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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 16:03
Replies: 57
Views: 3,202
Posted By 14Goudvink
+1 for the Nikon 8x30 E2. For me an easier view...

+1 for the Nikon 8x30 E2.

For me an easier view than the Leica Ultravid 7x42 I and the Swaro 8x32 SV. I owned both for about two years. Ergonomics play an important part in getting an easy...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd April 2019, 19:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By 14Goudvink
Have you tried closing the hinge (making the IPD...

Have you tried closing the hinge (making the IPD smaller) when looking at close range? Usually this makes the parallax effect go away.

When using my E2 porro at close range (2 meters) mostly I don't...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 9th April 2019, 18:36
Replies: 39
Views: 12,399
Posted By 14Goudvink
I like the SLC a lot, but unfortunately don't own...

I like the SLC a lot, but unfortunately don't own one. From the couple of times I tested it I seem to remember the focus was really slow.

Meopta does produce a Meostar 8x42 with a generous FOV. A...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 08:36
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By 14Goudvink
BR has di-electric coatings and are a bit...

BR has di-electric coatings and are a bit brighter with a more colour neutral image. BN with serial number over 145xxxxxxx are reported to have better coatings than older BNs. Stray light suppression...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th March 2019, 20:13
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By 14Goudvink
Good to hear yours are fine, Kevin. I gues sample...

Good to hear yours are fine, Kevin. I gues sample variation does exist...

Leica customer service has always been very helpful in solving the issues I experienced.


George
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th March 2019, 19:06
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By 14Goudvink
Focussers on the BA, BN, BR mid- and full size...

Focussers on the BA, BN, BR mid- and full size bins have a reputation for not being the smoothest in the business. They can have some play when changing directions, a 'lag' before they engage or...
Forum: Leica Sunday 10th March 2019, 18:40
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By 14Goudvink
The little red Leica seal on the right strap lug...

The little red Leica seal on the right strap lug suggests these have (recently?) been serviced by Leica, so the focus wheel action should be ok. The focus wheel can be an issue with these...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 9th March 2019, 19:13
Replies: 31
Views: 3,353
Posted By 14Goudvink
From my own experience: less CA in the Swaro...

From my own experience: less CA in the Swaro compared to Conquest. Binomania did a comparison as did...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 8th March 2019, 19:30
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By 14Goudvink
Last summer I was at the Hainich nature reserve...

Last summer I was at the Hainich nature reserve in Germany and to my pleasant surprise they had a fixed lens Meopta S2 spotting scope on the highest point of their tree-top trail, instead of the...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 18th February 2019, 07:48
Replies: 31
Views: 3,353
Posted By 14Goudvink
The newest 15x56 HD is a complete redesign and...

The newest 15x56 HD is a complete redesign and has a completely different body. The newest version looks like this:
http://www.scopeviews.co.uk/Swaro15x56SLCHD.htm

The Neu version like...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 30th January 2019, 18:52
Replies: 45
Views: 3,181
Posted By 14Goudvink
For a comparison...

For a comparison see:
http://www.scopeviews.co.uk/Kowa8x33.htm

Roger Vine has also published a review of the FL:
http://www.scopeviews.co.uk/Zeiss8x32FL.htm

George
Forum: Nikon Saturday 26th January 2019, 18:44
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By 14Goudvink
Thanks for the comments on leaded vs eco-glass....

Thanks for the comments on leaded vs eco-glass.

I use to have a 0008XXX 10x42 SE that in direct comparison had a sparkle that a Leica Ultravid 7x42 BR just didn't have.


George
Forum: Nikon Friday 25th January 2019, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By 14Goudvink
Is lead glass actually better, optically...

Is lead glass actually better, optically speaking? With better CA control?
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th January 2019, 19:51
Replies: 59
Views: 3,137
Posted By 14Goudvink
+1, but they don't replace a spotting scope for...

+1, but they don't replace a spotting scope for waders on mudflats
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th January 2019, 19:49
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By 14Goudvink
Flare: 1. Zeiss Victory 8x25 best of these bins...

Flare:
1. Zeiss Victory 8x25 best of these bins against the light, really outstanding
2. Nikon 8x30 E2: sometimes a bit of veiling flare but mostly subtle, rarely distracting, and no nervous...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th January 2019, 20:48
Replies: 41
Views: 2,328
Posted By 14Goudvink
Thanks for reporting back, q, nice to read your...

Thanks for reporting back, q, nice to read your findings.

I have a 2.5X booster that I tried with the SLC 15X56, but for me the loss in brightness and contrast seems to negate the gains in...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th January 2019, 20:37
Replies: 37
Views: 3,027
Posted By 14Goudvink
Twentse Vogelwerkgroep Tests by Jan...

Twentse Vogelwerkgroep
Tests by Jan Meijerink
http://www.tvwg.nl/ovz-kijkers.shtml
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th January 2019, 20:28
Replies: 46
Views: 3,026
Posted By 14Goudvink
Measured eye-reliefs...

Measured eye-reliefs here:
http://www.tvwg.nl/testrapporten/kijkers/leica_ultravid-hd.shtml
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 10th January 2019, 18:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,063
Posted By 14Goudvink
Great reply, John

Great reply, John
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 9th January 2019, 20:22
Replies: 24
Views: 2,063
Posted By 14Goudvink
The completely redesigned SLC 56 range is newer...

The completely redesigned SLC 56 range is newer than the EL SV.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 23rd December 2018, 18:57
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By 14Goudvink
These are pretty...

These are pretty small:
https://www.opticron.co.uk/our-products/binoculars/traveller-bga-mg-black-binoculars
If you don't mind a narrow FOV

George
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 9th December 2018, 08:57
Replies: 285
Views: 36,019
Posted By 14Goudvink
With the Vortex rainguard the bins can be folded...

With the Vortex rainguard the bins can be folded all the way, except for a mm or two, no problem.
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 8th December 2018, 19:38
Replies: 285
Views: 36,019
Posted By 14Goudvink
The Vortex Rainguard Small is a nice fit. The...

The Vortex Rainguard Small is a nice fit. The oculars of the Zeiss 8x25 are 34 mm, the rainguard fits 35 tot 38 mm. The fit is loose, but the rainguard stays put in normal use (while walking, etc.)...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 9th November 2018, 09:52
Replies: 285
Views: 36,019
Posted By 14Goudvink
The Zeiss 8x25 is very good, but my 8x30 and 8x32...

The Zeiss 8x25 is very good, but my 8x30 and 8x32 are easier on the eyes. They have easier eye placement, less eyestrain from having to aligh with a small exit pupil, and wider, more immersive FOVs....
Forum: Leica Wednesday 24th October 2018, 18:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,369
Posted By 14Goudvink
According to this...

According to this site:
http://www.tvwg.nl/ovz-kijkers.shtml
the measured effective eye-relief is the same for the 8x32 BR and the 8x32 HD.

George
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