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Forum: Kowa Today, 07:30
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By jring
Hi, the problem is actually at the low mag end -...

Hi,

the problem is actually at the low mag end - low magnification with a wide field means a large field stopdiameter.
They could do a 25-60x with the same TFOV as in the large scopes, that is...
Forum: Kowa Yesterday, 22:56
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By jring
Hi, a direct remount won't work due to the field...

Hi,

a direct remount won't work due to the field stop of the 25-60 wide zoom being too large (21.4mm vs 17,6mm for the 30 wide of the small body scopes).
There was a reason they put a wider bayonet...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 18th May 2018, 06:43
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By jring
Hi, Since you already removed the rainguard,...

Hi,


Since you already removed the rainguard, this seems fixed...

If you mean objective covers, don't the EL series come with dangling caps? Or does the first model not have those? In any case...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 17th May 2018, 15:19
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By jring
That might be true if this was a photo camera...

That might be true if this was a photo camera with a fixed image area... but if you look though your scope visually, it really depends on the conditions. In bright daylight your eyes pupil is quite...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 17th May 2018, 06:39
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By jring
Nice, thanks for sharing! Joachim

Nice, thanks for sharing!

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 16th May 2018, 17:41
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By jring
Hi, is there a grub screw somewhere on the focus...

Hi,

is there a grub screw somewhere on the focus knob so you can pull it off?

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 16th May 2018, 14:43
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By jring
Hi, @Crusty - I really don't know if the...

Hi,

@Crusty - I really don't know if the extender makes sense for you since you have the rare 45x wide along with the other two. The only really new magnification would be 72x which might or might...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 15th May 2018, 20:59
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By jring
Hi Claudia, first of all, welcome to...

Hi Claudia,

first of all, welcome to BF!

Regarding your travel plans and choice of optics, I would probably take the EL to Cape Cod and probably Galapagos too, as both areas seem reasonably safe....
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 15th May 2018, 20:32
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By jring
Hi, regarding your first question - I guess it...

Hi,

regarding your first question - I guess it refers to the extender not having many groups and thus surfaces plus current multicoatings which will result in a transmission loss below 1%, maybe...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th May 2018, 19:08
Replies: 63
Views: 1,287
Posted By jring
Hi, a) Orniwelt (www.orniwelt.de) b) Has a great...

Hi,

a) Orniwelt (www.orniwelt.de)
b) Has a great optics lineup at a brick & mortar store in addition to mail order. Used to be within driving distance but has unfortunately moved to northern germany...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 14th May 2018, 14:32
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By jring
Hi Pete, thanks for the links... the one to...

Hi Pete,

thanks for the links... the one to dhgate contains a lot of info including a drawing (triplet objective with two ED elements and a field flattener and porro prisms) and a close up shot of...
Forum: Nikon Monday 14th May 2018, 13:31
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jring
Hi, given the choice I probably would tend to...

Hi,

given the choice I probably would tend to get the M7 8x30 - it does most things better than the M5 which is kind of disqualified by it's very narrow 6.3 deg true field (and the sweet spot is...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 12th May 2018, 21:01
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By jring
Hi, six digit serial on an MC pair of CZJ is a...

Hi,

six digit serial on an MC pair of CZJ is a big no-no.

Don't bother.

Joachim
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 12th May 2018, 20:54
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By jring
Hi, can you put the head in a vise with some...

Hi,

can you put the head in a vise with some wood to protect it?

Joachim
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 12th May 2018, 03:56
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By jring
Hi, the leather bags didn't have logos back...

Hi,

the leather bags didn't have logos back then... serial number can't be seen so cannot check this. Rest looks ok.

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 11th May 2018, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By jring
Hi, the scope probably comes from the same...

Hi,

the scope probably comes from the same factory as the chinese made binos sold by APM. If it reaches the quality of those, it should be good.

The fact that the glass is not mentioned, means...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 22:57
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By jring
Hi, while you're right that there's old porros...

Hi,

while you're right that there's old porros with huge fields, the difference with the E2 is that unlike the old super wide angle bins the edges in the E2 are not terrible but quite usable (I...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 9th May 2018, 10:29
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to BF. In general,...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to BF.

In general, you should take half of the maximum load given by tripod manufacturers or less as a good weight of scope and maybe camera for a stable stand.

Having 3...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 9th May 2018, 08:04
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By jring
Hi, see...

Hi,

see https://www.allbinos.com/193-binoculars_review-Carl_Zeiss_Jena_Jenoptem_8x30W.html

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 9th May 2018, 06:38
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By jring
Hi, yes the aesthetics of the view is why we use...

Hi,

yes the aesthetics of the view is why we use those old porros. Don't get me started on the 3d view at close distances...

Regarding color rendition, it's a matter of taste. Nikons and some...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th May 2018, 22:58
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By jring
Hi, I can't really comment on the 8x32 SE as I...

Hi,

I can't really comment on the 8x32 SE as I have only used a fellow birders pair for some glimpses. I have a pair of 10x42 SE and the 8x30 E2. The SE is my 10x pair when I know I need more reach,...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 8th May 2018, 22:23
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By jring
Hi, quite frankly - yes the rumours about the...

Hi,

quite frankly - yes the rumours about the japanese license production are out there, but the bins look nothing like the real deal and are not quite comparable. I would just ignore them - there's...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th May 2018, 21:16
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By jring
Hi, in principle we have the same over here......

Hi,

in principle we have the same over here... your normal property coverage which pays for damage and loss by burglary or robbery from your home should in principle also cover your belongings on...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th May 2018, 17:45
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By jring
Hi, while I agree that proper health insurance...

Hi,

while I agree that proper health insurance is a must - at home and abroad, I'm not quite sure if it's actually possible to easily get high value optics properly insured when traveling abroad -...
Forum: Others Tuesday 8th May 2018, 16:47
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jring
Hi, I agree that 12x and 7.1 deg true field...

Hi,

I agree that 12x and 7.1 deg true field don't fit - this means they would have eyepieces offering 84 deg apparent field of view which were quite simply not available back then - when did the...
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