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  1. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    Thanks! It's certainly possible to do both at once, but I've seen others fail to manage it, or even to reply below quoted text. Maybe less obvious on a phone?
  2. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    So am I. A single photo would answer this as mentioned six days ago, but still none. What is OP's 1989 date based on? Were Ultras introduced in 1989 or 1990 -- John, anybody? Serial number scheme where? I should never have mentioned P-coatings. No point continuing to go on about this in...
  3. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    Hmm... Uppendahl Trinovid models I see on the web are 6x24 (discontinued 1964), 7x35, 8x32, 8x40, 10x40, and 7x42... a curious variety of objective sizes by today's standards. And apparently no 10x42, so if the OP is right about that he's wrong about the date, it has to be an Ultra (phase...
  4. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    1. Armored pre-1990 Trinovids were also called "BA" as shown in the link above or other examples on the web. 2. The OP has twice said he thinks his bin dates from 1989. 3. The new series in 1990 were called "Trinovid Ultra" to distinguish them from earlier models; the "Ultra" was soon dropped...
  5. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    See e.g. here [NEAR MINT+++] Leica Trinovid 7x42 BA SAFARI GREEN Binoculars 140m/1000m JAPAN | eBay
  6. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    Trinovid Ultra BAs were only introduced in 1990 (with P coatings of course) and I doubt very much they would show this degree of veiling glare. The OP hasn't described his model or posted a photo, so I didn't assume it was an Ultra.
  7. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    There is a test described in a forum thread that you can perform yourself, using polarized sunglasses and a computer monitor. Otherwise you may need to ask Leica directly about this serial number. A 10x model without phase coatings would be noticeably less sharp and not something I'd care to...
  8. tenex

    Leica Trinovid 10x42 BA (999xxx) light reflections when looking through in daylight

    Welcome to BirdForum! Search the forum for "veiling glare" and see whether descriptions that turn up match your experience. When you're indoors looking out, light is coming only from straight ahead; outside, from all around (a bright cloudy sky could be a problem). Some binoculars resist...
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