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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 20:41
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Alexis Powell
I think it is because for a low power bin to have...

I think it is because for a low power bin to have a big AFOV, it has to capture and deliver to the eye a big TFOV, which is optically more challenging to do well (dealing, e.g. w/field curvature) and...
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 20:27
Replies: 39
Views: 6,378
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, at the very limits of magnification or low...

Yes, at the very limits of magnification or low light, the 82 mm scope is technically very slightly brighter because of its larger aperture and maybe slightly better coatings, but the difference is...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 14:56
Replies: 18
Views: 359
Posted By Alexis Powell
The 128RC has good fluid action but it doesn't...

The 128RC has good fluid action but it doesn't have a spring counter-balance and it doesn't take sliding plates so it is not a good choice when used with a scope that doesn't balance on its tripod...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 17th September 2019, 18:11
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, that's a good solution if you like the 200PL...

Yes, that's a good solution if you like the 200PL (=3157N) plates. I have the 323 base on a window mount, and a 700RC2 head on a spare tripod, so I still use them sometimes but generally don't like...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th September 2019, 22:13
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Alexis Powell
The early Zeiss FL, which were available in...

The early Zeiss FL, which were available in green, had a tendency to eventually stain where they came into contact with the black objective caps and other black plastic accessories. I know nothing...
Forum: Nikon Monday 16th September 2019, 21:54
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, it's funny that it is priced so much higher...

Yes, it's funny that it is priced so much higher than the smaller sized Gosky of the same overall design. Glad it is working for you. As you say, many adapters are quite pricey. With micro 4/3...
Forum: Nikon Monday 16th September 2019, 21:43
Replies: 39
Views: 6,378
Posted By Alexis Powell
I'd say that the eye relief of the two zooms is...

I'd say that the eye relief of the two zooms is fairly similar. It varies across the zoom range and is shortest at intermediate settings. The 25-56 zoom has a folding eyecup whereas the 25-75 has a...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 16th September 2019, 21:28
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
Another alternative, for you or others with the...

Another alternative, for you or others with the same problem, is to use a non-rotating Arca-Swiss type plate (which are available in all lengths to suit your needs) with an adapter to the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th September 2019, 19:35
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Alexis Powell
I also agree (as one might guess from my post #2;...

I also agree (as one might guess from my post #2; and to clarify, my follow-up comments in post #4 were specifically about the second generation that slingworks asked about).

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th September 2019, 19:28
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Alexis Powell
I've owned or tried several of each. I much...

I've owned or tried several of each. I much prefer the Leica, esp. for its lack of off-axis astigmatism compared to the Zeiss which is (in a non-defective unit), consequently, really only critically...
Forum: Nikon Friday 13th September 2019, 19:15
Replies: 39
Views: 6,378
Posted By Alexis Powell
As noted above, you gain nothing with the shorter...

As noted above, you gain nothing with the shorter range zoom. Yes, you should try the 30x. The DS version is widely available on eBay new in box or used. Compared to the zoom it is no brighter, but...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 22:51
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Alexis Powell
They are usable and in that sense capable, but to...

They are usable and in that sense capable, but to be honest, I was never a fan of their optical properties even though I used them a lot for their close-focus capability. I tried quite a few units...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 18:39
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Alexis Powell
You'll have to tell us which version of the B&L...

You'll have to tell us which version of the B&L Elite you looked at.

Very old ones of the original version had leather, later ones had rubber armor. The original version (including with rubber...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 9th September 2019, 16:33
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, it's true the companies do a poor job...

Yes, it's true the companies do a poor job describing the compatibility of plates with their own heads, let alone others. But for future reference and readers of this thread, yes, these plates are...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 6th September 2019, 17:42
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
The Gitzo GS5370C is quite short and fits the...

The Gitzo GS5370C is quite short and fits the non-Arca sliding plate standard used by Manfrotto, Gitzo, and...
Forum: Nikon Friday 6th September 2019, 16:15
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Alexis Powell
It will work if you bought the regular size...

It will work if you bought the regular size adapter, which fits smaller eyepieces. You can fold down the eyecup, or else to get a more secure attachment, slip the eyecup off the eyepiece. I inherited...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 5th September 2019, 16:36
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Alexis Powell
I had the same frustration trying to figure out...

I had the same frustration trying to figure out which product to order given that they don't include the Nikon eyepieces in their selection menu, only the scope body. Presumably, their recommendation...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 4th September 2019, 17:51
Replies: 72
Views: 4,429
Posted By Alexis Powell
I'm familiar w/contrast adjustments in digital...

I'm familiar w/contrast adjustments in digital photo editing and how they can trade-off with detail when applied crudely (Better to use curves, and keep a good distribution of different pixel values...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 4th September 2019, 17:11
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
adapt 128 to use Arca-Swiss plates

tealboy1,

In response to some of my previous comments (above) and to your PM to me about the Manfrotto 128, you may be interested in this thread by Kevin...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 22:18
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Alexis Powell
I also dislike SOCs and I have an 884. As with...

I also dislike SOCs and I have an 884. As with all my scopes, I wrapped it in McNett camo-form. That is a superb product but I wish it came in other (non-camo) colors. I use the snow camo, then hand...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 22:10
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Alexis Powell
Hi tealboy1, As I wrote in reply to one or...

Hi tealboy1,

As I wrote in reply to one or another of your past PMs, all of the eyepieces for the EDII will fit the EDIII, 78ED, 82ED, and 50ED and vice-versa. Straight or angled makes no difference...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:17
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
Could you have simply used a shorter plate than...

Could you have simply used a shorter plate than the one that came with the head? A variety of lengths are available for this standard, which is used by Manfrotto, Gitzo, Sirui and perhaps...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:14
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
Oh, you are right--I was wrong about the specs of...

Oh, you are right--I was wrong about the specs of the Benro tripods because I forgot they have a center column. My most equivalent personal tripods are Really Right Stuff models that are similar in...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 1st September 2019, 15:45
Replies: 338
Views: 45,206
Posted By Alexis Powell
Oh Dennis, I think you've forgotten that you are...

Oh Dennis, I think you've forgotten that you are discussing this topic with binocular obsessive people, many of whom own many top of the line binoculars of many configurations. We are familiar, both...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 1st September 2019, 13:24
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Alexis Powell
To inspire more BirdForum members to chime in, I...

To inspire more BirdForum members to chime in, I think it would be helpful for you to specify how much you are willing to and are willing to stretch to spend (i.e. a target cost and an absolute upper...
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