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Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th August 2019, 19:08
Replies: 49
Views: 2,686
Posted By typo
Opticron haven't fixed a price yet, as the...

Opticron haven't fixed a price yet, as the currency exchange rate might well shift a bit by the time they are shipped, but I gather they are hoping to list it below that of the Viking version. I'm...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th August 2019, 16:48
Replies: 49
Views: 2,686
Posted By typo
CJ, I'm not at all sure Kowa had the finished...

CJ,

I'm not at all sure Kowa had the finished article on show at Birdfair. They didn't seem consistent with having two high quality XD (ED) lenses, but I would say things looked rather promising by...
Forum: Others Monday 19th August 2019, 06:11
Replies: 38
Views: 2,876
Posted By typo
For what it's worth I spent some time with the...

For what it's worth I spent some time with the Lynx HD+ range last Saturday at Birdfair. To be honest I'm not sure what to make of them. From the feel of the armour and the mechanical elements I...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 18th August 2019, 19:14
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By typo
No, just an 8x monocular with parallel camera...

No, just an 8x monocular with parallel camera system and wifi connectivity for up to six mobile phones. My test shot was on a coot at about 35m. The image was very poor, quite atrociously blurred,...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th August 2019, 20:03
Replies: 49
Views: 2,686
Posted By typo
CJ. The ER is listed as 17mm and with my new...

CJ.

The ER is listed as 17mm and with my new close fitting specs, I needed to twist out the eyecups a little. Perhaps 1.5mm? That would probably make something like 15- 15.5mm available? The field...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th August 2019, 17:35
Replies: 49
Views: 2,686
Posted By typo
I thought the Kowa BDII 6.5x32 XD was the pick of...

I thought the Kowa BDII 6.5x32 XD was the pick of the range on the stand too, but was surprised by the CA levels with the higher magnifications. There was a distortion issue with the 8x42 as well....
Forum: Others Tuesday 13th August 2019, 07:12
Replies: 38
Views: 2,876
Posted By typo
PPV, My background is science but I no longer...

PPV,

My background is science but I no longer have any access to laboratory equipment. I do some simple back yard tests but mostly, like you, I just rely on my eyes.

Individuals do vary in their...
Forum: Others Sunday 11th August 2019, 16:34
Replies: 38
Views: 2,876
Posted By typo
Andy, I believe it was EM Grainger working for...

Andy,

I believe it was EM Grainger working for Eastman Kodak Iat established that maximum visual sensitivity to contrast typically occurs at a spatial frequency of 10 arcminutes, and equated this...
Forum: Others Saturday 10th August 2019, 07:14
Replies: 38
Views: 2,876
Posted By typo
Thanks for the extra detail. From what I've been...

Thanks for the extra detail.

From what I've been told though the M7 and original Lynx HD shared a common optical design, they did not share a single component. I found the colour and contrast...
Forum: Others Friday 9th August 2019, 06:09
Replies: 38
Views: 2,876
Posted By typo
Some interesting thoughts. Sharpness is an...

Some interesting thoughts.

Sharpness is an ambiguous term and clearly means different things to different people, but at least in terms of effective resolution, I've found both the MHG 8x42 and...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th August 2019, 20:15
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By typo
I'm not sure I could find my own photos now, but...

I'm not sure I could find my own photos now, but it is just like this one:
https://astromart.com/auctions/astromart-auctions/binoculars/show/comet-hunter-binoculars-updated-15x110-6401

You should...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 7th August 2019, 07:20
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By typo
My neighbour has a Russian surveillance binocular...

My neighbour has a Russian surveillance binocular which I estimated has a 110 reasonably flat view, if you could actually get your eyes close enough to the huge eyepieces to see it. Although this is...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th August 2019, 07:59
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By typo
This might...

This might help.
https://sites.google.com/site/rchamon/home/field-of-view-of-telescopes

David
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 17:22
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By typo
Sorry, I thought that was the question? David

Sorry, I thought that was the question?

David
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd August 2019, 06:00
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By typo
Just to add a bit more to Steve's explaination...

Just to add a bit more to Steve's explaination there are a couple of other design considerations.

I'll stick to roof models for nor now. Generally the 8x42 and 10x42 are housed in the same body...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 1st August 2019, 06:24
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By typo
I have binoculars with magnifications between 6x...

I have binoculars with magnifications between 6x and 12x, but my 10x42 is my most used. Part of the reason is because it's balance, weight and ergonomics means it's the steadiest in my hands. It...
Forum: Others Thursday 1st August 2019, 06:05
Replies: 38
Views: 2,876
Posted By typo
The reins of the company are now in the hands of...

The reins of the company are now in the hands of the next generation of de Putters I understand and they have had a bit of a rethink about Kite's business model. They have surprised many by...
Forum: Vortex Tuesday 30th July 2019, 04:28
Replies: 44
Views: 2,450
Posted By typo
Jerry, I could come up with a long and...

Jerry,

I could come up with a long and convoluted answer, but it's really just down to the product of time opportunity, curiosity and a lousy memory for secondary detail.;)

David
Forum: Others Friday 26th July 2019, 06:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,876
Posted By typo
Catnip, Thanks for the report. It sounds an...

Catnip,

Thanks for the report. It sounds an interesting binocular. I've been rather impressed by the Bonelli 2.0, so that comparison was particularly useful.

We know Kite and Nikon cofunded part of...
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 24th July 2019, 17:00
Replies: 44
Views: 2,450
Posted By typo
Chuck, If you haven't noticed the colour...

Chuck,

If you haven't noticed the colour characteristics I described, or not convinced by the Allbinos spectra, then I don't suppose there is much I can do to persuade you that these colour...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 07:10
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By typo
NJMS, Thanks for the report. It's a design I've...

NJMS,

Thanks for the report. It's a design I've not seen in it's finished form, but the collective opinion suggests it's very good. I take your point about the extra weight being steadier, but for...
Forum: Vortex Monday 22nd July 2019, 13:00
Replies: 44
Views: 2,450
Posted By typo
John, It seems the feet and metres thing causes...

John,

It seems the feet and metres thing causes more confusion than it should, but then we still buy beer in 568.261ml quantities and want to know my car fuel consumption in miles per 1.20095 US...
Forum: Vortex Monday 22nd July 2019, 10:38
Replies: 44
Views: 2,450
Posted By typo
Might well be related, but don't know how...

Might well be related, but don't know how closely.

David
Forum: Vortex Monday 22nd July 2019, 06:34
Replies: 44
Views: 2,450
Posted By typo
It's not something I would rely on, but...

It's not something I would rely on, but objectives of an AK would be a little more widely separated than the eyepieces, and are usually a bit longer than their SP equivalents.

One of the major...
Forum: Vortex Monday 22nd July 2019, 06:08
Replies: 44
Views: 2,450
Posted By typo
Dennis, I first heard excited whispers about a...

Dennis,

I first heard excited whispers about a new top spec Kamakura AK x42 model being offered 3 or 4 years ago, but the weight and price was the show stopper then. Looks like Vortex have taken up...
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