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Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th September 2019, 09:21
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
I never bought any binocular or telescope through...

I never bought any binocular or telescope through internet and I never will, since I prefer a good shop with personel who knows what they are talking about, do have proper testing conditions and a...
Forum: Meopta Sunday 15th September 2019, 14:47
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
If the binocular is mechanically and optically in...

If the binocular is mechanically and optically in good shape and you are not prepared to spent a lot of money, 350 dollars seem to me a good price for a 10x43 Meopta.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 11th September 2019, 20:18
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
42za, post 1, I recently tested it, the results...

42za, post 1,
I recently tested it, the results are on the WEB-site of House of Outdoor.
It is a heavy binocular, bright image, the focussing wheel is wide, but certainly with gloves it can be...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 11th September 2019, 10:02
Replies: 104
Views: 9,534
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
I took our youngest to our laboratory and showed...

I took our youngest to our laboratory and showed him magnesium, it burned extremely well yielding a phantastic amount of light..
The fighter planes of our military and also quite a bit of weaponry...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th September 2019, 09:15
Replies: 51
Views: 1,864
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Temmie, post 39, On the WEB site of House of...

Temmie, post 39,
On the WEB site of House of Outdoor you can find transmission curves of different 7x42 binoculars among others from the 7x42 Habichts, Zeiss Dialyt 7x42, Zeiss Victory FL 7x2, Leica...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th September 2019, 20:08
Replies: 24
Views: 871
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Minox has also different types of 8x25 binoculars...

Minox has also different types of 8x25 binoculars at a fairly low price, but I do not know abouth their performances. I have shortly investigated one a bit and compared it with the the Bynolyt...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th September 2019, 19:45
Replies: 24
Views: 871
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Upland, post 1, Only a few months ago I have...

Upland, post 1,
Only a few months ago I have investigated a number of 8x25 binoculars and compared them with those made By Zeiss and Swarovski (both over 700 euros).
- The Bynolyt Voyager 8x26 WP...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 6th September 2019, 12:50
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Slingworks,post 1, I have investigated some...

Slingworks,post 1,
I have investigated some Optolyth telescopes a couple of years ago, so not the new ones. At the time of the tests (see the WEB-site of House of Outdoor -verrekijkers testen en...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 2nd September 2019, 08:31
Replies: 33
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
PYRTLE, post 24, The 6x42 Dialyt is not only...

PYRTLE, post 24,
The 6x42 Dialyt is not only interesting for a collector, but it is also a very fine instrument to use is my experience.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd September 2019, 07:54
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Yasmin, post 17, I think that you made a good...

Yasmin, post 17,
I think that you made a good choice with an 8x42. I used it over and over in Africa, when observing birds and other animals. Especially during occasions with slightly lower light...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 30th August 2019, 09:39
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Yasmin, post 3, I reread your post 3 and I do not...

Yasmin, post 3,
I reread your post 3 and I do not share your conclusion that one can not return a binocular within 30 days of buying it, when it does not suit you. House of Outdoor has exactly that...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th August 2019, 19:18
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Yasmin, post 1, Go to House of Outdoor in...

Yasmin, post 1,
Go to House of Outdoor in Maarssen, (I do not have shares and I am not an employee, so fully objective). To my knowledge it is one of the few binocular stores in The Ntherlands with...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th August 2019, 19:06
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Binastro, post 31, When I visited Zeiss in...

Binastro, post 31,
When I visited Zeiss in Wetzlar some years ago during a meeting of the Binocular History Society, the head of quality control of Zeiss showed us the rubber armed 8x30 Hensoldt...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th August 2019, 12:47
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Hartmann (Wetzlar) Germany has made a 6x30 porro...

Hartmann (Wetzlar) Germany has made a 6x30 porro with 200m/1000 m FOV. All Hartmanns I have investigated are very well made, stroong and with excellent optical performance.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th August 2019, 12:42
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
For the Polish army a PZO 7x42 porro was made and...

For the Polish army a PZO 7x42 porro was made and that was a very very sturdy and strong binocular, comparable with the (East) german 7x40.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th August 2019, 18:34
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
The Swarovski SLC's are very strong and can...

The Swarovski SLC's are very strong and can withstand quite a bit of torture.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th August 2019, 09:51
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
In addition to my post 2 I can also mention the...

In addition to my post 2 I can also mention the Zeiss Nighthunters/Design Selection 7x45, 8x56 and 10x56.
Very heavy, but I have tortured one very much when I had to test it and it was amazingly...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th August 2019, 09:34
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
42za, post 1, Quite a few binoculars built during...

42za, post 1,
Quite a few binoculars built during or around WW-2 would compete for the most robust mechanical construction.
To name some:
- The German U-boat binoculars
- Bausch and Lomb 6x30 and...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th August 2019, 18:33
Replies: 72
Views: 4,907
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
As yet I have missed a report about the lecture...

As yet I have missed a report about the lecture of Boris Johnsons girlfriend at the Birdfair (it was mentioned in one of the Dutch newspapers).
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th August 2019, 05:58
Replies: 39
Views: 1,582
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Dennis, post 27, Our method of measuring...

Dennis, post 27,
Our method of measuring transmissions was checked by:
-1- an independent German institute for calibrating and checking optical instruments and
-2- by one of the large binocular...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th August 2019, 09:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,582
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Dennis, post 20, Is the graph shown in post 21...

Dennis, post 20,
Is the graph shown in post 21 convincing enough to show that extremely high transmission values for the Fujinon are internet nonsense?
Transmission is hampered by two main...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 19th August 2019, 07:58
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
John post 18, Thank you for the suggestion to...

John post 18,
Thank you for the suggestion to test this exciting new Swarovski: we immediately started and were shocked to find 149,846 % light transmission, we were flabbergasted. In the meantime...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th August 2019, 15:58
Replies: 39
Views: 1,582
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Dennis, post 7, Yes and we found no 98%. Gijs van...

Dennis, post 7,
Yes and we found no 98%.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th August 2019, 14:26
Replies: 39
Views: 1,582
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Dennis, post 5, 98% light transmission is in my...

Dennis, post 5,
98% light transmission is in my opinion very unlikely. We have investigated many binoculars and never found values higher than 96%.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 17th August 2019, 17:10
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
It could be the 7x50 porro-1 made in the time...

It could be the 7x50 porro-1 made in the time period 1956-1961, weight 900 g, FOV 130m/1000m.
Gijs van Ginkel
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