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Forum: Zeiss Today, 20:29
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By james holdsworth
Edge sharpness / astigm. etc., like so many other...

Edge sharpness / astigm. etc., like so many other things we discuss here, is subjective and personal. What causes it and if it is present [technically] in a certain bino is certainly not subjective...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 1st June 2018, 23:18
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By james holdsworth
Dennis won't - dust in one tube, 85%...

Dennis won't - dust in one tube, 85% transmission, moderate CA - and he loves to cite Allbinos, so off to the 'bay they go....

BTW - what's up with Allbinos transmission data? I know they said it...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th May 2018, 22:54
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By james holdsworth
Bushnell make nothing so I imagine it was...

Bushnell make nothing so I imagine it was Kamakura or some other OEM.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th May 2018, 22:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By james holdsworth
The open bridge dates back over a hundred years -...

The open bridge dates back over a hundred years - Swaro just tweaked the design.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 7th May 2018, 23:37
Replies: 59
Views: 7,230
Posted By james holdsworth
I finally got my hands on an 8x42 SF for some...

I finally got my hands on an 8x42 SF for some extended viewing. Unfortunately weather was bright and sunny, what I think is the worst condition to evaluate optics - so I would consider this...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 17:33
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By james holdsworth
That's what I think about complex diopters as...

That's what I think about complex diopters as well - a fix for a non-existent problem that causes more problems than it fixes...
Forum: Leica Monday 23rd April 2018, 17:36
Replies: 56
Views: 2,732
Posted By james holdsworth
I'm not misunderstanding or dissing Henry in any...

I'm not misunderstanding or dissing Henry in any way, and if he says it's so then it's so. I trust him implicitly on optics.

That said, we have this conundrum where most everyone having spent time...
Forum: Leica Sunday 22nd April 2018, 23:33
Replies: 56
Views: 2,732
Posted By james holdsworth
In optical theory I'm sure that's correct,...

In optical theory I'm sure that's correct, although it sure doesn't jive with user reports of the NV having class-leading contrast. Even Kimmo thought so, so I remain flummoxed...
Forum: Leica Sunday 22nd April 2018, 20:42
Replies: 56
Views: 2,732
Posted By james holdsworth
I'm told [by Henry, whom I would trust to be...

I'm told [by Henry, whom I would trust to be correct] that my HT has spherical aberration. I don't see it, maybe my eyes are not sharp enough, don't know but the view is superb. If I just went with...
Forum: Leica Sunday 22nd April 2018, 19:06
Replies: 56
Views: 2,732
Posted By james holdsworth
Asking the group about CA is only going to get a...

Asking the group about CA is only going to get a myriad of responses, as peoples sensitivity is far too personal. If you are sensitive [I'm in that group] sounds like the NV might not be for you - if...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 21st April 2018, 02:44
Replies: 45
Views: 2,097
Posted By james holdsworth
Zeiss 15x60 BGAT - late run - I had one in my...

Zeiss 15x60 BGAT - late run - I had one in my hands for a trial but it had the slightest impression of moisture penetration on an interior of one objective. Should have taken it as it was offered for...
Forum: Leica Saturday 21st April 2018, 01:08
Replies: 56
Views: 2,732
Posted By james holdsworth
HT has the same design philosophy as the NV -...

HT has the same design philosophy as the NV - high contrast, low glare, neutral colour, non flat-field but the HT is nearly free from any CA.

I've used many hundreds of binoculars and the HT is my...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th April 2018, 23:09
Replies: 113
Views: 7,035
Posted By james holdsworth
Yep, I'd go as far to say that, after 14 years...

Yep, I'd go as far to say that, after 14 years production, we can say the entire binoc. was / is a very reliable and trusty performer, from build to water/ /dust proofing to mechanics.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th April 2018, 17:21
Replies: 113
Views: 7,035
Posted By james holdsworth
I think the premise of more solid stems from the...

I think the premise of more solid stems from the fact the HT body is metal, and that premise is pretty subjective. I own both, both are well built and durable.
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 14th April 2018, 21:20
Replies: 59
Views: 7,230
Posted By james holdsworth
Tobias, using over-the-top hyperbole really...

Tobias, using over-the-top hyperbole really doesn't help the discussion, IMO.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th April 2018, 23:43
Replies: 81
Views: 3,433
Posted By james holdsworth
I want an IPD set once and never again, so loose...

I want an IPD set once and never again, so loose hinges would be a big turnoff for me.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 11th April 2018, 01:45
Replies: 113
Views: 7,035
Posted By james holdsworth
The 10x40 was THE binocular to have in the 80's...

The 10x40 was THE binocular to have in the 80's and I still see many in the field so I would agree.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th April 2018, 23:11
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By james holdsworth
lol, didn't you own these back in the day? That...

lol, didn't you own these back in the day? That was kinda my point.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th April 2018, 17:35
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By james holdsworth
I hear the Zeiss 8x56 FL is really good, but...

I hear the Zeiss 8x56 FL is really good, but large and heavy...let us know how you make out!
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th April 2018, 17:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By james holdsworth
Very well said.

Very well said.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 17:11
Replies: 213
Views: 9,166
Posted By james holdsworth
For most of us, we want a...

For most of us, we want a do-it-all-in-one-package bin.

The Conquest 8x32 does this for me, I'm sure many other bins can said to do the same. I'm certainly not going to carry two bins in the field...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th April 2018, 14:26
Replies: 113
Views: 7,035
Posted By james holdsworth
I'm sure - they still repair 40 year old classic...

I'm sure - they still repair 40 year old classic series....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 03:30
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By james holdsworth
Face it, if your eyes aren't good enough, you are...

Face it, if your eyes aren't good enough, you are never going to see what Henry is talking about. I have concluded that, even though Henry said pretty much the same about the HT, I can't see what he...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 8th April 2018, 20:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By james holdsworth
Pull your eyes back slowly from the eye-lens when...

Pull your eyes back slowly from the eye-lens when you see the flare - you should be able to identify the source. If it's coming from the eye-lens itself, it should have a magenta or orangey tone.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 8th April 2018, 13:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By james holdsworth
I use the HT with the eyecups mostly down...

I use the HT with the eyecups mostly down [MOLCET], often exposed to the sun from behind, and never get this problem. I do see it a bit with a 10x42FL but not the HT and find the AR coatings seem...
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