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Forum: Swarovski Friday 17th May 2013, 08:16
Replies: 9
Views: 7,067
Posted By zuiko
Just got mine today after waiting 2 months for...

Just got mine today after waiting 2 months for it.

No sideways play at all. Plastic pieces make the item not very heavy.

Two small issues. I have the 65 and 95 and attaching requires removing the...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 25th March 2013, 07:00
Replies: 514
Views: 225,721
Posted By zuiko
The coloration of birds like this depends not on...

The coloration of birds like this depends not on pigmentation but rather interference of incident light causing the iridescenct greens, blues we see in birds.

The interesting thing is that the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 20th March 2013, 11:19
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By zuiko
Novel test of resolution.

After reading on USAF charts etc I tried to think of a reproducibly small standard size of target that might be used to test resolution.

And came up with the iPhone 5 retina display screen.

My ATX...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 20th March 2013, 07:03
Replies: 514
Views: 225,721
Posted By zuiko
That's great to hear horokuru. The only things...

That's great to hear horokuru.

The only things I'm waiting on now are my tr II and a 95mm stay on case.

The 65mm stay on case arrived today and I have been loving the CT tripod with DH101 head. I...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 20th March 2013, 06:58
Replies: 2
Views: 2,200
Posted By zuiko
I've got the ATX in 95mm and 65mm apertures and...

I've got the ATX in 95mm and 65mm apertures and have used it for astronomy over the past few weeks I've had it. I also have a Meade 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain and an 8" Celestron SCT and they are...
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Sunday 17th March 2013, 03:20
Replies: 20
Views: 25,304
Posted By zuiko
I have the OMD and a Nikon D600 with the TLSAPO...

I have the OMD and a Nikon D600 with the TLSAPO on an ATX.

My initial attempts with the OMD and TLS were very ordinary. I tried self timer of 2 seconds with no improvement.

Subsequently learned...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 7th March 2013, 10:53
Replies: 65
Views: 38,897
Posted By zuiko
I've had my ATX95 now for almost 3 weeks and I...

I've had my ATX95 now for almost 3 weeks and I have to say that I am absolutely delighted every time I put my eye to it. Astounding views every time guaranteed no matter how mundane the scene.

I am...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 28th February 2013, 21:31
Replies: 42
Views: 29,514
Posted By zuiko
The lower transmission values of scopes vs...

The lower transmission values of scopes vs binoculars is explained in my opinion by the fact that it is a percentage value.

Percentage of what?

Incident light or collected light at the objective....
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th February 2013, 08:40
Replies: 48
Views: 11,409
Posted By zuiko
Depends on where you live. In America you can buy...

Depends on where you live. In America you can buy HEET branded gasline antifreeze which is 99.9% methanol from an auto supplies shop.

Otherwise speed or racing (car) shops, some motorcycle shops...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th February 2013, 01:07
Replies: 48
Views: 11,409
Posted By zuiko
If one must clean then my recommendations...

If one must clean then my recommendations are:

1. Blower to remove stray dust.

If all looks good stop.

2. Spray methanol (wood alcohol) on clean microfibre lint free cloth.

3. Spot clean any...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 13th February 2013, 12:47
Replies: 9
Views: 7,215
Posted By zuiko
Yep. At 8' o clock in left, 4 o clock in right,...

Yep.

At 8' o clock in left, 4 o clock in right, there are prism edge reflections when you view the exit pupil at arms length.

With off axis stray light, and it doesn't have to be all that bright,...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 12th February 2013, 07:49
Replies: 48
Views: 11,409
Posted By zuiko
How to clean? As little as possible. Avoid...

How to clean?

As little as possible. Avoid getting them dirty. Put objective covers on when not viewing.

I have a binocular from 2005 that has never had any lens surface cleaned and I've taken it...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 11th February 2013, 11:11
Replies: 343
Views: 56,062
Posted By zuiko
Being someone who can see RB effect and given it...

Being someone who can see RB effect and given it has been a factor in my bino choices, the fact that I now have a pair of Swarovski 8x32 SV right here might give an indication that I am clearly not...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 11th February 2013, 10:00
Replies: 56
Views: 23,279
Posted By zuiko
I bought a Dialyt 8x56 BGAT back in 1991 in...

I bought a Dialyt 8x56 BGAT back in 1991 in Sydney. Last of the stock that still said Made In West Germany. It has all its bits and pieces and tripod adapter.

Still a beautiful binocular. I used it...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 11th February 2013, 01:45
Replies: 343
Views: 56,062
Posted By zuiko
OK. Rolling ball phenomenon. I don't know when...

OK.

Rolling ball phenomenon. I don't know when it became called that but when I was buying my first set of alpha bins I trialled the Zeiss, Leica and Nikon HG.

I described this rolling effect...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th May 2009, 12:41
Replies: 9
Views: 3,525
Posted By zuiko
It may not be a scratch? I know that sometimes...

It may not be a scratch?

I know that sometimes the breath and wipe technique can leave marks that look like scratches but subsequently can be cleaned off. It's worst at the edges where it can be...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 6th May 2009, 12:35
Replies: 15
Views: 8,648
Posted By zuiko
I think that sometimes one has to be careful with...

I think that sometimes one has to be careful with posts like these.

In giving out fine details, it may be possible to aid counterfeiters to make their products resemble closer the real thing. That...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th May 2009, 10:22
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By zuiko
Can I just say that of my binoculars, my Zeiss...

Can I just say that of my binoculars, my Zeiss 8x56 which has a 7mm exit pupil has no starburst effects at all with stars.

My 10x42 Ultravid on the other hand has 4 point starbursts. The lines...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 6th May 2009, 09:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By zuiko
My biggest regret is not buying one of these a...

My biggest regret is not buying one of these a few years ago in place of the Leica 10x42 I got at that time. It just wasn't on my radar and not available in our market...

Now that I know... I'll...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 6th May 2009, 09:12
Replies: 5
Views: 5,383
Posted By zuiko
8x32 SE CF compared to my other bins.

3 days ago I received a pair of the Nikon porros... and bought them only because I've always wondered what a quality pair of porros could show me. While not exactly cheap at $499 US they're not very...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th January 2006, 23:28
Replies: 3
Views: 3,392
Posted By zuiko
Thank you. The pronunciation of names like...

Thank you.

The pronunciation of names like "Joel" (Billy Joel for example) and "Noel" (although that is pronounced No-elle too) made me pronounce it as rhyming with coal or cole.

I agree that it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th January 2006, 03:19
Replies: 3
Views: 3,392
Posted By zuiko
Pronounciation of birdname...

Hi all,

Would appreciate a little help with this.

What is the correct pronounciation of "KOEL" - the cuckoo of south east Asia / Australia.

Common Koel - Eudynamys scolopacea


Is it like...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th January 2006, 12:26
Replies: 25
Views: 7,708
Posted By zuiko
The 40D definitely converges the rays more...

The 40D definitely converges the rays more towards the shorter focal length.

Thus the effective depth of focus (range of acceptable sharpness/resolution) would therefore be smaller compared to a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th January 2006, 11:08
Replies: 25
Views: 7,708
Posted By zuiko
A binocular is simply an astronomical telescope...

A binocular is simply an astronomical telescope design with prisms to invert and flip the image.

The ratio between the focal length of the objective and eyepiece is what determines magnification. So...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th January 2006, 08:09
Replies: 25
Views: 7,708
Posted By zuiko
I disagree with the bigger objective = better...

I disagree with the bigger objective = better depth of field theory.

A pin hole gives almost infinite DOF for example. An f1.0 lens gives razor thin DOF.

DOF relates to depth of focus which is...
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