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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 20:33
Replies: 2
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Posted By wllmspd
3rd book.... better get that crowbar our to make...

3rd book.... better get that crowbar our to make space on the shelves. Will it be ready for Santa to deliver??

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 15:43
Replies: 23
Views: 2,212
Posted By wllmspd
Bill, my comment was based on the understanding...

Bill, my comment was based on the understanding that some top end optics have fibre reinforced polymer housings... not yer $1 kiddie bins with PS (BS!) lenses.
Wizzy wizzy, 3D..... cool looking...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 07:09
Replies: 23
Views: 2,212
Posted By wllmspd
What about those Binoculars that have plastic...

What about those Binoculars that have plastic housings....?

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th October 2019, 18:16
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By wllmspd
One handed binocular use.... steady handed! (I...

One handed binocular use.... steady handed! (I can use my canon stabilised binoculars like that, but I’m too shaky with normal binoculars!)
With Kim and now Putins taste in bins, wonder what other...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th October 2019, 20:26
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By wllmspd
Personally Iíd avoid. Modern Astro bins will have...

Personally Iíd avoid. Modern Astro bins will have better optics and allow you to use commercial Astro eyepieces, many of which have very good performance. Then you can change the magnification at...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th October 2019, 18:46
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By wllmspd
Knowing there are different ways is a start......

Knowing there are different ways is a start... that you can “make it look right”, but that it’ll still be off to a degree. For more information we have some detailed accounts if people care to...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th October 2019, 17:28
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By wllmspd
Have a go under the stars, see how well they stay...

Have a go under the stars, see how well they stay small as you look towards the edges. A turntable and resolution chart would be the best way to quantify. I got some gooder ones and some poorer ones...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th October 2019, 17:24
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By wllmspd
Good pics, I await my copy of S&T...

Good pics, I await my copy of S&T eagerly....

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd October 2019, 10:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By wllmspd
For large exit pupil (twilight usage), big bins...

For large exit pupil (twilight usage), big bins aren’t an option as you cannot get eyepieces with long enough focal length (the objectives tens to have longer focal ratios than “conventional”...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd October 2019, 07:29
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By wllmspd
Yes, 3.5kg, but a comfortable daytime backpack...

Yes, 3.5kg, but a comfortable daytime backpack carry with a tripod, bit like a BTX, but with much wider views. Main eyepieces are 13mm naglers for 30x (better options exist). I am about to get some...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 19:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By wllmspd
Large objective.... so not like my Widefield...

Large objective.... so not like my Widefield 30x70 APM which make long distance observing a real pleasure?
Most 7x50 have a narrow apparent field. The Nikon WX might fit the bill if you can still...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th September 2019, 06:13
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By wllmspd
NDHunter, you haven’t tried the 7x35 11degree...

NDHunter, you haven’t tried the 7x35 11degree Bushnell Rangemaster then? Considered the equal of the Nikon 8x30E2? Very deep depth of focus too. Only downside is they are a bit weighty.

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Friday 27th September 2019, 07:14
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By wllmspd
Made another convert to Very wide field views...

Made another convert to Very wide field views last night under the stars... which are very good at getting fuzzy and showing up the issues with your optics!

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th September 2019, 16:31
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By wllmspd
Yep, 16mm ultrawide or 24mm sort of wide is the...

Yep, 16mm ultrawide or 24mm sort of wide is the best I can hope for. Looked at options for bigger reflective binoculars, but the lack of coma correctors and secondary obstruction become issues....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th September 2019, 16:24
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By wllmspd
As said you ideally need gen3, most places will...

As said you ideally need gen3, most places will have a secondhand hunting market which might have occasional units for sale. There is also the bright LED torch (900nm so invisible to animals) and a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th September 2019, 18:23
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By wllmspd
With 8x30E2 I can see the edges easily, same with...

With 8x30E2 I can see the edges easily, same with 7x35 bushnell rangemaster 11degree, though I do need to wipe my eyeballs against the glass to use them properly.... intimate views?!
I recently got...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th September 2019, 22:10
Replies: 31
Views: 1,335
Posted By wllmspd
No one has mentioned that the atmospheric...

No one has mentioned that the atmospheric turbulence typically smears stars across an arcsecond or more (depending on local heat sources, jet stream etc),”. Above about 8” and you start getting...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th September 2019, 22:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,335
Posted By wllmspd
Holgers...

Holgers paper?
http://www.holgermerlitz.de/bino_performance/bino_performance.pdf

Peter
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 10th September 2019, 12:38
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By wllmspd
I had the same issue but solved it with a pair of...

I had the same issue but solved it with a pair of 70mm 45degree Astro binoculars (APM and Oberwerk make suitable ones), take wide range of eyepieces. Now I have ultrawide, crisp views at 30x (more...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 6th September 2019, 16:55
Replies: 28
Views: 2,942
Posted By wllmspd
Offload the complex computer stuff to a phone app...

Offload the complex computer stuff to a phone app and use WiFi to connect. So essentially you have a small ldigital spotting scope, which we see on a tripod making it possible to get steady pictures....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th September 2019, 06:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By wllmspd
I got some 8x30 E last year and then subsequently...

I got some 8x30 E last year and then subsequently managed to find a pair of E2. Was more than happy with the E, but the extra width and surprising extra brightness meant I’ve now only got the E2.
I...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th September 2019, 12:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By wllmspd
You might also consider binobandits or other side...

You might also consider binobandits or other side shields to remove straylight and other “out the side of your eye” distractions. Can really help connect you to the scene. Can get a bit humid on hot...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 11:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By wllmspd
Using a (big) bino which can take Astro eyepieces...

Using a (big) bino which can take Astro eyepieces will help. For instance the Morpheus eyepieces have 76 degree apparent field of view and advertised 20mm eye relief and are well regarded. There are...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 16th August 2019, 19:03
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By wllmspd
I’d go for a skywatcher, APM or William Optics...

I’d go for a skywatcher, APM or William Optics refractor and then use Astro eyepieces (wide choice of wide angle) with an erecting diagonal. Optically great(as long as you get an apo), but heavy and...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 20:31
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By wllmspd
Both WX.... yes, very interesting resource! Peter

Both WX.... yes, very interesting resource!
Peter
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