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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 11:08
Replies: 3
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Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
wachipilotes, post 1, DiFferent factord may...

wachipilotes, post 1,
DiFferent factord may influence your choice of course: What do you want to pay, what is your primary use?
I would in any case go to a good shop and try different ones. Do not...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 17th March 2019, 20:49
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
F88, post 6, In quite a few posts and topics on...

F88, post 6,
In quite a few posts and topics on this forum, see for example "Intervies with optics retailers"of Jan van Daalen, owner of House of Outdoor you can read how that house operates. It...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 17th March 2019, 08:19
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
wachipilots, post 1, If you are looking for an...

wachipilots, post 1,
If you are looking for an 8x25 my test report of 8x25 mm binoculars might be of help (see "Verrekijkers testen en vergeljken"on the WEB-site of House of Outdoor). I disagree for...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th March 2019, 22:22
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
wachipilotes, post , The Kite Lynx 8x30 may also...

wachipilotes, post ,
The Kite Lynx 8x30 may also be a good choice, compact, large FOV and comfortable close focus.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Zeiss Friday 15th March 2019, 13:41
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
In addition to my post 17: The hinge...

In addition to my post 17:
The hinge constructions of the three binoculars I described im my test report and in post 47 differs:
The Bynolyt Seagull 8x25 has a central single hinge, the Swarovski and...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 15th March 2019, 08:54
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
mwhogue, post 14, I reread my test report of 8x25...

mwhogue, post 14,
I reread my test report of 8x25 binoculars a few times, but I have not drawn the conclusion that one of the tested ones could be considered as the best one.
There are differences...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 14th March 2019, 08:22
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
mwhogue, post 14, I wil come back to your...

mwhogue, post 14,
I wil come back to your question in more detail, but I have some work obligations, that fill too much of my time right now.
Gijs van Ginkel
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 13th March 2019, 08:13
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
mwhogue, post 8, I can not share your conclusion...

mwhogue, post 8,
I can not share your conclusion that the Victory 8x25 has no competition in its class at this time, see my test report of 8x25 binocuars in "Verrekijkers testen en vergelijken" on...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 12th March 2019, 15:37
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
berika, post 5, Leica has two very good 8x20's in...

berika, post 5,
Leica has two very good 8x20's in its programme: the Trinovid 8x20BCA and the 8x20 Ultravid BR (rubber armament) or the Blackline (leather). Especially the Ultravids are excellent and...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 8th March 2019, 19:00
Replies: 273
Views: 28,993
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Sedgemoor, post 261, No the Seagull ED came not...

Sedgemoor, post 261,
No the Seagull ED came not out on top in comparison with the Swarovski and Zeiss 8x25, that is the problem with translation probably. What I wrote is, it can very whell compete...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 8th March 2019, 10:51
Replies: 273
Views: 28,993
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
mulligatawny owl, post 256, Try the Bynolyt...

mulligatawny owl, post 256,
Try the Bynolyt Seagull ED 8x25 very well suited as small volume instrument with very good optical properties for a price of 300 euros, see the 8x25 mm binocular test...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th March 2019, 09:47
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
First of all I am not a hunter at all, but I have...

First of all I am not a hunter at all, but I have used rangefinder binoculars in the past for two reasons:
-1- looking at birds and/or other animals and enjoy them (mostly in Africa)
-2- to measure...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 6th March 2019, 20:36
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Foxy, post 1, In the documentation I have from...

Foxy, post 1,
In the documentation I have from Swarovski the company started making roof prism binoculars in 1985 (8x30, 7x30), followed by other models later among others the SLC 10x42. I have not...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:51
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Pinewood, post 58, I was very much surprised that...

Pinewood, post 58,
I was very much surprised that Zeiss stopped making the HT binoculars, since it are excellent instruments. May be the switch of the HT design into the HT rangefinders was one of...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th March 2019, 19:01
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
David, post 54, Yes sometimes opinions differ, it...

David, post 54,
Yes sometimes opinions differ, it can make life more exciting.
With regard to brightness: you are correct I was too fast and I contradicted my own definition, since I had argumented...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th March 2019, 16:52
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
David, post 52, Berek told us nothing new I...

David, post 52,
Berek told us nothing new I think, since when you work at low light levels one can experience it: a little away a structure is not very clearly visible, but when you come closer...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 5th March 2019, 16:39
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
TomK85, post 1, Your SLC binocular is, according...

TomK85, post 1,
Your SLC binocular is, according to the repair slip, from 1991 and in that year Swarobright was not used. Swarovski started using Swarobright from 1998.. As Henri already wrote: you...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 5th March 2019, 11:37
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Tomk85, post 1, On the WEB-site of House of...

Tomk85, post 1,
On the WEB-site of House of Outdoor you can find under the chapter "Verrekijkers testen en vergelijken"a powerpoint with the history of Swarovski binoculars. It contains among others...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th March 2019, 09:11
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
If I remember well, we are repeating a discussion...

If I remember well, we are repeating a discussion which took place before on BF. If one reads the textbook "Die Fernrohre und Entfernungsmesser"by Albert König und Horst Köhler, dritte Auflage,...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 4th March 2019, 09:05
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
PRONGHUNTER, different posts, I looked in my...

PRONGHUNTER, different posts,
I looked in my files and saw that I had not published test data from and some scatttered data in other reports about different rangefinder binoculars. From the point of...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 3rd March 2019, 16:51
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Pronghunter, post 38, The transmission values of...

Pronghunter, post 38,
The transmission values of the Zeiss RF binoculars are from the newest models on the market. I have not checked whether they have HT glass, but there is no reason why they would...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 3rd March 2019, 09:17
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Pronghunter, post 34, Measured transmission...

Pronghunter, post 34,
Measured transmission values for the Zeiss Victory HT-RF 10x54 as we found them:
550 nm left tube 93,2%, right tube 79,7% (this tube has the beamsplitter)
500 nm:left tube...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 3rd March 2019, 09:02
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Zeiss has an excellent rainguard available,that...

Zeiss has an excellent rainguard available,that is not flimsy or does not have any other usability problem. I use them for years now already and I still like them a lot: strong, easy to use and very...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st March 2019, 10:45
Replies: 71
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
If you read the binocular text books over a...

If you read the binocular text books over a period of a century brightness is said to be fully determined by two factors:
- the size of the exit pupil and
- the amount of light transmitted
Since...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th February 2019, 19:03
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By Gijs van Ginkel
Some years ago I visited the Steiner company in...

Some years ago I visited the Steiner company in Bayreuth and at that time I saw with my own eyes that binoculars were made there, but that was before Beretta became ownwer of the company.
Gijs van...
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