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Forum: Nikon Monday 18th February 2019, 04:29
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Kevin Conville
Sorry to invoke your name in this, Henry. At...

Sorry to invoke your name in this, Henry.
At times I have a tentative hold on reality :eek!:
Thanks for clearing that up!
Forum: Nikon Saturday 16th February 2019, 01:27
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Kevin Conville
Maybe Henry Link will chime in here. I recall him...

Maybe Henry Link will chime in here. I recall him saying something about the effective aperture changing (stopping down) with focus on EDG scopes. Also something of them being optimized for...
Forum: Canon Friday 15th February 2019, 23:39
Replies: 47
Views: 10,021
Posted By Kevin Conville
I have. It involves jumping ship to Nikon. And...

I have. It involves jumping ship to Nikon. And that's not something I've considered until recently

Canon has not delivered a path forward for me from a 7D and EF400 f5.6.
The 7DII wasn't good enough...
Forum: Nikon Friday 15th February 2019, 23:05
Replies: 39
Views: 2,831
Posted By Kevin Conville
I am so jonesing for a D500 with the...

I am so jonesing for a D500 with the PF500.

There's just no path forward for me with Canon.
I have a 7D that I've struggled with for years for it's terrible high ISO performance and mediocre focus...
Forum: Nikon Friday 15th February 2019, 00:13
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
I didn't buy/try the CLs. I explain that at the...

I didn't buy/try the CLs. I explain that at the beginning of post #1.

The specifications and the price dissuaded me from going with the CLs.
If a pair were available for me to evaluate however, I...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th February 2019, 20:08
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
So THOSE are the four bins you don't have! What...

So THOSE are the four bins you don't have! What are the odds?

From a purely optical POV the Conquests would be an interesting add but for my purposes irrelevant because of their weight.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th February 2019, 20:00
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
I did try them with glasses and without and I see...

I did try them with glasses and without and I see your point. They do seem a bit friendlier when wearing glasses. Mine anyway.

The Victorys have a two position eye cup and the ocular lens is...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th February 2019, 08:16
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
No, I hadn't. But I will now.

No, I hadn't. But I will now.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th February 2019, 05:21
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
Enter the Zeiss 8x25 Victorys

If one is attracted to the HGs and the CLs for their lightweight nougat filled chewy center then it behooves one to consider the Zeiss Victory Compact for it's promise of even more (less?) of the...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th February 2019, 04:50
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
Monarch 8x30 HG Review

After several weeks of procrastination I find myself in front of the computer on a rainy night with a glass of Balvene 14yr Caribbean Cask ready to compile a review.

I have been intrigued by both...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th February 2019, 22:26
Replies: 49
Views: 1,641
Posted By Kevin Conville
Thanks for that David. I am a little familiar...

Thanks for that David.
I am a little familiar with MTF charts and how they can be useful for analyzing both camera lenses and sport optics.

My point is that with photography there is a product,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th February 2019, 20:06
Replies: 49
Views: 1,641
Posted By Kevin Conville
I don't think the article is analogous to...

I don't think the article is analogous to binoculars. The article describes the merits of having more pixels and how that "smooths" the image. And while this is accurate, the human/binocular equation...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 10th February 2019, 04:09
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Kevin Conville
High end porro? Nikon EII? I'd say you're on the...

High end porro? Nikon EII? I'd say you're on the right path.
I'd give the Swaros a try if you can get the chance.

I've bought an EII from Japan w/o an issue. Good transaction.
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th February 2019, 21:12
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Kevin Conville
Nice! What a great find. I'd love to have that...

Nice! What a great find. I'd love to have that very bin myself.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th February 2019, 19:56
Replies: 3,745
Views: 1,291,138
Posted By Kevin Conville
Not binoculars but B&H has the KOWA 883 body for...

Not binoculars but B&H has the KOWA 883 body for $2099. One has to add it to the cart to see this price.
Forum: Leica Monday 4th February 2019, 20:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Kevin Conville
I was under the (apparently) common misconception...

I was under the (apparently) common misconception that Leitz had created the 35mm camera. Sorry for spreading incorrect information.

Regarding my comment in post #5, Gijs, about Leica creating the...
Forum: Leica Monday 4th February 2019, 06:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Kevin Conville
It's in reference to the Leica Trinovid Ultra,...

It's in reference to the Leica Trinovid Ultra, commonly known as the BA.

When it came out (1990?), it had:
*Submersible fog/water proofing (5m)
*Nitrogen gas filling
*Substantial armor
*Pop up...
Forum: Leica Saturday 2nd February 2019, 20:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Kevin Conville
Leica created the 35mm camera. Leica created the...

Leica created the 35mm camera. Leica created the modern binocular as we know it today. And now we learn Leica was doing their best under the Nazi regime to do humanitarian deeds.

Yeah, I like...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 31st January 2019, 18:02
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Kevin Conville
82mm/50= 1.64mm

82mm/50= 1.64mm
Forum: Nikon Thursday 31st January 2019, 00:44
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Kevin Conville
I have the 27/40/50 DS EP but I just occasionally...

I have the 27/40/50 DS EP but I just occasionally use it on the ED82 and more frequently on the ED50 for 27x. What can I say? It's one of the classics.

I'm almost certain that all the DS EPs have...
Forum: Leica Thursday 24th January 2019, 04:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By Kevin Conville
Though I agree with the comments of not taking...

Though I agree with the comments of not taking the warnings seriously, for the most part, I am able to determine for myself what threat there may be.
What would be the opposite of California's Prop...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 19:28
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
This is the 128 w/o QR. You can see it would be...

This is the 128 w/o QR.
You can see it would be very easy to attach an Arca clamp to this.

I would use the existing 1/4"-20 screw on the head as well as tapping another 1/4"-20 hole in the clamp to...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 06:16
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By Kevin Conville
That would be my take on it.

That would be my take on it.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 06:00
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Kevin Conville
My two bits... Get a Benro aluminum tripod of...

My two bits...

Get a Benro aluminum tripod of more height than you think you need. Benro tripods are better made and stiffer than Manfrotto. I've had 4 or 5 of each brand. You will find that a...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 05:37
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By Kevin Conville
I also have an ED82 and an ED50. My ED50 (angled)...

I also have an ED82 and an ED50. My ED50 (angled) renders beautiful, sharp, contrasty views. And like many, I use primarily the 16x DS and the 20x MC EPs, occasionally the 27x DS. They all perform...
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