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Recent content by GrampaTom

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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    Baby Doc and Maljunulo, this may help your above conversation re FOV, angles and triangles... This a spread sheet, from this spring, where I was thinking about modern choices and wanting a more realistic take of FOV. Col G-J was for giggles, as I hadn't played with trig in awhile and wanted to...
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    Swarovski Swarovision EL 10x42 vs Zeiss Victory SF 10x42

    With 10X? Yikes! How big are these birds??? How do you spell pterodactyl?
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    Swarovski Swarovision EL 10x42 vs Zeiss Victory SF 10x42

    Lee, Ive thought about this common rebuttal to the linear FOV conversation... a little. Just so we have the numbers, (@ 100 yards): --------------FOV---------Sq Area---% bigger than EL EL 1042------33.6'--------887sf------- - SF 1042----- 36'----------1018sf-------15% Nl...
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    Swarovski Swarovision EL 10x42 vs Zeiss Victory SF 10x42

    Especially when we're all focusing in the middle of the field anyway and peripheral vision, (edges) is for the odd wandering saber tooth tiger.
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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    "Concerning a $3k instrument, this is very difficult for me to believe. Who would think of paying so much for their second/third choice of magnification, apart from someone who intends eventually to buy both or all three? (Did I just answer my own question?)" Tenex, is it possible you mis-read...
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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    Sounds like it'll be awhile......
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    Swarovski Swarovision EL 10x42 vs Zeiss Victory SF 10x42

    "1. FOV - Tested at 90m and 200m. The Zeiss appeared slightly better than the EL. The NL won it for sure, but not by as much as I was expecting. At my real birding distances of 20-200m, the differences are not as dramatic as the specs suggest." Yep well, FOV @ 1000 yards/meters is marketing...
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    Significant Prohibition By Leica When Cleaning Binoculars

    1. Years ago I toured the Leupold factory in Beaverton. It was mind boggling to think of the manufacturing issue trying to keep every lens surface of every lens clean while being handled in assembly. The solution then used was cotton balls and alcohol. 2. I called Swaro a year or so ago after...
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    Binocular Sightings

    From NL Pure 8x32 and NL Pure 10x32! June 28, 2021 #255
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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    Man, I miss Ma and Pa……
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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    I’m with you. I prefer to order from best guess. I wonder how much of the issues folks here talk about, breaking obj covers, your experience with eye cups, who knows might be the result of this swapping stuff.
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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    ZD, We've had this discussion. "Try before you buy" is almost ad nauseam repeated here. Obvious advice, as you wrote, that is not so easy to do in this day and age. Amazon, et al have killed off Mom and Pop's optics (insert whichever specialty business your interested in) shop. Leaving for...
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    Swarovski Binoculars - Volume of Production

    Can we guess you mean revenue, when you use the term turnover? This is not just a strategy of privately owned companies. Reporting profit, the difference between revenue and (simply put), costs gets much closer to the bone and reveals more than most companies would choose to those paying...
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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    Canip, at the risk of creating a new named thing to discuss, could you explain what you mean by this, please? it needs to allow me to focus very precisely, with no "gum feeling". G'Tom
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    Focuser smoothness on NL Pure?

    I’m feeling lonely…. No, really. I must be the only guy in the universe that got an EL with super smooth, perfect, slippery focuser. I must’ve done something to offend the Swaro Gods. Course now having said that it’ll probably start squeaking.
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