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Forum: Leica Today, 14:59
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By jring
Hi, I had a little chat lately with s.b. who is...

Hi,

I had a little chat lately with s.b. who is usually well informed and a new spotter was not mentioned...

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 21:43
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By jring
Agreed - unless you have or want to use glasses...

Agreed - unless you have or want to use glasses with binoculars - eye relief on the E2 is not enough for most users with glasses...

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 14th July 2020, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jring
Hi, what you generally know as CA (purple/yellow...

Hi,

what you generally know as CA (purple/yellow fringes at hard contrast image parts) is known as lateral CA - it means that light of different colors ends up in different places in the focal plane...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th July 2020, 17:38
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By jring
Hi, that would be my pair of E2 8x30 which...

Hi,

that would be my pair of E2 8x30 which resides right beside the balcony door and gets grabbed when having a look over the river and at the bird sanctuary on the other side...

Closely followed...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 14th July 2020, 14:27
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jring
Hi, plain glass as in non-ED glass... so...

Hi,

plain glass as in non-ED glass... so probably an achromatic doublet with a crown and flint element. These can work great for high magnification astro scopes at focal ratios above f10 for small...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 14th July 2020, 13:15
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By jring
Hi, plain glass doublet - will work well up to...

Hi,

plain glass doublet - will work well up to 40x. The zoom is kinda narrow at the useful 30 or 40x magnification.

It seems to take astro EPs, so some wide angle EP in the 12-16mm range will...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 14th July 2020, 13:02
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By jring
Hi, cannot talk about the quality without...

Hi,

cannot talk about the quality without testing, but Celestron is a well known astro brand (owned by chinese Synta Optics, who also trade as Skaywatcher) and they usually tend to deliver ok optics...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 14th July 2020, 12:40
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jring
Hi, congratulations about getting an ok example...

Hi,

congratulations about getting an ok example from the lottery... As it is a plain glass scope, image degradation is to be expected beyond 40x, regardless of the zoom EP quality.

If you can, get...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 12th July 2020, 16:59
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By jring
Hi, so far it looks like it's undercorrected to...

Hi,

so far it looks like it's undercorrected to some degree - the question is how much. But no rings at all beyond focus and very strong outer ring before is indeed a bad sign.

Here's some...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th July 2020, 09:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By jring
Hi, I tend to look at close stuff (insects,...

Hi,

I tend to look at close stuff (insects, spiders, small reptiles & amphibiae, fungi, lichen or plants) with my binoculars all the time... and being able to use them to see stuff right in front of...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 8th July 2020, 10:57
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By jring
Hi, the Nikon Prostaff series are low end...

Hi,

the Nikon Prostaff series are low end options and not quite comparable to the Fieldscope or Fieldscope ED series.

Joachim
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th July 2020, 10:50
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By jring
Hi, I would say 750€ is a bit expensive - btw....

Hi,

I would say 750€ is a bit expensive - btw. there is a nice example from a collection on german ebay for 400€ or so.

Holger has done a review of the Dodecarem and some other 12x examples...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th July 2020, 10:36
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By jring
Hi, well, I'm not a big fan of barrel focus...

Hi,

well, I'm not a big fan of barrel focus drives, so take what I say with a pinch of salt. My old Kowa TSN-3 has a single focus knob and with that I can focus well at 96x - if the seeing allows it...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 8th July 2020, 09:42
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By jring
Hi, I just measured my example of Nikon E2 8x30...

Hi,

I just measured my example of Nikon E2 8x30 - 52mm - see image.

Joachim
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th July 2020, 08:41
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By jring
Hi, both are actually a thing... as Henry...

Hi,

both are actually a thing... as Henry stated, aberrations can make finding a clear point of best focus difficult at high magnifications - you have more of a wide range of least fuzziness, but no...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 7th July 2020, 13:19
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to BF! Old Nikon...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to BF!

Old Nikon fieldscope ED versions might be found at around 200 quid or a bit above - with luck.

From the current offers at the usual suspects, this Kowa sounds very...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th July 2020, 10:57
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By jring
Hi, you are not alone - I have also looked...

Hi,

you are not alone - I have also looked through an ATX 95 which should never have left the factory - as well as an awful APO Televid 82 in a shop, a not so great Diascope and some borderline...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 7th July 2020, 10:49
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! With a...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

With a 4 inch scope you might have seen Neptune and maybe barely Triton (magnitude 13.5), but certainly not any of its smaller moons (all beyond magnitude 19...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th July 2020, 13:50
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By jring
Hi, another vote for the Papilio II in 6.5x21...

Hi,

another vote for the Papilio II in 6.5x21 for the additional close-up capability - my goddaughter got one at 6 or so and still loves it...

Joachim, who luckily has found his mislaid example...
Forum: Nikon Friday 3rd July 2020, 08:17
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By jring
Hi, I have not looked through a 7x35 E but if...

Hi,

I have not looked through a 7x35 E but if you find a multicoated sample at a good price and decide not to buy it, I might be interested ;-)

From a few old threads on here and CN, I'd say the...
Forum: Kowa Friday 3rd July 2020, 07:13
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jring
Hi Yves, a binoviewer is a no-go anyways due to...

Hi Yves,

a binoviewer is a no-go anyways due to lack of backfocus - you will certainly need a glass path corrector which also corrects the backfocus problem like this...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 30th June 2020, 18:54
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jring
Hi Yves, since the inner diameter of the small...

Hi Yves,

since the inner diameter of the small body bayonet mount is less than 31.75mm, there is no way to adapt without either changing the bayonet mount or get rid of the 1.25" tube on the astro...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 29th June 2020, 06:50
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By jring
Hi, if you want to go 8x25 (which is a bit too...

Hi,

if you want to go 8x25 (which is a bit too small fr may taste - I prefer 8x30/32), the Zeiss Victory 8x25 is also a very good idea to try.

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th June 2020, 22:02
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By jring
Hi, I don't believe in 21mm ER on an 8x25 pair -...

Hi,

I don't believe in 21mm ER on an 8x25 pair - that would mean that the eyecups are 21mm long - or they are not long enough for use w/o glasses.

But anyways, its field of view is very narrow - no...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 28th June 2020, 15:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,943
Posted By jring
Hi, yes, it seems the EDG is only available in...

Hi,

yes, it seems the EDG is only available in limited numbers which are still in the channels... it never was a great seller despite its obvious optical and mechanical merits, so maybe the Monarch...
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