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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th April 2018, 00:31
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By Rathaus
Black Crow, donít go buying things on my account!...

Black Crow, donít go buying things on my account! If I can give any advice it would be to relax and just enjoy your excellent 8x30 E2 binoculars. For some of us on BF, viewing through Binoculars has...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 05:45
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By Rathaus
Black Crow - regarding the 10x35 E2...Iím not a...

Black Crow - regarding the 10x35 E2...Iím not a huge fan of an exit pupil much below 4mm, but the Nikon 10x35 has really surprised me with their ease of view. An easy handling porro with an even...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 00:53
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By Rathaus
Personally, I don’t have a problem with the...

Personally, I don’t have a problem with the focuser on the Habicht. I’m a big fan of the Habicht focus mechanism. The newer ones loosen up a bit with use, and the older ones are very free (quicker...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 00:00
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By Rathaus
Iíd add the Swift Audubon and the Fujinon fmt...

Iíd add the Swift Audubon and the Fujinon fmt into the porro mix. Great value porros which are the equal of pretty much anything.

Iíve said this before - I think Henry got the only dud Habicht...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 02:27
Replies: 81
Views: 2,415
Posted By Rathaus
Get yourself a screwdriver...then you can have...

Get yourself a screwdriver...then you can have existential bliss as well as a functioning hinge! ;)
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 01:51
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By Rathaus
The OP appears to be enquiring about low powered...

The OP appears to be enquiring about low powered Binoculars which also possess a very large ‘Apparent FOV’. This is often not the case with low powered bins.

These would fit the bill. These are the...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 8th March 2018, 23:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Rathaus
And yet some people prefer the view through a...

And yet some people prefer the view through a Habicht.

Itís as simple as that really.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 7th March 2018, 00:51
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Rathaus
Itís a brand new Habicht and the firm focuser...

Itís a brand new Habicht and the firm focuser will become much easier with use. This is an heirloom binocular and requires some Ďrunning iní. Personally, I love the Habicht focus. Itís a mechanical...
Forum: Leica Thursday 1st March 2018, 01:54
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Rathaus
I sampled a brand new 12x50 last week and yes, I...

I sampled a brand new 12x50 last week and yes, I would definitely describe the focuser as having ‘stiction’. It also had the seemingly normal small amount of freeplay that so many Ultravids have.
I...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 21st February 2018, 20:56
Replies: 251
Views: 46,504
Posted By Rathaus
Noctivid owners who wear no spectacles while...

Noctivid owners who wear no spectacles while viewing - may I ask, what eyecup positions have you settled on (intermediate or otherwise) for both the 8x and/or 10x Noctivids?


Cheers,
Rathaus
Forum: Leica Monday 19th February 2018, 03:26
Replies: 78
Views: 7,763
Posted By Rathaus
I havenít read this entire thread, but today I...

I havenít read this entire thread, but today I enquired with Leica Australia about the delayed release of the retro trinovids. For what itís worth, their current estimate is 2019.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th February 2018, 22:43
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rathaus
Cheers for the suggestion Bob, I’ll definitely...

Cheers for the suggestion Bob, I’ll definitely give that a go. I have the last of the Zeiss BGATP 7x42 and find them to be a stunning glass....but the one area (apart from water resistance) they fall...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th February 2018, 22:08
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rathaus
Dennis - that picture is great...itís exactly as...

Dennis - that picture is great...itís exactly as I imagined your Ďinfamousí goats on slopes story. Tricky viewing no doubt.

Iím having a particularly tricky time viewing in thick subtropical...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 17th January 2018, 09:26
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Rathaus
Outstanding review Tobias. A great read as always...

Outstanding review Tobias. A great read as always :t:
Forum: Leica Wednesday 10th January 2018, 00:26
Replies: 68
Views: 5,244
Posted By Rathaus
Cheers for your observations Tobias. I’ve been...

Cheers for your observations Tobias.

I’ve been waiting for your impressions of the Noctivid, and from what you’ve previously written about your optical experiences I had a strong hunch that the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th December 2017, 01:38
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By Rathaus
The little Ultravids are a gorgeous glass. I...

The little Ultravids are a gorgeous glass. I agree with what Alexis said about these bins. My take on it - it can take a little bit of time and effort to get to know and use these particular...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th December 2017, 10:49
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By Rathaus
Given your background, I think youíre on the...

Given your background, I think youíre on the right track with the image aesthetic of the Habicht. Of all roof bins, I would also definitely add the Leica Noctivid 8x42 or 10x42 into the mix...youíll...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th December 2017, 01:16
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Rathaus
Andy, A few years back I struck on some good...

Andy,

A few years back I struck on some good fortune when I found a pair of these Hensoldt Wetzlar 10x50 sitting in a second hand junk shop. The reticle is very discreet and one of the best I’ve...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th November 2017, 05:53
Replies: 56
Views: 9,835
Posted By Rathaus
Bill, and anyone else interested - Hereís a BF...

Bill, and anyone else interested -

Hereís a BF link to a nice write up by John Dracon about the FPO Bushnells.

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=230405

Given the monstrous size and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th November 2017, 00:46
Replies: 56
Views: 9,835
Posted By Rathaus
Regarding 7x35 Porros - I’ve just been...

Regarding 7x35 Porros -

I’ve just been comparing (daytime viewing) the excellent Nikon E2 with some late 1950s Bushnell FPO 7x35 rangemasters - two of the special edition FPO Rangeaster model, and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th November 2017, 10:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rathaus
That sure is cold..and I’m assuming it’s...

That sure is cold..and I’m assuming it’s Fahrenheit.

My challenge is with a hot vehicle interior in summer. I keep a Habicht and a little Nikon at the ready both inside the centre arm rest. I took...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th November 2017, 08:14
Replies: 61
Views: 5,177
Posted By Rathaus
Re very low light viewing?...I didn’t put much...

Re very low light viewing?...I didn’t put much time into those two specifically back and forth but the 8x Noctivid is better in low light. However, The little Habicht is just extraordinary...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th November 2017, 06:27
Replies: 61
Views: 5,177
Posted By Rathaus
Just a couple of my recent experiences - Iíve...

Just a couple of my recent experiences - Iíve often compared the E2 in 8x and 10x to the Habicht in 8x and 10x.

Either Habicht has better resolution and is significantly brighter.

Just a few...
Forum: Canon Friday 20th October 2017, 06:28
Replies: 189
Views: 80,785
Posted By Rathaus
Thanks for that Binastro man. I donít mind some...

Thanks for that Binastro man.

I donít mind some occasional tinkering...I was wondering about opening up the canons and having a good old poke about.
Forum: Leica Friday 20th October 2017, 04:51
Replies: 251
Views: 46,504
Posted By Rathaus
Almost Sage like - Everything you wrote has...

Almost Sage like - Everything you wrote has indeed come to pass. Those indented divots have plumped back out very nicely. B (:
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