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Recent content by Gijs van Ginkel

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    Swarovski EL W B 8x32 - Flare

    SeldomPerched, post 7, As I have written before: I have used the EL and the EL-SV for many years and on a lot of different circumstances and I never had any flare/glare or unwanted reflections. In my test reports of the Zeiss Victory SF 8x32 (WEB-site of House of Outdoor) I have compared the SF...
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    Kite Optics Lynx HD+

    mbb, post 77, These were the transmission spectra I have found for the Kite Ibis 7x42ED and the 8x42ED. Gijs van Ginkel
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    Kite Optics Lynx HD+

    MBB, post 73, Yesterday we took a 15-20 km walk along the borders of the river Rijn in the middle of our country. It was a nice sunny day and there were plenty of all kind of birds around, so a lot to enjoy. I was supllied with a Kite Ibis 7x42ED lent to me by a friend to try it and it happened...
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    EL 10x42 casing deterioration.

    Peter Devon, post 196, I have used over the years binoculars from Leitz/Leica, Nikon, Hensoldt, Swarovski, Zeiss and with none of these binoculars I got problems with the armor, so I must have done something right. Gijs van Ginkel
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    EL 10x42 casing deterioration.

    Rob Hunt, post 192, I have used my EL 8,5x42 from 2000 up to now very frequently and up to now the armor is in perfect condition, so our experiences differ. Gijs van Ginkel
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    EL 10x42 casing deterioration.

    Jos Stratford, post 178, Yes are very much alone in this. If you had read quite a few posts here about the service level Swarovski offers: it is unparalled generally. I have used Swarovski and other brand binoculars for decades and never the armor failed, but I avoid DEET and other oil base...
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    Swarovski NL 8x42 - First Impressions

    I do not know whether that plays a role, but if binocular producers make different kinds of eyecups they have to publish new eyerelief values for every type of eyecup. Moreover spectacle users and eyecups is also a matter of concern (different kind of spectacles, ski goggles versus reading...
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    NL 8x42 versus 10x42 real world experiences?

    BabyDov, post 6, I had the impression that we exchange experiences/explanations on this forum. Quite a few NL users tell us, that they see glare, I honestly did not come across glare when using it under very different circumstances. I am not denying the observations by others, but obviously...
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    NL 8x42 versus 10x42 real world experiences?

    Babydov, post 3, In the past weeks I have used the 8x42 NL pure very frequently in all kind of light circumstances and in all kind of landscapes: pasture land, river, lakes, forests, city environment, birdss observed against a bright sky and in no occasion have I encountered any glare with the...
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    Leitz Binuxit

    Renze, post 23, Unfortunately I did not have the Leitz Binuxit to investigate, but it is very well possible that it performs better than the Hartmanns depending on the production year, since that has also influence on the coating qualities. Older Hartmanns as well as older Leitz binoculars of...
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    Leitz Binuxit

    Does any of you ever tried Hartmann porros? I ask it since our comparison studies of Hartmann binoculars with contemporary Leitz/Zeiss/Swarovski porros showed that the Hartmanns were often superior optically and mechanically. Gijs van Ginkel
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    Swarovski NL 8x42 - First Impressions

    Using a Ramsden dynameter I found an eyerelief of 18 mm for the NL pure 8x42 and 19 mm for the EL-SV 8,5x42 . The distances are measured from the surfaces of the eyepiece lens. Gijs van Ginkel
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    Shot comparison SF 8x32, SF 8x42, NL PURE 8x42

    When one looks at the transmission spectra of the NL pure 8x42 and the SF 8x32 it is striking that the NL pure has an almost flat transmission spectrum over a broad wavelenght range with transmissions of 92-93%, wheres the SF 8x32 spectrum is not so flat, has a lower transmission of 87-90% and...
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    Do I want an EII 8x30?

    silyak, post 1, I would do for the Swarovski CL 8x30, high quality optics, bright for a 30 mm binocular and very good handling comfort. It costs a little, but it will give you great pleasure. Gijs van Ginkel
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    NL Pure objective covers

    One of the first things I do when obtaining a new binocular is to remove the objective covers and store them as an historic item. Generally the same is the case for the eyepiece covers, since not many are pleasant to use. For the NL pure I found a hard plastic green colored one that slides...
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