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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 14:47
Replies: 191
Views: 10,394
Posted By Steve C
Thanks for the link. That looks interesting. I...

Thanks for the link. That looks interesting. I just might build one of these to tinker with. I have some older duplicate binoculars that I can sacrifice to education if I mess up. Might be...
Forum: Opticron Yesterday, 14:33
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By Steve C
Lee, How about a comment or two in comparison...

Lee,

How about a comment or two in comparison with the Opticron Discovery WP 8x32 or the Traveller ED 8x32? My Discovery has, after over five years being my farm ATV binocular become out of...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th March 2020, 19:47
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By Steve C
The right side tells you they are 10x with an...

The right side tells you they are 10x with an angular field of view of 7.1*.

Other than it is a model 214, You need to find a Japanese speaker for the left side. I would also assume it originated...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 21st March 2020, 20:55
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Steve C
The Tract Toric is very likely the best binocular...

The Tract Toric is very likely the best binocular bargain you will find. I have the early pre HD version, and it possesses excellent optics. Also its fov is understated. Mine measures 400'. While...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th March 2020, 16:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By Steve C
I have two, both are true as well. I have spent...

I have two, both are true as well.

I have spent a lot of time on the Yamsi Ranch (home of Datyton (Hawk) Hyde author of many books including Sandy, the Sandhill Crane). I am friends with one of his...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th March 2020, 15:57
Replies: 98
Views: 5,077
Posted By Steve C
I think the more serious problem is to remember...

I think the more serious problem is to remember the global nature of the supply chain. Who knows just where all the myriad of internal parts and the accessories in the binocular box, including the...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 13th March 2020, 19:36
Replies: 106
Views: 5,042
Posted By Steve C
Maybe you should talk with Gijs to see what would...

Maybe you should talk with Gijs to see what would be needed for him to do the same work on your SF as he has in others. Maybe there is some sort of difference with yours.

Maybe someone with the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th March 2020, 17:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Steve C
There is no strict definition of the term. It...

There is no strict definition of the term. It essentially refers to the total suitability of the image that a particular binocular presents to an individual pair of eyes. In my case when reviewing...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th March 2020, 18:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By Steve C
Athlon Midas is sure worth a look. It is the...

Athlon Midas is sure worth a look. It is the best I have seen in that range.
Forum: Swift Saturday 29th February 2020, 00:16
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Steve C
At one point, in about 2008, I had an 804, and...

At one point, in about 2008, I had an 804, and both the ED and non ED 820 binoculars. The ED 820 was supposed to be ED, but it came with the yellow Swift logo. The ED version was supposed to have a...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th February 2020, 01:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Steve C
The downside to the Yosemite and siblings is that...

The downside to the Yosemite and siblings is that they are very likely not repairable. Leupold will take care of you, but by replacing with new stock, which is a little different glass from the...
Forum: Others Saturday 22nd February 2020, 21:07
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Steve C
Binocular tripod adapters are 1/4", diameter, 20...

Binocular tripod adapters are 1/4", diameter, 20 threads per inch. Just like Binastro said. If you are still unsure head to a hardware store, buy a single 1/4" bolt and see. As far as I know it is...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st February 2020, 18:38
Replies: 74
Views: 4,253
Posted By Steve C
That pretty well describes it. Thanks for the...

That pretty well describes it. Thanks for the chuckle. You don't need any of the prism systems to erect the image you portray.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th February 2020, 14:35
Replies: 191
Views: 10,394
Posted By Steve C
I also think Henry got it right. While the...

I also think Henry got it right. While the source of light from the binocular going to the eye can be Omid's point source, no matter what the point source is, 6x, 8x, 10x, it is still a point source...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 18th February 2020, 15:38
Replies: 74
Views: 4,253
Posted By Steve C
I thought you had that figured out. I should...

I thought you had that figured out. I should have indicated it was a general info post on my part.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th February 2020, 17:11
Replies: 74
Views: 4,253
Posted By Steve C
Well, since this came up as a question concerning...

Well, since this came up as a question concerning an optical system...They come with one of two focus mechanisms. One is to loosen a lock ring and turn the ocular bell. This is an excruciatingly...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th February 2020, 23:07
Replies: 74
Views: 4,253
Posted By Steve C
Also note that scopes are 8-12" long. Bigger...

Also note that scopes are 8-12" long. Bigger aperture ones weigh as much as a small binocular. Couple that with needing one for each eye.

Speaking of prisms I seem to recall the S-P coming out in...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th February 2020, 00:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Steve C
I've got a Yosemite 6x30. It is one of the first...

I've got a Yosemite 6x30. It is one of the first years run. Leupold had to change manufacturers a few years ago and the current Yosemite is not quite as good as the original. Kowa's current YF...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th February 2020, 20:55
Replies: 44
Views: 3,579
Posted By Steve C
For comparison to your M 7 the B3 has an upper...

For comparison to your M 7 the B3 has an upper eye cup diameter on 40 mm. The eye cup extends upward 10mm there is 4mm between the lens and upper eye cup retracted. The Traveller has an upper eye...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th February 2020, 15:11
Replies: 44
Views: 3,579
Posted By Steve C
The Maven B 3 and the Opticron Traveller ED both...

The Maven B 3 and the Opticron Traveller ED both have screw off eye cup assemblies. A proper sized O-ring can be used to extend the eye cup. For whatever reason the complaints if poor eye cup...
Forum: GPO Thursday 13th February 2020, 15:01
Replies: 42
Views: 3,713
Posted By Steve C
That likely explains it better than I did. For...

That likely explains it better than I did. For example I am not susceptible to seeing CA. I can induce it, but in a properly focused binocular I rarely am able to see it. I make a point of that in...
Forum: GPO Tuesday 11th February 2020, 22:45
Replies: 42
Views: 3,713
Posted By Steve C
tenex, We are likely in agreement. However the...

tenex,

We are likely in agreement. However the subjectivity of a review lies in the fact that each of us could review the same binocular. Our outcomes could be either similar or different. We are...
Forum: GPO Tuesday 11th February 2020, 15:18
Replies: 42
Views: 3,713
Posted By Steve C
I think you mean unbiased reviews. In my opinion...

I think you mean unbiased reviews. In my opinion there is a difference between unbiased and objective. An objective review contains some objectively quantifiable things, light transmission charts...
Forum: Leupold Sunday 9th February 2020, 20:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By Steve C
The Leupold Gold Ring binoculars are superb. The...

The Leupold Gold Ring binoculars are superb. The biggest single optics mistake I ever made is selling my prime example in 8x42 to aid in buying a Swarovski EL SV. The only people who ever...
Forum: GPO Sunday 9th February 2020, 19:58
Replies: 42
Views: 3,713
Posted By Steve C
In light of the fact there is no review website...

In light of the fact there is no review website that is perfect, it will either be too superficial to too technical, depending on the viewpoint of the reader of the review. A review, by its very...
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