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Forum: Nikon Monday 13th August 2018, 17:39
Replies: 148
Views: 8,143
Posted By Canip
Time allowing during the next few weeks, I plan...

Time allowing during the next few weeks, I plan to review it against a number of similarly priced 8x30s, e.g. Conquest HD, Pentax DCF ED, Swaro CL (new) and MeoStar.
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th August 2018, 17:38
Replies: 148
Views: 8,143
Posted By Canip
Nikon Monarch HG 8x30 arrived today - it appears...

Nikon Monarch HG 8x30 arrived today - it appears well designed and very well finished and cannot hide who its parents are (seen here between the HG 8x42 and 10x42 models), looks kind of neat...
Forum: Others Sunday 12th August 2018, 14:35
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Canip
What is the proper way to hold binoculars?

Don‘t take this too seriously, but ....
Just found the box that came with my vintage Deltrintem 8x30, and I wondered about the way Carl Zeiss Jena obviously thought we should hold their binoculars,...
Forum: Leupold Wednesday 8th August 2018, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Canip
I doubt that it will have real „edge to edge...

I doubt that it will have real „edge to edge sharpness“, and I think (this is a guess, not confirmed knowledge) that it‘s not a flat field bino either. Correct me if I am wrong.
Forum: Leupold Wednesday 8th August 2018, 10:31
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Canip
There is really not much around, it...

There is really not much around, it seems.
Here,

https://swfa.com/leupold-12x50-bx-5-santiam-hd-binocular.html

you at least find FOV and eye relief.

Canip
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st August 2018, 05:48
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
Posted By Canip
The problem is: you will probably get as many...

The problem is: you will probably get as many answers as there are forum members (at least that was my impression last time when the subject came up, may have been in another forum).

I am myself...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 29th July 2018, 20:55
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Canip
|Andy (post # 8), Thank you for your...

|Andy (post # 8),

Thank you for your impressions! I share them in part, in part I would rate slightly differently (everybody‘s eyes are different, that‘s the fun with visual observation). At any...
Forum: Others Sunday 29th July 2018, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Canip
Hi Woodcock, I happen to own 2 binos from...

Hi Woodcock,

I happen to own 2 binos from Optolyth:

- Alpin Classic 10x40, Porro prisms, field of view 5.8 o = 101m, 591 grams (measured with eyecaps and strap)

- Royal 8x56, Abbe-König prisms,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 29th July 2018, 05:47
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Canip
You got that one too?? Nice !! How could you...

You got that one too?? Nice !! How could you leave that one out?;)

But seriously: how do you rate it against the „other super 10x50“, the EL SV? Is there one of them that you clearly prefer over the...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 28th July 2018, 06:17
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Canip
Swarovski BTX also for astronomy??

I had posted this originally on CN, but since it might be of interest also for birders and other owners of the BTX, I take the liberty of posting it here:
————

Serious astronomers will always sneer...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 23rd July 2018, 05:35
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Canip
I like your nice setup of very nice binos,...

I like your nice setup of very nice binos, Andy.
These are for sure among the best you can get.
And they all seem to get along just fine, judging from the way they stand next to each other.
The...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd July 2018, 20:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,206
Posted By Canip
.... plus infrared and thermal imaging. I also...

.... plus infrared and thermal imaging.

I also get the impression that the military seems to spend less on optics. In my days (admittedly a long time ago :eek!:), Kern/Leica/Zeiss/Hensoldt etc....
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd July 2018, 12:40
Replies: 113
Views: 5,817
Posted By Canip
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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10:15
Replies: 113
Views: 5,817
Posted By Canip
Mike, I was not writing this properly. Of course...

Mike,
I was not writing this properly.
Of course there are also many who do see the difference but for some reason cannot or will not spend money for it.
I couldn‘t agree more with you.
Canip
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd July 2018, 07:50
Replies: 113
Views: 5,817
Posted By Canip
Good point, Andy. I personally think that in the...

Good point, Andy.

I personally think that in the end, premium binoculars are in no way different than other premium products, such as cars, or grand pianos, or expensive wines. They (hopefully)...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 22nd July 2018, 06:13
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Canip
I observe the same phenomenon which you describe...

I observe the same phenomenon which you describe on all bright celestial objects, e.g. Sirius and other very bright stars.
Knowing it‘s not a defect of the instrument, I just accept it. I have used...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 21st July 2018, 06:43
Replies: 113
Views: 5,817
Posted By Canip
adhoc (post #22), Tobias Mennle wrote this about...

adhoc (post #22),

Tobias Mennle wrote this about the SLC:
„I suspect the SLC has been downgraded a bit compared to its predecessor to conquer a new niche below the premium model Swarovision. The SLC...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th July 2018, 05:59
Replies: 113
Views: 5,817
Posted By Canip
Couldn‘t say it any better than Chuck (post...

Couldn‘t say it any better than Chuck (post #14).
These are all three very fine binoculars, and I like them all, but I particularly enjoy the SLC, which is probably one of the most underestimated...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 16th July 2018, 08:00
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Canip
As you wrote, „there are so many folks with...

As you wrote, „there are so many folks with different views“....

There is only one safe way to decide this: you have to try both the EL and the SLC YOURSELF!

(I love both, and I personally would...
Forum: Leica Monday 16th July 2018, 07:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By Canip
7x72? Wow! You got one of these rare models? ;)

7x72? Wow! You got one of these rare models? ;)
Forum: Leica Friday 13th July 2018, 21:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By Canip
Good question, spiralcoil. The switch from 8x42...

Good question, spiralcoil.
The switch from 8x42 to 7x42 is one thing, and I think I understand you when you say „... smaller lighter size, wider field, steadier handling, perhaps a bit brighter“.
But...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th July 2018, 11:46
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By Canip
Lee, As you will be roaming (slow speed, I hope)...

Lee,
As you will be roaming (slow speed, I hope) would you mind looking around and letting us know some of your impressions, and maybe you also look out for novelties (e.g. Monarch HG 8/10x32) ??...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 23rd June 2018, 17:45
Replies: 74
Views: 5,462
Posted By Canip
Last time I checked, there was one left, so...

Last time I checked, there was one left, so hurry;)
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 23rd June 2018, 14:57
Replies: 74
Views: 5,462
Posted By Canip
If I could only have one** , it would be the 8x42...

If I could only have one** , it would be the 8x42 SLC.


** Fortunately Switzerland does not regulate (yet) the maximum number of binos one can have, so I enjoy having more than one (in fact all of...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th June 2018, 21:04
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By Canip
They are very nice binos - well made, sturdy,...

They are very nice binos - well made, sturdy, nicely finished, great sharp image (with a slight amount of CA, though, as they don’t feature ED glass) but I use mine only for astro.
Joachim and Lee...
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