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Forum: Swarovski Sunday 20th May 2018, 22:50
Replies: 100
Views: 11,363
Posted By Rathaus
PHA, Long time no see/hear! Recently I took to...

PHA,

Long time no see/hear!

Recently I took to the mountains a collection of current alpha Binoculars for some viewing. My daughter has pristine eyesight and after testing the various Binoculars...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 20th May 2018, 03:03
Replies: 100
Views: 11,363
Posted By Rathaus
Iíve got newer Habichts which are superb, but one...

Iíve got newer Habichts which are superb, but one of my favourite Habichts is an older but minty 8x30 with the yellow/green tint to the view. Iíve spoken to a swarovski tech about it and he claimed...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th May 2018, 21:29
Replies: 91
Views: 11,164
Posted By Rathaus
I do think that is a myth often spoken about on...

I do think that is a myth often spoken about on this site. If not, then where is our same premium money going when we buy Leica and Zeiss? Are you suggesting that Leica and
Zeiss have chosen to...
Forum: Nikon Monday 7th May 2018, 23:02
Replies: 16
Views: 3,452
Posted By Rathaus
I keep the Nikon 8x30 M7 and a pair of older...

I keep the Nikon 8x30 M7 and a pair of older yellow cast Habicht permanently in the truck centre console as Ďbeaterí Binoculars. Under the right conditions, the M7 are excellent little bins but, if...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 22:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,072
Posted By Rathaus
Objective covers are hideous clumsy things, so I...

Objective covers are hideous clumsy things, so I donít use them. If I did use them I would be very wary of trapping humidity/moisture under them.
Forum: Leica Monday 30th April 2018, 21:25
Replies: 28
Views: 2,818
Posted By Rathaus
Iíve noticed that due to the NVís extremely long...

Iíve noticed that due to the NVís extremely long eye relief it can be easy to view the exit pupil off axis.
Forum: Leica Saturday 28th April 2018, 01:59
Replies: 253
Views: 73,231
Posted By Rathaus
An update - After extended use now, Iím finding...

An update - After extended use now, Iím finding the ergonomics and handling of the NV to be nothing short of first class. Like any instrument on first acquaintance, it can take some slight...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 28th April 2018, 01:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rathaus
Excellent optics and specifications aside - I...

Excellent optics and specifications aside - I find the EL 8x32 format to be as close as it gets to the perfectly sized, weight and shaped binocular. Swarovski hit a home run with this one. It’s an...
Forum: Leica Monday 23rd April 2018, 00:25
Replies: 151
Views: 14,412
Posted By Rathaus
I think, as usual, you are attracted to the...

I think, as usual, you are attracted to the Ďideaí that this phenomena is somehow measurable....and yet when challenged, you will be unable to adequately do so. Perhaps some crude measurements could...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th April 2018, 00:31
Replies: 48
Views: 4,282
Posted By Rathaus
Black Crow, donít go buying things on my account!...

Black Crow, donít go buying things on my account! If I can give any advice it would be to relax and just enjoy your excellent 8x30 E2 binoculars. For some of us on BF, viewing through Binoculars has...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 05:45
Replies: 48
Views: 4,282
Posted By Rathaus
Black Crow - regarding the 10x35 E2...Iím not a...

Black Crow - regarding the 10x35 E2...Iím not a huge fan of an exit pupil much below 4mm, but the Nikon 10x35 has really surprised me with their ease of view. An easy handling porro with an even...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 00:53
Replies: 48
Views: 4,282
Posted By Rathaus
Personally, I don’t have a problem with the...

Personally, I don’t have a problem with the focuser on the Habicht. I’m a big fan of the Habicht focus mechanism. The newer ones loosen up a bit with use, and the older ones are very free (quicker...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 00:00
Replies: 48
Views: 4,282
Posted By Rathaus
Iíd add the Swift Audubon and the Fujinon fmt...

Iíd add the Swift Audubon and the Fujinon fmt into the porro mix. Great value porros which are the equal of pretty much anything.

Iíve said this before - I think Henry got the only dud Habicht...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 02:27
Replies: 81
Views: 7,227
Posted By Rathaus
Get yourself a screwdriver...then you can have...

Get yourself a screwdriver...then you can have existential bliss as well as a functioning hinge! ;)
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 01:51
Replies: 34
Views: 6,065
Posted By Rathaus
The OP appears to be enquiring about low powered...

The OP appears to be enquiring about low powered Binoculars which also possess a very large ‘Apparent FOV’. This is often not the case with low powered bins.

These would fit the bill. These are the...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 8th March 2018, 23:07
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By Rathaus
And yet some people prefer the view through a...

And yet some people prefer the view through a Habicht.

Itís as simple as that really.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 7th March 2018, 00:51
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By Rathaus
Itís a brand new Habicht and the firm focuser...

Itís a brand new Habicht and the firm focuser will become much easier with use. This is an heirloom binocular and requires some Ďrunning iní. Personally, I love the Habicht focus. Itís a mechanical...
Forum: Leica Thursday 1st March 2018, 01:54
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Rathaus
I sampled a brand new 12x50 last week and yes, I...

I sampled a brand new 12x50 last week and yes, I would definitely describe the focuser as having ‘stiction’. It also had the seemingly normal small amount of freeplay that so many Ultravids have.
I...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 21st February 2018, 20:56
Replies: 253
Views: 73,231
Posted By Rathaus
Noctivid owners who wear no spectacles while...

Noctivid owners who wear no spectacles while viewing - may I ask, what eyecup positions have you settled on (intermediate or otherwise) for both the 8x and/or 10x Noctivids?


Cheers,
Rathaus
Forum: Leica Monday 19th February 2018, 03:26
Replies: 113
Views: 16,953
Posted By Rathaus
I havenít read this entire thread, but today I...

I havenít read this entire thread, but today I enquired with Leica Australia about the delayed release of the retro trinovids. For what itís worth, their current estimate is 2019.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th February 2018, 22:43
Replies: 47
Views: 2,992
Posted By Rathaus
Cheers for the suggestion Bob, I’ll definitely...

Cheers for the suggestion Bob, I’ll definitely give that a go. I have the last of the Zeiss BGATP 7x42 and find them to be a stunning glass....but the one area (apart from water resistance) they fall...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th February 2018, 22:08
Replies: 47
Views: 2,992
Posted By Rathaus
Dennis - that picture is great...itís exactly as...

Dennis - that picture is great...itís exactly as I imagined your Ďinfamousí goats on slopes story. Tricky viewing no doubt.

Iím having a particularly tricky time viewing in thick subtropical...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 17th January 2018, 09:26
Replies: 69
Views: 9,926
Posted By Rathaus
Outstanding review Tobias. A great read as always...

Outstanding review Tobias. A great read as always :t:
Forum: Leica Wednesday 10th January 2018, 00:26
Replies: 68
Views: 6,998
Posted By Rathaus
Cheers for your observations Tobias. I’ve been...

Cheers for your observations Tobias.

I’ve been waiting for your impressions of the Noctivid, and from what you’ve previously written about your optical experiences I had a strong hunch that the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th December 2017, 01:38
Replies: 22
Views: 2,859
Posted By Rathaus
The little Ultravids are a gorgeous glass. I...

The little Ultravids are a gorgeous glass. I agree with what Alexis said about these bins. My take on it - it can take a little bit of time and effort to get to know and use these particular...
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