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Forum: Zeiss Saturday 20th July 2019, 21:57
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By eronald
I think the Conquest is already so good that an...

I think the Conquest is already so good that an optics upgrade would turn it into a direct competitor of the Leica and Swaro 8x32 alphas. Zeiss might take the road of having a bestseller beta++ model...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 19th July 2019, 04:06
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By eronald
Lee, 8x32 are now the mainstay centerpiece of...

Lee,

8x32 are now the mainstay centerpiece of any bino line, and Zeiss are going to have to figure out a way to get a solid product out there. Or they could just upgrade the Conquest model, as it...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th July 2019, 02:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By eronald
Gijs, I think having the spectral transmission...

Gijs,

I think having the spectral transmission curves in machine readable format on site would be really useful - one can use them to do comparative simulations of views thru the glass.

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th July 2019, 01:11
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By eronald
Paradoxically, tonight the 7x42 shows a satellite...

Paradoxically, tonight the 7x42 shows a satellite better than the 8x25. Which may agree with your remark - the earth moon is further away in the sky from Jupiter whereas yesterday it was dazzling...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 17th July 2019, 01:07
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By eronald
7x is fantastic (I have the Leica), but there is...

7x is fantastic (I have the Leica), but there is now the 8x SF with its huge field and easy view which is quite convincing.

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th July 2019, 01:45
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By eronald
Hi Arthur, Yes, I observed and then checked. I...

Hi Arthur,
Yes, I observed and then checked. I wonder what other people are seeing :)

In my case what looked like 2 moons was actually 3, the bins couldn't resolve a smaller separation between two...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th July 2019, 00:30
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By eronald
Jupiter Satellites

So Jupiter is now on our side of the sun. When you point your bins at it do you see the satellites?

I can see what looks like 2 satellites on the left with my 8x25 Zeiss Victory , and also less...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 15th July 2019, 23:31
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By eronald
The Leica Ultravid 7x HD+ is still available, and...

The Leica Ultravid 7x HD+ is still available, and a lot of old-new-stock HD models are selling around the same price. I like my HD, and I compared them to the Zeiss 8x42 SF and they are pretty much...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 15th July 2019, 20:47
Replies: 291
Views: 38,347
Posted By eronald
I have to hold the bins away from my eyes a bit...

I have to hold the bins away from my eyes a bit even with the cups fully out - I wish the cups could go a bit further out.

Edmund
Forum: Zeiss Monday 15th July 2019, 13:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
Maybe my blogging about the pockets is schizoid...

Maybe my blogging about the pockets is schizoid because they provide very different experiences depending on use case and expectations.

Previously I was using the Pockets as walkaround EDC glass in...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th July 2019, 00:58
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By eronald
What is the minimum binocular for the Gallilean...

What is the minimum binocular for the Gallilean moons?

Edmund
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th July 2019, 21:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By eronald
I warmly recommend the Leica 7x42. I have the...

I warmly recommend the Leica 7x42. I have the Ultravid HD, there is now an HD+ and there are old versions around, that can be bought used.

Edmund
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th July 2019, 18:50
Replies: 460
Views: 79,940
Posted By eronald
Denco, I have gaffer tape - buy at any...

Denco,

I have gaffer tape - buy at any photo/video rental place.
I apply this liberally to any stuff I need to carry, including my Ultravid, and it gives me a non-slip grip.
It's fabric and...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 10th July 2019, 11:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
Continuing the blog - I am actually using the...

Continuing the blog -

I am actually using the Zeiss Pocket case clipped on my belt and while huge, it's ok and usable. The strap is a different matter.

Edmund
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 10th July 2019, 09:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
Lee, For the SF I am going by hearsay, that...

Lee,

For the SF I am going by hearsay, that there was a cast in initial batches but it has been corrected. The fact that *you* cannot see a difference between your grey and black sample of the SF ...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 10th July 2019, 01:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
Hello Lee, Welcome to the Zeiss 8x25 Debate...

Hello Lee,

Welcome to the Zeiss 8x25 Debate Room :)


I'm logging my impressions here in the hope that at some point Zeiss or someone else gets it and I'll be able to get something that has the...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 9th July 2019, 13:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
I think in the end it's the binoculars one...

I think in the end it's the binoculars one carries which are the best binoculars. Even when the view of the others one owns is better. With those rules, the Zeiss win every time.

Edmund
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 7th July 2019, 12:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
This is becoming a blog :) I'd say the 8x25 has...

This is becoming a blog :)

I'd say the 8x25 has a slight cool blue/green tint while my Leica is warm/yellowish.

I've seen a similar cool tint, more pronounced on a Conquest 8x32 which was very...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 6th July 2019, 21:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
Kevin, After viewing the grey heron again today...

Kevin,

After viewing the grey heron again today before sundown, feeding and in flight, I'd call the Zeiss Victory 8x25 anhedonic or clinical. It gets the job done perfectly, but there's no "added...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 6th July 2019, 13:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
I'd keep the optical cloths and the binos away...

I'd keep the optical cloths and the binos away from any mechanical grit :)

Have you found a better case, and ocular covers?

What are thread adapters?


I've had another look at my Zeiss and Leica...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 6th July 2019, 01:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
You're right they've always been black. Maybe I...

You're right they've always been black. Maybe I have Alzheimer's. I always thought I had good recall for products and impressions, and whatever I tried earlier at that shop, it had an asymetrical...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 5th July 2019, 23:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
To summarize, my nutshell review of the Black...

To summarize, my nutshell review of the Black Zeiss Victory 8x25:

Pros: An update of a bestseller, a luminous and sharp super-light alpha- quality compact glass with good eye relief and an...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 5th July 2019, 19:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By eronald
New Black Victory 8x25

I got a pair of the *black* Victory 8x25.

One minute in the shop convinced me, and that was *after* trying out the 10x42 SF which I'd come to look at.

I THINK THESE MAY EAT A CONSIDERABLE PIECE OF...
Forum: Leica Sunday 30th June 2019, 20:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By eronald
I just used my 7x42 HD here in Paris this...

I just used my 7x42 HD here in Paris this afternoon. At 300m or so, at street level in the daylight the view is incredible, so detailed I can't imagine it's just 7x. At 50m or so I don't find this...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th June 2019, 19:02
Replies: 70
Views: 3,235
Posted By eronald
Per bylaws of the Always Right Society, only one...

Per bylaws of the Always Right Society, only one person in a couple can be a member at any time, but one can step down and nominate the other :)

Edmund
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