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Forum: Zeiss Today, 00:42
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By WJC
I just got back from a very long trip and have...

I just got back from a very long trip and have not DUTIFULLY read all the responses. But the way it works is the NEW and POPULAR binocular of 2018 may well be the not so new (but popular) binocular...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 00:34
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By WJC
I would like to modify that some: Two LARGE...

I would like to modify that some:

Two LARGE suitcases and a LITTLE cash. :cat:

Bill

PS Not ALL of those listed manufacture ALL of their own products.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 21:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By WJC
Hi, Joachim: In order to advance in many...

Hi, Joachim:

In order to advance in many military organizations, I think you must PROVE you’re a nitwit. Once while picking up some optics for repair at the Coast Guard station In Seattle, I saw...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 20:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By WJC
Hi, Foss: That, of course, is one of the selling...

Hi, Foss:

That, of course, is one of the selling points. However, that stubbiness comes at a price. Ask other amateur astronomers, telescope makers, or photography experts what results from reducing...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 17:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By WJC
That is a very kind way of tweaking a fellow who...

That is a very kind way of tweaking a fellow who was put out to pasture 10 years ago, THANKS; I didn't know. Landlocked in Twin Falls, I might have led others astray. Not the FLAT FIELDS, buy the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 17:24
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By WJC
Yep ... availability. It had nothing to do with...

Yep ... availability. It had nothing to do with exit pupil.

In optics we have theory, practicality, and realism. Availability usually falls under the last two. He had been given other ideas and I...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 13:41
Replies: 38
Views: 1,460
Posted By WJC
Hi, Mate: Most of the following is an...

Hi, Mate:

Most of the following is an OBSERVATION with only one recommendation.

First, while Steiners are without a doubt a big deal with mariners, only some of their associated hoopla is...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 29th May 2018, 22:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
Only in certain settings does knowing your—at...

Only in certain settings does knowing your—at rest diopter settings—matter much. But you probably should know the difference between “setting zero diopters” and focusing your binocular. I have seen...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 29th May 2018, 18:00
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
[QUOTE=JoeJ;3724294] Hi, JoeJ: As you might...

[QUOTE=JoeJ;3724294]

Hi, JoeJ:

As you might imagine, that was “thunk up” prior to WWII. At that time, not all ships had radar or sensitive radar (see the Army’s best in Tora, Tora, Tora). It has...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 28th May 2018, 17:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
It is not critical to most people and most of the...

It is not critical to most people and most of the folks who get wrapped around the axle wanting to be certain they are EXACTLY at their prescription settings are unaware that THAT setting changes in...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th May 2018, 04:19
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
Didn't you say you were from Odessa? Bill

Didn't you say you were from Odessa?

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 26th May 2018, 22:00
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
Of course, you would say that ... you're from...

Of course, you would say that ... you're from Texas. Not only that ... from WEST TEXAS.

The Navy taught us to set them accurately and for a very good reason. BUT, I do as you do and have never...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th May 2018, 23:54
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
Methinks before there is a pile-on debunking what...

Methinks before there is a pile-on debunking what I said, I had better explain more thoroughly. SOME people may set their focus to their prescription and never look back. SOME OTHER folks may find...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th May 2018, 20:35
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By WJC
Hi, Andy: To heck with the Navy (but THANKS,...

Hi, Andy:

To heck with the Navy (but THANKS, anyway); my best service to the country was getting what’s his name Suddddaarrphhhhh back into optics. He’s as old and (almost) as decrepit as me and I...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th May 2018, 20:01
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By WJC
CorY. :cat: Bill

CorY. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th May 2018, 16:26
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
Hi, Peter: You should definitely go with the...

Hi, Peter:

You should definitely go with the prescription but that is only a solid AVERAGE AT THE TIME OF THE EXAM. You can’t go wrong if you realize it is only an average. If at 2 p.m. Friday, your...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th May 2018, 15:26
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
"you simply set the diopter setting to the value...

"you simply set the diopter setting to the value from your eye prescription and you are good to go."

That is only COMPLETELY TRUE if you live in a perfect world, are a robot, or have superman's...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th May 2018, 15:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By WJC
You are not “+/- .7.” They are just letting you...

You are not “+/- .7.” They are just letting you know the range of the bino’: -7 diopters to +7 diopters. Also, it is fairly easy to see slight discrepancies, especially in less expensive instruments....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 17th May 2018, 16:01
Replies: 71
Views: 2,902
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: 2,902
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: 2,902
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: 2,902
Posted By WJC
AMEN! Bill

AMEN!

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th May 2018, 18:17
Replies: 71
Views: 2,902
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: 2,902
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: 2,902
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...
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