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Forum: Others Wednesday 6th November 2019, 05:47
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Posted By tenex
"JENA" Nobilem?

I'm familiar with two versions of the post-CZJ Nobilem porros, the earlier "aus Jena" and the later "Docter" with modernized armor. Recently I saw one that puzzled me: it has the later Docter-style...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 21:30
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By tenex
I think you've already got the right solution. ...

I think you've already got the right solution. My own recently acquired Bogthing is in fact sitting in the garage, easily overpowered by the smell of tires. I just took a sniff and it's already...
Forum: Leica Thursday 31st October 2019, 21:18
Replies: 51
Views: 2,051
Posted By tenex
Yes, I have VDO instruments on the dash of my...

Yes, I have VDO instruments on the dash of my Defender. But there's no ellipse around it, and that's not the only possibility: Verein(igung) Deutscher O.... would be various Associations of German...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 18:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By tenex
Yes, I see that now, quite normal. Previously I...

Yes, I see that now, quite normal. Previously I was looking at the top view in your post #4 which shows curious diopter markings inside the eyecup, where no index mark is possible.

Anyway, an...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 20th October 2019, 20:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By tenex
Yes, thanks for all that information. That...

Yes, thanks for all that information. That diopter scale inside the right eyecup looks useless because there doesn't seem to be an index mark for it. And here we have the original thumb grooves! ...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 19th October 2019, 01:26
Replies: 35
Views: 2,460
Posted By tenex
Indeed. If I could have known in advance that an...

Indeed. If I could have known in advance that an optical upgrade was impossible, I wouldn't have bothered at all. And I only sent it back a second time because they had created a new problem, and...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 17th October 2019, 21:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,460
Posted By tenex
OK, so revert my argument to the previous move...

OK, so revert my argument to the previous move from Virginia, or wherever they were originally, which I hadn't been following. Leica has been in New Jersey since forever, and can still service old...
Forum: Leica Thursday 17th October 2019, 21:34
Replies: 41
Views: 2,283
Posted By tenex
About newer Trinovids -- don't forget the 42 BR...

About newer Trinovids -- don't forget the 42 BR model (8 or 10x) made from about 2011-15. We still have one and like it. It seems to have been an experiment with a somewhat flatter field, as well...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 16th October 2019, 00:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By tenex
OK, lazy me... quick summary of several threads...

OK, lazy me... quick summary of several threads that came up in search: optics similar to Habicht line (nice but limited FOV), often yellowing over time. Clunky forward focus knob moving oculars...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 13th October 2019, 18:27
Replies: 35
Views: 2,460
Posted By tenex
Interesting, thanks for that interview. People...

Interesting, thanks for that interview. People today seem increasingly to value what I consider secondary factors like logistics over primary ones like expertise, some of which might even be...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 13th October 2019, 17:17
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By tenex
Consider the EL 10x32. It's excellent and could...

Consider the EL 10x32. It's excellent and could be perfect for the uses you do and don't have in mind. (My own daily bino for nearly 20 years has been the Leica version.)
Forum: Leica Sunday 13th October 2019, 17:03
Replies: 179
Views: 10,966
Posted By tenex
You know, I recall someone here saying something...

You know, I recall someone here saying something very wise about the little voices in our head that stuck in my mind and seems apropos here, so I looked it up:

No binocular is perfect. I would just...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 13th October 2019, 16:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By tenex
Swarovski SL porro models

I ran across a photo of the sleek "SL" porro-prism bino from the 1980s, which I've never seen. I'm curious to hear what owners (present or past) think of them, compared to others (Zeiss etc) of the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th October 2019, 20:12
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By tenex
So true! Has anyone else noticed the...

So true! Has anyone else noticed the similarities to Mussolini? It seems fascism is the future of the world.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 10th October 2019, 20:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By tenex
For what it's worth, Zeiss told me (based on...

For what it's worth, Zeiss told me (based on serial number) that my 8x30B T* was manufactured in 1982. It is as shown in your photos here, diopter in front.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 10th October 2019, 20:01
Replies: 69
Views: 3,562
Posted By tenex
The only "rubbery" smell I've encountered that's...

The only "rubbery" smell I've encountered that's actually unpleasant is on the strap of my BogPod bino-tripod adapter. I wonder whether it's natural or synthetic? It does stretch and grip very...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 9th October 2019, 01:22
Replies: 179
Views: 10,966
Posted By tenex
Hmm. Seems to me you'd want a spring for that...

Hmm. Seems to me you'd want a spring for that purpose to work symmetrically in both directions? For what it's worth, I've handled around 8 new (pre-FP) Swaros in the last few years, EL 10x32,...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 4th October 2019, 19:17
Replies: 69
Views: 3,562
Posted By tenex
With chemicals that are known to impair...

With chemicals that are known to impair reproduction? Perhaps they can! ;)
Forum: Leica Friday 4th October 2019, 19:06
Replies: 179
Views: 10,966
Posted By tenex
It sounds like the qualities of the Noctivid view...

It sounds like the qualities of the Noctivid view are appreciated more over time, so Dennis I'm sorry you had ergonomic problems get in the way of that. I've had the same issue with eye relief/cups...
Forum: Leica Friday 4th October 2019, 18:48
Replies: 51
Views: 2,051
Posted By tenex
Definitely a Trinovid; I think that by the...

Definitely a Trinovid; I think that by the mid-70s the logo was red, so early 70s sounds right. You can measure the objective diameter, and determine the magnification by comparison with other...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 3rd October 2019, 00:08
Replies: 37
Views: 3,139
Posted By tenex
Thanks again for making us aware of this, it's...

Thanks again for making us aware of this, it's fascinating. Why would these receptors be keyed to blue light rather than green? Do they have to work in moonlight too, or did they evolve in aquatic...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 23:56
Replies: 69
Views: 3,562
Posted By tenex
Good calls there. Atypical deterioration of...

Good calls there. Atypical deterioration of camera coverings has also been attributed to sweat, sunscreen, even fingernails.


In what percentage of cases will this actually occur? (I'm sure one...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 23:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By tenex
Thanks for sharing this story, and please keep us...

Thanks for sharing this story, and please keep us informed... also of the nature of those spots!

I was puzzled about customs until I discovered that Switzerland isn't in the EU... ...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 1st October 2019, 17:02
Replies: 69
Views: 3,562
Posted By tenex
I suspect that you're correct in guessing that...

I suspect that you're correct in guessing that sunlight is largely responsible for this deterioration, and will be careful with my Swaros in the bright Colorado sun. Plastic armor covering a...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 28th September 2019, 19:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By tenex
I would find such variation unsettling. Has it...

I would find such variation unsettling. Has it changed further since?


The Swarovski design is functionally identical also, just different cosmetics. I actually don't remember who did it first --...
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