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Forum: Leica Friday 17th August 2018, 16:43
Replies: 174
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Posted By Binastro
This thread just seems to confirm that we are all...

This thread just seems to confirm that we are all different and have different needs and likes.

Some people love bananas, I hate them after one was forced on me when I was four. It was the latest...
Forum: Leica Thursday 16th August 2018, 12:10
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
Meopta made the very nice Mikroma and also the...

Meopta made the very nice Mikroma and also the Stereo Mikroma sub miniature cameras.

The British Royal family were noted users of the Leica M3, and were good photographers.
Leica had to keep several...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 15th August 2018, 14:48
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
Hi Bob, Make sure the sun is hidden behind a...

Hi Bob,
Make sure the sun is hidden behind a building when testing optics near the sun.
Also be aware that the sun moves its own diameter every two minutes.

This also applies when trying to find the...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 14th August 2018, 20:35
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
Lee, your almost brand new looking Skoda is...

Lee, your almost brand new looking Skoda is impressive.

Our 1985 and 1992 Saabs have done about 240,000 miles each.

An AA man in Scotland was called out to fix a a 1950s, I think, Bentley, a Rolls...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 14th August 2018, 20:19
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
I used to work on old Rolls Royce hearses as a...

I used to work on old Rolls Royce hearses as a trainee mechanic (Post 100).
I wouldn't like to end up in one either. (:

The opulent over the top larger Rolls are not for me either, but the everyday...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 14th August 2018, 15:31
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
But not for mountain goats using a Swarovski...

But not for mountain goats using a Swarovski Porroprism binocular. (:
Forum: Leica Tuesday 14th August 2018, 14:03
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
Thank you Bob for your comments in post 93. The...

Thank you Bob for your comments in post 93.

The 8x32 BA is quite different to the Leica 8x42 Ultravid.
I haven't seen or tried the Leica 8x42 Ultravid, but the Ultravid binoculars so far as I can...
Forum: Leica Monday 13th August 2018, 17:23
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
Good baffling is an art as well as a science. Few...

Good baffling is an art as well as a science.
Few binocular makers seem to do this well.
The completely uncoated 1940s? Leitz 7x50 seems well baffled by careful design.

Some completely open...
Forum: Leica Monday 13th August 2018, 14:41
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
Dear Yuk, I have an early Nikon Monarch 8x42...

Dear Yuk,
I have an early Nikon Monarch 8x42 HG.
The flare nearing the Sun or near a streetlight at night is awful for the price.
Partly it is I think that the interior blackening is shiny not matt,...
Forum: Leica Friday 10th August 2018, 20:26
Replies: 174
Views: 10,143
Posted By Binastro
I think that the price is good. I use an 8x32...

I think that the price is good.

I use an 8x32 BA, as more modern alternatives have poorer flare control.
For observations near street lights at night the Conquest HD 8x32 and Nikon Monarch 8x42 HG...
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