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Forum: Zeiss Today, 04:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By chill6x6
Good for you and I think that was a smart move! ...

Good for you and I think that was a smart move! I don't see how your thoughts on it could do anything but improve over time.
Forum: Leica Today, 04:49
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By chill6x6
Great info John! I've always thought the Duovid...

Great info John!

I've always thought the Duovid is a beautiful binocular. I bet it's time intensive to make. I'd probably own the 8-12X42 if the eye relief were even 15.5mm.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By chill6x6
I tend to agree with you. Were they something...

I tend to agree with you. Were they something like $2000 when they were the top of the line for Zeiss?

The supply/demand thing kinda comes into play here...Not really a lot of 42mm FLs around and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:33
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By chill6x6
EXACTLY! LOL!

EXACTLY! LOL!
Forum: Vortex Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:32
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By chill6x6
David, That IS interesting.... Wouldn't black...

David,

That IS interesting.... Wouldn't black and white targets give the advantage to magnification? What kind of optics did they use in these tests?

When using spotting scopes I don't really...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th July 2019, 02:40
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By chill6x6
In good conditions I can see all four Galilean...

In good conditions I can see all four Galilean moons with something like some 8X50/54s. Better than one might think. 12X50s do a little better.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th July 2019, 02:33
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By chill6x6
I'm glad you tried the 9X45! Sounds like for the...

I'm glad you tried the 9X45!

Sounds like for the most part you are pleased with it..

Depth of field- as magnification goes UP, depth of field is less. Maybe that's the difference you are...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 16th July 2019, 17:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By chill6x6
I say you better snag it!

I say you better snag it!
Forum: Vortex Tuesday 16th July 2019, 17:13
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By chill6x6
David, Are you saying Zeiss, Leica, and 3 US...

David,

Are you saying Zeiss, Leica, and 3 US universities have all proven a 15X56 is better at low light than a 18X56? If so, I'd sure like to see that.



Dennis,

I sure did not say that. Did...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th July 2019, 23:45
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By chill6x6
It's kind of getting out of hand isn't it? ...

It's kind of getting out of hand isn't it? Again.....
Forum: Vortex Monday 15th July 2019, 23:44
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By chill6x6
Wow! "Twilight Factor" is such a NEW concept to...

Wow! "Twilight Factor" is such a NEW concept to me! :smoke:

Of course I considered twilight factor....BUT I also considered that the 15X56 will have a 3.73mm exit pupil and the 18X56 has an 3.11mm...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th July 2019, 20:36
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By chill6x6
Optically yes...mechanically and ergonomically...

Optically yes...mechanically and ergonomically no. Though the Habicht is a nice optical instrument it's not generally as user-friendly. The Habicht is the typical, more traditional binocular first...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th July 2019, 13:08
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By chill6x6
The SLC and the EL 10X42 are the ones to...

The SLC and the EL 10X42 are the ones to consider. Personally I would be happy with either. The EL is about 33% more expensive than the SLC. I'm not sure it's worth that premium in price. Some...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th July 2019, 13:05
Replies: 66
Views: 2,030
Posted By chill6x6
I think the Monarch HG 8X42 will be a great...

I think the Monarch HG 8X42 will be a great choice for you. My prediction is you are going to like it a LOT.
Forum: Vortex Monday 8th July 2019, 12:40
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By chill6x6
Your Conquest HD is a nice, quality binocular...

Your Conquest HD is a nice, quality binocular with a track record of good performance. I wouldn't think a 18X56 is going to do THAT much over a 15X56. Of course low light performance is going to be...
Forum: Leica Sunday 7th July 2019, 16:38
Replies: 52
Views: 1,801
Posted By chill6x6
As you say....go out and read a license plate or...

As you say....go out and read a license plate or sign at dusk and I bet most would pick the 10X56 vs. the 8X56. There's not going to be a WHOLE lot of difference though. There's not even a lot of...
Forum: Leica Sunday 7th July 2019, 11:23
Replies: 52
Views: 1,801
Posted By chill6x6
If you want to know which format works for you in...

If you want to know which format works for you in low light nothing beats hands on experience.

The difference in a 8X56 and 10X56 is....not much. Most of the comparisons I've done have been at dusk...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 12:54
Replies: 36
Views: 1,891
Posted By chill6x6
It's a shame Meopta isn't going to offer the 7X42...

It's a shame Meopta isn't going to offer the 7X42 to dealers. It really is a nice binocular that holds its own with the best. It sure needed the adjustable eyecups. I have two O-rings on mine. ...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 04:56
Replies: 66
Views: 2,030
Posted By chill6x6
Do you wear eyeglasses? All things being equal a...

Do you wear eyeglasses? All things being equal a 42mm IS generally easier to use than a 32mm for eyeglass wearers. 4mm exit pupil vs. 5.25mm exit pupil. Since you are buying these sight unseen I...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 17:05
Replies: 52
Views: 1,801
Posted By chill6x6
That's probably about right. A LITTLE more FOV,...

That's probably about right. A LITTLE more FOV, a LITTLE more ER, 5 ounces less weight, better eye cups, maybe a more ergonomic design, 1-3% or so more light transmission.

I have a 8X50 UVHD+ but...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st July 2019, 02:08
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By chill6x6
You'll never beat that for that money. Good find...

You'll never beat that for that money. Good find on Dennis's part!
Forum: Vortex Monday 1st July 2019, 02:07
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By chill6x6
A $2000 Vortex? LOL....I think I'll skip that...

A $2000 Vortex? LOL....I think I'll skip that one! Consider one can purchase a Swarovski 42mm SLC for less than that, I hope others would too.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st July 2019, 02:03
Replies: 3,821
Views: 1,361,905
Posted By chill6x6
A little heavy, yes. But overall an excellent...

A little heavy, yes. But overall an excellent binocular!
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 22:56
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By chill6x6
I bought a pair earlier in the Spring, Zeiss...

I bought a pair earlier in the Spring, Zeiss Terra ED 8X25, the first pair of 25mm binoculars I've ever bought. I didn't want top spend a lot on 25mm binoculars but or course I wanted a decent...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 22:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By chill6x6
The search IS part of the fun! I don't know of...

The search IS part of the fun!

I don't know of TOO many that bought/tried the Maven and didn't like it.

You might want to invest in a Rick Young Ultralight Harness. It's works better than it...
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