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Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 31st July 2018, 10:56
Replies: 62
Views: 4,207
Posted By Hermann
I actually got a straight Nikon Fieldscope EDIII...

I actually got a straight Nikon Fieldscope EDIII in addition to my angled fieldscopes because it's so much easier to use a straight scope from the car.

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 31st May 2018, 07:16
Replies: 30
Views: 3,000
Posted By Hermann
Basically because I wanted a small, light 10x...

Basically because I wanted a small, light 10x binocular for use on long hikes, especially in the mountains. I find 10x gives me more detail on the birds than 8x, and there are situations where I...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 30th May 2018, 01:20
Replies: 30
Views: 3,000
Posted By Hermann
I agree. And I think Swarovski managed to design...

I agree. And I think Swarovski managed to design an eyepiece that is so much more forgiving with regard to the exact position of the entrance pupil of one's eyes that it's almost a game changer for...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 30th May 2018, 01:14
Replies: 30
Views: 3,000
Posted By Hermann
All very well. BUT optically the new CL is quite...

All very well. BUT optically the new CL is quite a bit better than the Zeiss Victory. It also has better ergonomics and is far easier to use in the field. BTW, the new CL also beats the Swarovski...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 29th May 2018, 04:58
Replies: 30
Views: 3,000
Posted By Hermann
The Victory 8x25 beats the CL in most other...

The Victory 8x25 beats the CL in most other important respects? Not really. Did you actually compare the two? Doesn't look like it to me.

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 07:05
Replies: 30
Views: 3,000
Posted By Hermann
I've been using the 10x30 for some months now,...

I've been using the 10x30 for some months now, and I'm also quite amazed how good the CL is. A few comments:



Agreed, although I find it hard to compare the SV to the CL. Both are very different...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th April 2018, 19:08
Replies: 113
Views: 9,238
Posted By Hermann
I am in the Northern Hemisphere, and I don't like...

I am in the Northern Hemisphere, and I don't like the greenish cast the SF shows in some lights. Not at all.

Hermann
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th April 2018, 19:06
Replies: 113
Views: 9,238
Posted By Hermann
Sorry, but that's plainly not true. I've seen FLs...

Sorry, but that's plainly not true. I've seen FLs that looked like they'd survived a major war after 10+ years of hard use, including a couple that survived falling off a car when the owner forgot...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th April 2018, 09:59
Replies: 100
Views: 6,656
Posted By Hermann
I wouldn't. First of all, the Nikon SE is better...

I wouldn't. First of all, the Nikon SE is better optically. A shame they stopped making it, apart form the field of view it's quite a bit better than the EII.

Secondly both the SE and the EII...
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th April 2018, 05:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By Hermann
A couple of weeks ago my partner decided she...

A couple of weeks ago my partner decided she wanted a lightweight binocular. She's very much into reducing the weight of the stuff she carries, always trying to cut down on weight, so she wanted an...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 14th April 2018, 04:42
Replies: 100
Views: 6,656
Posted By Hermann
There's an easy solution to the eye cup issue:...

There's an easy solution to the eye cup issue: Use the green rubber eyecups of the 7x42 GA/10x40 GA. Problem solved.



The difference in clarity and contrast is quite obvious in ANY light.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th April 2018, 17:51
Replies: 48
Views: 2,850
Posted By Hermann
A couple of comments on the Habicht: 1. All...

A couple of comments on the Habicht:

1. All three of them have one real problem - the stiffish focuser. It gets somewhat better with use, but it'll never be as smooth as, say, the focuser of the...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 31st March 2018, 11:35
Replies: 52
Views: 3,703
Posted By Hermann
I think you're probably right here. I'm at a...

I think you're probably right here. I'm at a similar latitude as you, a bit further to the North though.

In addition I think the kind of habitat you do your birding in plays some role as well....
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 31st March 2018, 11:31
Replies: 52
Views: 3,703
Posted By Hermann
Sorry about that. But don't you think you're just...

Sorry about that. But don't you think you're just a wee bit touchy here? The question surely was about glare in the Swarovision 8x32, not about what you would buy if you were to switch to an...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th March 2018, 20:09
Replies: 213
Views: 11,204
Posted By Hermann
Thanks, John. I noticed some CA in the Zeiss as...

Thanks, John. I noticed some CA in the Zeiss as well but didn't have the time to really check it out. And you're right, the Zeiss is quite a beast. The Swaro feels more like a (big) binocular. Good...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th March 2018, 17:19
Replies: 213
Views: 11,204
Posted By Hermann
Quite right. He'll probably start extolling the...

Quite right. He'll probably start extolling the virtues of 10x25's in a couple of months time ...o:D

By the way, I've also been thinking about getting one of the big boys - SLC 15x56 or Conquest HD...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 29th March 2018, 17:10
Replies: 52
Views: 3,703
Posted By Hermann
Thank you. When I tried the SV 8x32 I came to the...

Thank you. When I tried the SV 8x32 I came to the same conclusion: The glare is always there, to some extent at least, no matter how much you try to to adjust the eye position. It's worse (or perhaps...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 29th March 2018, 12:42
Replies: 52
Views: 3,703
Posted By Hermann
Canip: Thank you. I believe the new version will...

Canip: Thank you. I believe the new version will be somewhat better than the old version ... :t:

Hermann
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 29th March 2018, 11:31
Replies: 52
Views: 3,703
Posted By Hermann
Canip, is that the old or the new version of the...

Canip, is that the old or the new version of the Swarovski CL in your comparison?

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 16:22
Replies: 213
Views: 11,204
Posted By Hermann
An 8x56 will leave an 8x50 in the dust? And it's...

An 8x56 will leave an 8x50 in the dust? And it's not that much bigger?

I'm out of this discussion.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 16:20
Replies: 213
Views: 11,204
Posted By Hermann
How useful will be the additional brightness due...

How useful will be the additional brightness due to the larger exit pupil if you can't use it - simply because your eye pupils contract to something like 2.5mm in daylight?



Larger eye relief?...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 10:59
Replies: 213
Views: 11,204
Posted By Hermann
The size and the weight will be the killer for...

The size and the weight will be the killer for many here. Probably for most. And it's not just hiking that's a problem, it's also keeping the bins still when watching a bird for more than a few...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 10:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Hermann
Yep. The CL Companion. Make sure you have a look...

Yep. The CL Companion. Make sure you have a look at the new version though that came out last year. The first version wasn't really up to scratch. The new version has the diopter adjustment in the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th March 2018, 09:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Hermann
I'd add the Swarovski 8x30 CL in the mix. The...

I'd add the Swarovski 8x30 CL in the mix. The optics of the new version are excellent. Low weight, very good ergonomics and a focuser that isn't too fast for precise focusing, unlike that of the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 19:19
Replies: 167
Views: 12,161
Posted By Hermann
There are places where carrying (and using) a...

There are places where carrying (and using) a scope doesn't make much sense. Try one of the migration hotspots with lots of bushes and so on for instance. You need to make the ID very quickly, and...
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