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Forum: Swarovski Today, 01:55
Replies: 114
Views: 13,276
Posted By John A Roberts
For those interested, a 4 MB fact sheet for the...

For those interested, a 4 MB fact sheet for the dG can be found at: https://myservice.swarovskioptik.com/s/article/Fact-sheet-dG?language=en_US
There's a choice of English, French or Italian

And...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 23:43
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Additional NL Information

I’ve located some additional information from Swarovski about the NL:

• A 5 MB NL Fact Sheet in various languages can be found at:...
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 09:27
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi Gijs, A quick measure of my 8x30's: the Nikon...

Hi Gijs,

A quick measure of my 8x30's: the Nikon EII and E, and the Swarovski Habicht
- all show the same minimum IPD's as those recorded by Henry

In contrast, looking at the specification sheets...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 22:14
Replies: 150
Views: 5,734
Posted By John A Roberts
Notwithstanding Swarovski’s reason for increasing...

Notwithstanding Swarovski’s reason for increasing the minimum focus distance of the EL x42's to 3.3 m,
the effect is that now all of their other standard roof prism models are listed as focusing...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 09:50
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi temmie (post #460), Of course you’re right,...

Hi temmie (post #460),

Of course you’re right, the individual component technologies weren't first introduced by Swarovski
But that’s not what I was trying to say, and I don’t think that most would...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 06:58
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi temmie, I’m not sure what specific examples...

Hi temmie,

I’m not sure what specific examples you’re thinking of - though I’m always open to correction
While axle-less designs go back to at least late 19th century field glasses, as far as I’m...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 06:24
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Some Observations a) The EL was a radical...

Some Observations

a) The EL was a radical departure from anything else available. The physical design provided holding options not previously available in CF binoculars
And both in it’s own right,...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 06:22
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Perhaps it’s a useful time to provide some...

Perhaps it’s a useful time to provide some context for the NL . . .

Early History
Swarovski commenced roof prism binocular production in 1985 with the 8x30 SLC. The x42 models followed in 1992, with...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 08:12
Replies: 150
Views: 5,734
Posted By John A Roberts
To give some idea of what Dale is talking about...

To give some idea of what Dale is talking about (post #14) in terms of focuser mechanisms, compare . . .

a) The simplicity possible with a full length bridge:
- the Nikon HGL

b) The complexity...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd July 2020, 06:53
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi Temmie (post #332), Yes, that little nubbin...

Hi Temmie (post #332),

Yes, that little nubbin is the diopter adjustment - it's much less sophisticated than that of the EL (presumedly due to technical limitations)
From post #216 (of 335 and...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd July 2020, 05:34
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi Neil (post #329), Don’t sweat the issue of...

Hi Neil (post #329),

Don’t sweat the issue of the coatings

All 3 of Swarovski’s anti-reflection coatings (Swarotop, Swarodur and Swaroclean) are still on the EL, as are Swarobright and P-coating/...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd July 2020, 01:12
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi Edmund, You can increase the effective length...

Hi Edmund,

You can increase the effective length of eyecups by instead increasing their diameter!
e.g. add some slip-on winged eyecups - and if you don’t like the wings you can either reduce or...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 3rd July 2020, 00:09
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
There is some additional information in the form...

There is some additional information in the form of a press release on the Swarovski site at: https://aa.swarovskioptik.com/press/NL_Pure_Eins_mit_der_Natur

It states that the waist area is oval in...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 23:08
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi Lee (post #277), Your image shows the Zeiss...

Hi Lee (post #277),

Your image shows the Zeiss SF's prisms flipped 180 degrees, so that the order of the 2 prisms in the optical train is changed
However, Swarovski states that the NL’s prisms are...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 2nd July 2020, 01:44
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Regarding the size of the x42 NL verses the x42...

Regarding the size of the x42 NL verses the x42 EL FieldPro . . .

From the respective data sheets, the listed dimensions with the same 64 mm IPD adjustment are:
• Length: 158 mm (6.2") vs 160 mm...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 23:31
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi Pat (post #213), Regarding the diopter...

Hi Pat (post #213),

Regarding the diopter adjustment, only what's in the manual . . .


John
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 23:28
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Good catch Dennis (post #212) - there does seems...

Good catch Dennis (post #212) - there does seems to be a new strap . . .

John
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 22:53
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Some images of the €129 forehead rest, designated...

Some images of the €129 forehead rest, designated the FRP . . .

The first 2 images also give clear views of the NL's reduced waist, showing that it goes around the full circumference
- something...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 01:59
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Below is the full text from the Fieldsports News...

Below is the full text from the Fieldsports News post at: https://www.fieldsportschannel.tv/swarovski-bets-on-field-of-view-with-nl-pure/

At this point it seems to be the most comprehensive...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 30th June 2020, 21:28
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
Some images: a) The forehead rest, from Rob’s...

Some images:

a) The forehead rest, from Rob’s link in post #26

b) Rear view, from Instagram
- It clearly shows the forehead rest attachment points
- The projecting lug to the rear of the focuser is...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 29th June 2020, 23:44
Replies: 658
Views: 31,317
Posted By John A Roberts
New Product Introduction Today From Swarovski ?

Although it does not seem to be have been noticed (or at least commented on) by others, apparently there will be a new product launched today:

From Jim on 24th June:



And more significantly on the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th June 2020, 01:18
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By John A Roberts
Swarovski Largely Back To Normal Operations

Googling around I came across the following:

‘ . . . The areas of the company that were closed in mid-March were gradually brought back up to speed.
Since June, we have been able to work largely in...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 27th June 2020, 00:50
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By John A Roberts
To stress John's point . . . While a 3.2 mm...

To stress John's point . . .

While a 3.2 mm diameter exit pupil sounds ‘somewhat’ smaller than a 5.25 mm one, when comparing the two in terms of area:
- the 5.25 mm EP has 2.7 times more area, or...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th June 2020, 00:08
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By John A Roberts
Swarovski Providing a Substantial Repair...

Swarovski Providing a Substantial Repair Service

Some indication of Swarovski's current operations can be seen in the attached page from a new listing of a 1997 era SLC 8x50
It’s from the sales site...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 25th June 2020, 23:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By John A Roberts
Hi Rob, Looking at the current range of centre...

Hi Rob,

Looking at the current range of centre focus Porro prism binoculars suitable for general use:
- mass production is at the low end e.g. the Nikon Aculon and Action EX series’
- the only real...
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