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Forum: Binoculars Today, 18:46
Replies: 11
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Posted By tenex
Actually the SLC does have a relatively flat...

Actually the SLC does have a relatively flat field, at least the 56mm I'm familiar with; I have no experience with the 42. But surely you're right that the Habicht doesn't. I should have said that...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 04:31
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By tenex
Presumably because they're the ones using field...

Presumably because they're the ones using field flatteners that make the calculation inaccurate. For the same reason Nikon also states a measured AFOV of 67* for the 7x WX, whereas one would...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th September 2019, 23:25
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By tenex
Yes, I suppose my question must involve consumer...

Yes, I suppose my question must involve consumer demand (or manufacturer perception of that) as well as technology. So, manufacturers take note: I demand a wider field in your 7-8x binoculars! ...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 19th September 2019, 22:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By tenex
I'm a bit confused here, partly by trying to...

I'm a bit confused here, partly by trying to follow a thread that's disappearing in smoke like the tape on Mission Impossible, but also by the EDG itself. It's discontinued, but Nikon was still...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th September 2019, 18:14
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By tenex
FOV at 7-8x (again, still...)

There's still something here I'm not quite understanding. I like and am accustomed to about a 68* AFOV in a good 10x bino (BN or UV 32).

If I want 68* in a quality 8x, there's only... the Zeiss SF,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th September 2019, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By tenex
Yes, it seems "definitions of sharp" are going to...

Yes, it seems "definitions of sharp" are going to be relevant. Some have suggested that even the sweet spot of the HG is not as sharp (in fine detail) as that of the SF. Any impressions of that?
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th September 2019, 18:07
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By tenex
Compare Nikon HG 8x30 vs Zeiss VP 8x25

There's been a lot of praise for the optics of the VP 8x25 (which I've actually tried and agree), but it would seem that the similarly priced HG 8x30 (which I haven't) should have better ergonomics...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th September 2019, 05:13
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By tenex
Compare Nikon HG 42 vs Zeiss SF

I've only tried the SF briefly, never seen the HG. There's a 3x price difference, but the HG matches the SF's large FOV and other specs, and is lighter and smaller, so the question arises. Has...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 17th September 2019, 03:56
Replies: 113
Views: 9,872
Posted By tenex
You're just envious of our mountain goats. ...

You're just envious of our mountain goats. They're amazing, not just how they get around steep slopes, but curious enough for the whole family to come right up and check you out. Which is an odd...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th September 2019, 03:39
Replies: 35
Views: 1,460
Posted By tenex
Your link there (not just its text label) got...

Your link there (not just its text label) got truncated with "..." and is unusable; the correct link is here...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 15th September 2019, 16:46
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By tenex
On a similar note I've long wondered what effect...

On a similar note I've long wondered what effect the perceived need for "eco glass" has on the many compromises already inherent in the optical design of binoculars. (Obviously there are many other...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 15th September 2019, 16:13
Replies: 35
Views: 1,460
Posted By tenex
I've long preferred Leica colors myself in any...

I've long preferred Leica colors myself in any direct comparison, but have Swaro glass too now and enjoy it thoroughly. Just a somewhat different character, with a slightly brighter impression...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 15th September 2019, 15:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By tenex
I love my 10x56, and totally understand this...

I love my 10x56, and totally understand this sequence. The initial impression can be underwhelming because the FOV is merely typical, and you wonder why you're holding all that weight. Then...
Forum: Leica Sunday 15th September 2019, 15:32
Replies: 72
Views: 4,645
Posted By tenex
+1! I was only curious about the details of the...

+1! I was only curious about the details of the NV because each of us cares a bit more about some little thing than another, and it's nice to find the glass that suits us best.

Now that is a...
Forum: Leica Sunday 15th September 2019, 15:19
Replies: 69
Views: 3,934
Posted By tenex
For me focusing is all about mechanics. Perhaps...

For me focusing is all about mechanics. Perhaps your 32s have a rather different ratio/travel to get accustomed to? As for weight, I find my SLC 56s heavy around the neck after a couple of hours,...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 7th September 2019, 20:04
Replies: 113
Views: 9,872
Posted By tenex
I think we have a similar sense of wow. The 15x...

I think we have a similar sense of wow. The 15x SLC does for me what the 12x EL does for you, which would have been my second choice. And on the other end, what a low mag bino needs to wow is a...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th September 2019, 21:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By tenex
I think we like an elongated or rectangular view...

I think we like an elongated or rectangular view for evolutionary reasons: scanning the horizon for prey or predators. But now that we're atop the food chain and the rest is at the grocer's, we can...
Forum: Leica Friday 6th September 2019, 21:18
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By tenex
It makes sense that Leica would have been the one...

It makes sense that Leica would have been the one to do this. Back in the '90s they came out with a trifocal (not zoom) lens for the M rangefinder camera, 28/35/50mm. A unique, very elegant idea,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 5th September 2019, 18:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By tenex
I can't tell whether you're envisioning playing...

I can't tell whether you're envisioning playing with a single bino here, or imagining different ones with different ER, which is what I'm talking about.

No, I'm surprised how difficult it's turned...
Forum: Leica Thursday 5th September 2019, 17:39
Replies: 72
Views: 4,645
Posted By tenex
Hmm... has Leica has not only provided more ER in...

Hmm... has Leica has not only provided more ER in the Noctivid then, but also assumed and catered to higher than average acuity in users with eyeglasses? I wonder whether someone with unusually good...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th September 2019, 05:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By tenex
Perhaps I shouldn't have used the word...

Perhaps I shouldn't have used the word "immersive" because it can call to mind so many other factors, as Chosun has listed. What I'm interested in here is simply the width of the PFOV ("perceived...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th September 2019, 00:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By tenex
We have some issues of theory vs practice...

We have some issues of theory vs practice here.

Yes, there's potential confusion between distortion and curvature, but in existing bino models they're strongly correlated. (Those I've seen...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 23:22
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By tenex
The Pocket looks very impressive here, with FL...

The Pocket looks very impressive here, with FL glass and 91% transmission. No wonder it performs so well.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 23:09
Replies: 72
Views: 4,645
Posted By tenex
I've read about that here on BF. It doesn't work...

I've read about that here on BF. It doesn't work for me because it's too tiring to try to hold binos off my face without eyecup contact. I can see how it could psychologically affect the shut-in...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd September 2019, 22:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By tenex
Perceived field of view

This subject has come up in a couple of recent threads and seems worth asking about more directly: I don't use eyeglasses with binos, and have the impression that what I'll call my perceived field of...
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