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Forum: Others Wednesday 17th October 2018, 07:49
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By WJC
I don’t know what you mean about the question...

I don’t know what you mean about the question marks. As for the other, it was a typo. Earlier, I said Davis Bushnell when I meant DAVID Bushnell. If you have a stroke, you can do that too ... all too...
Forum: Others Tuesday 16th October 2018, 20:48
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By WJC
It was a joke? It's 196 pages. My latest LARGE...

It was a joke? It's 196 pages. My latest LARGE book purchase was [I]The Bully Pulpit. It's about TR and Taft. I like small books for the same reason I like quotes; you can get a lot into a small...
Forum: Others Tuesday 16th October 2018, 16:57
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By WJC
Why not buy a case ... they're small?...

Why not buy a case ... they're small? :eek!::cat:

Bill
Forum: Others Monday 15th October 2018, 16:53
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By WJC
Steiner was kept out of the shop because of...

Steiner was kept out of the shop because of dubious ad campaigns and the shuck-and-jive way they had of promoting their products. Only when Swen Harms of Pioneer Marketing (then the Steiner importer)...
Forum: Others Monday 15th October 2018, 00:06
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By WJC
Hey, I don't think I ever used that graphic,...

Hey, I don't think I ever used that graphic, before. For today—I'm heading out the door in 5 minutes—but I will send you more, tomorrow. For now, let me quote Tringa45 ... "IMO the claim of...
Forum: Others Saturday 13th October 2018, 18:11
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By WJC
That is the very concept that pushed me over the...

That is the very concept that pushed me over the edge into writing about optics and kept Steiner out of my shop for 15 years. There is no non-electronic AUTO-FOCUS binocular. AUTO-BOGUS is more to...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th October 2018, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By WJC
In addition, you are going to have to refocus for...

In addition, you are going to have to refocus for objects at each new distance. Some folks fixate on numerals ... they shouldn't. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Swift Thursday 11th October 2018, 18:18
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By WJC
"perfectly well collimated too." Okay, turkey,...

"perfectly well collimated too."

Okay, turkey, consider my goat ... got! 8-P

Bill
Forum: Leica Wednesday 10th October 2018, 19:13
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By WJC
Oh, I didn't say I didn't SEE differences; I just...

Oh, I didn't say I didn't SEE differences; I just never cared. In Western Washington, I enjoyed the Stellers Jays; here, I enjoy the Magpies. I see no profit in attaching a percentage of...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th October 2018, 16:53
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By WJC
But let’s not forget that pinnacle of science ......

But let’s not forget that pinnacle of science ... MAGIC! I have repaired and collimated binoculars from the Middle-Eastern Sandbox in which the internal lenses and prisms were COATED with particles...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 10th October 2018, 16:43
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By WJC
Yeppers! But I found the MECHANICAL differences...

Yeppers! But I found the MECHANICAL differences varied. Most on this and other binocular forums get wrapped around the axle about things that wouldn't even rate my attention. To me, a binocular is a...
Forum: Swift Tuesday 9th October 2018, 23:59
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By WJC
While most binoculars can be collimated to within...

While most binoculars can be collimated to within a fraction needed to fit within the range of the user’s spatial accommodation, no binocular is “perfectly collimated” and need not be. A person who...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 9th October 2018, 23:35
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By WJC
Hi, MandoBear; I insinuated nothing different. I...

Hi, MandoBear;

I insinuated nothing different. I have been inside thousands of instruments and have seen NONE without cemented elements. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Leica Tuesday 9th October 2018, 21:08
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By WJC
Hi, Arthur: Cory and I only worked with...

Hi, Arthur:

Cory and I only worked with magnesium fluoride. When we needed to recoat with multiple layers, we would usually just buy a new lens, charge the customer for coating, and use the old lens...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 9th October 2018, 20:52
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By WJC
Arthur: I will get back to you; this idiot...

Arthur:

I will get back to you; this idiot program once AGAIN dumped a post I was about to send off. And, this idiot poster forgot to create that post in Word....
Forum: Leica Tuesday 9th October 2018, 19:29
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By WJC
Hi, Jerry: Cory and I had lenses recoated all...

Hi, Jerry:

Cory and I had lenses recoated all the time. I even bought a lens coating machine—dealing with coating lenses in small groups while dealing with other parts of a business can be a...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 9th October 2018, 17:08
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By WJC
I once made several million dollars on a book...

I once made several million dollars on a book concerning binoculars. But, before I could spend any of it ... I woke up and had to go mow the lawn.:cat:

Bill
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 9th October 2018, 17:01
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By WJC
Who’s on first? ... What day is it? Davis...

Who’s on first? ... What day is it?

Davis Bushnell sold his company to B&L in 1972. Since that time, both companies have changed ownership and direction more than once and who is the parent company,...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 9th October 2018, 16:51
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By WJC
Hi, Pyrtle: Air-spaced lenses are not cemented...

Hi, Pyrtle:

Air-spaced lenses are not cemented together; they are ... air-spaced, giving the designer more “degrees of freedom.” Cemented objectives can be subjected to condensation, but only in...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 9th October 2018, 16:30
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By WJC
Both lenses look air-spaced to me. :cat: Bill

Both lenses look air-spaced to me. :cat:

Bill
Forum: Leica Tuesday 9th October 2018, 15:43
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By WJC
... And then, there's Cory. Being able to...

... And then, there's Cory. Being able to handcraft parts is one of the things that separates the real optical techs from the dozens of optical wannabes. Will that ability cost much more than wiping...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 15:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By WJC
Hi again: If you’re going to backpack from...

Hi again:

If you’re going to backpack from Oakland to India ... no problem, as you will drown within the first 30 minutes.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

If the 8x32 is not too heavy for you, it would...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 23:08
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By WJC
181002 Hi and Welcome: Could you please tell us...

181002

Hi and Welcome:

Could you please tell us EXACTLY what “vintage” means to you? One need not look too hard at “eagle Bait” offerings to come to believe it means “old,” “junk,” or both. And, I...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 14:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By WJC
Hi, Upland: While it is certainly not uncommon...

Hi, Upland:

While it is certainly not uncommon to see folks complain about depth of field in the brand or model of their binocular, it really shouldn’t be so. Depth of field is not caused by those...
Forum: Leica Thursday 27th September 2018, 00:14
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By WJC
Bless you, Andy; you may someday qualify for...

Bless you, Andy; you may someday qualify for curmudgeon first class. :cat: Taking your direction a little further, the whole problem may be solved by adding a few $$$$$$ to the equation. These...
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