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Recent content by adhoc

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    Condolences on the death of the Queen

    It's probable that QE2 had a binocular in her hand, or was wearing one, or had it at hand, when she was informed of her accession. Her ailing father died in the night and was found dead in bed in “the morning” (Wikipedia). She was in Kenya, on a safari (which was maybe within a State visit)...
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    New 7x32 binoculars and 7x42 monocular models from Hawke

    The Northern Optics video review on this model, commented on and linked by Yarrellii in post #9 above, praises CA control very highly. I have gathered over the years that when assessing a binocular from reviews this is the most telling single parameter that indicates general optical quality...
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    New 7x32 binoculars and 7x42 monocular models from Hawke

    Hi John, • Yes, I knew that was in jest. But I was being serious. This was a request to you as a/?the chief resource person here on binocular history. (Who attains that position has also to graciously oblige those unable—or may be disinclined—to look things up for themselves!) Briefly, what...
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    New 7x32 binoculars and 7x42 monocular models from Hawke

    John, what do the "premium" cos. in fact claim nowadays? (Just an example or two.) About 20 years ago Swarovski dealers in the US (or at least one in the East, NY I think) demonstrated to prospective buyers that Swaro. binos were waterproof by dunking them in water at the showroom. Do they...
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    Choosing SLC over NL... (Swaro please read)

    AlphaFan, could you please expand a bit there: what bino configurations or bino models do you find are preferable for these two purposes? Thanks.
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    New 7x32 binoculars and 7x42 monocular models from Hawke

    A correction and confession. On reflection I think a 7x at 32 may not be that useful in a boat. Sorry, I got a bit giddy when I thought I saw a good deal (and that seafaring blue and yellow!) 7x50 is popular in marine more for the large exit pupil, so that the eye's pupil more easily stays...
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    New 7x32 binoculars and 7x42 monocular models from Hawke

    There's a review in Best Binocular Reviews and it's pretty favorable. Note that the "length"/"height" is only 4.8 inches, and it's the width that's 5.2 inches, a very unusual position in a roof-prism bino. They (BBR) also have a video on YouTube, which is less informative. Near the beginning...
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    Choosing SLC over NL... (Swaro please read)

    Saw that late, John. The clause "in field use" is an essential part of what I say there. (My VA is, I reckon, 20/15, no better.) Please see the foll. posts, in another current thread: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4. Adhoc
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    Choosing SLC over NL... (Swaro please read)

    My dominant impression for two decades about the Swaro. SLC 42 (8 and 10x) has been that it is the best binocular for nature observation, conveying the most information most easily in the most situations. It seems to me that the last-but-one model, with the shorter close focus, was and is the...
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    Zeiss SFL 8x40, A Field Review

    One of the Great Mysteries of the 21st Century. Paul's guess above might be the answer. Maybe the new SF is the Next Revolution in optics. Unimaginable technology. In the meantime millions watch birds with sub-alpha crocks and miss nothing.
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    Zeiss SFL 8x40, A Field Review

    Reverting to Zeiss image coloration appearing blue and not green to some people, 'Bird Watching' magazine UK online has this in a review of the Z. SFL 8x40 by Mike Weedon (put up 4 days ago): "I found a very subtle difference in colour, with the SFs appearing very slightly yellower and very...
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    Zeiss SFL 8x40, A Field Review

    My 2 cts. (Already contributed. Copying from post #97 and reply at #153 above.) [Adding in edit:] Those in my situation, I'd guess, like me, first read up reviews and comments on this forum and elsewhere on the model or models we are considering. We then have to choose points for our...
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    Crazy world of Leica

    We’ve seen unboxing series become a bit of a trend and the emergence of stars who do these. Maybe our friend is waiting for the right time.
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    Zeiss SFL 8x40, A Field Review

    Henry, Thank you for the clarification. I had, anyway, assumed that "great" in quote marks indicated you meant someone else had used or implied the word. The issue I have wished to bring up is more general than to do with that individual Swaro. NL as I have shown by citing many instances. Now...
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    Zeiss SFL 8x40, A Field Review

    Henry, In this very thread, apart from post #350 by HenRun, which set off this discussion, such differences are reported in the Original Post by Lee and in post #109 by Maljunulo, and I have cited a few instances in post #155. Fairly recently in some other thread I recalled differences in...
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