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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 02:04
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By jring
Hi, regarding a 10x30 pair, I would recommend...

Hi,

regarding a 10x30 pair, I would recommend that you try one in person if you haven't already. The format is not everybodies cup of tea with the small exit pupil (and thus less light and difficult...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 7th November 2019, 03:59
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By jring
Hi, ok - then this thread should really be in...

Hi,

ok - then this thread should really be in the binocular forum for more feedback - maybe it can be moved by a moderator?

For a compact (but not pocket) pair I would recommend sth like an...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 7th November 2019, 03:12
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! Could...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

Could you please search for any inscriptions (model info on the right prism housing and serial number at the front of the bridge joint) and take detail shots...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 7th November 2019, 02:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, thank you Henry for sharing...

Hi,

first of all, thank you Henry for sharing the info on the 883!

As for the single coated fluorite element - possible on your late example, not so much on mine from the eighties. Will check when...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 6th November 2019, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! It...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

It might be helpful to do some terminology first to find out what you're actually looking for... A pair of binoculars (short binocular or even bino or bins)...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 6th November 2019, 13:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, I don't think that this is an actual eyecup...

Hi,

I don't think that this is an actual eyecup but some kind of cover to go over the twist up eyecup of the current small body 30x wide and zoom EPs and protect the eyelens from whatever....
I also...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th November 2019, 09:37
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By jring
Hi, well Docter is gone - there is now Noblex...

Hi,

well Docter is gone - there is now Noblex and their web page does not list where their bins are made. There is a pricelist on the german webpage which touts Made in Germany and then limits that...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 6th November 2019, 09:20
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, not quite sure what you mean. The current...

Hi,

not quite sure what you mean. The current 30x wide EP for the small body Kowa (including the old TSN-1/2/3/4 series) is called TE-14WD (sometimes also TSE-14WD) and has a twist up plastic...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th November 2019, 00:51
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By jring
Hi Binastro, yes, you are right - I forgot...

Hi Binastro,

yes, you are right - I forgot Optolyth - thanks for adding them!
They indeed seem to still have production in Germany (not sure if for all their lines) but their bino offerings are...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 6th November 2019, 00:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, I have not personally checked an 883 with a...

Hi,

I have not personally checked an 883 with a laser but Kimmo has mentioned an air spaced doublet with fluorite element for the 883 in his review...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 5th November 2019, 19:13
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, you have to look for a trace (or rather the...

Hi,

you have to look for a trace (or rather the absence of it) between the 3rd and 4th reflections as the TSN-3/4 have a Steinheil design doublet with the CaF2 element (which takes the role of the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th November 2019, 18:45
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By jring
Hi, as for brands - the only two german...

Hi,

as for brands - the only two german companies who design binoculars are Zeiss and Leica (Swarovski is Austrian). Zeiss might also do some final assembly in Germany (from parts made elsewhere) to...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th November 2019, 17:14
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By jring
While the old BD XD line was a bit so-so, it...

While the old BD XD line was a bit so-so, it seems Kowa has taken some time to read the reviews and did a lot of things right with the successor. Plus they added the quite unique 6.5x32 wide field...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 5th November 2019, 16:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By jring
Hi, I don't find it surprising as the FMT-SX II...

Hi,

I don't find it surprising as the FMT-SX II 10x50 is 1.4 kg and has IF. It is ok for walking the milky way in a reclining chair for a bit but even then it gets heavy over time... and for that...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th November 2019, 16:34
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By jring
Hi, Bresser is known today mainly for cheap...

Hi,

Bresser is known today mainly for cheap astro stuff in germany - some is quite usable, some not so much. That would explain the mention of an air-spaced doublet objective as in the astro scene...
Forum: Others Tuesday 5th November 2019, 16:17
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By jring
Hi, some 8x32 model would also be my choice. If...

Hi,

some 8x32 model would also be my choice. If the new Kowa XD II in 8x32 (or even 6.5x32 for extra wide field) fit the budget, why not - the reviews are certainly good.

Honorable mentions in...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 5th November 2019, 16:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, as for my TSN-3 copies, I'm quite sure...

Hi,

as for my TSN-3 copies, I'm quite sure they're singlecoated. I'm also not sure if the fluorite crystal back element is coated at all as back then coating fluorite crystal was in its infancy....
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th November 2019, 11:21
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, the new examples with protective glass I...

Hi,

the new examples with protective glass I have seen in internet images said multicoated on the right side (from EP). Also if you look at a single coated objective lens, you will see quite a bit...
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th November 2019, 06:16
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By jring
Hi, I agree, if the Regal is a good example,...

Hi,

I agree, if the Regal is a good example, keep it and maybe get a few nicer EPs.

Learn to star test it to see, if it's worth keeping.

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th November 2019, 06:11
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By jring
Hi, there might be a few late production...

Hi,

there might be a few late production examples which are multicoated and possibly have the protective glass above the prisms which prevents the use of Opticron HDF and SDL zoom EPs.

The two old...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 01:26
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By jring
Hi, the smell in some new plastic items is...

Hi,

the smell in some new plastic items is usually either not fully polymerized base chemicals or an excess of softening agent. In both cases it's probably not healthy to be exposed to the fumes for...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 25th October 2019, 08:37
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By jring
Hi, congratulations - a used ATX 65 with good CF...

Hi,

congratulations - a used ATX 65 with good CF tripod for well under 2k Euro is a pretty good deal. Since you now have the expensive part with the EP module, you can get a larger objective module...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 19:53
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By jring
Hi, having just packed my TSN-3 with EP and the...

Hi,

having just packed my TSN-3 with EP and the very well padded Skua stay-on case (total length 47cm - body only 38cm) into my usual little office backpack (Deuter Giga 28l) for taking onto the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 22:10
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By jring
Hi, when I first saw this thread, I didn't...

Hi,

when I first saw this thread, I didn't answer as I don't know the Diascope 65 at all... and only one quite old silver 85mm example with a Baader Hyperion zoom adapted - which makes it difficult...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 21st October 2019, 23:38
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By jring
Hi, either that or the discontinued MM3 ED 50...

Hi,

either that or the discontinued MM3 ED 50 straight (if you can find one used - the current MM3 non-ed 50 is only available angled) with either the 40931 HR2 WA Eyepiece (20x) or the nicer 40831...
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