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  1. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Both! Yes, the image that you see with your own eyes in the field it is more importantly. But, when they are very subtly different in clarity (contrast + resolution), as in the case of the examples given by me, it is good to do more detailed tests to make a more complete impression about what...
  2. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Now that we know that Henry link tested several specimens of Habicht, the situation seems to be "normal" performance for the design. It seems happen exactly as I experienced between Swarovski EL 10x42 vs Zeiss SF 10x42. Initially due a little higher general contrast perception in Swarovski...
  3. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    For those who love it, it is a high-performance binoculars ... in the end that matters, not what I say or what opinion I have about this Habicht...Peace!
  4. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Take this great light transmission from Habicht 8x30 then there is nothing left..
  5. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Habicht must be "punished" :) every time showing his weaknesses, because it's like a very good wine in which you pour vinegar!!!
  6. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Every time I hear about his great light transmission, I always remember his big problems. To me Habicht 8x30 is a scientific curiosity with his 96% light transmission. It is not a binocular with balanced specifications. He has personality, it is not for everyone!
  7. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    most of us have the same pleasant experience with porro binocular. I have similar experience with Nikon E2 8x30 too, and Nikon E 7x35
  8. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    In the categories where Habicht shines HT also shines too. But where Habicht have weakness/ compromises HT still does a wonderful job. The only exception is the very pronounced 3d image effect of Habicht that is specific to porro prism binoculars construction. We have to admit that this...
  9. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    I absolutely agree with you that Habicht is obviously brighter than even new Nikon E2 version. I never said the opposite! It is the binoculars with the highest light transmission on the market of all time! But I come back and say about your 10% Nikon light transmission diference: I estimate the...
  10. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    It is not so easy to judge quantity/ quality in duality! Because quantity often translates into quality. This is exactly the case with the Nikon E2 8x30. The "quantity" of the FOV turns into immersion effect which is a quality not a quantity. Again the "quantity" of longer eyerelief of E2...
  11. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    I am absolutely sure that there is a visible difference in brightness between Habicht and E2 new version. But I think the difference of 10% is available only for the old E2 series not new one. Habicht compared to the new E2 series, (no one has measured yet +820xxx series light transsmision), I...
  12. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    [email protected] What are the first 3 digits from your Nikon E2 8x30 Serial Number?
  13. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    You are right. I don't look at the edges either, but the size and quality of AFOV is always an enhancing element of immersion. The size of the AFOV, the clarity on the edges and 3d effect contribute to the immersive effect of the binoculars. This immersion is also present in Habicht, but...
  14. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    Habicht 8x30 is fantastic....but only on axis! Let's get back to reality. The FOV is not spectacularly wide as we expected given the very small eyerelief (12mm). Paradoxically edge clarity is weaker than E2 even Habicht field of view is more smaller (7.8° vs 8.8°)
  15. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    ok! I was wrong for 10x40. It was more about 8x30 and 7x42. 8x30W have 6 elements?!
  16. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    In the Habicht series there are no WA (wide angle) eyepieces. For example Habicht 7x42 has only 3 (three) elements eyepieces. None of them has complex WA. As I said in the post #7, Habicht eyepiece optical simplicity is an important factor in increasing light transmission (of course in addition...
  17. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    It is clearly a choice and not a limitation! With Habicht Swarovski just wanted to continue on the market this old traditional series for those who are nostalgic for these wonderful porro binoculars without increasing the FOV or eyerelief, but with improvements to the glass and coating, all this...
  18. dorubird

    Why are those dang Habicht's so BRIGHT!

    The Habicht series has the highest transmission due to the fact that it has a quality glass and a simple optical formula (few air/ glass surfaces). Besides the simplicity of the porro system, the eyepieces are simplistic too with only 3 lens element reverse Kellner ocular. The price paid for...
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