: 1,698
Posted By WJC
I SEE your 15 years in law enforcement and RAISE...

I SEE your 15 years in law enforcement and RAISE you 6 1/2 years living in Pecos. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 17:54
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By WJC
Hi, Andy: There’s more here than MEETS THE EYE!...

Hi, Andy:

There’s more here than MEETS THE EYE! I have seen Saturn’s rings with the Swift Storm King 7x50 now being discussed on CN. But, not only did the atmosphere need to be stable, the eyes need...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 15:30
Replies: 49
Views: 1,698
Posted By WJC
In the navy, open minds were not an issue. During...

In the navy, open minds were not an issue. During 21 years at Captain’s, and as a freelance tech before the navy, I heard so many notions and “facts” about binoculars that came straight from the...
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