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Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th July 2019, 05:26
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Apochromat
Review of EL 10x42 WB FP

A very good review of the SV EL 10x42 WB FP is on You Tube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaQ9b9ZRvtc

The SV EL 10x32 was nicely reviewed...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th July 2019, 04:54
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Apochromat
Which 10x42

Dear Pluto,

I only speak about the SWAROVSKI EL´s here as I was not so much impressed by the other SWAROWSKI binoculars optically (I think there ZEISS CONQUEST HD and LEICA HD Plus are...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 7th July 2019, 11:43
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By Apochromat
Coating Appearance in Natural Dayliight

Dear Swissboy,

I also looked at your images carefully. I do not think that your ZEISS VICTORY FL 8x32 is faulty in any respect (maybe different from older versions though). Why do I come to that...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 12th May 2019, 23:01
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By Apochromat
Dear Chuck, thanks a lot that helps me. I need...

Dear Chuck,

thanks a lot that helps me. I need some more thinking before I will "strike". The binocular is for birding only. Because I have two places, one part of my bins is in place A the other...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 12th May 2019, 20:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By Apochromat
Dear Rob, I like a strong contrast of fine...

Dear Rob,

I like a strong contrast of fine details and the absence of chromatic aberration. I am not sensitive for rolling ball etc. Edge sharpness is not that much important as I wear ZEISS...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 11th May 2019, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By Apochromat
Question about 10x42 or 10x50

Hello,
I am looking for a 10x bin with an objective diameter of 42 or 50. I would like to know the differences in image quality between the Swarovski 10x42 and 50 compared to the SV EL 8.5x42 which I...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 10th May 2019, 19:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By Apochromat
Hello, I use the black version of the ZEISS SF...

Hello,

I use the black version of the ZEISS SF 8x42 since 2017 and I love it. My "work wife" has the SF 10x42 (also made in 2017) and we do quite a lot of what is now called "urban birding". Both...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th May 2019, 15:46
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By Apochromat
The Original GIOTTOS comes in a fitting and...

The Original GIOTTOS comes in a fitting and sliding plastic packing with the ads printed on the removable cardboard back. You can store it inside. I think it is not very likely that fakes of this...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th May 2019, 14:13
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By Apochromat
Hi Edmund, I wrote the first short answer for...

Hi Edmund,
I wrote the first short answer for you, the longer one for people interested in this topic more in general.
Thanks
Michael
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th May 2019, 12:45
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By Apochromat
Giottos

The GIOTTOS air blower rocket is available from AMAZON worldwide. In Europe its around 15 - 20 EUR. In the US it is about the same (17 USD).

Solvents: "Wonder fluids" often make me wonder. And the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th May 2019, 09:41
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By Apochromat
The Clean Binocular

Short answer:
Get a GIOTTOS Rocket Dust Blower Size AA1900 (any other China- made dust blower, such as used in some cleaning kits is useless). Blow it off.

Long answer:
Optical companies know that...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd May 2019, 22:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Apochromat
Dear Andreas, thanks for that great...

Dear Andreas,

thanks for that great review!
Michael
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 1st May 2019, 22:47
Replies: 67
Views: 6,101
Posted By Apochromat
Hello David, coatings can be removed mechanically...

Hello David,
coatings can be removed mechanically by repolishing (but that will affect the morphology of the prism or lens and is difficult due to the then not always available tooling etc.) and...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 1st May 2019, 20:59
Replies: 67
Views: 6,101
Posted By Apochromat
Mom and Pop Coating

Hello Edmund,

to apply even a more basic anti- reflex coating is not only about having access to such an instrument, it is also about all the knowledge and technology involved and behind. Usually...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 26th April 2019, 17:33
Replies: 30
Views: 10,152
Posted By Apochromat
Dear Tom, thanks for the nice words. Of course...

Dear Tom,

thanks for the nice words. Of course we know here that it is not possible to have everything in a perfect package and that the makers of such fine instruments make core decisions up front...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 25th April 2019, 19:26
Replies: 30
Views: 10,152
Posted By Apochromat
Ich meinte das NV 10x42 natürlich (habe es oben...

Ich meinte das NV 10x42 natürlich (habe es oben korrigiert, Danke).
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 25th April 2019, 18:30
Replies: 30
Views: 10,152
Posted By Apochromat
Hello, the recent models of the EL SWAROVISION...

Hello,

the recent models of the EL SWAROVISION WB Field Pro Package of the EL 8x32 and 8.5x42 differ. They also differ optically and mechanically against slightly older EL versions from before 2014...
Forum: Leica Monday 22nd April 2019, 15:51
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Apochromat
Dear Mike thanks a lot. Michael

Dear Mike thanks a lot.
Michael
Forum: Leica Saturday 20th April 2019, 22:59
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Apochromat
LEICA NOCTIVID Production Date and Serial Number

Dear All,
is there a clear nomenclature/ logic to see when a LEICA NOCTIVID was made from its serial number as is easily possible with any newer SWAROWSKI bin? Some NOCTIVID serial numbers I looked...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Sunday 14th April 2019, 20:44
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By Apochromat
Addendum

I add to the above:

the KOWA Adapter-Ring 46 mm on TSN- DA 10 adapter is called TSN-AR 46,
see here:
https://sportingoptics.kowa-usa.com/home/1315-tsn-ar-adapter-ring.html
Thanks
Michael
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 13th April 2019, 21:32
Replies: 96
Views: 19,874
Posted By Apochromat
Swaro Strap Adapter

Hello,

SWAROVSKI in Absam/ Austria will send out an adapter with which conventional straps (like the BSP bino suspender Pro) can still be used on a new Field Pro Package SW EL binocular. As I had my...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Saturday 13th April 2019, 17:49
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By Apochromat
Digiscoping with KOWA TSN 883

Hello,


just answering the thread started by Paperweight a year ago.

This is what I use for my digiscoping since two years and the results are very acceptable/ more than that:

I use the older...
Forum: Kowa Monday 1st April 2019, 05:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By Apochromat
Thanks a lot

Dear Wedejaz,

thanks a lot.

So, also the TSN 883 is now available in Black colour.

Thanks
Michael
Forum: Kowa Sunday 31st March 2019, 09:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By Apochromat
Question: New KOWA spotting scopes in Black?

Dear All,
a few days ago I spotted a link to an US birding fair video. That video showed the new KOWA neoprene protection for the TSN 883/0 but as well depicted a short sequence of spotting scopes in...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 9th March 2019, 23:03
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Apochromat
Unhappy For what I meant they are almost the same. There...

For what I meant they are almost the same. There are some more small differences as those mentioned in that quite valuable report. Anyhow, I tested both before buying and found them functionally...
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