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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 19:22
Replies: 69
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, I was just adding that point, not...

Yes, I was just adding that point, not disagreeing. Didn't want him to search for the elusive leather 7x42 ClassiC.

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 20th September 2018, 17:33
Replies: 100
Views: 4,342
Posted By Alexis Powell
I think you are misunderstanding "reactions on...

I think you are misunderstanding "reactions on his observations" and perhaps even the physics example. Many questions and mistaken ideas persist because obtaining definitive evidence is difficult. In...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 02:05
Replies: 69
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alexis Powell
The Zeiss has wider FOV and, I think, better eye...

The Zeiss has wider FOV and, I think, better eye relief for glasses. Maybe slightly better close focus as well. I like the handling better (wrap around grip, slim tubes).

The Leica has better...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 20th September 2018, 02:00
Replies: 100
Views: 4,342
Posted By Alexis Powell
Following Henry's instructions (as others have...

Following Henry's instructions (as others have stated) you will be able to take a picture of the relevant view to assess amount of glare, no matter how much or little is there.

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 19th September 2018, 19:01
Replies: 69
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alexis Powell
I don't think the Zeiss 7x42 Dialyt/Classic with...

I don't think the Zeiss 7x42 Dialyt/Classic with P/P* was ever offered without rubber armor (GA).

--AP
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 18th September 2018, 22:16
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Alexis Powell
I'm 100% in agreement w/Dennis on the deleterious...

I'm 100% in agreement w/Dennis on the deleterious effects of CA, even for those who don't "see" it.

Further, on the point of whether CA can discolor a bird so as to impede identification, I...
Forum: Nikon Monday 17th September 2018, 23:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Alexis Powell
For me, the biggest flaws of the Nikon 8x32...

For me, the biggest flaws of the Nikon 8x32 Venturer LX/HG/LXL/HGL/Premier were the CA and the very poor "hang".
Also, long term, the rubber armor doesn't hold up as well as...
Forum: Nikon Monday 17th September 2018, 23:19
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Alexis Powell
The DS eyepieces lack an extended eyecup, just a...

The DS eyepieces lack an extended eyecup, just a rubber cover over the housing when not using a camera adapter. I use it without an eyecup because I wear glasses. You could buy a generic eyecup or...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th September 2018, 14:23
Replies: 69
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alexis Powell
You want an excellent and extremely durable 7x42...

You want an excellent and extremely durable 7x42 with close focus? I think the Zeiss 7x42 FL is the obvious answer. It has a very easy and wide view, good feel in the hands, and the close focus is...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th September 2018, 13:40
Replies: 41
Views: 1,754
Posted By Alexis Powell
Thanks Lee, for those thoughts. The idea that...

Thanks Lee, for those thoughts. The idea that only a 4.2 mm diameter circle is needed to roam the FOV is intriguing because it suggests that vari-focals might not hinder off-axis viewing through...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 16th September 2018, 12:55
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By Alexis Powell
I tried the B&L Custom Compact versus the Nikon...

I tried the B&L Custom Compact versus the Nikon Diplomat reverse-porro compact when the latter was first released, and I was not impressed with the Diplomat. Its FOV was narrow and its off-axis...
Forum: Leica Thursday 13th September 2018, 17:20
Replies: 52
Views: 2,845
Posted By Alexis Powell
The original Leica (not the earlier Leitz)...

The original Leica (not the earlier Leitz) Trinovid, with the internal focus and chunky ribbed body, and that came in x32, x42, and x50 sizes, also known as the Leica Ultra Trinovid BA and later as...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th September 2018, 18:48
Replies: 41
Views: 1,754
Posted By Alexis Powell
Well, having had my annual eye exam (an ordeal...

Well, having had my annual eye exam (an ordeal for my eye doctor, I'm sure, but he handles my idiosyncrasies with patience and sometimes interest), I've looked into progressives a bit more. My eye...
Forum: Nikon Friday 7th September 2018, 19:56
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Alexis Powell
If the Nikon 8x30 EII is listed as having a 56 mm...

If the Nikon 8x30 EII is listed as having a 56 mm minimum IPD, that is incorrect. It goes down to 52 mm.

--AP
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 6th September 2018, 17:19
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Alexis Powell
ALON should be super hard, maybe similar to some...

ALON should be super hard, maybe similar to some aluminium oxides like sapphire. Sapphire isn't so great optically, or at least that's how I feel about uncoated sapphire watch crystals compared to...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th September 2018, 18:30
Replies: 104
Views: 11,360
Posted By Alexis Powell
Agreed on all counts based on my similar...

Agreed on all counts based on my similar experiences this past spring and summer. I've used them for a lot of routine birding and butterflying, took them as my only bin for a month of travel, and am...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 4th September 2018, 17:51
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Alexis Powell
No, it isn't described in the user manual, and...

No, it isn't described in the user manual, and see post #13 by garymh in this thread, where he says no.
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=45777
Or post #2 here:...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 4th September 2018, 16:52
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Alexis Powell
The eyecups of the old Trinovid Ultra BA/BN (that...

The eyecups of the old Trinovid Ultra BA/BN (that preceded the Ultravid series) can be removed by unscrewing them? This is news to me. I've never done so, but I did try out of curiosity a few times...
Forum: Nikon Friday 31st August 2018, 05:47
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Alexis Powell
It doesn't fit. The sealing window on this scope...

It doesn't fit. The sealing window on this scope doesn't allow for eyepieces that protrude into the scope body. Consequently, the 24/30x WF/MC are the most powerful widefield long eye relief...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 30th August 2018, 16:25
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Alexis Powell
Yes, I use the older 24/30 WF version (identical...

Yes, I use the older 24/30 WF version (identical to the MC but with fold down eyecup) a lot and it's a great match to this scope. It doesn't protrude into the scope body at all.

Wow, I never...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 30th August 2018, 16:17
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Alexis Powell
No, I'm sure that it wasn't. This Nikon scope was...

No, I'm sure that it wasn't. This Nikon scope was introduced in ~1982. I think barrel focusing goes back, way back, before that. One that used to be popular when I was a kid was the Bausch & Lomb...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 30th August 2018, 14:53
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By Alexis Powell
I guess I don't agree. _If_ there has been any...

I guess I don't agree. _If_ there has been any recent change in Nikon repair policy (in the past, they did extensive repair work at the CA facility. e.g. I had a _very_ cheap pocket roof repaired...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th August 2018, 01:51
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By Alexis Powell
Q: What's it called when the center of the image...

Q: What's it called when the center of the image is a brighter circle?
A: Bad view that occurs in bins (and scopes) when held too far from one's eyes.

--AP
Forum: Leica Wednesday 29th August 2018, 23:16
Replies: 151
Views: 8,462
Posted By Alexis Powell
Glad you say only 1/2 in jest, because when it...

Glad you say only 1/2 in jest, because when it comes to lens cleaning fluid, I've seen some extraordinary claims about the merits of ROR (which I find to be an excellent product, but not a game...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 29th August 2018, 17:38
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By Alexis Powell
No, like caesar said, I don't think the Nikon...

No, like caesar said, I don't think the Nikon 8x25 ProStaff ATB is lacking in toughness (or, for that matter, is the current version of the Travelite if you don't mind lack of waterproofing and a bit...
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