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Forum: Swarovski Monday 11th June 2018, 14:07
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By kabsetz
The Meopta 20-70x eyepiece is superb. When I...

The Meopta 20-70x eyepiece is superb. When I tested the S2, I had both zooms with it. I had expected to prefer the 30-60x Wide, as I have always enjoyed wide fields of view, but ended up with a clear...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th June 2018, 19:44
Replies: 157
Views: 38,477
Posted By kabsetz
Piergiovanni, Do you have any information on...

Piergiovanni,

Do you have any information on when they will become available? Or are they already available in Italy?

Looking forward to your impressions.

Kimmo
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 29th May 2018, 19:28
Replies: 28
Views: 908
Posted By kabsetz
Kingfisher, I would not be too concerned about...

Kingfisher,

I would not be too concerned about the colour balance differences between your Nikon binoculars and the Kowa scope. Your brain will soon adapt, and the differences - which are real -...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th May 2018, 13:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,451
Posted By kabsetz
JG, I like your term "hyperbolic" lens...

JG,

I like your term "hyperbolic" lens treatment. Ruby coating with its purported advantages comes foremost to mind, but the various "Swaro-" prefixed terms are not far behind.

Kimmo
Forum: Nikon Friday 25th May 2018, 20:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By kabsetz
Wachi, A while ago I had both the Kite Lynx and...

Wachi,

A while ago I had both the Kite Lynx and the M7 8x30 on loan for testing, and with the particular samples I had, there was very little difference between the two. The Lynx does have a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 6th May 2018, 10:47
Replies: 38
Views: 2,161
Posted By kabsetz
Gijs, Thanks for the response. It would be good...

Gijs,

Thanks for the response. It would be good to get repeat measurements. The 91/93 % transmission result would be superb just for the scope body alone.

Kimmo
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 5th May 2018, 19:15
Replies: 38
Views: 2,161
Posted By kabsetz
The transmission difference in Gijs' measurements...

The transmission difference in Gijs' measurements is a bit baffling to me. The eyepieces for the Meostar were introduced at the same time with the scope. I had both for testing with the scope for a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 20:51
Replies: 38
Views: 2,161
Posted By kabsetz
I have been going up in both size, weight and...

I have been going up in both size, weight and magnification from my first scope onwards.

I started with a 60 mm Mirador in the 1980s, when most folks had a Kowa TS1. Unfortunately, my sample was a...
Forum: Others Sunday 22nd April 2018, 20:20
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By kabsetz
Binastro, I have tried out the Fujinons only...

Binastro,

I have tried out the Fujinons only once or twice, the same with the similar Nikon 12x36 stabilised, and with both of these models, every time there has been a visible jitter in the image...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th April 2018, 20:06
Replies: 44
Views: 1,572
Posted By kabsetz
Dennis is just pumping his latest love before...

Dennis is just pumping his latest love before selling it. I'll give the 8x56 SLC three months max in his stable. After that, his arms will grow tired of holding them up to his eyes in spite of him...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 24th March 2018, 15:55
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By kabsetz
For shooting, I guess he does not need...

For shooting, I guess he does not need particularly wide fields? If so, Kowa's 20-60x zoom for the 821 series would be good, it is a sharp eyepiece.

The 821 is the non-fluorite version of the Kowa,...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 17th March 2018, 21:34
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By kabsetz
Herman, What you are reporting matches my...

Herman,

What you are reporting matches my experience with the CL C 10x30 almost exactly. Since I haven't spent much time with the EL SV 10x30 (a few brief stints outside a store), I will not judge...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 18:32
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By kabsetz
Somewhat counterintuitively, excessively watering...

Somewhat counterintuitively, excessively watering eyes is most commonly caused by eyes being too dry sort of. Meaning, when your tears no longer lubricate your eyes as well as they should, your eyes...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th March 2018, 20:52
Replies: 144
Views: 9,422
Posted By kabsetz
Black Crow, Chuck's advice in post #77 is...

Black Crow,

Chuck's advice in post #77 is excellent and should be enough for you and your friend to go by. He owns and uses all of the models he talks about here, they are all premium, and all are...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th March 2018, 20:42
Replies: 42
Views: 3,972
Posted By kabsetz
There are many beautiful classic binoculars with...

There are many beautiful classic binoculars with no electronics available these days, with better performance than what was available five or ten years ago. Several of them I would love to own, have...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 7th March 2018, 08:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,541
Posted By kabsetz
Maybe it does not loosen up during the "30-day...

Maybe it does not loosen up during the "30-day no-questions-asked return period"?
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th March 2018, 07:04
Replies: 144
Views: 9,422
Posted By kabsetz
The 10x32 SV is a good suggestion, but she should...

The 10x32 SV is a good suggestion, but she should definitely try the Leica Noctivid 10x42. The image is fantastic, and eye relief for eyeglass wearers among the best, better than the SV.

Kimmo
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd March 2018, 18:57
Replies: 42
Views: 3,972
Posted By kabsetz
The author (me) should update the review, since...

The author (me) should update the review, since it is many years old and the binocular scene has somewhat evolved in the meantime. However, the Canon 10x42 L IS has also evolved a bit, and my overall...
Forum: Leica Friday 2nd March 2018, 18:32
Replies: 29
Views: 3,106
Posted By kabsetz
My experience with various Leica HD/HD+ models is...

My experience with various Leica HD/HD+ models is the same as Jremmons's. I couldn't reliably differentiate between them with visual comparison. When I know which is which, I can convince myself that...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 2nd March 2018, 16:55
Replies: 405
Views: 53,479
Posted By kabsetz
Before I sent my review sample of the CL C 10x30...

Before I sent my review sample of the CL C 10x30 back to Swaro, I made an honest effort to try to see the famed "Optical Box" phenomenon, and must admit I failed. Pulling my eyes further back from...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 26th February 2018, 08:38
Replies: 405
Views: 53,479
Posted By kabsetz
Making your own more visible markings on the...

Making your own more visible markings on the diopter adjustment knob and focus wheel would be quite easy, and I would certainly do that if I had a CL-P. What you cannot change is the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th February 2018, 06:55
Replies: 51
Views: 1,965
Posted By kabsetz
I'll add a tip to the good advice given above by...

I'll add a tip to the good advice given above by Bill.

I have made plastic "rulers", or rather templates, that are exactly the length of my IPD, and can be carried in my wallet, pocket or binocular...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th February 2018, 19:16
Replies: 69
Views: 4,345
Posted By kabsetz
For me: 1) Almost always, birding, night sky,...

For me:

1) Almost always, birding, night sky, sailing, most travel - Canon 10x42 L IS (with a finnstick attached for a lot of birding). If I want to see what there is to see, there simply is no...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 12th February 2018, 20:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By kabsetz
The German team seemed to be using a Zeiss...

The German team seemed to be using a Zeiss Diascope of the latest black armoured type, straight through 85 mm.

But yes, Meopta is doing pretty well in these circles. The 20-70x zoom would be very...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 27th January 2018, 17:19
Replies: 405
Views: 53,479
Posted By kabsetz
CG, The Urban Jungle strap has no padding on...

CG,

The Urban Jungle strap has no padding on either side. It's roughly an inch and a quarter wide as I recall, and so long that it seems to be intended for bandolier style wearing. The Wild nature...
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