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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th June 2019, 20:08
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By WJC
Welcome JJ, Something to think about: If you...

Welcome JJ,

Something to think about: If you asked 100 people to define “decent,” you might get 100 answers. You need to offer more criteria than price. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th June 2019, 17:14
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By WJC
190613 There are TWO phases to focusing a...

190613

There are TWO phases to focusing a binocular, or any other instrument for that matter. The first concerns the focus mechanism—the actuation of the focus knob, diopter ring, or flip lever....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th June 2019, 23:54
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By WJC
Go for it Ed; my feelings won't be hurt. A little...

Go for it Ed; my feelings won't be hurt. A little crying and a couple of trips to the shrink and I'll be as good as new, as new, as new ... :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th June 2019, 23:38
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By WJC
Hi, Chico: You have talked of eyestrain quite a...

Hi, Chico:

You have talked of eyestrain quite a bit. That has nothing to do with aperture or magnification. The first culprit there is the binocular being out of collimation and your ability to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th June 2019, 15:51
Replies: 55
Views: 2,299
Posted By WJC
:cat:“Stacking BBs all night long ... ‘daylight...

:cat:“Stacking BBs all night long ... ‘daylight come and me wan go home.” — Harry Belafonte, 1956

Okay, so I took some liberties ... again.

These light transmission threads can be useful if the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 04:03
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
It is definitely about physiological. “But, in...

It is definitely about physiological.

“But, in any case, if observation is problematic or strained, should one STARE, and hope the image will improve by itself ...”

I said nothing even...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th June 2019, 17:46
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
The brain rarely works on mathematical principles...

The brain rarely works on mathematical principles and the workings of the physiological principles differ from person to person. I know people get tired of me talking about the physiological....
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th June 2019, 04:36
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
Eronald: Not only is ceasar as correct as he is...

Eronald:

Not only is ceasar as correct as he is succinct, but I would also suggest you read the article found at:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4461356/

It is part of an...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd June 2019, 05:23
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
That means your spatial accommodation focussed...

That means your spatial accommodation focussed your eye lens for you. That is how Steiner made a bazillion dollars ... convincing people who were easily convinced that what was impossible was...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th May 2019, 01:35
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
Hi, Patudo: You, too, missed the point. You are...

Hi, Patudo:

You, too, missed the point. You are speaking of a mechanical “Focus Drift,” not the more common physiological “focus drift.” I have covered the mechanical version at length. One of the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th May 2019, 00:40
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
Hi, Tenex It was a figure of speech; I have...

Hi, Tenex

It was a figure of speech; I have never smoked, either. I don’t even like the word “cigarette.”

I’m glad you don’t have problems with “focus drift.” But I can assure you that far more...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th May 2019, 16:45
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
190528 Hi, Edmund: You said, “It's quite...

190528

Hi, Edmund:

You said, “It's quite possible that some people get something out of fiddling with the focus knob ...”

That comment was RIGHT ON!

I knew a fellow who, each time he would speak...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th May 2019, 02:50
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
Hi, Tenex: ‘Sorry, but no cigar, this...

Hi, Tenex:

‘Sorry, but no cigar, this time.

You’ve also heard me say that unfounded opinions—even those that have been around for decades—will never trump the laws of physics or physiological...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 24th May 2019, 18:23
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
One of the bugbears of binocular use is that if...

One of the bugbears of binocular use is that if the fields don’t perfectly overlap, there must be a problem with collimation. But as Aristotle was prone to say ... “BULL!” That’s just one of the many...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 24th May 2019, 02:07
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By WJC
The problem was MORE than solved; a lesson was...

The problem was MORE than solved; a lesson was learned. But remember, as you have occasion to tell others, only about 80% will get it. The most adamant will twist your words and blame you for their...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 21st May 2019, 03:55
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
The keys to “easy / stress-free” viewing, at ANY...

The keys to “easy / stress-free” viewing, at ANY magnification, do not relate to ANY brand or model:

1. Be sure the bino is collimated—NOT conditionally aligned.
2. Focus by STARING and let the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 21:32
Replies: 57
Views: 3,200
Posted By WJC
I'm not familiar with "exaggerated parallax."...

I'm not familiar with "exaggerated parallax." Could you please break that down for me? :cat:

Bill
Forum: Others Saturday 18th May 2019, 14:57
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By WJC
"Nothing wrong with a 1mm exit pupil." Please,...

"Nothing wrong with a 1mm exit pupil."

Please, my friend, let us agree to disagree, agreeably. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Others Saturday 18th May 2019, 04:44
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By WJC
190517 Hi, and welcome: Yes, I will be glad to...

190517

Hi, and welcome:

Yes, I will be glad to help. Most others won’t because they want to be kind and politically correct. For me, being politically correct is a tremendous waste of time and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th May 2019, 00:26
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By WJC
And I just came from CN where Cory showed Fujinon...

And I just came from CN where Cory showed Fujinon is moving away from the more sturdy eccentric method of collimation! Will BLUNDERS never cease?:cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 16:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By WJC
The Fujinon AR — the particular label it was. The...

The Fujinon AR — the particular label it was. The ARMY went to the AR after the Steiner Commander (one time M-22) failed.
Kama Tech — on US soil to get US government contracts
Northrop Grumman — the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 01:29
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By WJC
190515 I would try to help. However, the list...

190515

I would try to help. However, the list would take half a ream of paper. To get you started with some from my day: Some Swift’s, Some Fujinon’s, Some Minolta’s, Some Celestron’s, Some Meade’s,...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th May 2019, 20:55
Replies: 53
Views: 3,595
Posted By WJC
Yes, that’s how they make their money ......

Yes, that’s how they make their money ... modifications. It is now and has always been a mix-and-match proposition. Let’s say there are 2,000 binoculars coming from Asia, today. Those 2,000 can...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th May 2019, 18:17
Replies: 53
Views: 3,595
Posted By WJC
Hi, Edmund: Yes, but not necessarily for the...

Hi, Edmund:

Yes, but not necessarily for the reasons you state. Coatings can change ... coatings, but not the optics. Some of the prisms used today, are no different from those used decades ago. Of...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th May 2019, 21:17
Replies: 53
Views: 3,595
Posted By WJC
Hi, FS: First, thank you for your service. I...

Hi, FS:

First, thank you for your service.

I was a Navy Opticalman (rate from 1948 – 1999). We referred to Steiners as “the disposable binocular.”

You said, “I liked that I didn't need to focus...
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