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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 17:01
Replies: 18
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Posted By Vespobuteo
But that lens element looks quite modest compared...

But that lens element looks quite modest compared to the humongous SV field flattener lens:

https://www.birdforum.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=537740&d=1427571133

Do you think the Noctivids...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 10:50
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Vespobuteo
As far as I understand the Noctivid does not have...

As far as I understand the Noctivid does not have any typical field-flatteners like the SV. The Noctivid FOV is slightly curved but the edge sharpness is (better than in the Ultravids (larger sweet...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 7th April 2018, 15:25
Replies: 77
Views: 4,056
Posted By Vespobuteo
Meostar is a bit too heavy, and I don't find...

Meostar is a bit too heavy, and I don't find porros ideal for birding, ergo, focuser etc.

BTW, can't find the 7x42 Meostar on the new Meopta...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 7th April 2018, 06:16
Replies: 77
Views: 4,056
Posted By Vespobuteo
Tickles? Kamakura products tend to feel more...

Tickles?
Kamakura products tend to feel more like a "visual rash" for me actually...o:D Plus the resale value for those would be less than zero in Europe.

I probably would have bought the HT if...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 6th April 2018, 08:22
Replies: 77
Views: 4,056
Posted By Vespobuteo
Low sales and smaller margins is my...

Low sales and smaller margins is my guess.

Birders prefer the SF and hunters the HT 54mm version.

But it's a shame, if you want a new 42mm bin with HT glass and AK-prisms in the future you would...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 28th March 2018, 20:19
Replies: 43
Views: 2,904
Posted By Vespobuteo
There might be some psychology involved here,...

There might be some psychology involved here, people tend to find all kinds of faults on binoculars they cannot afford. It's a part of the psychological immune system that makes our lives a bit...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 28th March 2018, 19:30
Replies: 43
Views: 2,904
Posted By Vespobuteo
What is the weight difference to the new Swaro...

What is the weight difference to the new Swaro FieldPro, 15-20 grams?
Hardly noticeable.

https://www.birdwatching.com/optics/2017_titans_revisited/chart_2017.html

Zeiss SF might be 80 grams lighter...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 27th March 2018, 21:41
Replies: 43
Views: 2,904
Posted By Vespobuteo
I tend to like the "extra good eye-relief with...

I tend to like the "extra good eye-relief with glasses" bins as well, and the 8x42 Noctivids are probably the best 8x42, in that aspect.

The quote on "lower user comfort" was from Gijs review.

I...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 27th March 2018, 20:01
Replies: 43
Views: 2,904
Posted By Vespobuteo
Ok, thanks for clarifying. Just noted that...

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Just noted that similar "wavyness" appears in some of Allbino's Leica-curves as well.
Forum: Leica Monday 26th March 2018, 22:06
Replies: 43
Views: 2,904
Posted By Vespobuteo
You have to ask Gijs about the diagrams, and I...

You have to ask Gijs about the diagrams, and I noted that also. Most likely a plotting-issue. Maybe the points of measurement was a bit too sparse?

One of the biggest benefits with the 8x42 Noctivid...
Forum: Leica Monday 26th March 2018, 21:06
Replies: 43
Views: 2,904
Posted By Vespobuteo
"The Leica Noctivids are beautiful viewers with...

"The Leica Noctivids are beautiful viewers with negatives, which you would not expect for a viewer in this price range, such as the lower user comfort and the remnants of color dispersion. Swarovski...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th March 2018, 19:57
Replies: 76
Views: 3,098
Posted By Vespobuteo
TS already owns smaller Leicas that he are happy...

TS already owns smaller Leicas that he are happy with so something with the same color rendition (and make) might be suitable was my thought.

There are things to like and not like in both UVHD:s and...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 22:29
Replies: 76
Views: 3,098
Posted By Vespobuteo
Some truth to that perhaps, 42mm SLC:s are a bit...

Some truth to that perhaps, 42mm SLC:s are a bit overpriced IMO.
But they are made in Austria and Swarovski also provides good service/support.

For the same price as an SLC you might find an Leica...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th March 2018, 21:12
Replies: 76
Views: 3,098
Posted By Vespobuteo
This is the...

This is the latest.

https://www.allbinos.com/303-binoculars_review-Swarovski_SLC_10x42_W_B.html

W = Wide angle (Apparent FOV > 60 degrees)
B = Twist up eyecups/usable with glasses ("Brillen" in...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 24th March 2018, 11:04
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By Vespobuteo
It might be useful in daylight (excessive blue...

It might be useful in daylight (excessive blue content) but not so much in low light where mesopic vision becomes more important. In low light HT-glass with high blue/violet transmission would be...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 22nd March 2018, 20:15
Replies: 80
Views: 3,358
Posted By Vespobuteo
Probably most collectors but also others who...

Probably most collectors but also others who appreciate mechanical quality, design/looks and the brand.
Optics are good enough for most people and they might even be sharper than mid-tear bins due to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 22nd March 2018, 08:40
Replies: 87
Views: 3,845
Posted By Vespobuteo
I find this a bit contradic-toric: "New Flat...

I find this a bit contradic-toric:

"New Flat Multi-coating which enhances overall light transmission over a wider spectrum of light (from 400-700nm), especially in the green color range."

Enhancing...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 22nd March 2018, 08:06
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Vespobuteo
I suspect that you mean "jumping to the SF...

I suspect that you mean "jumping to the SF line"?
Zeiss SF:s are more similar to the latests Swaro Swarovision models (than FL:s to the old EL:s).

SF:s main pros are:
+ Wide FOV (148m)
+ edge to...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th March 2018, 08:50
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By Vespobuteo
Get less and pay more! Leica is pretty amazing in...

Get less and pay more! Leica is pretty amazing in creating limited versions of anything. o:)
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th March 2018, 07:45
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By Vespobuteo
The new SWAROVSKI CL 10X30 COMPANION: approx....

The new SWAROVSKI CL 10X30 COMPANION: approx. 485 g

https://at.swarovskioptik.com/en_US/birding/cl-companion-c21010504/cl-companion-8x30-green-p5418295

Leica 10x32 UVHD+: 565g

Most of the weight...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th March 2018, 20:45
Replies: 146
Views: 4,631
Posted By Vespobuteo
Both probably, the large exit pupil helps in...

Both probably, the large exit pupil helps in glare control it seems. The margins to the baffles are more generous. It's probably like stopping down a camera lens; the image gets sharper.
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 17th March 2018, 20:01
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Vespobuteo
Coatings seem to be improved in very small...

Coatings seem to be improved in very small steps.
As long as you get an ATS HD I don't think it will be any discernible differences.
(Outer lens surfaces must be in good conditions of course)

The...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 17th March 2018, 06:41
Replies: 42
Views: 2,996
Posted By Vespobuteo
"The curved field has the advantage of very...

"The curved field has the advantage of very comfortable panning. That and the wide and deep view encourage you to keep these held up to your eyes longer than any binoculars I...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 16th March 2018, 17:48
Replies: 42
Views: 2,996
Posted By Vespobuteo
Both 8x and 10x FL:s are still ranked top 4 at...

Both 8x and 10x FL:s are still ranked top 4 at Allbinos.
CA-correction is superior, as good as it gets.
And not everyone appreciate the flat-field in binoculars like EL and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th March 2018, 08:26
Replies: 146
Views: 4,631
Posted By Vespobuteo
Don't you get that "effect" in low light with...

Don't you get that "effect" in low light with bins? I do, looking into a dark forest you see nothing much more than black with the naked eye, but with bins the view lightens up and it appears...
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