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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 22nd February 2018, 21:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,040
Posted By maico
Indeed, and it can affect a binoculars final...

Indeed, and it can affect a binoculars final rankings.

If they were ever to test the Canon 10x42L you would have the binocular scoring a 9 or 10/10 in the category 'Blurring at the edge of the FOV'...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 6th February 2018, 17:47
Replies: 96
Views: 17,191
Posted By maico
Here http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&...

Here

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.binomania.it%2Fcanon-14x32-is-evoluzione-ma-non-troppo%2F
Forum: Canon Sunday 4th February 2018, 21:35
Replies: 21
Views: 2,277
Posted By maico
Binastro, what do you think of this video ? ...

Binastro, what do you think of this video ? Ignore the silly title, it's a 400mm lens with stacked teleconverters and then a digital zoom in and crop...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCfDMU92JqI
Forum: Leica Friday 2nd February 2018, 15:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By maico
Controlling spherical aberration with an...

Controlling spherical aberration with an aspherical lens, which curves outwards at the edge, helps sharpness by making sure the rays from the edge of the lens are focussing at the same point as the...
Forum: Leica Friday 2nd February 2018, 11:49
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By maico
The Nikon Diplomat 8 x 23 AS available from the...

The Nikon Diplomat 8 x 23 AS available from the late 1990s has an aspherical element. Some of the current Nikon Aculons do in the eyepiece. Being cheap and cheerful these are likely all plastic. The...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th January 2018, 01:04
Replies: 205
Views: 95,595
Posted By maico
Canon 10x42 L less than 5...

Canon 10x42 L less than 5 tons

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112504665231?clk_rvr_id=1344937905109&rmvSB=true
Forum: Leica Wednesday 24th January 2018, 23:17
Replies: 22
Views: 2,148
Posted By maico
http://www.houseofoutdoor.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://www.houseofoutdoor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Test-van-nieuwe-8x42-en-10x42-kijkers-o.a.-de-Leica-Noctivids-mei-2017.pdf

To big to translate on google so copy and paste each page or...
Forum: Leica Monday 22nd January 2018, 16:10
Replies: 87
Views: 10,423
Posted By maico
Yep, still there, scroll down to the English...

Yep, still there, scroll down to the English brochure pdf

http://uk.leica-camera.com/Sport-Optics/Leica-Birding/Binoculars/Leica-Trinovid-HD/Downloads
Forum: Leica Sunday 21st January 2018, 21:36
Replies: 69
Views: 7,723
Posted By maico
I used to work as a focus puller in the film...

I used to work as a focus puller in the film industry. Billy Williams the Oscar winning cinematographer loved his Cookes and on period films sometimes used his own re-cased 1950's ones....
Forum: Canon Sunday 21st January 2018, 21:07
Replies: 96
Views: 17,191
Posted By maico
Look forward to that

Look forward to that
Forum: Leica Friday 19th January 2018, 03:48
Replies: 69
Views: 7,723
Posted By maico
Top end cinematography lenses have more resoution...

Top end cinematography lenses have more resoution not less due to the higher magnification required. A set of Leica superspeeds will set you back $250,000.

More traditional designs like English made...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 16th January 2018, 21:12
Replies: 68
Views: 5,849
Posted By maico
There is a good explanation of AMD and other...

There is a good explanation of AMD and other optical aberrations here

https://www.handprint.com/ASTRO/ae4.html
Forum: Leica Monday 15th January 2018, 14:57
Replies: 68
Views: 5,849
Posted By maico
Phase correction still needed on the Abbe-Koenig...

Phase correction still needed on the Abbe-Koenig prism roof for best performance ?


https://www.bestbinocularsreviews.com/glossary-binoculars.php
Forum: Leica Monday 15th January 2018, 02:32
Replies: 68
Views: 5,849
Posted By maico
I used to have a mark.1 Canon 300 f2.8 S.S.C...

I used to have a mark.1 Canon 300 f2.8 S.S.C (1974-78), which was black and used to rack out for focusing. One of the front elements was a large fluorite crystal not a fluorite glass melt. The...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th January 2018, 20:43
Replies: 42
Views: 4,304
Posted By maico
As a Canon owner I'll throw in my 1 cents...

As a Canon owner I'll throw in my 1 cents worth.

If you have a narrow IPD with a big nose or wear glasses when viewing try before you buy. Clearance can be tight.

The Canon performs optically...
Forum: Leica Friday 12th January 2018, 17:23
Replies: 68
Views: 5,849
Posted By maico
You forgot to mention the inverse moustache...

You forgot to mention the inverse moustache distortion. I've never looked

through a SF but just reading about it made me sea sick :bounce: ...
Forum: Leica Friday 12th January 2018, 17:07
Replies: 68
Views: 5,849
Posted By maico
Why didn't Leica make the Noctivids a flat field...

Why didn't Leica make the Noctivids a flat field design without field curvature ? Their cinematography primes are not bettered by anyone in any department. Other optical companies with innovative...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 26th December 2017, 18:05
Replies: 25
Views: 3,622
Posted By maico
Google translate seems to work well these days....

Google translate seems to work well these days. If I link this can you read the translation Dutch to English ok...
Forum: Canon Sunday 24th December 2017, 12:04
Replies: 96
Views: 17,191
Posted By maico
He says in his review 14x. Caution is required...

He says in his review 14x.

Caution is required on Amazon as reviews often do get lumped together for different specs and models.
Forum: Leica Thursday 21st December 2017, 15:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By maico
The bit about arc/sec was interesting...

The bit about arc/sec was interesting
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvwg.nl%2Ftestrapporten%2Fkijkers%2FLeica_Trinovid_Noctivid.shtml
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 20th December 2017, 15:52
Replies: 86
Views: 29,194
Posted By maico
An old thread but an interesting one. Going even...

An old thread but an interesting one. Going even further back 5 years this thread (post 61) has resolution test results, also measured by a German optical company. 4.7 arc/sec does seem to be the...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 19th December 2017, 18:25
Replies: 407
Views: 57,850
Posted By maico
How does the new CL 8x30 view compare to the 8x30...

How does the new CL 8x30 view compare to the 8x30 Habicht ?
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th December 2017, 17:37
Replies: 25
Views: 3,908
Posted By maico
I would say the central image they appear similar...

I would say the central image they appear similar but the 12x quality falls noticeably towards the edges whereas the 10x doesn't.
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th December 2017, 11:15
Replies: 25
Views: 3,908
Posted By maico
Yes, on a tripod. With the IS on it does seem to...

Yes, on a tripod. With the IS on it does seem to fractionally reduce resolution but hand held with IS on resolution is much better than anything you can get non-supported at 10 x magnification.
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th December 2017, 11:02
Replies: 25
Views: 3,908
Posted By maico
Canon lens date codes also work for binoculars....

Canon lens date codes also work for binoculars. So in my photo the first 2 digits are 57 which is September 2017 and the last digits the sequential number, so it's the 171 st unit made that month. ...
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