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  1. Mark9473

    Why 12 by 50 shows more than 10 by 30?

    Read post #4.
  2. Mark9473

    Why 12 by 50 shows more than 10 by 30?

    Not if the test is counting how many parked cars are in view, as the OP has said.
  3. Mark9473

    Binomania Kowa TSN-773 video review

    Hi Piergiovanni, thank you for your review. When you mention good lunar observations at 100-130x magnification, which eyepieces did you use for that?
  4. Mark9473

    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Tenex, we must have been typing at the same time...
  5. Mark9473

    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    It can be explained by an error in the specs, a significant difference in angular magnification distortion or by a different method for calculating the AFOV spec. I suspect the latter as 115m/1000m = 6.6° and 10x 6.6° = 66°. This simple method for calculating AFOV is known to over-estimate the...
  6. Mark9473

    Zeiss FL 10x32 question!

    I'm not sure what we're seeing. It reminds me of separation between two cemented elements.
  7. Mark9473

    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    See post nr. 374.
  8. Mark9473

    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Install a few rubber o-rings.
  9. Mark9473

    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    A male Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) visited our garden today. I watched it with my Zeiss 10x42 as we were having lunch.
  10. Mark9473

    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    That's true Lee, but it's inertia that affects steadiness ; mass causes fatigue. These are opposing forces to some extent. I like to think of it that mass determines how long inertia matters. But the fatigue comes mostly from holding your arms up, the weight difference of these binoculars is...
  11. Mark9473

    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    Lee, it's the opposite actually. Increased inertia is what improves stability - you get that from more weight and a longer physical length.
  12. Mark9473

    Why Does Zeiss Still Use 42mm HTs in their Marketing?

    I'm sure you don't mind that I don't agree with any of that. Not that it really matters - de gustibus et coloribus etc... I find the SF 42 just plain ugly and the SF 32 a design disaster with that third bridge up front. Very happy that with the new SFL, Zeiss is returning to the HT design.
  13. Mark9473

    Why Does Zeiss Still Use 42mm HTs in their Marketing?

    I hesitate to find out about a 'problem' I wasn't aware of, but, just out of curiosity, what do you feel is wrong with the eyecups? I also don't wear glasses when using binoculars and they work fine for me.
  14. Mark9473

    Why Does Zeiss Still Use 42mm HTs in their Marketing?

    Yes, and isn't it ironic that at the same time as Zeiss was designing the SF to look more like the EL, Swarovski was designing the NL to have a look more like the HT.
  15. Mark9473

    Why Does Zeiss Still Use 42mm HTs in their Marketing?

    No that's not correct; of the four images on that screengrab, only the last one is the 54.
  16. Mark9473

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Well it would be nice if also the moderator would stay on topic and discuss why the Habichts are so bright.
  17. Mark9473

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Are you just trying to derail an otherwise interesting thread, Lee?
  18. Mark9473

    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Another new visitor to my garden - spotted a male European Goldfinch from my kitchen window. Luckily my Zeiss 10x42 were standing right beside me. I spent some time watching it feed on teasel seeds. Quite a nice bird with its vivid red face.
  19. Mark9473

    Kowa Prominar 883 star test pictures

    It is hard to predict. I have a Baader 90° amici prism for astro use on my refractors, and it does show the diffraction line on the planets and brightest stars. Nevertheless this prism still gives more detailed and contrasty high-magnification views of Jupiter than a conventional mirror...
  20. Mark9473

    Shopping for new binos... one of these is not like the others?

    The filthy rich also have grandkids. ;-)
  21. Mark9473

    Maths help!

    Divide by 100.
  22. Mark9473

    About Binoculars

    I don't believe that's a 7x35. The objective barrels are too large.
  23. Mark9473

    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    A newcomer to my garden today: I saw a Brambling. Brambling - BirdForum Opus
  24. Mark9473

    Lead glass in the Swarovski NL?

    In the EU there's a new database called SCIP where companies need to declare products containing hazardous substances over a certain threshold. There are quite a number of binoculars listed. In all cases I've seen, the cause for listing is because of lead content in brass screws. Apparently...
  25. Mark9473

    Kowa Prominar 883 star test pictures

    The actual test report is here: Spreiding in optische kwaliteit bij telescopen (KOWA TSN-883)
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