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Forum: Zeiss Saturday 22nd June 2019, 06:56
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Possibly, Zeiss fears that the new 8x32 SF, with...

Possibly, Zeiss fears that the new 8x32 SF, with a decent wide field, would turn out to be too large to appear as attractive as the 8x32 FL. In that case, it might be wise to make an 8x30 SF instead....
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 14th May 2019, 09:52
Replies: 50
Views: 2,129
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Yes, the binocular would be smaller and...

Yes, the binocular would be smaller and everything should fit: If we assume the same focal ratio as the 7x50, then the diameter of the intermediate image would be smaller by a factor 0.7 and the...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 14th May 2019, 06:20
Replies: 50
Views: 2,129
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hello Peter, I have experienced such a situation...

Hello Peter,

I have experienced such a situation when the sun was low and at a certain angle behind my head - its light got caught by the huge eye-lens and caused some reflections. The eyepiece...
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th May 2019, 13:09
Replies: 50
Views: 2,129
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Andy, I carry the WX inside my day pack and...

Hi Andy,

I carry the WX inside my day pack and pull it out whenever I want to watch. Over shorter distances, I just keep it in my hand (I have not attached any neck strap to it).

Regarding 7x vs....
Forum: Nikon Sunday 12th May 2019, 08:03
Replies: 50
Views: 2,129
Posted By Holger Merlitz
I do have the 10x50 and do not regret the extreme...

I do have the 10x50 and do not regret the extreme (to me) investment involved in its purchase. Do not ask me about what to use it for. Every view is a celebration of visual observation. This...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th April 2019, 06:37
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Steve, Right, thanks for your encouragement!...

Hi Steve,

Right, thanks for your encouragement! First step would be to get the entire thing translated, I only have three chapters yet :-)

Cheers,
Holger
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th April 2019, 06:35
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Robert, Thank you for mentioning my book in...

Hi Robert,

Thank you for mentioning my book in the general book subforum!

Cheers,
Holger
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th April 2019, 05:41
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Thank you Robert, I am happy to have another...

Thank you Robert, I am happy to have another satisfied reader of my book! I truly appreciate and will continue working hard to get the English version ready!

Cheers,
Holger
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 6th April 2019, 08:24
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Thank you for your kind words, Jerry! I have been...

Thank you for your kind words, Jerry! I have been in contact with Willmann-Bell, there has been interest even, but some license issues have been in the way. Maybe that can be solved, I haven't given...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th April 2019, 05:23
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Jerry, Right, I could do that if other...

Hi Jerry,

Right, I could do that if other approaches would fail. Obviously, I would prefer to have a publisher who also helps with language and such. I will take my time and continue looking around...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 06:55
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Just checked it, and now I remember why I haven't...

Just checked it, and now I remember why I haven't approached SPIE: They only accept manuscripts written in Microsoft Word, and I have coded everything in LaTeX :-(

Cheers,
Holger
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 06:04
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Yes, with Springer I have been in negotiations...

Yes, with Springer I have been in negotiations already for the German edition, but they wanted lots of money (I was supposed to pay for the print), restricted the number of colored pages and still...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th March 2019, 07:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Thank you, Peter! The translation is - though...

Thank you, Peter! The translation is - though time consuming - actually the minor problem. The difficulty is to find a publisher who is interested in that book. Technical books are not selling so...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th March 2019, 06:03
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Yarrellii, Thanks a lot for your...

Hi Yarrellii,

Thanks a lot for your interest!

The book consists - apart from a simple introduction - of three parts: First the technical facts behind the functioning of binoculars, second aspects...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 9th February 2019, 08:05
Replies: 67
Views: 5,504
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Thanks so much, Lee, for this report! To learn...

Thanks so much, Lee, for this report! To learn how a binocular has been created, from the first ideas up to the final product, makes me appreciating it even more. It is attaching a history to the...
Forum: Nikon Friday 4th January 2019, 06:11
Replies: 64
Views: 4,805
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Dear Jan, I agree that distortion is incorrectly...

Dear Jan,

I agree that distortion is incorrectly scored here. Apart from the globe effect, the problem with wide-angle distortion-free optics is that angular distances between objects get distorted...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 4th January 2019, 05:52
Replies: 39
Views: 3,367
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Dear John, Thank you for your comments!...

Dear John,

Thank you for your comments! Interesting to know that Swarovski has sent me an outdated test sample, and you are coming to the right conclusion: The Habicht's spectral transmission curve...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th April 2018, 05:53
Replies: 70
Views: 10,177
Posted By Holger Merlitz
The Noctivid does have a field flattener, but...

The Noctivid does have a field flattener, but they do not call it 'field flattener'. They seem to believe that such an element has got a poor reputation due to its side-effects, such as weird...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 24th March 2018, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,310
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Harald Ros has retired, repair of CZJ and Docter...

Harald Ros has retired, repair of CZJ and Docter binoculars is now done by:

http://www.optikservice-schilling.de/


Cheers,
Holger
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th February 2018, 09:35
Replies: 23
Views: 3,116
Posted By Holger Merlitz
I guess what we see here are effects of the...

I guess what we see here are effects of the distortion. Field flattener often reduce pincushion distortion and thus generate a close to orthoscopic projection of the image. Straight lines remain...
Forum: Leica Monday 27th November 2017, 06:14
Replies: 39
Views: 3,432
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Dear Gijs, Thanks a lot, so they found that an...

Dear Gijs,

Thanks a lot, so they found that an Al coating would almost eliminate that problem. P-coatings, however, as introduced by Zeiss in 1988, have always been dielectric. Obviously, the price...
Forum: Leica Sunday 26th November 2017, 08:30
Replies: 39
Views: 3,432
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Joachim, The original work seems to be G....

Hi Joachim,

The original work seems to be

G. Joos: Die Bildverschlechterung durch Dachprismen und ihre Behebung. In: Zeiss Nachrichten. 4, 1943, S. 9

but I have no copy of that. What I do have is...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 29th October 2017, 09:17
Replies: 76
Views: 8,855
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Canip, Right, Blaser is a new player on the...

Hi Canip,

Right, Blaser is a new player on the binocular market. But: I heard that Blaser has been selling rifle scopes for quite a few years and has gained (among the hunters) a considerable...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 29th October 2017, 09:11
Replies: 76
Views: 8,855
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Hi Omid, Thanks for your trust regarding my...

Hi Omid,

Thanks for your trust regarding my innovative powers :-)

Quite generally, I don't believe that the plain optical parameters of binoculars can be improved significantly: A little bit of...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 28th October 2017, 07:01
Replies: 76
Views: 8,855
Posted By Holger Merlitz
Omid, Your frustration is understandable, and in...

Omid,

Your frustration is understandable, and in fact I have heard similar complaints about the lack of flexibility when it comes to innovations at Zeiss Sport Optics. It seems that the professional...
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