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Forum: Leica Yesterday, 18:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, to each his or her own. I've experienced...

Yes, to each his or her own. I've experienced rolling ball in the Nikon 10x42 Venturer LX, but I think it is something that I adjust to quickly. As for the 3D thing from curved designs that many...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 17:58
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Alexis Powell
Glad to know we understand each other, because I...

Glad to know we understand each other, because I think we do. As I understand things, one difference is that you feel the bins as extensions of your eyes, whereas I feel them as a windows that I look...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 14:55
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Alexis Powell
Ah well, to each their own, as you say, but just...

Ah well, to each their own, as you say, but just to underscore this point, what you write (quoted above) makes ABSOLUTELY no sense to me. Absolutely none. I move my eyes when looking about, not so...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th October 2018, 22:59
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By Alexis Powell
Kowa 773 vs. Meopta S2

These cost about the same, the Kowa tending to be somewhat cheaper. Any informed opinions?

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th October 2018, 22:41
Replies: 38
Views: 1,504
Posted By Alexis Powell
I would argue that in the USA that it was with...

I would argue that in the USA that it was with the introduction of the SLC models (esp. 10x42 and 7x42, for which the trail was blazed by the 8x30) that preceded the introduction of the EL. The EL...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th October 2018, 22:11
Replies: 38
Views: 1,201
Posted By Alexis Powell
Many optical problems that relate to birding...

Many optical problems that relate to birding practicalities have been solved well enough by the best birding bins. For me, the most important remaining issue is improving one's ability to get on...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th October 2018, 18:22
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Alexis Powell
I would ditch the Meopta 8x25 Meosport. It is...

I would ditch the Meopta 8x25 Meosport. It is bulky considering how little glass is involved. If you are going to get a cheap 8x25, better to get a Nikon 8x25 ProStaff ATB, which has same FOV, lower...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th October 2018, 18:11
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Alexis Powell
I find angled difficult to use from a vehicle for...

I find angled difficult to use from a vehicle for many birding applications, and I've never had issues with a straight scope. The problem with angled scopes is that they have to be turned sideways...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 6th October 2018, 00:37
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Alexis Powell
They're a fine bin but close focus is...

They're a fine bin but close focus is particularly poor by today's standards.

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th October 2018, 21:46
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Alexis Powell
The car window mount that I use is what I call...

The car window mount that I use is what I call the Bushnell style (locks pan and tilt by twisting handle) though I got mine from Cabela's (with their brand name) over 25 years ago and have used it a...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 16:20
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Alexis Powell
My recommendation for a cheap compact light...

My recommendation for a cheap compact light weight knock-about waterproof bin with decent eye relief is the Nikon 8x25 ProStaff ATB reverse-porro. It is smooth, black in color, and has a nice...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 1st October 2018, 23:05
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Alexis Powell
Contemplating ~80mm scope w/WA zoom for digiscoping

I'm in the early stages of considering purchasing a large scope for biological survey work that would often involve digiscoping for documentation, to be used mainly by my graduate students for our...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 1st October 2018, 19:23
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Alexis Powell
Hmm...I'll have to check this one out. I'm always...

Hmm...I'll have to check this one out. I'm always interested in light weight 2-way heads that operate smoothly.



I think it is more of an alternative to the GH1720 rather than an improvement. The...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Saturday 29th September 2018, 21:21
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Alexis Powell
Just for the record, the B&L 8x50 Elite has...

Just for the record, the B&L 8x50 Elite has always been a Bushnell product. It is a superb binocular, made in Japan, to very high standards, for Bushnell, then given the B&L label. B&L stopped making...
Forum: Leica Saturday 29th September 2018, 20:48
Replies: 73
Views: 3,560
Posted By Alexis Powell
I think that seeing CA, like many aspects of...

I think that seeing CA, like many aspects of visual perception, is dependent upon visual awareness, not acuity. As a long time photographer (esp. in the color slide film days), I know that my...
Forum: Leica Thursday 27th September 2018, 01:37
Replies: 73
Views: 3,560
Posted By Alexis Powell
Ha! No. [Said as one who owns and appreciates a...

Ha! No.

[Said as one who owns and appreciates a number of Leica binoculars, as well as many others for comparison].

--AP
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 25th September 2018, 13:59
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Alexis Powell
The focus ratio of the 7x42 should be more rapid...

The focus ratio of the 7x42 should be more rapid than the EL SV. I find it quick and precise. Unfortunately, the focus smoothness of the Zeiss 7x42 can be inconsistent, both unit to unit and for a...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 24th September 2018, 19:41
Replies: 106
Views: 5,445
Posted By Alexis Powell
An alternative hypothesis: perhaps you are...

An alternative hypothesis: perhaps you are comparing a unit with a clean objective to one that had a subtle film of oil residue or emulsion. Something like veiling glare can be generated when direct...
Forum: Nikon Monday 24th September 2018, 18:59
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, but they were built/assembled so...

Yes, but they were built/assembled so beautifully, and were mechanically precise, smooth. I love the metal focus wheel and metal diopter ring. Some design aspects were inherited by the Nikon 8x40...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 19:22
Replies: 71
Views: 3,525
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, I was just adding that point, not...

Yes, I was just adding that point, not disagreeing. Didn't want him to search for the elusive leather 7x42 ClassiC.

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 20th September 2018, 17:33
Replies: 106
Views: 5,445
Posted By Alexis Powell
I think you are misunderstanding "reactions on...

I think you are misunderstanding "reactions on his observations" and perhaps even the physics example. Many questions and mistaken ideas persist because obtaining definitive evidence is difficult. In...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 02:05
Replies: 71
Views: 3,525
Posted By Alexis Powell
The Zeiss has wider FOV and, I think, better eye...

The Zeiss has wider FOV and, I think, better eye relief for glasses. Maybe slightly better close focus as well. I like the handling better (wrap around grip, slim tubes).

The Leica has better...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 20th September 2018, 02:00
Replies: 106
Views: 5,445
Posted By Alexis Powell
Following Henry's instructions (as others have...

Following Henry's instructions (as others have stated) you will be able to take a picture of the relevant view to assess amount of glare, no matter how much or little is there.

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 19th September 2018, 19:01
Replies: 71
Views: 3,525
Posted By Alexis Powell
I don't think the Zeiss 7x42 Dialyt/Classic with...

I don't think the Zeiss 7x42 Dialyt/Classic with P/P* was ever offered without rubber armor (GA).

--AP
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 18th September 2018, 22:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By Alexis Powell
I'm 100% in agreement w/Dennis on the deleterious...

I'm 100% in agreement w/Dennis on the deleterious effects of CA, even for those who don't "see" it.

Further, on the point of whether CA can discolor a bird so as to impede identification, I...
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