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Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th March 2020, 01:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By WJC
8x32 or 10x42, both are good choices. For...

8x32 or 10x42, both are good choices. For birding, I use the 8x32 SE and have done so before people started calling it an "ALPHA." :cat:

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 15th March 2020, 15:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By WJC
Hi Spartan J., What roof did you decide on? Bill

Hi Spartan J.,

What roof did you decide on?

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th March 2020, 15:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By WJC
200311 Hi Spartan J., “BILL ,This is what...

200311

Hi Spartan J.,

“BILL ,This is what happens when your brain is as old as your old eyes.”

About 10 years ago, I decided I was going to live forever. AND ... so far, so good!

“My 7x50'S...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th March 2020, 23:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By WJC
200310 Hi Spartan J: Iíll believe you live at...

200310

Hi Spartan J:

Iíll believe you live at the homeport of the SS Badger, but if at the homeport of the USS Badger, you must have a HUGE supply of scuba gear! Wasnít the Badger one of the 4 Fast...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th March 2020, 15:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By WJC
200310 Hi Spartan J, Last thing, first. You...

200310

Hi Spartan J,

Last thing, first.

You are NOT going to alleviate the last thing you mentioned. When in the house, focusing on newsprint, you are focusing only a few inches away; when...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th March 2020, 20:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By WJC
From my article in Southern Boating, last...

From my article in Southern Boating, last fall:


FINALLY, THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING TO STARE

Your mother probably taught you itís not nice to stare. However, for the most pleasing observing...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th March 2020, 16:04
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By WJC
200203 Good advertising need not be accurate, or...

200203

Good advertising need not be accurate, or even meaningful; it need only be believed. More binoculars are sold based on the laws of advertising than the laws of optics. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 38
Views: 1,936
Posted By WJC
Please consider the much touted SEA SALT. Except...

Please consider the much touted SEA SALT. Except for some created in a lab, what salt does NOT come from the sea—current or dead—or a large lake ... none. Yet, it is much easier to believe misleading...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 2nd February 2020, 23:38
Replies: 38
Views: 1,936
Posted By WJC
Yet, the wise should beware; aspheric is NOT a...

Yet, the wise should beware; aspheric is NOT a magic word. And even salt can look like sugar. There is no doubt we have the technology. That, however, does not mean that technology has been used....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th January 2020, 18:15
Replies: 109
Views: 4,788
Posted By WJC
Or from the standpoint of a birder who has spent...

Or from the standpoint of a birder who has spent a lifetime in optical design, manufacturing, repair, calibration, and collimation and who can spot opto-irrelevance from a mile away. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 21st January 2020, 19:18
Replies: 109
Views: 4,788
Posted By WJC
From the Navy's OM 3 & 2. :cat: Bill

From the Navy's OM 3 & 2. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th January 2020, 23:18
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By WJC
Hi Rickenbacker, You may note that a binocular...

Hi Rickenbacker,

You may note that a binocular with a camera built-in will usually cost less than a cheap bino and cheap camera sold separately. There's a reason for that.

Rickenbacker or Schecter...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th January 2020, 18:16
Replies: 187
Views: 10,158
Posted By WJC
200117 Hi, Omid, Friends donít let friends use...

200117

Hi, Omid,

Friends donít let friends use ZOOM binoculars.

I number of times, people, with ZERO optical experience, have taken it upon themselves to corroborate something Iíve said. I never...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th January 2020, 16:47
Replies: 109
Views: 4,788
Posted By WJC
Attached

Attached :cat:
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 16th January 2020, 21:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By WJC
Transmission

200116

Considering our physiological differences, accommodations, and the fact that a binocular manufactured Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. will differ slightly from the “same” binocular manufactured Thursday...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th January 2020, 17:02
Replies: 156
Views: 5,778
Posted By WJC
Physiology

200116

Hi, interoception,

I rarely enter the realm of neurosciences. I believe the last time was when I stubbed my little toe on a large, heavy stool that found its way to the middle of my hallway...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th January 2020, 22:54
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By WJC
200115 One of the most blatant distortions used...

200115

One of the most blatant distortions used to teach people about optics is the myriad drawings showing light passing through a system and coming to a point at the focal point. This, however,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th January 2020, 20:14
Replies: 156
Views: 5,778
Posted By WJC
Oh, that you would be correct.:cat: BC

Oh, that you would be correct.:cat:

BC
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th January 2020, 18:36
Replies: 156
Views: 5,778
Posted By WJC
Don't blame the clown for being a clown; blame...

Don't blame the clown for being a clown; blame yourself for going to the circus ... guilty! :cat:

BC
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th January 2020, 00:24
Replies: 156
Views: 5,778
Posted By WJC
200114 Rico70: Rico, I think you are trying to...

200114

Rico70:

Rico, I think you are trying to offend the wrong people. Most folks have been exceptionally kind and patient with you. I speak with people from all over the world ... every week...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th January 2020, 21:54
Replies: 156
Views: 5,778
Posted By WJC
"The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's...

"The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge." ó Dr. Stephen Hawking
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th January 2020, 21:50
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By WJC
Oh, you mean like Carton's "fernglasser"?...

Oh, you mean like Carton's "fernglasser"? 8-P

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th January 2020, 18:21
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By WJC
An M. Hensoldt clone? BC

An M. Hensoldt clone?

BC
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 14th January 2020, 17:43
Replies: 98
Views: 4,575
Posted By WJC
Steve, While magnification does not cause...

Steve,

While magnification does not cause Chromatic Aberration, it certainly can increase or decrease its degree. Some people think the objective is the culprit in creating CA. However, while it is...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th January 2020, 03:30
Replies: 156
Views: 5,778
Posted By WJC
I can't. Those things are almost as costly as a...

I can't. Those things are almost as costly as a WX. :cat:

BC
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