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Forum: Leica Monday 17th June 2019, 20:28
Replies: 55
Views: 2,946
Posted By eronald
My advice to the OP nowadays would be to get a...

My advice to the OP nowadays would be to get a Nikon Mikron 6x or 7xx15 - the smallest decent binocular available :)

Edmund
Forum: Leica Thursday 13th June 2019, 13:43
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By eronald
There seem to be a lot of new-old-stock of HD...

There seem to be a lot of new-old-stock of HD versions still in retail.

Edmund
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 8th June 2019, 23:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By eronald
Do I agree with all of Dennis' opinions? No. Do I...

Do I agree with all of Dennis' opinions? No.
Do I appreciate reading them, and feel enriched by it? Yes.
Is he helpful? He just posted comparative images of a mini-bino I was thinking of getting and...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th June 2019, 03:10
Replies: 92
Views: 4,610
Posted By eronald
I'm thinking of complementing my 7x with a 10x...

I'm thinking of complementing my 7x with a 10x from the other German brand.

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th June 2019, 03:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By eronald
Denco, Thank you for those pix! Edmund

Denco,

Thank you for those pix!

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th June 2019, 15:55
Replies: 57
Views: 3,250
Posted By eronald
In telephotos, mathematical depth of field...

In telephotos, mathematical depth of field depends on objective lens aperture and focal length. Subjective front and back depth of field, bokeh, and subjective separation depend on the actual lens...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th June 2019, 01:32
Replies: 57
Views: 3,250
Posted By eronald
Yes, yes, you are undoubtedly right. But the $$$$...

Yes, yes, you are undoubtedly right. But the $$$$ question is how much an optical design can compress the depth of field to where eye accomodation can then allow one to view stuff sharply.

It's not...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 2nd June 2019, 21:36
Replies: 57
Views: 3,250
Posted By eronald
I think that Bill is both right and not right. I...

I think that Bill is both right and not right. I was watching gulls this weekend whenever I saw them, on vacation. Most of the time, I could pick up the binos frpm the table, no focus necessary, keep...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 2nd June 2019, 20:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By eronald
Edmund Of course I agree with you that the porro...

Edmund

Of course I agree with you that the porro design is solid mature tech! And engineers love tried and true solutions!

I have asked in various places, and am getting conflicting reports on the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 2nd June 2019, 11:49
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By eronald
Maybe this is a format where some innovation...

Maybe this is a format where some innovation could happen ...

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th May 2019, 13:08
Replies: 57
Views: 3,250
Posted By eronald
Bill, I think subjective focus and sharpness...

Bill,


I think subjective focus and sharpness are a function of the optics transfer functions, contrast at various scales, false color, glare, sharpness across the field and a bunch of other...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th May 2019, 01:18
Replies: 57
Views: 3,250
Posted By eronald
I have a very nice cathedral for sale in Paris,...

I have a very nice cathedral for sale in Paris, needs a new roof so fair price.

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th May 2019, 06:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By eronald
Denco, Thanks for all that interesting info....

Denco,

Thanks for all that interesting info.

I like your recommendation of the Mikron. When forum members said the 7x Leica UV had an easy view and I bought one, they were right, so I value what...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th May 2019, 04:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By eronald
Tiny, Miniature, Pocket instruments

Hi,

I keep thinking of buying a Nikon Mikron via ebay but can't decide between 6x15 and 7x15. I have heard there is a version with better prisms. And then there are used Trinovids and Ultravids,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 24th May 2019, 23:20
Replies: 92
Views: 4,610
Posted By eronald
Ed Thank you for that interesting document. My...

Ed

Thank you for that interesting document.

My experience at my ripe old age is that if it sells someone will do it, except those who do it usually won't be the ones who already have something to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd May 2019, 16:59
Replies: 92
Views: 4,610
Posted By eronald
Hi Chosun- I think we will need to wait for a...

Hi Chosun-

I think we will need to wait for a new entry vendor, probably from China, to come in and do a decent varifocal or zoom instrument, because all the alphas enjoy selling multiple...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd May 2019, 05:00
Replies: 92
Views: 4,610
Posted By eronald
Lee, Apologies, of course you know your...

Lee,

Apologies, of course you know your membership well.

BTW, since I bought binoculars, I have found them extremely useful, but the sheer weight and bulk mostly means they get left at home. For...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 02:50
Replies: 92
Views: 4,610
Posted By eronald
Lee, If you go to bhphoto, a well known US...

Lee,
If you go to bhphoto, a well known US photo vendor, here is what they say:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/outdoors/buying-guide/guide-marine-binoculars



Now, if you go to the poll...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 20th May 2019, 00:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By eronald
Seeing the relative production volumes of Leica...

Seeing the relative production volumes of Leica and Kamakura, I wouldn't expect that Leica can teach Kamakura much about binocular design or production. On the other hand, maybe as you surmise Leica...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 19th May 2019, 23:12
Replies: 114
Views: 5,120
Posted By eronald
What would be really nice would be to have a...

What would be really nice would be to have a Victory that is as tough as the 8x32 Conquest. An alpha bino you can lend to your 10 year old kid. I would buy that immediately.

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 22:57
Replies: 92
Views: 4,610
Posted By eronald
Troubador, While I have no faith in either...

Troubador,

While I have no faith in either politicians or statistics, I can see the marine sites full of 7x50 glasses and no one here (zero, zilch, nada, 0% on the poll, at the time of typing) ...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 11:50
Replies: 92
Views: 4,610
Posted By eronald
The stats are interesting - we have mainly people...

The stats are interesting - we have mainly people who prefer something 7-8-8.5-10x40-42 and then the singular 8x32.

On the basis of this data, it looks like the model people here would really want...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 02:02
Replies: 57
Views: 3,250
Posted By eronald
I have a Leica 7x42 UV HD. i think the Zeiss SF...

I have a Leica 7x42 UV HD. i think the Zeiss SF 8x42 is even more pleasant. Although it shouldn't be.

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th May 2019, 15:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By eronald
You are quite right, Leica have had a very nice...

You are quite right, Leica have had a very nice factory in Portugal for many years, and I believe they can make and repair binoculars there, which does not prevent the current Trinovid HD from being...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 16th May 2019, 13:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By eronald
It's interesting to see how Zeiss went out of...

It's interesting to see how Zeiss went out of their way to redesign the SF when they already had the HT, and how much people like it.

From what I have seen of the high-end bino world so far, the...
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