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Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 06:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By Whiterain
The photo on the right seems more pleasing...

The photo on the right seems more pleasing initially, has an obviously larger FOV, and obviously clearer edges, but I'm thinking the camera is doing more work than we think, since the blacks are...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 06:09
Replies: 44
Views: 3,834
Posted By Whiterain
I was a bit concerned with the diopter adjustment...

I was a bit concerned with the diopter adjustment myself. But.
There's zero chance I could miss the focus wheel and somehow touch, much less adjust the diopter on accident, and mine is tighter than...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 05:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By Whiterain
Snagged the last pair of 10's from Cabelas on...

Snagged the last pair of 10's from Cabelas on Friday (delivered today), but they were in stock for a week or so.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 05:46
Replies: 37
Views: 1,955
Posted By Whiterain
Tape grid to wall, tape laser to binos, video...

Tape grid to wall, tape laser to binos, video record if necessary? If you wanted to get really geeky with it, you could use a program like LoggerPro as used in physics lab assignments that uses the...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th August 2020, 09:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
The phenomenon is consistent, but did require...

The phenomenon is consistent, but did require certain conditions to fully isolate it. Bit short sighted to be dismissive considering multiple pools of information doing everything except contradict...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 20th August 2020, 09:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
Starting to make a bit more sense for me. I'm...

Starting to make a bit more sense for me. I'm still missing how vignetting would be different between eyes in this case. If you were looking at something very close to your face and the eyes had to...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 20th August 2020, 05:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
I can see how that could be misunderstood by...

I can see how that could be misunderstood by those who can move one eye independently. I am not one of those people, and simply don't know how to express that more clearly.

Henry's explanation...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 19th August 2020, 14:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
...and it would make sense, except I first...

...and it would make sense, except I first noticed it with one objective lens capped.

My common sense filter is yelling "your vision could not possibly be occluded by your nose when using...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 18th August 2020, 03:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
That was my first thought, but its a symmetrical...

That was my first thought, but its a symmetrical phenomenon (inside and outside). Henry may be on to something, i imagining it as though the light coming in forms a circle, but that if you could...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 16th August 2020, 04:49
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
I watched a few medical videos and looked at...

I watched a few medical videos and looked at these types of images, but haven't seen anything supporting my thought or Henry's statement. Nothing, on its face, mentions different pivot points, the 4...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 15th August 2020, 21:08
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
Beautiful. That was the only thing I could think...

Beautiful. That was the only thing I could think might explain it but I couldn't imagine the eye having two different pivot points.

That said, seems like something worth engineering around when...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 15th August 2020, 20:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whiterain
FOV and Blackout Axis

Not sure how to phrase this title, much less search for it.

I noticed something strange with my SF 42s. With the glass to my face and centered, I can point my eyes up or down and see to the edges. ...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th August 2020, 23:34
Replies: 4,071
Views: 1,520,741
Posted By Whiterain
Probably didn't say that, but now I'm more...

Probably didn't say that, but now I'm more curious who doesn't know who he was? If nothing else I figure that movie would push him into the public; it topped charts in most countries.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 31st July 2020, 11:44
Replies: 984
Views: 72,517
Posted By Whiterain
I found out I had 20/30 vision in middle school. ...

I found out I had 20/30 vision in middle school. They didn't call it a blessing, but did say "you need glasses, kid."
Forum: Zeiss Friday 31st July 2020, 09:57
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Whiterain
The armor extending past the chassis on mine are...

The armor extending past the chassis on mine are pliable, but I'd never notice unless trying to give them a squeeze. They may be mechanically locked via a rib (don't know if it translates, but the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th July 2020, 19:55
Replies: 138
Views: 6,611
Posted By Whiterain
Perhaps not apples and oranges, since size is so...

Perhaps not apples and oranges, since size is so close. I'd say a 50% cost delta might be a stronger consideration for many, but curious what people have to say as well.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 10th July 2020, 05:34
Replies: 984
Views: 72,517
Posted By Whiterain
Correct. There is a very small window where the...

Correct. There is a very small window where the light converges and gives a full image. Too close and your image goes to hell, and too far away gives you a tiny circle of light and a reflection on...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 10:36
Replies: 984
Views: 72,517
Posted By Whiterain
Skimmed the comments quick--apologies if it has...

Skimmed the comments quick--apologies if it has been addressed already. Any idea if/how the forehead thingy allows adjustment of IPD? The legs seem to be fixed, and there doesn't appear to be a...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 17:34
Replies: 46
Views: 2,217
Posted By Whiterain
I'm sure there's some info out there somewhere,...

I'm sure there's some info out there somewhere, probably a lot here even, but I'm curious how much variation is needed for a good optical system to become not so good. Wild guess, but I'm thinking...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th June 2020, 08:50
Replies: 46
Views: 2,217
Posted By Whiterain
Oh goodness, I promise you don't need to worry...

Oh goodness, I promise you don't need to worry about hurting feelings or ruffled feathers on account of a joke. My sense of humor is... pretty dark. I only meant what I said, that the analogy isn't...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th June 2020, 08:35
Replies: 46
Views: 2,217
Posted By Whiterain
Manufacturers often send retailers demo sets with...

Manufacturers often send retailers demo sets with a big ugly DEMO somewhere conspicuous. They're either offered free or heavily discounted to the dealer, and we'll tracked to prevent resale. Its...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th June 2020, 08:24
Replies: 46
Views: 2,217
Posted By Whiterain
Maybe, but not from that program alone. Demos...

Maybe, but not from that program alone. Demos without an identical purchase could warrant a fee that would pay for the set itself before long. Say 3% including shipping, plus damage deposit? If...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th June 2020, 08:12
Replies: 46
Views: 2,217
Posted By Whiterain
I don't disagree with the idea in principle. ...

I don't disagree with the idea in principle. That said...

-I'm not convinced it's worth doing if the comparison is inside a store.
-I'm unaware of a store nearby that would have multiple versions...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th June 2020, 07:44
Replies: 46
Views: 2,217
Posted By Whiterain
It does sound like better balance and wider field...

It does sound like better balance and wider field of view (vs others) seem to offset the common points that would normally favor an 8x. I'm not super steady when holding mine, since im huffing and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 08:14
Replies: 220
Views: 7,208
Posted By Whiterain
Dangerous and senseless to censor history. For...

Dangerous and senseless to censor history. For explorers and those whose findings can never be truly theirs, it's been almost the sole acknowledgement of discovery to plant your name on what you've...
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