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Forum: Others Yesterday, 18:36
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By typo
Pyrtle, The EDIV has had a troubled history. I...

Pyrtle,

The EDIV has had a troubled history. I first saw a prototype about 4 years ago, which was quite frankly a big disappointment. Since it's launch and immediate recall, I belive there have been...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 14:59
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By typo
Msk, Another of my typos I'm afraid. :eek!: My...

Msk,

Another of my typos I'm afraid. :eek!: My comments in #9 were for the Monarch 5, which I've corrected. The M7 is a couple of oz heavier with a much wider view than the M5. I've never been at...
Forum: Vortex Yesterday, 11:01
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By typo
For what it's worth, I felt the 10x50 was best...

For what it's worth, I felt the 10x50 was best model in the Japanese made Razor range. I hope to see the current offering this weekend.

Newpro are the UK distributors for Vortex....
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 08:12
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By typo
Msk, I've not seen the Athlon, or the latest...

Msk,

I've not seen the Athlon, or the latest Chinese made version of the Diamondback so I can't comment on those, but I know the other three/four quite well. Which would work best for you will...
Forum: Hawke Optics Yesterday, 06:10
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By typo
I'll send a PM rather than derail this...

I'll send a PM rather than derail this thread.

David
Forum: Others Wednesday 15th August 2018, 18:14
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By typo
Just had a close look at my EDII. Just for...

Just had a close look at my EDII. Just for clarification I'm supposing you meant the apex of the roof which would run through the centre of the view, not the prism shelf off to one side. The roof...
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 15th August 2018, 14:34
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By typo
IW, If your eye is closer than the eye relief...

IW,

If your eye is closer than the eye relief distance to the binocular you would normally see rather unstable or transitory partial views. Most here would refer to this as blackouts, but kidney...
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 15th August 2018, 07:19
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By typo
Well that didn't pull any punches.:-O I don't...

Well that didn't pull any punches.:-O

I don't think I've tried the x32s. The x42s were clearly a step below the now discontinued Frontier ED but I don't recall blackouts and glare, but I was wearing...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 14th August 2018, 08:09
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By typo
Thanks for the heads-up Andy. I'll try to check...

Thanks for the heads-up Andy. I'll try to check it out this weekend.

David
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th August 2018, 06:20
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
Why one design works for one person and not...

Why one design works for one person and not another is something that my optometrist can't explain. The only clue I have is that the discontinued Essilor design I liked was apparently much more...
Forum: Opticron Monday 13th August 2018, 18:02
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By typo
Richard, I was trying to keep it simple. As...

Richard,

I was trying to keep it simple.


As you know the Schmidt-Pechan prism creates two polarised light paths and their recombination results in interference. I'm yet to find a good scientific...
Forum: Opticron Monday 13th August 2018, 09:54
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By typo
Igc, Phase coating counteracts the light loss...

Igc,

Phase coating counteracts the light loss which is a potential pitfall of roof prism designs. In bright, sunny condition I suspect few would notice the difference, but in murky conditions the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th August 2018, 09:43
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By typo
Sorry, I've not tried the Oregon 4 yet, but there...

Sorry, I've not tried the Oregon 4 yet, but there will be an opportunity at Birdfair. It's nice to see it's phase coated. A couple of specifications to note are that the eye relief is 8x32 is only...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th August 2018, 07:16
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By typo
Igc, It's never easy to predict what binoculars...

Igc,

It's never easy to predict what binoculars will suit someone you've never met and know nothing about. Some of those models will be sharper, have better colour or work better with glasses than...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th August 2018, 06:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
Thanks John. I'd seen the pages, but not scrolled...

Thanks John. I'd seen the pages, but not scrolled down as far as the tables. Interesting info. Nothing in either glass or plastic in the ED range, yet the brain has no trouble sorting out the CA....
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th August 2018, 22:01
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
Bill, What is colour if not the product of...

Bill,

What is colour if not the product of transmission, absorption and reflection? Of course it's a figment of the imagination. But then some have more vivid imaginations than others. ;)


David
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th August 2018, 19:42
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
Here's a little online colour generator that some...

Here's a little online colour generator that some might find interesting.
http://www.csfieldguide.org.nz/en/interactives/rgb-mixer/index.html

Try first setting all the red, green and blue values to...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th August 2018, 19:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
Lars, Bill, You might want to check the...

Lars, Bill,

You might want to check the reflectivity plot from this Zeiss website. Two lens surfaces will double the percentages and viewing at any angle from the perpendicular will increase the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th August 2018, 06:03
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
Alexis, I can't say I've ever been offered glass...

Alexis,

I can't say I've ever been offered glass lenses by any of the opticians I've used over the years. I presumed it was because of cost, though I may have still opted for plastic for weight and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th August 2018, 18:40
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
Jerry, Perhaps I should point out that, at least...

Jerry,

Perhaps I should point out that, at least with these latest Zeiss lenses, the colour shift is much more subtle than that of an ELSV or a SF.

David
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th August 2018, 16:22
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By typo
My two most recent glasses have lenses from ...

My two most recent glasses have lenses from Zeiss. I think they were both 1.6 index. The first (Premium Plus?) had a medium greenish reflection which darkened blues just a little, and is most...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th August 2018, 06:22
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By typo
Pete, Not sure I would have anything to suite...

Pete,

Not sure I would have anything to suite either..... and I'm a bit far away to check.

The Optical Vision brands like Helios and Barr & Stoud do have good value models but still you would be...
Forum: Vortex Sunday 5th August 2018, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By typo
IW, Congratulations on the new purchase. You...

IW,

Congratulations on the new purchase.

You don't need me to tell you the Sapphire ED is a much better binocular than the Endurance ED, but sometimes the ergonomics are more important. I'm not...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd August 2018, 05:51
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By typo
Dally, I've not seen the Avian, but for the rest...

Dally,

I've not seen the Avian, but for the rest that seems like a pretty reasonable shortlist, and any would serve you pretty well. They do vary in FoV, CA, colour rendition rendition, and...
Forum: Others Wednesday 1st August 2018, 06:44
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By typo
Just a bit of idle speculation. The Maven is...

Just a bit of idle speculation. The Maven is assembled in the Philippines from Japanese and Chinese components, so I think there is a very good chance it's made by Kenko at their place in Cebu. Kenko...
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