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  1. kkokkolis

    Expriencing the Papilio II 6.5x21

    So, the Papilio is big enough not to be misplaced and cheap enough not to cause mourning if stolen. What's the problem with that? ;)
  2. kkokkolis

    Expriencing the Papilio II 6.5x21

    I've seen the Leica Ultravid 8x20 and Steiner Ultrasharp 8x22 of a friend (he has the Papilio also, he might post himself). The Pentax stands in the middle. Leica is impressive with great coatings (I have Papilio I) and folded it is a small jewel. But I prefer to use the Papilio with it's...
  3. kkokkolis

    Expriencing the Papilio II 6.5x21

    The true field of view of 131/1000m (or 7.5 degrees) isn't bad, but the apparent field of view is roughly 48-49 degrees, somewhat less than the field of a Plossl eyepiece. Most compacts have around 50 degrees but the 8-10x32-42 have 56-68 degrees and give a more spectacular view. I am spoiled...
  4. kkokkolis

    Expriencing the Papilio II 6.5x21

    They aren't unsharp in my opinion (I have the 6.5x21 I). They are just underwhelming because: 1. The AFOV is narrow 2. There are reflections (the I isn't fully multicoated) 3. The resolution is lower than a regular 8x32 and up we are used to. I EDC my Papilio for over a year and used it for...
  5. kkokkolis

    Expriencing the Papilio II 6.5x21

    I'm not sure I understand the whole article but that phrase is self evident. :)
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