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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 15:31
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By Pileatus
Optical...

Optical Infinity...

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/optical+infinity

https://www.healthguidance.org/entry/16641/1/take-your-eyes-on-an-infinity-vacation.html
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 4th July 2018, 20:19
Replies: 63
Views: 3,837
Posted By Pileatus
Corn Creek...

Corn Creek Springs...
https://www.desertusa.com/wild/du_corncreek.html

On the way back to Vegas we saw a road and found this...
http://mtcharlestonlodge.com/
Food and cooler altitude!
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 19th June 2018, 13:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By Pileatus
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36048186 htt...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36048186
https://www.forbes.com/sites/francistapon/2017/05/22/czechia-has-won-the-czech-republic-name-debate/#ad414097d664
Forum: Leica Tuesday 19th June 2018, 13:12
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Pileatus
Did you apply cleaning fluid or any other liquid...

Did you apply cleaning fluid or any other liquid directly to the lens?
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 14th June 2018, 15:05
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Pileatus
The bottom line is you will not find better...

The bottom line is you will not find better service than what Swarovski offers. We sent an 8X32 SV in for an almost imperceptible dull spot seen only against a perfectly blue sky. The bin came back...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th June 2018, 11:12
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Pileatus
Much of the quality in those 1990 optics can be...

Much of the quality in those 1990 optics can be had today for under $1000. In some cases, much less. The best optics in 2018 are luxury items and one should expect to pay a premium. The rules of...
Forum: Kowa Friday 8th June 2018, 16:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pileatus
Out of the box I star tested mine in controlled...

Out of the box I star tested mine in controlled conditions. I saw perfect concentric circles throughout the full range. I followed with a resolution test and that, too, convinced me it was a worthy...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 4th June 2018, 23:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By Pileatus
Swarovski...

Swarovski Repair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y42S4nhHbt0
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 3rd June 2018, 11:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Pileatus
I only trust my eyes.

I only trust my eyes.
Forum: Kowa Sunday 3rd June 2018, 00:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pileatus
My ED82 is as sharp or sharper than any scope...

My ED82 is as sharp or sharper than any scope I've seen. It's easy to tell when it easily "snaps to focus" and delivers a completely satisfying view.
Our Kowa 883 (25-60) is as good or better than...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 29th May 2018, 18:35
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pileatus
Since I bought the Kowa 883 my ED82 is used by my...

Since I bought the Kowa 883 my ED82 is used by my wife (30X and 25-75 zoom) and friends. When traveling we take the Kowa 883 with the 25-60 zoom.

IMHO, the Kowa is the better scope. Due to...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th May 2018, 12:33
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Pileatus
I used Armorall on my Ultravid because the rubber...

I used Armorall on my Ultravid because the rubber smelled so bad but I wiped most of it off after a few minutes. Never had a problem.

With the Swaros I just use water. I see a lot of birders...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 27th May 2018, 22:38
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Pileatus
https://www.swarovskioptik.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.en...

https://www.swarovskioptik.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/SOP-US-Site/en_US/-/USD/SPAG_CustomerService-ViewMaintenanceInstructions#
"It is very easy to care for the housing’s exterior: you only...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 25th May 2018, 14:30
Replies: 29
Views: 1,884
Posted By Pileatus
I couldn't agree more. :t: Each human eye, face...

I couldn't agree more. :t:

Each human eye, face and brain structure will interpret images in a manner unique to that individual and that individual alone. There are simply too many variables at play...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 25th May 2018, 13:44
Replies: 29
Views: 1,884
Posted By Pileatus
From...

From 2007...
https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=770069&postcount=4
Forum: Swarovski Friday 25th May 2018, 00:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,884
Posted By Pileatus
Thanks to PlanetMaker, I revisited my interest in...

Thanks to PlanetMaker, I revisited my interest in Swarovski's 7X42 SLC. Last week I purchased a used model that was refurbished by Swarovski.

I received the bin yesterday only to find it was better...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 13:52
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Pileatus
From personal observation, 8X32 SE's with serial...

From personal observation, 8X32 SE's with serial numbers 501, 504, 505 and 550 all have the same eyepiece. The only optical difference I can see is that the 550's are a hair brighter, when viewed in...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 20th May 2018, 18:10
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Pileatus
I have only original Nikon 7636 eyecups.

I have only original Nikon 7636 eyecups.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 19th May 2018, 11:52
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Pileatus
No, they're on as designed and folded down. I...

No, they're on as designed and folded down. I could actually raise them about 1mm to completely avoid kidney beaning but I've learned how to hold them without any problems.

I've loaned my SE...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 19th May 2018, 01:37
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Pileatus
I have no idea if they'd work but the dimensions...

I have no idea if they'd work but the dimensions are spot on. Material flexibility as you say, is another issue. I anticipated this shortage a decade ago and bought a few replacements. Glad I did,...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 19th May 2018, 01:30
Replies: 29
Views: 1,884
Posted By Pileatus
Yes, it's a great 7X42 if you can handle the...

Yes, it's a great 7X42 if you can handle the weight.
Forum: Nikon Friday 18th May 2018, 14:36
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Pileatus
I have a few brand new SE eye cups which I just...

I have a few brand new SE eye cups which I just measured.
This is an exact match...as far as I can...
Forum: Nikon Friday 18th May 2018, 14:36
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Pileatus
I tested recent comments by emailing Nikon asking...

I tested recent comments by emailing Nikon asking for eye cups (Part# 7636). The response was to send it in for repair. I did the same thing last year for SE objective covers (for a friend) and they...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 17th May 2018, 22:30
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By Pileatus
Most likely free of charge. Swarovski in North...

Most likely free of charge.
Swarovski in North America states no out of warranty work will be performed without authorization.
Forum: Leica Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By Pileatus
Unmounted the 7X42 Ultravid is OK for casual...

Unmounted the 7X42 Ultravid is OK for casual observation but it does have those soft edges.

Mounted, the 10X50 SV is as good as it gets for stargazing with a 10X50. The entire FOV is sharp and a joy...
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