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Forum: Leica Tuesday 17th April 2018, 07:27
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By Kevin Conville
Trinovid bn 8x32, are they still worthy?

Well, I think so...
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=356956

Like any bin, no one can say it'll be right for you
But, these bins should definitely be in the cue, to try.

ps. I recently...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th April 2018, 01:04
Replies: 135
Views: 4,376
Posted By Kevin Conville
For me, it's similar. The 8x32s go with me when I...

For me, it's similar. The 8x32s go with me when I travel, carrying a scope, or a camera with a long lens.

Lately, when I don't have those things w/ me I prefer either 12s or 15s on a monopod. Hand...
Forum: Meopta Friday 13th April 2018, 18:09
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Kevin Conville
I don't know how responsible Garrison was for...

I don't know how responsible Garrison was for Nikon USA's schizophrenic supply policy, but I hope that disease doesn't permeate Meopta.

Nikon is kinda famous for not supporting their products.
#1...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 24th March 2018, 07:27
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Kevin Conville
Thanks for the link to Holger's review. That's...

Thanks for the link to Holger's review. That's interesting.

I've seen that YouTube vid and dubbed it of little value. I haven't come across much on the the big Meoptas
Forum: Meopta Saturday 24th March 2018, 03:22
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Kevin Conville
I'm interested in this. Can you elaborate, or...

I'm interested in this. Can you elaborate, or point me to what Holger said?

I find Leica Trinovids (BAs and BNs) have an especially easy view and they have silver coated prisms.

Also, can I get you...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 00:09
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Kevin Conville
I don't think I'd ever pay $2k+ for any bin that...

I don't think I'd ever pay $2k+ for any bin that I hold in my hands. I'm just not that good. I would consider that kind of money for a big bin however, if it was a real performer.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 00:06
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Kevin Conville
I think this is one of those examples of what one...

I think this is one of those examples of what one person sees vs another and/or sample variation affecting the outcome. Though I don't have the across the board experience with big bins that you have...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 22nd March 2018, 20:03
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Kevin Conville
I'm not immune to the joy of looking through...

I'm not immune to the joy of looking through great optics either. I just know better than to think or make declarations of definitive superiority when I come across something that floats my boat....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 22nd March 2018, 19:14
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Kevin Conville
So am I to be skeptical when someone on this...

So am I to be skeptical when someone on this forum writes that their latest acquisition "blows away" anything from the competition?

We hear this around here from some, at times. Can it not be...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 22nd March 2018, 10:23
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Kevin Conville
Consider a much smaller angled scope to start. A...

Consider a much smaller angled scope to start.
A small angled scope allows you to use a shorter, much lighter tripod and head.

My lightweight scope set up is a Nikon ED50 with either a DS16x or...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 22nd March 2018, 10:01
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Kevin Conville
Size, weight, cost, and... individual...

Size, weight, cost, and... individual focus.

Other than these limitations, they're probably spectacular
Forum: Meopta Thursday 22nd March 2018, 03:44
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Kevin Conville
This one's made of pine. It is very light....

This one's made of pine. It is very light. Finished with a coat of urethane, then paste waxed.

I laminated both pine and a maple boards for this experiment. The maple was cut first and didn't fair...
Forum: Leica Thursday 22nd March 2018, 02:19
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By Kevin Conville
Though communication leaves something to be...

Though communication leaves something to be desired from Leica New Jersey, they have surprised me three out of three times for their going beyond the expected.
Forum: Meopta Thursday 22nd March 2018, 01:45
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Kevin Conville
Here are the 12x50 BNs mounted up. I wanted a set...

Here are the 12x50 BNs mounted up.
I wanted a set up where I could fold the tripod legs and sling over my shoulder with confidence that nothing was going to shake loose. This has been the...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 21st March 2018, 02:21
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Kevin Conville
"Kevin, what do you intend to mount on yours" My...

"Kevin, what do you intend to mount on yours"

My new-to-me Leica 12x50 BNs
also
Minox 15x58 EDs on loan to me from my brother. Fantastic optic BTW

The mount will accommodate a lot of bins however,...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 20th March 2018, 22:21
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Kevin Conville
My understanding is that current Meopta designs...

My understanding is that current Meopta designs do not utilize dielectric coatings on the prisms. I would expect this to change with the new models.
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 20th March 2018, 22:18
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Kevin Conville
I agree with what you wrote Jerry. Inspired by...

I agree with what you wrote Jerry.
Inspired by the Berlebach mount, I recently made my own.

I added a relief for the nose to make it more universal and friendly.

I also went with shock cord...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 21:04
Replies: 58
Views: 1,907
Posted By Kevin Conville
I wasn't aware there was a club. Are there...

I wasn't aware there was a club. Are there dues?
Do old versions of the big four count? What if they're bought used?
How old do they have to be?

FWIW, $2000+ for field bins never squared with me,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 22:27
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kevin Conville
That's great Henry. I'm going to do that. Thanks

That's great Henry. I'm going to do that.

Thanks
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 02:08
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kevin Conville
Very good points pshute. I was just in my...

Very good points pshute. I was just in my bathroom which has a dimmer light switch. Turned all the way down, with my face very close to the mirror, I was just able to even see my pupil. Quite low...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 01:41
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kevin Conville
Apparently not

Apparently not
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 22:59
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kevin Conville
I actually had my eyes dilated last year by an...

I actually had my eyes dilated last year by an ophthalmologist but didn't think about measuring my pupils. I do remember it was an unpleasant experience for the rest of the day however.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 21:55
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kevin Conville
I'll measure them soon, probably with a flash...

I'll measure them soon, probably with a flash camera. I am pretty confident though that if my eyes DO dilate as most people's do, it is slow to happen and takes the dimmest of light.

I'll report...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 21:51
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kevin Conville
Gentlemen:

Gentlemen:
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 21:00
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By Kevin Conville
I've read that before, and it makes sense. You'd...

I've read that before, and it makes sense. You'd still have to have a scale next to your pupil
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