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  1. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Looking at Canip’s just posted results on useable eye relief (see at: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=396397 ): • Swarovski Habicht 8x30W: 10 mm (vs nominal 12 mm) • Leica Ultravid HD+ 8x32: 12 mm (vs nominal 13.3 mm) When people refer to 16 mm ER on the UV HD, it seems that...
  2. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Increased Focuser Effort In Later Production Further to my comments in post #15, I have since found some additional information: John
  3. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    An 8x40 Habicht - Real or Unicorn? Hi Hermann (post #24), Since you’re a Habicht fan, you may find this of interest I’m aware of one example of an 8x40 Porro by Swarovski Optik! It’s from a 2018 eBay listing by ‘militaryshop13’, see the attached images There’s several points of interest: A)...
  4. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Habicht Focuser Fully Operational Below Freezing Point ProudPapa56 comments on the operation of the focuser at temperatures down to 0 degrees F/ - 17 degrees C see posts #14, 18 and 26 at: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=294887 His experience seems to be the same as mine was at...
  5. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Hi Sollas, A) Centre Focus Binoculars As a generalisation, all traditional style external focus binoculars use grease on the central focuser shaft to smooth the action, along with both preventing binding and taking up any slack And while the focuser shaft is greased, the eyepieces that slide...
  6. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    In terms of the feel of the focuser, the non-airtight version of the Habicht (from 1948 to 1984) has a feel similar to that of many other external focus binoculars e.g. as with my 1962 model The 1984 airtight (and nitrogen filled) upgrade to the Habicht is immediately recognisable by the...
  7. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Hi Sollas, In relation to the stiffness of the focuser . . . As you seem to be aware, I have a great affection for the traditional Porro Habichts, and they are a great choice for a wide variety of general uses However, they are fatally flawed for much birding - or any other activity - which...
  8. John A Roberts

    Habicht 10x40 WGA Objective Covers

    Hi Sollas, Yes, Swarovski did make objective covers for the rubber armoured Habichts - a matching green cap with a body loop. However, they are no longer a listed item They were offered to at least 2005, see page 51 from the catalogue (the 99 page 7 mb catalogue in a choice of English, German...
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