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Forum: Binoculars Monday 24th September 2018, 14:26
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Posted By chris6
Hi Cattleball. As often mentioned in the thread,...

Hi Cattleball. As often mentioned in the thread, I reckon it remains a good choice.

Its main advantages include exceptional sharpness at the centre, along with good handling. Also, based on four...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 18th September 2018, 10:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By chris6
To me CA is either obvious or not so I don't...

To me CA is either obvious or not so I don't often bother looking for it, except when trying something out. With 8x42 HGL at first there seemed to be no CA and I still think brightness, sharpness,...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Thursday 13th September 2018, 17:22
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By chris6
Aha Monarch HG...thanks Lee

Aha Monarch HG...thanks Lee
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Wednesday 12th September 2018, 20:19
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By chris6
Lee, thank you for the very interesting interview...

Lee, thank you for the very interesting interview with Peter Gamby and I do think Opticron's aims of ‘smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper’, are a very good way to go.

Re. "For example, take the...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Saturday 8th September 2018, 10:18
Replies: 71
Views: 3,632
Posted By chris6
Lee, that seems right and thanks. Socrates may...

Lee, that seems right and thanks. Socrates may have planted the seeds of this understanding with "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing", the boundaries ever extended by science,...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Friday 7th September 2018, 16:57
Replies: 71
Views: 3,632
Posted By chris6
With apologies in advance |=)| Well clearly our...

With apologies in advance |=)|

Well clearly our idea of what 'exists' can only be based upon our experience, however limited, as interpreted by consciousness to produce our 'reality'.

With the...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 5th September 2018, 11:54
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By chris6
MandoBear, Thanks, that seems quite...

MandoBear, Thanks, that seems quite understandable. I would have liked to get EII and was not sure if eye relief would be sufficient, but maybe you don't need glasses
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 4th September 2018, 17:59
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By chris6
Thanks MandoBear, agreed that when you can see...

Thanks MandoBear, agreed that when you can see more of the details of any subject it makes them so much more interesting, and that these moments are what binoculars can produce.

With all that in...
Forum: Others Monday 3rd September 2018, 09:24
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By chris6
I agreee. Have tried a few of the same size...

I agreee.

Have tried a few of the same size before and am not personally interested in such a small size but liked the format of this review.

Think it manages to discuss several points very well...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd July 2018, 20:43
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By chris6
Jeff thanks very much for your remarks on the...

Jeff thanks very much for your remarks on the subject, which were more sensible than my own |=)|. The sweet spot of my latest acquisition older model Nikon 8x42 HGL also goes almost to the edge when...
Forum: Nikon Monday 16th July 2018, 17:39
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By chris6
'Old' Nikon 8x42 DCF HGL

Wachi, I have Nikon 8x42 HGL, which model, as above, had the weight reduced more in the update than the 8x32 HG. On our kitchen scales, incl. strap etc, it weighs 875gms but does not feel heavy in...
Forum: Leica Thursday 12th July 2018, 08:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By chris6
mooreorless, thanks for the link to that good...

mooreorless, thanks for the link to that good review. Like the mfg's blurb, it emphasises the low weight of the Kenko, which does not always come across in reviews of the clones. They all work just...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 11th July 2018, 19:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By chris6
+ Kenko UltraVIEW EX OP 8X32 DH II...

+ Kenko UltraVIEW EX OP 8X32 DH II http://www.kenkoglobal.com/optics/binoculars/ultraview_ex/ultraview_ex_op_832_dh_ii.html (cave: Albinos tested an earlier inferior version, which is also still...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th July 2018, 21:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By chris6
Thanks for the comment, convenience does deserve...

Thanks for the comment, convenience does deserve high prority so I gave it the ink it deserves!
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th July 2018, 21:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By chris6
Finding out what you like - What matters?

What do I know? but at least I think I know more than when I started to buy binoculars to try to find what suited best...

Ideally one could go to a shop to decide what to buy but there is no shop...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd July 2018, 20:13
Replies: 63
Views: 5,293
Posted By chris6
Yes several 10Xs were too shaky but did not...

Yes several 10Xs were too shaky but did not compensate with more detail, unlike the Meopta 12x, which is exceptionally sharp and colourful but not too shaky. The Kenko 8x is really just as sharp but...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 1st July 2018, 20:57
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By chris6
The following link is to one of the threads about...

The following link is to one of the threads about this, or perhaps it might even be to the one you meant: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=363384

To me sharpness is also interesing but...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th June 2018, 09:19
Replies: 63
Views: 5,293
Posted By chris6
fazalmajid, it's interesting that Selfridges...

fazalmajid, it's interesting that Selfridges sounds a good place to try them out. Obviously a good idea to form one's own opinion as you said, and especially when 'upgrade-itis' is otherwise likely...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 27th June 2018, 17:48
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By chris6
In UK, in February I purchased a new Meostar...

In UK, in February I purchased a new Meostar 12x50 HD ser.152XXX from an eBay seller in Spain at a very reasonable price so was not surprised to find some faults and that the catch on the case was...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th June 2018, 11:38
Replies: 63
Views: 5,293
Posted By chris6
As far as Sightron's sharpness is concerned, at...

As far as Sightron's sharpness is concerned, at RSPB I looked through some alphas for comparison and found they seemed just as good in normal light.

I tried my earlier favourite again too: RSPB...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st June 2018, 19:00
Replies: 63
Views: 5,293
Posted By chris6
Nick-on did say "...I would have a 42mm just for...

Nick-on did say "...I would have a 42mm just for the times when the extra light gathering was needed.". Because I guess that is around the time when I would not bother with binoculars at all I would...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th June 2018, 15:59
Replies: 300
Views: 19,035
Posted By chris6
No, until seeing that Springwatch episode I have...

No, until seeing that Springwatch episode I have not heard wing clapping or seen the strange wing vibration. Also thought they only churred when sitting in a tree, because it had been so well...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th June 2018, 07:36
Replies: 300
Views: 19,035
Posted By chris6
bluespiderweb, that is a nice idea about the...

bluespiderweb, that is a nice idea about the 'secret world' and part of it is about being in the right place at the right time.

While waiting for the 12x50 HDs to come back from Meopta I have only...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th May 2018, 20:20
Replies: 85
Views: 5,139
Posted By chris6
a) First Light Optics, Exeter, Devon. b)...

a) First Light Optics, Exeter, Devon.

b) Excellent service, International shipping, and Easy returns.
Forum: Nikon Monday 14th May 2018, 19:50
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By chris6
Sightron thread:...

Sightron thread: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=211793

I agree with jring and out of 4 examples of the Sightron clones from different sources none had a fault, so quality control seems...
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