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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 17th May 2018, 16:01
Replies: 71
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Posted By WJC
Although this thread started with the same...

Although this thread started with the same old-same old we have heard at birdathons and amateur astronomy gatherings for years, it advanced into one of the most informative and—for me—useful...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th May 2018, 21:16
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
Yes, but YOURS were better! I think, as an...

Yes, but YOURS were better!

I think, as an aside, it is nice to point out that Bismarck, Tirpitz, Yamato, and Musashi all learned—the hard way—that the days of conflicts between large, expensive...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th May 2018, 20:51
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
Hi, Binastro: “Height of the Eye” is, without a...

Hi, Binastro:

“Height of the Eye” is, without a doubt, a very important concept for most of the world’s navies to understand. However, based on what you have just said, it would appear those navies...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th May 2018, 18:18
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
AMEN! Bill

AMEN!

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th May 2018, 18:17
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
Thank, Andy: I’m totally onboard with your...

Thank, Andy:

I’m totally onboard with your observations. However, just remember others may not be; the best shrink in the world is at a loss when trying to reason what is going on between someone’s...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th May 2018, 16:23
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
The most recent article in question illustrates...

The most recent article in question illustrates there are a number of factors at work in attaining stereopsis OR THE PERCEPTION OF STEREOPSIS, that differ from person to person. I have no problem...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th May 2018, 22:00
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
Yes, John: THANKS! 180515 These are the kinds...

Yes, John: THANKS!

180515

These are the kinds of conversations that are valuable to any similar forum.

My oldest son was born with severe strabismus. When he was a year old, he went under the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th May 2018, 02:10
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that depth...

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that depth perception can be obtained with ONE eye. I find it fascinating, especially if it has any basis in science. However, with someone having recently...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th May 2018, 15:21
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
What many retailers don't understand—especially...

What many retailers don't understand—especially those on commision—is that A GOOD CUSTOMER is much better than A GOOD SALE! And, if they (some at least) cared enough about their profession, the owner...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 20:39
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
Super, Ed, and THANKS! :cat: Bill PS Stereopsis...

Super, Ed, and THANKS! :cat:

Bill

PS Stereopsis is congenital, and measurable performance varies from observer to observer. BINOCULAR VISION DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPLY STEREOSCOPIC ABILITY. — Applied...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 19:34
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
Binastro: Although what you have said is true,...

Binastro:

Although what you have said is true, you may be going into that glorious realm I walked into when trying to explain 3-axis collimation Vs. the ever-popular—but equally wrong—conditional...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 18:17
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
Do something wonderful, people may imitate...

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it——Albert Schweitzer :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 18:13
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
There are at least 3 more that I frequent. You...

There are at least 3 more that I frequent. You might ask the same of Gunut, he came over from OpticsTalk.

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 16:06
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
BC; That would probably differ with the...

BC;

That would probably differ with the observer. But, it might be helpful for those just now considering it to see a list of personal observations from a few observers, documenting distances and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 02:27
Replies: 71
Views: 2,258
Posted By WJC
That needs to be applied to many things in...

That needs to be applied to many things in optical investigation. Persons seeking good answers to their questions need to invest time in phrasing those questions in meaningful ways. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 00:48
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
Hi, Paddy: First, the business didn’t end. It...

Hi, Paddy:

First, the business didn’t end. It sold, moved, and is now just Captain’s Supplies—the “Nautical” was taken out of it. But, from 1897 to 1965 it was Max Kuner, Nautical Opticians. So, a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 21:00
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
For the cost of Zemax, today, one could own half...

For the cost of Zemax, today, one could own half a dozen of the world's best binos. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 20:53
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
Yes, the chump ... I mean the chap is me. The...

Yes, the chump ... I mean the chap is me. The location was Seattle and Everett was thirty miles north of there; think of London to Hertford. There ARE a FEW others to whom it is a way of life, like...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 18:14
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
Hi, Paddy: That Glorious “Extra Mile.” “Success...

Hi, Paddy:

That Glorious “Extra Mile.”

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

I was...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 14:32
Replies: 28
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Posted By WJC
With no mention of gluten-free. Bill

With no mention of gluten-free.

Bill
Forum: Zen Ray Thursday 10th May 2018, 03:49
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By WJC
Send it to Cory Suddarth in Oklahoma. There are...

Send it to Cory Suddarth in Oklahoma. There are no Zen Ray objectives. They're objectives with diameters and focal lengths. No biggie.

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 02:17
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
Hi, Andy: Although this fellow is a major optics...

Hi, Andy:

Although this fellow is a major optics retailer—mainly binoculars—he is just now beginning to learn what he should have known before starting his business. Cory Suddarth, was with me the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 00:22
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
Yes, I checked each instrument (over $200)...

Yes, I checked each instrument (over $200) personally on a collimator before it left the shop. Some say you can’t make any money going the extra mile. That’s their tail; I sit on mine. One large...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 00:04
Replies: 79
Views: 2,465
Posted By WJC
No, not at all; they interact with each other. In...

No, not at all; they interact with each other. In correcting one aberration, another could get worse ... or, 3 might get worse while another might get a little better and another a lot better. To...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 9th May 2018, 21:50
Replies: 30
Views: 703
Posted By WJC
On purpose? :cat: Bill

On purpose? :cat:

Bill
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