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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 14:55
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By WJC
Some people superimpose looks, feel, weight,...

Some people superimpose looks, feel, weight, poorly thought out reviews, and other considerations over the top of actual optical and mechanical performance and see problems where there are none. In a...
Forum: Vortex Sunday 12th August 2018, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By WJC
These days, it’s harder to make a bad...

These days, it’s harder to make a bad lens—bubbles and striations—than a good one.

When the retainer ring is tightened on the field lens, hundreds of microscopic droplets CAN be sprayed out into the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th August 2018, 22:40
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By WJC
Were it not so, so many of us would need to have...

Were it not so, so many of us would need to have our cranks turned by frequenting forms about basket weaving, fart painting, BB stacking, rainbow assembling, or learning to needlepoint with 5-inch...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th August 2018, 21:49
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By WJC
Hi, David: I think a large percentage would...

Hi, David:

I think a large percentage would notice; whether or not they would care is another matter. Also, my story of the anti-freeze spill on the freeway illustrates the idea of the appearance...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 11th August 2018, 18:12
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By WJC
The first time I got into trouble on BF, it was...

The first time I got into trouble on BF, it was because I yanked the chain of a particular new and inexperienced member who immediately took it upon himself to “verify” so many of the things I said,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th August 2018, 00:39
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By WJC
Could someone please carve that in stone?...

Could someone please carve that in stone? :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th August 2018, 00:56
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By WJC
Silly rabbit, Trix are for .... Oops! Wrong...

Silly rabbit, Trix are for .... Oops! Wrong one.

Optical engineers and marketing people don't talk. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th July 2018, 20:53
Replies: 113
Views: 5,749
Posted By WJC
Nope! I’ve known the sucker since he was a puppy...

Nope! I’ve known the sucker since he was a puppy scurrying from one experienced ATM on Table Mountain to another trying to pick up any scrap of useful knowledge concerning mirror making he could. He...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th July 2018, 02:31
Replies: 113
Views: 5,749
Posted By WJC
Sorry, Richard: Neither doctor could help...

Sorry, Richard:

Neither doctor could help because so many of the questionable contributors don’t relate well to reality, in that they cannot do so and still have a sturdy soapbox under themselves....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th July 2018, 01:04
Replies: 113
Views: 5,749
Posted By WJC
Sorry, Arthur, I was working on mine while you...

Sorry, Arthur,

I was working on mine while you were working on yours.

In the vein of stacking BBs, I have designed telescopes in which all visible wavelengths—at the edge of a 1.5-degree...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th July 2018, 00:27
Replies: 113
Views: 5,749
Posted By WJC
Now, Gerry: Don’t you realize that if we removed...

Now, Gerry:

Don’t you realize that if we removed all the posts relating to differences in optical performance that are demonstrably below the average observer’s ability to perceive, the forum would...
Forum: Others Wednesday 25th July 2018, 01:09
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By WJC
180724 Hi, gsix14: Welcome to our little band...

180724

Hi, gsix14:

Welcome to our little band of misfits; the more the merrier! Those who are new to my sick humor ... I mean “humour,” often take me to be a snotball when, in fact, I’m just trying...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 21st July 2018, 17:02
Replies: 113
Views: 5,749
Posted By WJC
My dog is quite small ... a chug. Even so, I...

My dog is quite small ... a chug. Even so, I don't get to be Alpha. Anyone with a chug in the family knows what I mean. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th July 2018, 13:39
Replies: 113
Views: 5,749
Posted By WJC
See? ... toldja! :cat: ....... 8-P :t: Bill

See? ... toldja! :cat: ....... 8-P :t:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th July 2018, 16:05
Replies: 113
Views: 5,749
Posted By WJC
Hi, Oxy: The “Alpha” concept did not originate...

Hi, Oxy:

The “Alpha” concept did not originate with manufactures. It started with serious observers and rank newbies who want to appear as more than rank newbies. Although the term is easily...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 14:34
Replies: 17
Views: 2,394
Posted By WJC
Too much of the latter will lead to the...

Too much of the latter will lead to the prior.:cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 02:22
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By WJC
No. All it takes is $$$$$$$. But console...

No. All it takes is $$$$$$$.

But console yourself, no matter how much you spent ... THERE ARE NO PERFECT OPTICS! :cat:

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th July 2018, 22:54
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By WJC
Grazing glare. Bill

Grazing glare.

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th July 2018, 15:44
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By WJC
One thing is certain, if you’ve gotten “both of...

One thing is certain, if you’ve gotten “both of them working okay,” your problem was not a collimation issue. Enjoy and have a great day. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 17:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By WJC
Hi, John, Ted, and Mooreorles: It should be...

Hi, John, Ted, and Mooreorles:

It should be remembered that it was an EXPERT, a DOCTOR, an OPTOMETRIST who told a customer of mine she should always focus her right eye first because she was “right...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 14:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By WJC
I'm 66, too, and believe that any eye doc who...

I'm 66, too, and believe that any eye doc who thinks 20 feet is "infinity" needs to have his license pulled—they don't think on an astronomical scale. Even the US Navy—working with optical engineers...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 03:47
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By WJC
It costs more to make roof prism binoculars as...

It costs more to make roof prism binoculars as good as Porros of equal overall quality. Send 'em back. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 02:24
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By WJC
No, the only time this "just happens" is when the...

No, the only time this "just happens" is when the observer's eye muscles are very weak, or when the instrument has been dropped. Give it to a friend WITHOUT giving them a heads up on what they are...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 01:38
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By WJC
You are describing a massive collimation problem....

You are describing a massive collimation problem. If you concentrate on a distant target and still have the problem, it IS related to alignment. If, as some suggest, you look for the fields not to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 6th July 2018, 02:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By WJC
And just when you thought it was safe to go back...

And just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, Bill Cook swims by. It seems that he’s a fellow who, after talking with thousands of customers, is of the opinion that most rhetoric...
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