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Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 21:49
Replies: 133
Views: 4,781
Posted By tenex
For those serious about insects etc, the issue...

For those serious about insects etc, the issue could be not so much reduction in magnification, as actually needing to retreat to focus on the target, if possible. (Was it Lee who pointed this out...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 21:45
Replies: 133
Views: 4,781
Posted By tenex
Thank you Dale, I appreciate such a direct...

Thank you Dale, I appreciate such a direct explanation. Of course we can always second-guess that decision and insist we'd still have bought ELs as they were... and in the end, who really...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 21:30
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By tenex
As someone has already pointed out in another...

As someone has already pointed out in another thread, it ought to be easy for some time yet to find remaining stock of the FP model with better close focus if that's what you really want. Just don't...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd July 2020, 23:31
Replies: 133
Views: 4,781
Posted By tenex
Swaro had already reduced the close focus in the...

Swaro had already reduced the close focus in the latest version of the 42mm SLCs a few years ago. I wonder whether that makes for a smoother or more robust focus system, but it sure looks like...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 17:08
Replies: 580
Views: 28,079
Posted By tenex
I would be surprised if SLC 42 is being...

I would be surprised if SLC 42 is being discontinued. Can anyone confirm?


We don't know that yet, do we. This may decide whether Swaro sees the NL as (primarily) a birding binocular... I'm...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd July 2020, 14:45
Replies: 214
Views: 14,448
Posted By tenex
Yes Lee, I thought of this too. But also: this...

Yes Lee, I thought of this too. But also: this susceptibility to focusing on the screen strikes me as the sort of thing that could easily vary from one individual to another.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 14:32
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By tenex
I think you must mean, using binos with certain...

I think you must mean, using binos with certain eyeglasses? I've never seen it, and can't provoke it even by wearing glasses (as I don't normally) and lowering the eyecups on my SLCs.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th June 2020, 23:07
Replies: 214
Views: 14,448
Posted By tenex
"Tend"? ...please clarify whether you're...

"Tend"? ...please clarify whether you're suggesting this as the optimal result for comfortable viewing, or an error people make due to overaccommodation with their own eye?

In any event, it doesn't...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 21:48
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By tenex
Hi Juhani, you've told us why you chose the SLC...

Hi Juhani, you've told us why you chose the SLC over the EL (as I also did), but given no idea why you would now consider reversing that! What advantage would the EL now have for you, at its greater...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By tenex
Safe to say not normal... Which SLC model, and is...

Safe to say not normal... Which SLC model, and is the ring seen while using it normally, or while looking at it from some distance above or to the side? (There have been a couple of reports like...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 21:27
Replies: 580
Views: 28,079
Posted By tenex
Yes, somehow that could suggest...

Yes, somehow that could suggest front-heaviness... or perhaps it's mainly intended to support the higher magnification of the 12x, handheld? Curious also that the photo shows a return to a flat...
Forum: Nikon Monday 29th June 2020, 16:06
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By tenex
Nikon's strategy with sport optics has seemed...

Nikon's strategy with sport optics has seemed somewhat muddled but the Monarch line is obviously very successful and widely available. I don't expect the company to vanish anytime soon. Their...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 26th June 2020, 22:04
Replies: 105
Views: 5,476
Posted By tenex
I have the impression that those who want to...

I have the impression that those who want to shoot BIFs on a budget choose a DX/APS-C camera for its 1.5x crop making a 500mm lens 750. (A 35mm sensor can do likewise with 45mp but that's more...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 26th June 2020, 21:33
Replies: 412
Views: 68,841
Posted By tenex
Short answer: no, I had no trouble with blackouts...

Short answer: no, I had no trouble with blackouts when trying out the 8x32 VP, the view was surprisingly easy and beautiful. But for some including me, the challenge without glasses is eyecups too...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th June 2020, 18:48
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By tenex
Thanks, I know Bill has (essentially) said this...

Thanks, I know Bill has (essentially) said this before, but you hadn't, and it's finally sinking in for me as something I intend to pay more attention to in the future, especially when I have the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th June 2020, 18:11
Replies: 105
Views: 5,476
Posted By tenex
Thanks for all the details, Eitan. The...

Thanks for all the details, Eitan. The difference seems to boil down to not sharing my dislike of "ergonomic" bumps (except arguably on large binos), and probably having bigger hands. What focuser...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th June 2020, 17:58
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By tenex
Chosun is right, and the SF42 also came to mind...

Chosun is right, and the SF42 also came to mind immediately for me. I think "density" is more about initial impression than results of serious use, as the brain is easily impressed when something...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th June 2020, 17:16
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By tenex
It's not obvious to me that what you've said on...

It's not obvious to me that what you've said on the subject in the referenced (sporadic, disjointed) thread agrees with what Bill writes here. Formulas have been cited whose relevance is unclear. ...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th June 2020, 16:26
Replies: 105
Views: 5,476
Posted By tenex
I've never used the Meopta 8x32 but it's heavier,...

I've never used the Meopta 8x32 but it's heavier, seems bulkier, has thumb slots (on a 32?) and pimples, etc and the focuser has been described as stiff/slow. What are the subjective "improvements"...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 16th June 2020, 15:44
Replies: 46
Views: 1,772
Posted By tenex
Whiterain, I've only tried the 10x42 SF briefly...

Whiterain, I've only tried the 10x42 SF briefly (it's very nice if size isn't a problem) and have certainly heard nothing "flawed" about either one, so you can choose your preferred magnification...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 10th June 2020, 00:15
Replies: 47
Views: 3,075
Posted By tenex
Lovely! I used to have one of these myself. You...

Lovely! I used to have one of these myself. You want an adapter that clamps onto the central hinge. The best of these available new is probably the Nikon #7806 (made for the SE series), and there...
Forum: Others Sunday 7th June 2020, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By tenex
I didn't keep my demo unit for very long, but...

I didn't keep my demo unit for very long, but since 10x30 isn't a popular format I'll offer my 2c. I thought it was optically excellent, though I didn't have a chance to test glare/flare. There are...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 7th June 2020, 15:27
Replies: 412
Views: 68,841
Posted By tenex
Very well put. If I had kept the VP I tried, I...

Very well put. If I had kept the VP I tried, I would have wound up carrying it a fair bit instead of my 32mm, and then regretting that (on the basis of ergos and FOV). Much the same as with a...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 28th May 2020, 22:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By tenex
What's up this summer? (Yes, the 10x needs a...

What's up this summer? (Yes, the 10x needs a dark sky. The 15x does better for astronomy around my home too.)
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 26th May 2020, 21:12
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By tenex
An interesting observation given the identical...

An interesting observation given the identical (stated) AFOV. I suspect this particular "immersion" is an aestheic factor in people who prefer lower-power binos generally. That voids my guarantee...
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