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Forum: Swarovski Friday 10th July 2020, 15:21
Replies: 191
Views: 7,256
Posted By Hermann
Maybe you should try to find an 8x60blc in...

Maybe you should try to find an 8x60blc in excellent condition. Even larger exit pupil and even larger field of view: 160m /1000m. Maybe a tad heavy, but not that heavy. Two versions, one of them...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 8th July 2020, 05:21
Replies: 38
Views: 1,318
Posted By Hermann
I got my first set of Eneloops well before they...

I got my first set of Eneloops well before they became available Europe and the US, as part of a groupbuy on Candlepowerforums. Currently I've got something like 30 AAs and 20 AAAs and use them in...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 8th July 2020, 05:07
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
I tried something similar, on a Russian 12x40,...

I tried something similar, on a Russian 12x40, some 20 years ago, inspired by some pictures of old binoculars I had seen. I've still got the binoculars, couldn't find the contraption I made though. I...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 8th July 2020, 04:44
Replies: 89
Views: 4,318
Posted By Hermann
In a word - yes. And that applies not only to the...

In a word - yes. And that applies not only to the 8x20 (which I know by now pretty well) but also to the 10x42 I tried recently. I can't say anything about the other "older" models or about the newer...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th July 2020, 20:50
Replies: 191
Views: 7,256
Posted By Hermann
Despite the vocal pronouncements of several folks...

Despite the vocal pronouncements of several folks here, I for one don't need a short focus distance. I'd very much prefer binoculars without it, and without the optical compromises short focusing...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 19:59
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
Nice one. Well, every forum has to have its...

Nice one. Well, every forum has to have its ...

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 06:27
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
One interesting question is why Swarovski...

One interesting question is why Swarovski abandoned the open bridge design. Is it because the open bridge design with its complex focusers was too expensive to make, or maybe it was just not as...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 06:21
Replies: 191
Views: 7,256
Posted By Hermann
But ... Isn't looking at one's shoelaces what...

But ... Isn't looking at one's shoelaces what binoculars are all about?

Seriously, (very) close focusing may have detrimental effects on the performance of binoculars, just like eyepieces that are...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 16:57
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
And that's precisely why "sharp edges" don't...

And that's precisely why "sharp edges" don't matter - as long as they're sharp enough you notice, say, a soaring bird of prey.

The importance many people here attach to "edge sharpness" is a...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 10:49
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
A few unconnected observations ...

... on the NL:

1. There do appear to be a few influencers in this thread, trying to push the NL.

2. Nobody knows how the NL will perform in the field, and yet many people appear to take it for...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 10:13
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
Good thing I'm not on FB. That type of...

Good thing I'm not on FB.



That type of advertising makes me pretty suspicious of the product itself.

Anyway, I'm not going to buy the NL, no matter how good it is. It's too heavy for my liking,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd July 2020, 05:53
Replies: 38
Views: 1,318
Posted By Hermann
However, from what I hear the Zeiss 20x60S simply...

However, from what I hear the Zeiss 20x60S simply works. I know several people who've been using a 20x60S for a *long* time, in all sorts of conditions, and they never had a problem with the...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 05:41
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
An even more extreme case is the Deltarem with...

An even more extreme case is the Deltarem with its *huge* field of view (198/1000m, AFOV 90 degrees). I had a chance to look through one (in excellent condition!) many years ago, and found the...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 20:03
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
1. The Canons also work just like conventional...

1. The Canons also work just like conventional bins if you run out of juice.

2. There are also mechanical stabilisers around - the Zeiss 20x60S and the 20x60S Mono. They appear to have abandoned...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 19:29
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
Not Leica. Not Swarovski. Not Zeiss. They...

Not Leica. Not Swarovski. Not Zeiss.

They happily indulge in promoting yesteryear's technology.

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 16:11
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
They'd say that, wouldn't they? And if you...

They'd say that, wouldn't they? And if you believe that you'll believe anything.

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 13:06
Replies: 661
Views: 32,521
Posted By Hermann
Well, there were plenty of wideangle binoculars...

Well, there were plenty of wideangle binoculars in years past, some with even wider angles than this bunch, so I doubt anything will be "copyrighted".

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th June 2020, 05:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,318
Posted By Hermann
Plus you can always carry a couple of spare AAs....

Plus you can always carry a couple of spare AAs. They aren't that heavy.

I actually think the "battery issue" is an excuse for people to ignore the stabilised binoculars even though they always show...
Forum: Canon Sunday 28th June 2020, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Hermann
I actually prefer AA batteries/rechargeables over...

I actually prefer AA batteries/rechargeables over lithium batteries. Just drop a couple of spare Eneloops into your pocket when you go out and you're done. With in-built lithium batteries you'd need...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 03:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By Hermann
When you say you want to buy your "final pair",...

When you say you want to buy your "final pair", it sounds as though you're not that young anymore. In that case I'd consider getting a lighter pair, and probably not 10x magnification: 8x32 or, if...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd June 2020, 10:36
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Hermann
Yep. English subtitles would help a lot. Even a...

Yep. English subtitles would help a lot. Even a short English summary and links to any relevant articles on your website in the description would be useful.

Google translator doesn't really help...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th June 2020, 05:42
Replies: 89
Views: 4,318
Posted By Hermann
Or try the Canon 8x20 IS. Shows you more detail...

Or try the Canon 8x20 IS. Shows you more detail than any of the alphas once you press that button. It's also cheap, and if it doesn't last as long as any of the alphas you just buy a new one.

I'm...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 8th June 2020, 20:32
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Hermann
Frog ID (Germany)

I guess I'm just too stupid ... And the literature doesn't really help.

What's this frog?

Hermann
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 8th June 2020, 20:28
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By Hermann
The MicW i266 works very well on Android phones....

The MicW i266 works very well on Android phones. Small, pretty good quality, better than the Rode microphones I tried. Not cheap but worth the price I feel.

The recording app I use is Field...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 25th May 2020, 20:18
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By Hermann
I won't buy any Swarovski binocular with the...

I won't buy any Swarovski binocular with the Field Pro system.

It's as simple as that.

Hermann
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