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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 23:01
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Alexis Powell
I guess you've got a solution on your hands, but...

I guess you've got a solution on your hands, but since no one has commented, I'll just say that I'm surprised that you haven't found the sharpness and image quality of the Pentax Papilio...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 22:51
Replies: 31
Views: 901
Posted By Alexis Powell
Ha! Well, I'm glad to see someone defend...

Ha! Well, I'm glad to see someone defend progressives. Based on everything I've heard about them though, I still can't believe that their _overwhelming_ popularity (at least where I am) is due to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th August 2018, 22:29
Replies: 31
Views: 901
Posted By Alexis Powell
Typo--interesting experiences that I'll keep in...

Typo--interesting experiences that I'll keep in mind if I ever need progressives.

I heartily agree that it is important to find a good optometrist or opthamologist, especially when one is hyper...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th August 2018, 23:22
Replies: 31
Views: 901
Posted By Alexis Powell
On eyeglasses lens coatings: I prefer glass for...

On eyeglasses lens coatings:

I prefer glass for its toughness with respect to scratch resistance. Scratched lenses or coatings are worse than no coatings (I have found). Coatings on glass scratch...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 27th June 2018, 20:15
Replies: 65
Views: 3,774
Posted By Alexis Powell
No, not to the same extent. The FL has a fairly...

No, not to the same extent. The FL has a fairly flat field but with astigmatism. The Dialyt has a curved field with little astigmatism.

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th June 2018, 20:10
Replies: 55
Views: 2,303
Posted By Alexis Powell
3M VHB transfer film adhesives or double-sided...

3M VHB transfer film adhesives or double-sided tapes also never set up, but once stuck they don't allow squirming movement or let go (except in particular instances, which is nice for rubber armor on...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 22:49
Replies: 55
Views: 2,303
Posted By Alexis Powell
Use neoprene without self-adhesive (or something...

Use neoprene without self-adhesive (or something else without adhesive) along with a good adhesive (3M VHB).

--AP
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 20th June 2018, 18:11
Replies: 65
Views: 3,774
Posted By Alexis Powell
Is that the Leica 8x20 Trinovid? Sounds like it...

Is that the Leica 8x20 Trinovid? Sounds like it needs service to tension the hinges. The hinges should hold their settings firmly. I have the 10x25 equivalent and have no trouble with the diopter or...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th June 2018, 17:23
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, the fall in the value of the dollar was a...

Yes, the fall in the value of the dollar was a big part of it. However, nothing else that I like to buy rose in price like bins did, so they stick out in my memory, _and_ my salary didn't increase...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 10th June 2018, 17:19
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Alexis Powell
I'm a big fan of Op/Tech products, but for pocket...

I'm a big fan of Op/Tech products, but for pocket binocular straps I dislike having any hard bits (plastic or metal) that interfere with wrapping the strap tightly around the bin or that could...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th June 2018, 21:30
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Alexis Powell
The thing that gets me is that 10 years later (in...

The thing that gets me is that 10 years later (in 2001), a top-end bin from Leica, Zeiss, B&L, or Nikon could still be had for $1000 or less (e.g. I got my Leica 8x32 Trinovid in ~1998 for $710), but...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 3rd June 2018, 19:39
Replies: 38
Views: 2,115
Posted By Alexis Powell
The FOV of the Zeiss 8x25 Victory is 390' not...

The FOV of the Zeiss 8x25 Victory is 390' not 357'. The latter was the spec for the discontinued 8x20 model.



Realistic? Yes, I think so. Crisp? Absolutely not. I do not recommend it.

Since you...
Forum: Vortex Saturday 2nd June 2018, 20:57
Replies: 45
Views: 4,327
Posted By Alexis Powell
For the record, plenty of strong critics of...

For the record, plenty of strong critics of pathological trends in education in the USA are socialists. :)

--AP
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10:43
Replies: 93
Views: 8,729
Posted By Alexis Powell
For me, it's like they have a direct connection...

For me, it's like they have a direct connection to my brain. No fuss trying to get the image to and through my eye to the retina. It's crazy. Thanks for the review, ailevin. Glad I'm not alone in...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 31st May 2018, 19:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Alexis Powell
If I understand your problem, the solution to...

If I understand your problem, the solution to your troubles might be found in a higher quality thread converter. I messed around with cheapies for years, then went to this one from Really Right...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:17
Replies: 93
Views: 8,729
Posted By Alexis Powell
more to like about the Zeiss 8x25 Victory Pocket

The following is copied from comments I made on another thread in another subforum.

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Another factor that makes me so enthusiastic about this bin is that it fits my hand like a bigger...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:12
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, I always wear glasses while birding, which I...

Yes, I always wear glasses while birding, which I agree is an advantage with pocket roofs since their eye cups are too small to fit an adult human face! I've played around with the Zeiss 8x25 Victory...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 30th May 2018, 17:21
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By Alexis Powell
If the new CL is as good as you say relative to...

If the new CL is as good as you say relative to the Zeiss 8x25 Victory, it must be stupendously good, because I find the Zeiss so good that I am not sure whether my Leica 8x32 BA, Zeiss 8x32 FL, or...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 29th May 2018, 21:08
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By Alexis Powell
Well, I pulled up a web page that erroneously...

Well, I pulled up a web page that erroneously listed the 372 ft FOV spec of the old model, so I stand corrected on that important attribute, but the Victory does seem superior in every other area...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:45
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alexis Powell
The Zeiss 8x25 Victory Pocket is much better than...

The Zeiss 8x25 Victory Pocket is much better than the Leica 8x20 Ultravid. I suspect, based on reports, that it is better than the Swarovski 8x25. Certainly, the Zeiss has better specifications than...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 29th May 2018, 00:57
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Alexis Powell
The later Leica units are phase coated. The Leitz...

The later Leica units are phase coated. The Leitz and old Leica units are not.

Recent Leica units also have dielectric coatings, as well as water/oil-shedding lens coatings.

These differences are...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 29th May 2018, 00:48
Replies: 30
Views: 2,995
Posted By Alexis Powell
I don't know who invented hydrophobic lens...

I don't know who invented hydrophobic lens treatments, but I take jgraider's point. The fact is, Bushnell introduced it on Bushnell (and B&L labeled) bins many years (like 10+ years) before any other...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 29th May 2018, 00:38
Replies: 30
Views: 2,954
Posted By Alexis Powell
I'd say the Zeiss 8x25 Victory is already there....

I'd say the Zeiss 8x25 Victory is already there. I find that it handles and provides a view more like what I expect from an 8x32, so I consider it a competitor to the Swarovski 8x30 CL (new) even...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th May 2018, 20:59
Replies: 28
Views: 1,878
Posted By Alexis Powell
In the past, I found very few inexpensive bins...

In the past, I found very few inexpensive bins with the diopter properly calibrated at the zero setting, so I had to find the best setting by trial and error, and I then marked it with an extra fine...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 25th May 2018, 19:34
Replies: 29
Views: 2,278
Posted By Alexis Powell
I don't remember exactly, but it wasn't long...

I don't remember exactly, but it wasn't long after Swarobright had debuted as part of the original EL. So I'd guess since around ~2003 on the SLC.

--AP
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