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    Old canon porros question

    Do Canon porros (non IS) from the 70's come with the lens elements blacked? I had to clean some recently acquired at auction and was surprised to find the objectives as well as the eyepiece elements all blacked. Outside of some early Nikon 8x30 8.5 degrees binocs, that the only 2 of the Japanese...
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    field flatteners- pros and cons?

    Is there anything that can be assumed when a product description of a roof prism binoculars states that it has a field flattener lens in the optics? Or is the nature of how and where the lens employed determine it's characteristics. The meade masterclass and celestron regal (recent releases)...
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    opticron adventurer T WP binoculars - thoughts?

    A general question as to whether the opticron adventurer T WP porros (which have specs virtually identical to the new line of celestron ultima porros) that have full multicoating and BaK4 prisms are worth the money, I do realize they are made as an entry level binoc, but as a porro lover, was...
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    bushnell custom serial # question

    Well used bushnell custom shows"A3792" around the tripod mount hole (front hinge) had aluminum eye cups (really!) 8x35 7 deg 40 min / featherweight magnesium" on beauty ring. What was the first year of the custom? Thanks in Advance, Pat
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    binoculars that can accommodate -10 correction?

    One of the posters on the cloudy nights binocular forum asked whether there are any binocs that can be used when a user has -10 (very nearsighted) correction. Seeing as no binoc sites specify how much infocus they have, how is one to know? I still have an early pair of eagle optics 8x32...
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    meade MasterClass binoculars?

    Good day; The specs like appealing. Does anyone have first hand intel on the binoculars? Having a field flattener make a difference? Thanks , Pat
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    nikon 8x30eII IPD range

    Hello; I have a friend that has a narrow IPD of 52 mm and I was looking for info on bins that might go that narrow an IPD. Seems to me a lot of the old small zeiss framed binos of the 50's through the 80's would all go to 50mm or so and was wondering if the 8x30 eII would fall into that...