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Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th October 2018, 16:21
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Posted By Foss
^^^ :t: Don't forget, "As seen on TV," and "But...

^^^ :t: Don't forget, "As seen on TV," and "But wait! There's more!"
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th October 2018, 00:36
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Foss
Here's a set of early Hensoldt roofers I recently...

Here's a set of early Hensoldt roofers I recently "deaccessioned" out of my collection. Nice optics for the era. I can see how birders in the early 1900s would be attracted to them 6x26 (the 26 is...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th October 2018, 13:51
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Foss
Great question, Alan, and already some great...

Great question, Alan, and already some great answers. I knew Leitz (Leica) 7x42 Trinovid had been around a long time, but had no idea it dated back to 1958.
Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Monday 1st October 2018, 14:47
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Foss
Another fascinating read. Thank you George and...

Another fascinating read. Thank you George and Troubador!
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st October 2018, 00:37
Replies: 34
Views: 969
Posted By Foss
Good thinking to post here for opinions before...

Good thinking to post here for opinions before you buy. How would you mainly use them? Why vintage? I agree with Rob that for a great value, snag a BX-1. I've had the 6x and the 8x and prefer the 6....
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 29th September 2018, 14:20
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Views: 1,244,759
Posted By Foss
I missed the 15% off ebay event. Do you have to...

I missed the 15% off ebay event. Do you have to sign up to get notifications, or are such discounts not offered in US?
I'd like to get in the loop. Thanks
Forum: Binoculars Friday 28th September 2018, 15:14
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Foss
Classic! :t:

Classic! :t:
Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Friday 28th September 2018, 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Foss
I love these interviews Lee. Thank you so much...

I love these interviews Lee. Thank you so much for the initiative and hard work to produce them. My only wish is that there were not a continent and ocean between me (in California) and Tim's shop on...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Wednesday 26th September 2018, 14:32
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Foss
Fascinating read! Thanks so very much Lee and Jan.

Fascinating read! Thanks so very much Lee and Jan.
Forum: Interviews with Optics Retailers Monday 24th September 2018, 14:37
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By Foss
Thank you Doug and Lee for the very informative...

Thank you Doug and Lee for the very informative interview. Captivating!
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 14:38
Replies: 43
Views: 2,378
Posted By Foss
(Texas accent): Ya done good, son! :-)

(Texas accent): Ya done good, son! :-)
Forum: Binoculars Monday 10th September 2018, 16:36
Replies: 71
Views: 3,527
Posted By Foss
With her slight hand tremor, could it also be...

With her slight hand tremor, could it also be important to find a binocular with a solid, intuitive eyepiece-to-eye placement?
What I mean is that some binos I can plunk right up to my eyes and see...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th September 2018, 02:01
Replies: 30
Views: 2,126
Posted By Foss
One and the same.

One and the same.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 7th September 2018, 16:40
Replies: 30
Views: 2,126
Posted By Foss
Fascinating thread! I enjoy the reasoning ≥ the...

Fascinating thread! I enjoy the reasoning ≥ the binocular itself.
I've paired down over the years to:
Steiner Merlin 8x50 (Few other binoculars totally immerse me as this and I love batwing eyecups)...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd August 2018, 13:46
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Foss
Great idea and it looks good too.

Great idea and it looks good too.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th July 2018, 22:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By Foss
We have a saying in our mushroom hunting club...

We have a saying in our mushroom hunting club that covers 95% of what you see in the field: "Better to kick 'em than pick 'em."
I'd say to a certain extent the same holds true with binoculars.
If...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 13:26
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Foss
Looks like WJC and others have you on the right...

Looks like WJC and others have you on the right track. A bit of field diagnostics could serve you well if/when it occurs again. Due to humid beach conditions, my first thought was slight condensation...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th June 2018, 19:23
Replies: 42
Views: 3,030
Posted By Foss
Interesting question but I'm not sure it could...

Interesting question but I'm not sure it could ever be answered as stated. Who makes the best car? What is the best song ever written? Might be hard to find consensus without more parameters.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th June 2018, 13:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By Foss
Congratulations. Let us know how you like them!

Congratulations. Let us know how you like them!
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th June 2018, 13:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By Foss
Hi Dan and welcome. Ideally, you could visit a...

Hi Dan and welcome.
Ideally, you could visit a shop and try different sizes and configurations (roof-prisms v. Porro-prisms) to find exactly what you want. If you lived across the street, I'd be...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th June 2018, 19:26
Replies: 42
Views: 2,857
Posted By Foss
Me too. I replace all metal rings with 550...

Me too. I replace all metal rings with 550 paracord.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd June 2018, 17:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,636
Posted By Foss
Hey Bill, No relation, it's just a nickname my...

Hey Bill,
No relation, it's just a nickname my younger brothers gave to me (short for fossil).
The Steiner 7x50s are great for maritime use (that's a big part of my bino background), but I wouldn't...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 20:04
Replies: 38
Views: 2,636
Posted By Foss
Hoopla over "Sports Auto Focus" aside, I do...

Hoopla over "Sports Auto Focus" aside, I do appreciate Steiner 7x50s stubby construction, which lessens the effects of hand shake. They're also robust.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th May 2018, 15:30
Replies: 42
Views: 2,857
Posted By Foss
Might be worthwhile to bite the bullet on the...

Might be worthwhile to bite the bullet on the Strap Loop Connector. IMO, regardless which one you choose, harnesses increase my overall satisfaction with carrying binoculars several fold.
(I have...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th May 2018, 14:56
Replies: 42
Views: 2,857
Posted By Foss
I use Vortex harnesses. The wide straps are...

I use Vortex harnesses. The wide straps are comfortable with no neck pull, they keep the binos tight to the chest, and in inclement weather I wear them underneath a zippered, hooded, raincoat. I've...
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