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Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Monday 12th November 2018, 15:34
Replies: 64
Views: 5,296
Posted By Raubtier
Hello This is unfortunately sad news. Yesterday...

Hello

This is unfortunately sad news.

Yesterday night, Paul Rausnitz, the man who has saved the Meopta company from bankruptcy after the velvet revolution, and brought it to what it is today - a...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 13th February 2018, 16:40
Replies: 80
Views: 21,846
Posted By Raubtier
I think it's a rather low price for a pair of...

I think it's a rather low price for a pair of binoculars bought in August last year. Over here they cost between 27-30 thousand CZK new, which is equivalent to 1300 - 1450 US dollars.
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 13th February 2018, 16:12
Replies: 80
Views: 21,846
Posted By Raubtier
Thanks Troubador, but please don't worry too much...

Thanks Troubador, but please don't worry too much about it, I'll be going to my hometown soon and I remember there was a hunting good store which had Meopta. They may not have a website or e-shop, so...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 13th February 2018, 13:53
Replies: 80
Views: 21,846
Posted By Raubtier
Hi Troubador, That's exactly where I went to...

Hi Troubador,

That's exactly where I went to yesterday, where they told me the thing about low sales of 12x50, standard or HD, hence them not keeping this particular model in stock. Only to order,...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 13th February 2018, 13:48
Replies: 80
Views: 21,846
Posted By Raubtier
I certainly would, trouble is porro binoculars...

I certainly would, trouble is porro binoculars have either moving ocular bridge in which case they can't really be fully watertight and terribly rugged, or individual focusing, which makes them great...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 13th February 2018, 00:56
Replies: 80
Views: 21,846
Posted By Raubtier
A little update. Not sure if this should really...

A little update. Not sure if this should really belong here, but oh well.

I've been looking up brick and mortar shops around Prague that sell Meopta, where I could try and potentially buy the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th February 2018, 20:52
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By Raubtier
I will definitely try that, thank you for the...

I will definitely try that, thank you for the tip.



That's what I needed to know. Thank you so much Holger.


Martin
Forum: Meopta Sunday 11th February 2018, 19:55
Replies: 80
Views: 21,846
Posted By Raubtier
Thank you David, hopefully I'll be able to try it...

Thank you David, hopefully I'll be able to try it out before I buy, chances are I'm not going to wait for MeoStar B2 50mm HD given my usual impatiance, unfortunately a classified ad for a 2012 Swaro...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th February 2018, 19:48
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By Raubtier
Yes that's right the Aculon A211, including the...

Yes that's right the Aculon A211, including the 16x50 i believe, are supposed to have some aspheric elements in the eyepieces, that's I suppose to improve edge sharpness (which with this particular...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 10th February 2018, 19:28
Replies: 80
Views: 21,846
Posted By Raubtier
Hi David, I'm semi-seriously considering buying...

Hi David,

I'm semi-seriously considering buying these (shame Meopta doesn't offer MeoStar B1 10x50 HD, I'd grab one immediately; the Swarovski EL 10x50 is too expensive for me).
I like the look of...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th February 2018, 18:40
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By Raubtier
Thanks for the help guys, after some trying I...

Thanks for the help guys, after some trying I have to restate some of the things I wrote, I tried comparing the Nikon (Aculon A211 16x50) and the Vanguard (Endeavor ED II 8x42) again and found that...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th February 2018, 04:48
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By Raubtier
Unnatural geometry of "field-flattened" binoculars?

Hello folks,

Been a long time since I was here last.
I've come in search of an advice from more experienced binocular users that I haven't been able to find so far.

As I've been using my Endeavor...
Forum: Others Sunday 26th October 2014, 07:25
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
No problem Tom, I just looked how much they're...

No problem Tom, I just looked how much they're asking on Amazon and it's 499 $ (= 394 €) which is considerably less than the 399 Quid (= 506 €) they ask at Clifton Cameras. Shipping weight is 3 lbs...
Forum: Others Saturday 25th October 2014, 00:07
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
Hi Tom, if it's any help, I ordered it from...

Hi Tom, if it's any help, I ordered it from website Vanguard.cz where it cost 9900 CZK which, with current exchange rate, is 360 Euro, but they only ship to Czech Republic and Slovakia, so you'd...
Forum: Others Friday 24th October 2014, 18:27
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
Generally stars are not a problem, they are not...

Generally stars are not a problem, they are not that bright to cause issues. Street lamps, spotlights etc. cause quite intensive spikes though. I will contact the dealer and see if they could replace...
Forum: Others Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 22:33
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
Well, the diffraction spikes that I can see in...

Well, the diffraction spikes that I can see in mine from nearby (100-200m out) street lamps are certainly more than barely perceptible.
Perhaps I should have them replaced?

Martin
Forum: Others Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 21:08
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
David, I just tried it too and your finding sort...

David, I just tried it too and your finding sort of correlates with mine. Maybe I'd say the rays from street lamp that's about 200m away are a bit more then faint (did you mean faint as in weak or...
Forum: Others Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 18:53
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
Oh, I meant the new Zeiss Conquest HD. The older...

Oh, I meant the new Zeiss Conquest HD. The older Conquests are now hard to find.

There's a lot of things to like about them, the way how well they fared in the ruggedness test where they submerged...
Forum: Others Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 17:23
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
Hi Paddy, David I think it comes from the Owl of...

Hi Paddy, David

I think it comes from the Owl of Athena. Another variation of the proverb we have is "Bringing wood into forest", which I believe is equivalent of english "Bringing coal to...
Forum: Others Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 07:27
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
Hi Kestrel, thanks for welcoming me I tried a...

Hi Kestrel, thanks for welcoming me

I tried a Meostar B1 8x56 few days ago at one local store and quite liked it, but that's out of the price range.

I did consider the Meopro HD in 8x42, but I'd...
Forum: Others Tuesday 21st October 2014, 20:16
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
David, I just got back from watching the stars...

David, I just got back from watching the stars outside when the British weather arrived here too :))

I think you might be right about the roof edge causing it - I looked and it appears the beam in...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 21st October 2014, 18:36
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Raubtier
Thanks guys :) There's been a newsflash that...

Thanks guys :)

There's been a newsflash that white-feathered blackbird was sighted around here, but I would have to get exteremely lucky to spot one, let alone take a photo of one ;).

Martin
Forum: Others Tuesday 21st October 2014, 18:18
Replies: 86
Views: 21,759
Posted By Raubtier
Hello guys I've been looking to buy a quality...

Hello guys

I've been looking to buy a quality binoculars for good price for a while.
I already have a pair of Nikon Aculon 16x50, and while these are ok for aircraft spotting and use on airshows,...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 21st October 2014, 08:45
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Raubtier
Hello from Czech Republic

Hello ladies and gentlemen of the birding community

My name's Martin, I've registered mainly because of the optics forums you have here. Now I might not have a lot to say, but I am quite fond of...
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