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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 12:29
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By wllmspd
A monopod with trigger ball head can do a good...

A monopod with trigger ball head can do a good job too. I have both a 66mm scope with various wide angle eyepieces and more recently a pair of 70mm binoculars that look like a bolted together pair of...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th December 2019, 15:33
Replies: 51
Views: 3,675
Posted By wllmspd
Thanks. The bins are around 4kg, but then you got...

Thanks. The bins are around 4kg, but then you got to carry some eyepiece pairs. Pretty rapid to setup, but I’m not going to be carrying it around setup. 30x works in most daytime situations, 60x is...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 7th December 2019, 20:16
Replies: 44
Views: 11,797
Posted By wllmspd
Binocular views are certainly easier for...

Binocular views are certainly easier for prolonged viewing, adjusting IPD and focus isn’t a big issue and can be done fairly quickly. I would have thought with an angled view if you set the height a...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 7th December 2019, 20:01
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By wllmspd
I just sight down the handle of my APM, but did...

I just sight down the handle of my APM, but did make an adapter for a rail mounted red dot finder as shown above. Depends what magnification you area working at.

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th December 2019, 18:23
Replies: 51
Views: 3,675
Posted By wllmspd
Ah, replying to my own post. Now I use a pair of...

Ah, replying to my own post. Now I use a pair of APM 70mm ED binoculars with a range of (ultra) wide field astro eyepieces (17/22/30/60x) Individual focus which is quite easy to adjust. Not...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 20:57
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By wllmspd
Brightness mainly depends on exit pupil, but in...

Brightness mainly depends on exit pupil, but in the daytime your pupil will be smaller, so negating the advantage.
If you want to observe in very dim conditions then the larger objective (for the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 22:04
Replies: 43
Views: 765
Posted By wllmspd
Or with my trusty old wide angle Porros. I don’t...

Or with my trusty old wide angle Porros. I don’t think the Zeiss would survive long with taofledermaus and his stock of shotgun ammo. If I ever win the lottery I might look to get some “top end”...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 20:24
Replies: 43
Views: 765
Posted By wllmspd
People sometimes express concern about...

People sometimes express concern about “fragility” or possibility of “electronics failure” with the canons. Another criticism is a “floating” residual slight motion in the view, which doesn’t bother...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 19:02
Replies: 43
Views: 765
Posted By wllmspd
I’d go for a Canon 12x36, cost effective, pretty...

I’d go for a Canon 12x36, cost effective, pretty wide field (60degree), nice and crisp.
Easy to see Fine details a 15x can’t unless very securely held (testing them on distant text really shows the...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 27th November 2019, 14:40
Replies: 62
Views: 2,780
Posted By wllmspd
Nikon don’t just do optics, they have other...

Nikon don’t just do optics, they have other industrial products, so additional consolidation could happen if they really are in trouble.
As with many things, there are limits to how much more-better...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By wllmspd
Isopropyl alcohol is gentler on the fingers......

Isopropyl alcohol is gentler on the fingers... though reagent grade ethanol is more fun for prolonged usage. Be gentle and don’t apply force. Compressed air is useful to blow dry and avoid dirt...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 25th November 2019, 13:48
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By wllmspd
Winter promotion

Looking through the deluge of Black Friday emails, seems like Zeiss is doing a cash back winter promotion till jan20....
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 21:55
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By wllmspd
You can “optically contact” bits of glass...

You can “optically contact” bits of glass together and it will hold very well if done properly, this is what holds etalons together in solar telescope filters amongst other things. Getting it to work...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 19th November 2019, 10:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By wllmspd
If you can move up to 30x with both eyes you can...

If you can move up to 30x with both eyes you can really get intimate views, even when things look like dots.
Peter
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th November 2019, 19:09
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By wllmspd
The refractive index of glass varies depending on...

The refractive index of glass varies depending on the composition and also differently with different colours. The optical designer can use these to design their systems....
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 16th November 2019, 17:18
Replies: 149
Views: 14,225
Posted By wllmspd
The WX are special optically. Get them in the...

The WX are special optically. Get them in the same size and weight package as “normal” bins and you could name your price. Looking through anything else after the WX just feels very poor and tunnel...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 16th November 2019, 12:30
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By wllmspd
Binobandits are good and fit many models and can...

Binobandits are good and fit many models and can be grip pup up and down depending what you need.
https://alpineproducts.com/product/bino-bandit-glare-blocker/
They’re available from manny outlets.
...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th November 2019, 11:12
Replies: 52
Views: 2,337
Posted By wllmspd
The EII are not sealed and so can fog up, though...

The EII are not sealed and so can fog up, though as I’ve only had this once when I came in from a cold trip up a hill. Views are nice and wider than the rest, depends on your needs.

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th November 2019, 20:40
Replies: 56
Views: 3,168
Posted By wllmspd
Bills book(a) is/are a good place to start. Peter

Bills book(a) is/are a good place to start.

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th November 2019, 17:51
Replies: 56
Views: 3,168
Posted By wllmspd
Would be entertaining to bring a number of bins...

Would be entertaining to bring a number of bins along for an afternoon with a collimator, measure the degree of alignment and see how we get on. Old stuff, new stuff, Porro, roof... get some stats....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 20:01
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By wllmspd
Excellent news!! All IDA recognised sites engage...

Excellent news!! All IDA recognised sites engage with the surrounding councils and residents and report on their activities and (quite often) repeat the SQM sky brightness readings to monitor how the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th November 2019, 18:39
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By wllmspd
Also Wintergreen mints emit light if you crush...

Also Wintergreen mints emit light if you crush them... try other mint brands to see if they also perform the same. Spent an evening creating lots of little fragments.....

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 22:06
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By wllmspd
Impressive stuff, getting light sources with such...

Impressive stuff, getting light sources with such short wavelengths held things up for quite a while. Bit more expensive that a pair of binoculars!

Peter
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 30th October 2019, 11:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,811
Posted By wllmspd
denco, what other larger FOV bins are you...

denco, what other larger FOV bins are you referring to. The EII is wide, but I got wider and sharper to the edge,
I got the 8x30E first and the EII was noticeably brighter, so it’s the one I’ve...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th October 2019, 22:48
Replies: 56
Views: 3,168
Posted By wllmspd
Of course alignment isn’t exactly where these...

Of course alignment isn’t exactly where these companies have their IP and market determining features.... so there really isn’t any need to hide, other than the reasons given above. If most people...
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