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Forum: Leica Monday 23rd April 2018, 04:13
Replies: 57
Views: 3,776
Posted By ronh
Henry's finding of excessive SA in the HT was...

Henry's finding of excessive SA in the HT was confined to the 54mm models. He tested the 42mm and found it up to snuff.

Henry has also, some few years back, photographed various versions of field...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th October 2017, 04:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By ronh
At age 67, I can just see the beginning...

At age 67, I can just see the beginning cloudiness of a cataract in one eye when reading a well lit printed page. My sensitivity to internal eye light scattering in situations like described above...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 2nd October 2017, 04:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By ronh
Jack, It looks like no 8x56 users are going to...

Jack,

It looks like no 8x56 users are going to respond. Unfortunately I am not one either, so cannot comment on the allegedly superlative view. But as a 10x56 FL owner, I can at least tell you that...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 29th August 2017, 04:47
Replies: 49
Views: 5,372
Posted By ronh
I was clouded out in Perry, Florida as a college...

I was clouded out in Perry, Florida as a college sophomore in 1970 I think. This second attempt was the charm.

We had a nice clear totality view in Kearny, Nebraska. Simple filtered glasses were...
Forum: Leica Friday 11th August 2017, 04:36
Replies: 10
Views: 3,603
Posted By ronh
BA/BN armor is not rubber, according to the old...

BA/BN armor is not rubber, according to the old Leica ads, but polyurethane. Having owned a few, I'd say that compared to the alleged rubber on other binoculars I've owned, it is harder and tougher....
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 7th August 2017, 04:20
Replies: 19
Views: 5,913
Posted By ronh
John was keen, experienced and insightful, one of...

John was keen, experienced and insightful, one of our best. Thanks for the news of his death. I'll miss him.

Ron
Forum: Leica Thursday 15th June 2017, 05:03
Replies: 14
Views: 4,260
Posted By ronh
Stingaz85, My first great roof prism binocular...

Stingaz85,

My first great roof prism binocular was an 8x42 BA, the model prior to the BN. I wish I had it back. My current #1 is a 12x50 BN.

The BN has better coatings and thus a brighter image...
Forum: Leica Monday 12th June 2017, 05:12
Replies: 14
Views: 6,067
Posted By ronh
Binastro, Just some random comments from a Leica...

Binastro,

Just some random comments from a Leica fan and stargazer.

In my small town suburb, rather than staging a frontal visual assault near streetlights, what worked for me was hanging opaque...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 4th June 2017, 04:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,846
Posted By ronh
I have used one for years, and although I am a...

I have used one for years, and although I am a binocular enthusiast with several good binoculars, this is certainly my best all around birding instrument.

IMHO:

The centerfield is extremely...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 2nd June 2017, 05:23
Replies: 102
Views: 30,029
Posted By ronh
My way of dealing with differing opinions of...

My way of dealing with differing opinions of binoculars among different people is to consider my own contradictions and flip-flops over the years.

For example, I have a Fujinon FMTR-SX 8x30, and...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 04:36
Replies: 1
Views: 1,327
Posted By ronh
Hotglove, I ran into an English couple a few...

Hotglove,

I ran into an English couple a few years ago while birding Home Lake in southern Colorado. They both carried 10x25 Leica Ultravids. They showed me my first American Pipit!

I thought at...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 27th April 2017, 05:04
Replies: 17
Views: 3,985
Posted By ronh
Bill, I appreciate your ornithologically off the...

Bill,

I appreciate your ornithologically off the wall post and the terrific optical result. Oh me, such spot diagram porn!

I saw John Dobson, may he rest in peace, at age 70, do 20 pushups, and I...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th April 2017, 03:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By ronh
Binastro, I appreciate your warnings. I...

Binastro,
I appreciate your warnings.

I shared, initially, your puzzlement that such an extreme degree of attenuation as provided by the Baader film could be doubled, in going from exit pupil size...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th April 2017, 03:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By ronh
Some years back, I bought a sheet of flexible...

Some years back, I bought a sheet of flexible solar filter material made by a company called Baader Planetarium. This stuff is cheap and effective in my experience. I plan to visit Nebraska for this...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 6th April 2017, 04:44
Replies: 17
Views: 6,631
Posted By ronh
Thanks, Arthur! This kind of idea is not wholly...

Thanks, Arthur!

This kind of idea is not wholly unprecedented.
http://www.holgermerlitz.de/miyauchi7x50.html

Ron
Forum: Others Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 03:27
Replies: 15
Views: 7,075
Posted By ronh
Richard, Thanks for the info about the markings...

Richard,

Thanks for the info about the markings on the barrel, as well as on the glass types. I was not aware of the two "case sensistive spellings" and types.

You have an interesting web site. ...
Forum: Leica Monday 20th March 2017, 03:36
Replies: 12
Views: 8,496
Posted By ronh
Good work Canip. A missing piece of info is, how...

Good work Canip.

A missing piece of info is, how is your distance vision without correction? If you're nearsighted, he should make it with extra room to spare. But if you're farsighted, which is...
Forum: Others Monday 13th March 2017, 03:12
Replies: 15
Views: 7,075
Posted By ronh
Binastro, Thanks for the interesting...

Binastro,
Thanks for the interesting comment.

tenhunter,
Does the left objective actually adjust?

Ron
Forum: Others Sunday 12th March 2017, 04:37
Replies: 15
Views: 7,075
Posted By ronh
Apparently none of us has used this binocular....

Apparently none of us has used this binocular. But I am encouraged. $250 should buy a decent if not real whizbang Chinese IF, in this modern age in which we live.

As an IF fan, who has actually...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Wednesday 8th March 2017, 04:33
Replies: 26
Views: 10,438
Posted By ronh
An odd thing, the apparent distance of something...

An odd thing, the apparent distance of something viewed through a collimator. Thanks, RonE.

RonH
Forum: Leica Friday 20th January 2017, 04:34
Replies: 59
Views: 22,686
Posted By ronh
Rene, Thanks for your review. Focus headroom...

Rene,

Thanks for your review. Focus headroom resulting from accurate assembly (="increased DOF, plasticity, hocus pocus") is what I'm thinking.

Ron

I also note with pleasure that there have been...
Forum: Leica Saturday 19th November 2016, 04:38
Replies: 76
Views: 24,711
Posted By ronh
Globetrotter, Thanks for your efforts and...

Globetrotter,

Thanks for your efforts and report. I get a lot of mileage lately from my 10x50 BR (!) and was thinking about springing for a 10x50 HD+. Dang.

This Leica vs Zeiss comparison, which...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th October 2016, 04:34
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By ronh
Those binoculars have been around for maybe 15...

Those binoculars have been around for maybe 15 years now, but that's a record low price. I tried one, from an American boutique (=$250) importer, and found them basically as you describe. Many...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th October 2016, 04:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By ronh
Stan, I'm sorry, you did not say that. The...

Stan,
I'm sorry, you did not say that. The original poster, Sygus, did.

Sygus,
I meant my comment for you.

Ron
Forum: Binoculars Monday 10th October 2016, 04:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By ronh
Stan, Your statement that "If I use a Bushnell...

Stan,

Your statement that "If I use a Bushnell 8x42, the diopter is set to 0 all the time." suggests it's the 8x30 Nikon at fault. The consistent +1/-1 setting is so weird though--hard for me to...
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