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Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th October 2018, 19:12
Replies: 25
Views: 2,300
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
I think 30-->32 and 40-->42 were just a way...

I think 30-->32 and 40-->42 were just a way to set things apart for marketing,
especially for the roof models as they built up.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th October 2018, 19:05
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
A note on weight, old vs. new: The thick vinyl...

A note on weight, old vs. new:

The thick vinyl armor on most of today's binoculars often makes them
as heavy or heavier than the old ones.

Nikon Prostaff 7S, 8x30: 15 oz. (~2018)
Nikon...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th October 2018, 18:40
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
A cheap (lightweight) tripod with the legs in the...

A cheap (lightweight) tripod with the legs in the air can do a lot of steadying.
Many use a monopod, but it steadies mainly in one axis (when not on the ground).
Opening out the cheap tripod legs...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th January 2018, 13:05
Replies: 31
Views: 2,687
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Fun diversion, the super-junkers. Anyway,...

Fun diversion, the super-junkers.

Anyway, looking at the OP, and considering field trips to well-stocked sporting stores,
and lumping 8x30 and 8x32:

--At first glance, something like the Barska...
Forum: Others Thursday 21st April 2016, 01:25
Replies: 8
Views: 3,508
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
I use Scope amber-coats(no, not the severe...

I use Scope amber-coats(no, not the severe metallic type) or Bushnell Customs
tracking deer and turkeys in the woods. It isn't so much that the brown comes through
as the grey-blue and shine on the...
Forum: Others Thursday 21st April 2016, 01:17
Replies: 3
Views: 2,095
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
The EPs and coatings look good. Pretty solid...

The EPs and coatings look good. Pretty solid Japanese stuff.
There are early Omegas, with wide fovs and wide EP glass,
but uncoated and short eye relief...not great.

These are not those....pretty...
Forum: Others Thursday 21st April 2016, 01:14
Replies: 356
Views: 252,933
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Two brands are rapidly becoming my favorites:...

Two brands are rapidly becoming my favorites: Scope and Tower.
I have trouble moving them on to the antique shop shelf.

I love the contrast and field quality on the Scopes.
The 7x50 / 414-ft...
Forum: Others Thursday 21st April 2016, 00:48
Replies: 356
Views: 252,933
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Good eye relief and sensitive eye placement, good...

Good eye relief and sensitive eye placement, good precision.
Sounds like some kind of 5-element EP...not your average set.
Especially given it's 75-deg apparent!
A good night pair.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd April 2016, 20:46
Replies: 192
Views: 12,405
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Q1: what is the perceived color (to the naked...

Q1: what is the perceived color (to the naked eye) of a reference white tile on an overcast day?

Q2: On 4pm of a sunny Appalachian July day,
what is the perceived color of a reference flat...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd April 2016, 14:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,345
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Indeed. Which raises a mystery: how did they...

Indeed.
Which raises a mystery: how did they actually become non-working,
and will that happen under your ownership? Many old mechanicals
work great with just surface cleaning. A third need an...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Saturday 2nd April 2016, 01:50
Replies: 15
Views: 10,825
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Relaxed view... a key characteristic of the...

Relaxed view...
a key characteristic of the Customs. Easy to step into.
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Saturday 2nd April 2016, 01:47
Replies: 3
Views: 5,537
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Oh dear...that's a beauty. The pre-Customs seem...

Oh dear...that's a beauty.
The pre-Customs seem to have a little less eye-placement generosity
but a bit sharper field edges. Awesome. I like the trade-off more
towards the Featherweight...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd April 2016, 01:35
Replies: 192
Views: 12,405
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
There ya go. Maybe some variation...

There ya go. Maybe some variation though...
They need to make a special model that works perfectly on color swatches
at 30 feet. And keep the other one for hunters, guides, explorers,...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd April 2016, 01:28
Replies: 14
Views: 2,345
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Haha....yes, they look like Lego binoculars or...

Haha....yes, they look like Lego binoculars or something...or for a Wii.
Still, if I were an old auntie taking a nephew on a European art tour, they might be fun.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd April 2016, 01:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,345
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Velocity...I assume, is about damping factor and...

Velocity...I assume, is about damping factor and how too much
stabilization can keep you from following a bird on the move.
If you can't get a steady picture through stabilized binoculars while...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd April 2016, 01:14
Replies: 192
Views: 12,405
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
I think it's interesting that there are...

I think it's interesting that there are discussions of nearby color swatches,
when Zeiss has been designing for the pursuit of natural animals and objects
under conditions where the atmosphere can...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th March 2016, 16:30
Replies: 12
Views: 3,913
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
If the focuser is a bit wobbly on those, going...

If the focuser is a bit wobbly on those,
going backward (solid wheel focus) or forward in time would
give you better images.

8x42 is a very competitive niche with many players, and very bright...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th March 2016, 02:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,923
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Nice additional background! Yes, it could have...

Nice additional background!
Yes, it could have been any of those..

There was a similar chaotic period after WW-2 in Japan.
In their case there were dozens of 'superlative adjective' brands,
though...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th March 2016, 00:35
Replies: 29
Views: 9,049
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
It can be tricky for that class of 6x30s. The...

It can be tricky for that class of 6x30s.
The lower power usually gives a design with the same number of elements
a better quality field near the edges. The extra details can seem like
more power.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th March 2016, 00:29
Replies: 28
Views: 2,923
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
From the photos it looks like they might have...

From the photos it looks like they might have been repainted.
They could be another brand, but the methods were similar.

I love my salvaged eyepieces. Contrast/sharp like orthoscopicss, 52-deg...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th March 2016, 00:23
Replies: 48
Views: 5,332
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
Only a year ago they got raves....here. The mood...

Only a year ago they got raves....here. The mood comes and goes,
sometimes it's time the "The Princess and the Pea".
If some surfaces aren't the tops, they have designed for proper
scattered light...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th March 2016, 23:52
Replies: 28
Views: 2,923
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
You're on uncharted turf.. Mine were held down...

You're on uncharted turf..
Mine were held down over a square-top/square-socket connection...easy.
Looks like you have a brass screw that could help get the focuser arms up and away.
With the arms...
Forum: Leupold Sunday 20th March 2016, 18:13
Replies: 23
Views: 31,948
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
In my case, that happened. It sort of combined...

In my case, that happened. It sort of combined with the stiction problem
I was havving, for these little 'thunks', jumps in focus. A tiny .030 hole eased
the pressure. The stiction was still an...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th March 2016, 18:04
Replies: 28
Views: 2,923
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
I didn't read the plaster -of-paris part. Good...

I didn't read the plaster -of-paris part.
Good Lord...my nightmare, but in a cast. Ingenious devils.

First thing is to probe it for strength.
Find (or get, at the dollar store) a tiny flat-blade...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th March 2016, 15:50
Replies: 28
Views: 2,923
Posted By OPTIC_NUT
In the Colmonts, they collimated with inserted...

In the Colmonts, they collimated with inserted prybars,
near as I could figure, and let the glue dry while the
bars were fixtured outside. Horrorshow.

If the chassis has some integrity (not in my...
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