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Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 17:59
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By wdc
I never thought of going after M81 naked eye,...

I never thought of going after M81 naked eye, either. It and M82 surely pop up in a small finderscope when you're on target. I think with M33 one has to square the symbolic expectations of a 'galaxy'...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 21:12
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By wdc
Well done Gigi and Justin! Made me laugh and...

Well done Gigi and Justin! Made me laugh and smile. Thanks for that.

As for the eclipse, we went to bed in a rainstorm. It shortly began to hail loudly, then I slept soundly til morning.

My most...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 18th January 2019, 06:08
Replies: 39
Views: 1,691
Posted By wdc
I agree that going from 8 to 10 power is not...

I agree that going from 8 to 10 power is not going to generally offer much perceptible change, though Pileatus has made a good case for fringe based observations being improved by such a minor...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 17th January 2019, 17:08
Replies: 39
Views: 1,691
Posted By wdc
I have been using both since last spring. If a...

I have been using both since last spring. If a 10x could in any way be considered limiting, it would likely be for a smaller field of view than an 8, when a wider field confers an advantage, such as...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th January 2019, 00:45
Replies: 196
Views: 7,911
Posted By wdc
Agreed. It is good to see that there is still...

Agreed. It is good to see that there is still ways of re-imagining optics. The idea of a square aperture collecting light, the incredibly compressed path to focus, are interesting, to say the least....
Forum: Zeiss Friday 11th January 2019, 21:48
Replies: 139
Views: 10,832
Posted By wdc
Subjective truth only means someone is honestly...

Subjective truth only means someone is honestly relating their impressions at that moment. We are not dealing with measurable facts, until proven otherwise. Last April on this forum the same poster...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 22:59
Replies: 113
Views: 6,638
Posted By wdc
Since I wear glasses when viewing, eyecups that...

Since I wear glasses when viewing, eyecups that sit directly on my lenses are what I deal with, not my eye sockets. I have no complaints with the Zeiss eyecups in this regard. However, the eyecups of...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 22:19
Replies: 196
Views: 7,911
Posted By wdc
Gigi, That is a perfect description of the...

Gigi, That is a perfect description of the resolution of the projection system revealing all the flaws of a world not designed or lit to be seen with that much detail. In addition, the internal image...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 21:48
Replies: 45
Views: 5,202
Posted By wdc
Your comments for me apply equally to a...

Your comments for me apply equally to a comparison with the Zeiss SF. When I put my right hand on the 10x42 Noctivid, my focussing finger falls naturally below the focuser, unlike the Zeiss. Also the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 20:03
Replies: 196
Views: 7,911
Posted By wdc
With the advent of long lenses as well as very...

With the advent of long lenses as well as very wide aperture for film and photography, these qualities have been around for over half a century, probably most often noticed in sports photography, but...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 19:24
Replies: 113
Views: 6,638
Posted By wdc
You've got reasonable concerns, but I don't think...

You've got reasonable concerns, but I don't think you can go wrong with either one. Its more a matter of what dessert you want to choose. A personal choice. For every one who champions one over the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 23rd December 2018, 05:19
Replies: 196
Views: 7,911
Posted By wdc
yes and yes.

yes and yes.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th December 2018, 19:02
Replies: 196
Views: 7,911
Posted By wdc
Mpeace is right. When I hear image stabilized...

Mpeace is right.

When I hear image stabilized and zoom as 'aspirational' concepts for binoculars, then the digital superzooms already on the market provide some idea of what is possible. The Nikon...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th December 2018, 21:59
Replies: 66
Views: 2,525
Posted By wdc
Precisely! I would add that the upper right...

Precisely! I would add that the upper right (greenish square) appears to my eyes to be slightly brighter than either of its adjacent companions.

These are hairsplitting differences that have been...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th December 2018, 17:07
Replies: 66
Views: 2,525
Posted By wdc
An enjoyable morning coffee thread on a grey...

An enjoyable morning coffee thread on a grey blustery day..

I am reminded of some of the most avid birders I've met, and their bins. One has an old Zeiss roof that the color has rubbed off the logo,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd November 2018, 17:45
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By wdc
It looks to be yet another variant of the Maven...

It looks to be yet another variant of the Maven B3, Nikon MHG, and the Opticron Traveller. Each manufacturer might order slightly different items from the menu, but then they are all served on the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 1st November 2018, 13:46
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By wdc
Hi Peter, Fun to exchange these thoughts. I think...

Hi Peter, Fun to exchange these thoughts. I think there is something fundamental to being a witness to all sorts of things in nature, from bushtits to galaxies! Part of the pleasure of being here....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 22:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By wdc
Hi Bill, Thanks for all the information. I just...

Hi Bill, Thanks for all the information. I just happen to be one of those 'handful of folks' when it comes to IPD and eye relief. I'm slightly cross eyed, so need to push the eyepieces a bit closer...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 20:48
Replies: 1,576
Views: 577,302
Posted By wdc
You might take a look at the Nikon Monarch 7...

You might take a look at the Nikon Monarch 7 8x30. A little pricier, but smaller.
I looked through a friend's pair on a pack trip. The view was good, but the eye relief not enough for me with my...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 18:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By wdc
Bill, Can you tell me how many of those...

Bill, Can you tell me how many of those binoculars have a minimum IPD of 56mm and 18 mm of eye relief?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 17:14
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By wdc
Exactly. There's benefits to the new tools, but...

Exactly. There's benefits to the new tools, but also potential distraction. I have used my small bridge zoom (Nikon p610) numerous times to get ID's on a bird too far away for the binocular. A really...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 16:40
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By wdc
There are single lens systems that use an...

There are single lens systems that use an intermediary, 'pinhole',element that breaks up the image into a myriad of singular pov images within the diameter of the lens. Software then extracts 2...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 04:14
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By wdc
Peter, Well thought out observations and...

Peter,

Well thought out observations and extrapolations, many of which seem quite plausible.

I think of birding as a sort of treasure hunt for several reasons. One, because most of the birds in a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th October 2018, 18:59
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By wdc
A stereo image can be extracted from some current...

A stereo image can be extracted from some current lens designs, which combined with 2 viewfinders, might allow a zoom that stays in collimation..
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th October 2018, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By wdc
Thanks for the input and the link. -Bill

Thanks for the input and the link.

-Bill
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