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Recent content by kimmik

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    DIY prism shift image stabilisation for spotting scope/telescope/monocular

    Prism shift assembly for 1 axis prototype. Haven't figured how to make a good 2 axis mount just yet. Out of the selection of mini speakers, only the larger 3 have enough movement range.
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    Collection feels complete… any ideas/suggestions?

    An NL that weighs like a Monarch would be a dream. IS 20x50 pocket monocular. IS 30x75 drawtube scope.
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    CL Curio 7x21: protection for apparent metal

    Along the same lines as the original post, the little habicht badge fell (flew?) off during a trip, luckily it was in the backpack and was quickly put somewhere safe. Just had some time to reattach it: surface prep, acetone cleaning, ultraclear araldite epoxy, care and patience. Thought about...
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    SF 10x32 vs NL 10x32 Blackouts

    Any chance you could post an exit pupil photo like OP did? I tested the binos in a store which wouldn’t be as thorough an opinion as you since you owned and used them both at the same time. What do you propose to be reason for the difference in blackout?
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    Collection feels complete… any ideas/suggestions?

    Thanks to everyone once more for the suggestions, I'm glad it brought out so many ideas and variety to the discussion. Hopefully these ideas will serve as inspiration for others looking for variety even though I have limited the scope of discussion to strictly handheld. Everyone's collection...
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    Collection feels complete… any ideas/suggestions?

    Had a browse locally at the sub 30mm options and while they are all perfect for what they are, I couldn’t “fall in” for any to the point of buying one. Had my habicht 30mm for comparison with its goods and bads. Just the CL 7x21 will do me for now for a small format bino. so happily i declare...
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    DIY prism shift image stabilisation for spotting scope/telescope/monocular

    Brief video to show that a miniature speaker is very capable of moving the weight of a prism assembly. This was controlled by the aircraft gyroscope, powered by 3.5v and less than 1w. Plenty of dynamic range. Need to design a mount and work on the gyro sensitivity.
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    A Field Review of NL 8x32

    The issue for me was that big eyepieces need bigger objectives to feel balanced. 8x32 EL felt balanced. 8x42 NL felt balanced.
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    DIY prism shift image stabilisation for spotting scope/telescope/monocular

    The speakers once loaded by the prism will have a lower response than specified, but may be adequate since hand tremors are only 1-10hz range. The gyro i’m using for first prototype is off the shelf model aircraft gyro. I’m curious about arduino programming so a future version may be closed...
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    Collection feels complete… any ideas/suggestions?

    Today I received the Mirador 30x75, and then donated the same value (£80) to RSPB. Thank you for the idea!
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    Why in the majority of photos the birds look at left?

    Perhaps birds also have dominant non-dominant eye. Just like most people use their right eye to look through a camera, birds use their dominant eye to examine the un-camouflaged photographer?
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    DIY prism shift image stabilisation for spotting scope/telescope/monocular

    Design concept, the same EP and stabilizer assembly can be fitted to two different objective sizes, and both be compact folding design.
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    DIY prism shift image stabilisation for spotting scope/telescope/monocular

    While waiting for the actuators to arrive, found a small SP prism from cheap 7x18 monoculars and 12x25 binoculars - they seem to have identical prisms measuring 22mm long and 8g.
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    Collection feels complete… any ideas/suggestions?

    Hi Will, how is the transmission on CTC vs the SLC 56? According to spec sheet it is 85% vs 93%, but I couldn't understand why CTC is rated so relatively low for SW standards. Haven't seen one in person yet. Maybe after I play with the Mirador and know for sure I want the format long term.
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    Collection feels complete… any ideas/suggestions?

    Good recommendation. I’m working on image stabilisation, potentially to fit inside the barrel. Folding has some advantages for handholding, such as stability and aperture for weight. Very tough and compact when folded. And it just looks cool!
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