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  1. kimmik

    Collection feels complete… any ideas/suggestions?

    A brief explanation is that I’ve dabbled with astro, bino and camera optics for a while now and this year restarted collecting but more selectively. Didn’t want to put this in the swaro subforum because while I like them, probably better looking elsewhere at this point. Current: 7x21 CL 8x30...
  2. kimmik

    DIY prism shift image stabilisation for spotting scope/telescope/monocular

    Similar to the thread on binocular DIY stabilisation, this is to brainstorm ideas on making an image stabilised spotting scope. https://www.birdforum.net/threads/diy-image-stabilisation-is-for-binoculars.428109/page-4#post-4376202 Difference is there is more freedom to experiment with the...
  3. kimmik

    DIY Image Stabilisation (IS) for binoculars

    This thread is for the do-it-yourself, hacker, tinkerer, who has been curious about image stabilised binoculars. The background for this topic is here: Premium (Alpha) vs Image stabilized By increasing the Moment of Inertia in the image plane (2 axis stabilisation is all you need, can...
  4. kimmik

    Biggest eyepiece ocular lens - is there bigger than swarovski SLC 8x56 ?

    So looking for something a little different, I’m trying out the 8x56 SLC for two weeks. The thing that struck me the most is the size and flatness of the ocular lens, like a big window vs small window feeling. This is in addition to the huge exit pupil. Measurement of the ocular lens diameter...
  5. kimmik

    Tasco 7800 trinocular binocular/camera hybrid

    Just received this in the mail and thought it might be interesting as a curiousity for fellow members - the only thread where this has been mentioned: https://www.birdforum.net/threads/feedback-please-on-bin-camera.389741/#post-4001936 The FOV is 9.5degrees 7x20, the central lens is 110mm...