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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th April 2018, 20:06
Replies: 44
Views: 1,088
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: 418
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: 13
Views: 1,412
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: 692
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: 126
Views: 6,000
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: 3,608
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: 1,380
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: 126
Views: 6,000
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: 3,608
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: 2,605
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: 404
Views: 48,873
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: 404
Views: 48,873
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: 1,837
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: 4,103
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: 12
Views: 1,238
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: 404
Views: 48,873
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...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 26th January 2018, 19:42
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By kabsetz
I won't try to compare the "optical box"...

I won't try to compare the "optical box" properties of the CL Compact to other binoculars, but for what it's worth, if I have the eyecups of the 10x30 CL C fully twisted out and view without...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 26th January 2018, 10:24
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By kabsetz
Guys, Could we get back to topic?

Guys,

Could we get back to topic?
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 24th January 2018, 09:13
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By kabsetz
About the eye relief of the Companion. Just for...

About the eye relief of the Companion.

Just for fun, I unscrewed the eyecups on the 10x30 and measured the ER without them. 16 mm just as Gijs and the data sheet suggest. This is not a surprise, of...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 24th January 2018, 08:53
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By kabsetz
Cycleguy, I haven't been with the Northern...

Cycleguy,

I haven't been with the Northern Lights case in any pesky weeds, but the felt material certainly looks and feels like stuff that would attract thistle like a magnet. I also find the...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 24th January 2018, 08:37
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By kabsetz
Gijs, (#268) Your method is good and in...

Gijs, (#268)

Your method is good and in accordance with how most of the industry measures ER. However, what Jan and myself do is more relevant for eyeglass wearers, since you cannot push your...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 20:50
Replies: 404
Views: 48,873
Posted By kabsetz
Jan Meijerink measures eye relief from the plane...

Jan Meijerink measures eye relief from the plane of the eyecup rim when fully retracted, not from the lens surface. He states this in his reviews, including this one. I measured the eye relief of an...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 11:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By kabsetz
I recommend taking the scope to a qualified...

I recommend taking the scope to a qualified camera repair shop for cleaning and evaluation. They will know exactly which chemicals to use and will use them prudently. They will also be able to tell...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 17th January 2018, 19:37
Replies: 61
Views: 5,256
Posted By kabsetz
Tobias, I agree with you on CA, sharpness,...

Tobias,

I agree with you on CA, sharpness, contrast, colour and most other things, but on veiling glare my experience was different from yours. In the conditions where I got to view with the 10x42...
Forum: Leica Sunday 14th January 2018, 19:08
Replies: 68
Views: 5,242
Posted By kabsetz
Dennis, Dennis says (post#35): "Fluorite...

Dennis,

Dennis says (post#35):

"Fluorite crystal glass is one of the highest performing glasses used in optics with very high transmission and CA control. It is also lighter than standard glass...
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