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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 22:45
Replies: 58
Views: 1,929
Posted By PeterPS
That can be arranged, but "why would you want to...

That can be arranged, but "why would you want to join a club that will accept you as a member"?
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 20:26
Replies: 58
Views: 1,929
Posted By PeterPS
Then the Celestrons are alphas FOR YOU, and...

Then the Celestrons are alphas FOR YOU, and that's what really matters.
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 17th March 2018, 13:38
Replies: 42
Views: 2,968
Posted By PeterPS
I agree, it must be condition b in Henry's...

I agree, it must be condition b in Henry's drawings; and if you are "lucky" the astigmatism of your eyes might compensate for the FL's astigmatism near the edge and then you see a nearly perfect flat...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 03:17
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By PeterPS
I am not familiar with the Apex model, but I had...

I am not familiar with the Apex model, but I had a couple of Alpen Wings binoculars: excellent optics and very good build quality for the money. I do not think you can go wrong with the Apex at the...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 17th March 2018, 03:00
Replies: 42
Views: 2,968
Posted By PeterPS
They definitely do, at least the 32mm models,...

They definitely do, at least the 32mm models, which begs the question: do they have field flatteners, if not how do they achieve that?
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 02:52
Replies: 68
Views: 2,419
Posted By PeterPS
Thanks, John, very interesting.

Thanks, John, very interesting.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 00:38
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By PeterPS
My question was about the RBo (Rolling Bowl)...

My question was about the RBo (Rolling Bowl) effect, which is caused by a strong (pincushion) distortion, like the one that affects the ZenRay ED2 7x36.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th March 2018, 22:11
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By PeterPS
Out of curiosity, do you see any strong...

Out of curiosity, do you see any strong distortion in the 8x56? (Holger reported a k-parameter less than 0.5 for the SLC 8x56, which would imply a potentially strong RBo effect).
Forum: Nikon Friday 16th March 2018, 03:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By PeterPS
I had all EDGs II with the exception of the 7x42,...

I had all EDGs II with the exception of the 7x42, and still have the 8x32----I know how to tighten up the hinge, and how to focus to prevent diopter drifting, but many don't----I have seen EDG II...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th March 2018, 03:06
Replies: 126
Views: 6,119
Posted By PeterPS
Very good choice indeed!

Very good choice indeed!
Forum: Nikon Friday 16th March 2018, 00:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By PeterPS
The EDG binoculars are excellent optically but...

The EDG binoculars are excellent optically but poor mechanically (loose hinge, drifting diopter, bubbling armor etc.). They have never been a good seller for Nikon (many retailers never stocked them,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th March 2018, 00:10
Replies: 126
Views: 6,119
Posted By PeterPS
Given their price these must be the best existing...

Given their price these must be the best existing 10x binocs (at least in the compact class). Unfortunately they're outside your price...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 18:06
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By PeterPS
According to Holger's analysis of the k factor,...

According to Holger's analysis of the k factor, the 15x56 might suffer from RBa (rolling ball), the 8x56 might suffer from RBo (rolling bowl), whereas the 10x56 has neither issue.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 18:02
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By PeterPS
In the SF Bay Area they're a terrible pest.

In the SF Bay Area they're a terrible pest.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 03:29
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By PeterPS
Frankly I am a bit surprised you went for the...

Frankly I am a bit surprised you went for the 8x56. Why not the 15x56?!
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 21:22
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By PeterPS
I had a couple of Alpen Wings binos and they were...

I had a couple of Alpen Wings binos and they were good value for money. It's really sad to see them go.

As Bruce suggested the camera business might take a bigger and bigger slice of the already...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 20:54
Replies: 68
Views: 2,419
Posted By PeterPS
Kevin: using a ruler might be better?////Peter

Kevin: using a ruler might be better?////Peter
Forum: Nikon Saturday 3rd March 2018, 02:51
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By PeterPS
Kevin: Nice review. I owned the M5 12x42 and...

Kevin:

Nice review. I owned the M5 12x42 and my findings were similar to yours about the 16x56. In particular the poor resolution of the M5 12x was the main show stopper for me as well. The...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd March 2018, 02:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By PeterPS
That would be a really wide FoV, but the actual...

That would be a really wide FoV, but the actual value appears to be 7.8*
Forum: Leica Tuesday 20th February 2018, 14:18
Replies: 78
Views: 7,817
Posted By PeterPS
Hi Jan: I have emailed to the manager of...

Hi Jan:

I have emailed to the manager of Astroshop and they have removed any info about the retro Trinovids from their website (I'd guess, after talking to Leica).

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th February 2018, 02:47
Replies: 46
Views: 1,485
Posted By PeterPS
Maljunulo: The answer to your question is your...

Maljunulo: The answer to your question is your signature line.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th February 2018, 00:29
Replies: 49
Views: 2,364
Posted By PeterPS
The specs of 384ft/1000yards seems to be...

The specs of 384ft/1000yards seems to be incorrect---it would imply a FoV=7.3* and that indeed would be a wide one. On Meopta website the FoV is said to be 6.7*, a more credible figure, and that...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th February 2018, 14:56
Replies: 51
Views: 2,480
Posted By PeterPS
CA control indeed appears to be a main issue of...

CA control indeed appears to be a main issue of the MHG.

I would throw the Maven B2 9x45 into the pot, imo a strong contender in this price class.
Forum: Leica Saturday 17th February 2018, 14:45
Replies: 78
Views: 7,817
Posted By PeterPS
Jan: Astroshop probably is the largest optics...

Jan:

Astroshop probably is the largest optics retailer in Europe and they say they'll be able to ship next week---just poorly...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th February 2018, 14:35
Replies: 51
Views: 1,838
Posted By PeterPS
Lee and Alexis: You both use binoculars with...

Lee and Alexis:

You both use binoculars with glasses in which case there is, of course, no problem with unequal PDs. Different PDs make IPD setting a bit trickier for those who do not use glasses...
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