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Forum: Zeiss Friday 13th April 2018, 15:23
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Pileatus
Unlike every other bin I use the Zeiss SF models...

Unlike every other bin I use the Zeiss SF models have so much eye relief I need to use the first click. I don't own a pair but during testing that blue crescent went away after I adjusted the eye...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 12th April 2018, 17:51
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Pileatus
I briefly had a Nikon 8X42 HG that I thought was...

I briefly had a Nikon 8X42 HG that I thought was fantastic...until I compared it very carefully to the 8X32 SE. The HG was brighter in the woods but the SE was sharper and richer in detail. I...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th April 2018, 14:43
Replies: 213
Views: 6,855
Posted By Pileatus
Dennis, Are these big...

Dennis,
Are these big enough?
https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-businessman-looking-large-binoculars-closeup-bald-against-gray-background-image31841883
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th April 2018, 19:33
Replies: 44
Views: 1,086
Posted By Pileatus
I could not agree more...opinions vary and they...

I could not agree more...opinions vary and they vary widely.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th April 2018, 17:32
Replies: 44
Views: 1,086
Posted By Pileatus
See...

See https://diglloyd.com/articles/Binoculars/Binoculars-NikonEDG.html
for a different opinion (I agreed with this evaluation). Scroll down or search for ghosting flare. The hard edge mentioned hit me...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th April 2018, 17:13
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Pileatus
Poor customer service is precisely why people...

Poor customer service is precisely why people pony up the cash for an alpah like a Swarovski. Over the years we sent an 8X32 SV and 8.5X42 SV in for service (minor but annoying problems) . Both came...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th April 2018, 05:32
Replies: 213
Views: 6,855
Posted By Pileatus
Man up and get a real...

Man up and get a real view...
https://www.adorama.com/nk1870sp.html
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 1st April 2018, 14:11
Replies: 52
Views: 2,292
Posted By Pileatus
Greetings... Actually, the "flat field" is...

Greetings...
Actually, the "flat field" is responsible for the so-called "rolling ball effect". And, poor internal light baffling can and does induce glare. Coatings address other optical design...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 31st March 2018, 11:42
Replies: 52
Views: 2,292
Posted By Pileatus
The glare issue is a physical reality because it...

The glare issue is a physical reality because it is observable by some. Others either do not see, report or care about it. Some see it and adapt without complaint. I see the glare in specific...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 30th March 2018, 13:50
Replies: 55
Views: 1,097
Posted By Pileatus
It's a simple RATIO: 136m/1000m =...

It's a simple RATIO:

136m/1000m = 136yds/1000yds

136yds = 408'

136yds/1000yds = 408'/1000yds

Once you start MIXING or OMITTING units of measurement (feet/yds) you may get confused.
FOV=408 sounds...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 29th March 2018, 21:30
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Pileatus
10X50 SV

10X50 SV
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 29th March 2018, 20:06
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Pileatus
I use Leica Ultravid 42mm caps (minus tethers) on...

I use Leica Ultravid 42mm caps (minus tethers) on the 8.5X42 SV. Perfect fit.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 29th March 2018, 20:02
Replies: 52
Views: 2,292
Posted By Pileatus
Please don't snip relevant comments which affect...

Please don't snip relevant comments which affect my conclusion.
If and when I can no longer handle what I have I'll buy an 8X32 SV, or something better if it's available.
Forum: Zen Ray Thursday 29th March 2018, 14:58
Replies: 82
Views: 4,780
Posted By Pileatus
Zen-Ray https://www.manta.com/c/mr5dfpz/zen-ray-op...

Zen-Ray
https://www.manta.com/c/mr5dfpz/zen-ray-optics-llc
is an LLC
https://www.legalzoom.com/knowledge/limited-liability-company/topic/limited-liability-company

See posts #11 and...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 29th March 2018, 14:23
Replies: 52
Views: 2,292
Posted By Pileatus
I just finished a quick test with my wife's 8X32...

I just finished a quick test with my wife's 8X32 SV on a dreary, overcast day. At first, no problem. However, when I started looking, fidgeting, etc. I could easily induce/see some glare around the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 14:55
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Pileatus
In this day and age anyone who thinks they've...

In this day and age anyone who thinks they've been "cheated" or mislead into paying too much for anything should blame no one but themselves. If a seller can buy something for $100 from one site and...
Forum: Vortex Monday 26th March 2018, 14:37
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By Pileatus
Don't ever underestimate Vortex.

Don't ever underestimate Vortex.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 16:36
Replies: 131
Views: 4,230
Posted By Pileatus
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 00:48
Replies: 131
Views: 4,230
Posted By Pileatus
I prefer 7/8X for stable targets that are...

I prefer 7/8X for stable targets that are relatively close at hand and 10X for moving targets. Handshake seems to disappear when tracking moving targets so the 10X is quite pleasant.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 21st March 2018, 15:18
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Pileatus
Mine is being "tested", whatever that means....

Mine is being "tested", whatever that means. :-C

I've learned to be patient...B (:
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 21st March 2018, 15:04
Replies: 82
Views: 4,780
Posted By Pileatus
I'm fascinated by the love of Zen-Ray (sold...

I'm fascinated by the love of Zen-Ray (sold Chinese-made bins) but the disdain at other times for...Chinese-made bins.

Caveat...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 21st March 2018, 14:18
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Pileatus
Good to know. I've been waiting a month...haven't...

Good to know.
I've been waiting a month...haven't heard a word after the first notice of receipt. See post #4.

I'm going to wait awhile and see if I hear from them via email as I was told.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th March 2018, 13:30
Replies: 51
Views: 2,473
Posted By Pileatus
Mine have been folded for more than 13 years. I...

Mine have been folded for more than 13 years. I remove them every few years to apply armorall. They are like new.
Forum: Leica Saturday 17th March 2018, 13:47
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Pileatus
My 7X42 Ultravid (2004) is in for repair... On...

My 7X42 Ultravid (2004) is in for repair...
On 2/21 I received the following notice of receipt.

Dear Leica-Customer,
Thank you for sending us the Leica Products.
We will inform you about the test...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 03:10
Replies: 68
Views: 2,373
Posted By Pileatus
I've had this exam for at least three years and...

I've had this exam for at least three years and it's interesting to see the photos side-by-side as they are explained to me in rather careful detail.

The dilation process was absolute torture for...
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