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    Eyepiece 1.25" Wide angle?

    Stop giving me thoughts to get a XWA 13mm! (13mm being my general working eyepiece for moderate magnification - I have a 5mm Nagler for high power. I fear I might fall into the eyepiece with a 110def field - if I could see all of it in one go, I have found I can’t see the field stop with some...
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    Eyepiece 1.25" Wide angle?

    Didn’t look very hard… APM SpottingScope Adapter 1.25 " note it says it should fit some swaro scopes. Be good to hear which eyepieces work. Type6 naglers are good, cheaper than Ethos! Baader Morpheus also give nice views. Peter
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    Eyepiece 1.25" Wide angle?

    APM sell a swaro 1.25” bayonet adapter, very little info on using wide angle eyepieces with it. Peter
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    Eyepiece 1.25" Wide angle?

    Celestron hummingbird with 12.5mm Morpheus, nice and wide handheld views. Peter
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    Most immersive view possible through your glasses?

    I’m waiting to see whether they make an 8x30 model as I don’t like carrying too much weight about. Peter
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    New Conquest models coming ?

    Are we assuming that there isn’t much wind that could do the knocking off.. especially near the coast in a storm.? Peter
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    Most immersive view possible through your glasses?

    If you discount the NL (cost) and banner cloud (too new to know how they’ll age), then there really aren’t a lot of very wide l, decent correction, good with glasses, not too costly options????? Peter
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    Daytime brightness of binoculars

    I bought a secondhand pair of nikon 8x30 E2 to replace a secondhand pair of 8x30E and compared them before I sold the E. the view through the E2 was definitely brighter (and a bit wider too). The difference was probably due to improvements in the coatings over the time beteeen manufacture. Peter
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    New Conquest models coming ?

    Yea, but you move about, turn around, band down and the darn things end up bumping into all sorts of hard objects… Peter
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    Most immersive view possible through your glasses?

    Photolithography is now using tin laser light at 23,5nm xray, wanting high numerical aperture and diffraction no limited performance is off the scale impressive. I prefer an 8x30 in the day, more power means a spotter or the 30x70 ultra wides, both tripod stabilised. Peter
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    Most immersive view possible through your glasses?

    I once had an optical design lecture and the lecturer used the word “inspiration”, you look at lots of different ideas and designs out there and then see how you can use bits of them and adjust to the requirements and tolerances that you have for your specific application. Not copying as you’ll...
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    Most immersive view possible through your glasses?

    For NL like performance there are some new “banner cloud” 8x42, 10x, 12x binoculars that you’ll find on these forums and cloudynights. Initial scepticism seems to have moved to acceptance that they are very good optically of course they’re new so no-one is sure how they’ll age and servicing is...
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    New Conquest models coming ?

    Dropping on rocks , off hide windows and into ponds are obvious possibilities, not having to worry overly puts your mind at rest, not that I try to drop them. No one yet has suggested using binos as a hammer… something the “featherweight” Porros of yesteryear would probably be quite handy for...
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    New Conquest models coming ?

    I picked up some 8x30 conquests as a pair that I didn’t worry about hurling in a bag and getting soaked. They give very nice views and they’re really robust. I would hope any “replacement” added to their strengths. Peter
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    Future Swarovski spotting scope

    … maybe he only has one eye? Peter
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    Future Swarovski spotting scope

    Apparent field of view, monocular mode with 80degrees or so would be nice, bino with 75degrees or so would give great immersive views. If the new eye-units fitted the existing objectives then it would be cheaper to upgrade and still enable the modular ecosystem they have. If they excel in...
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    Future Swarovski spotting scope

    FB is now bombarding me with ads for a “new” modular Swarovski scope system, the ATX/STX/BTX… they trying to shift old stock in advance of a new model or think I haven’t come across those models already?!?! AI advertising fail! Peter
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    New way to determine the weight of binoculars?

    I’ve got a 0.1mg precision balance at work, only goes up to 200g max load unfortunately :-( Peter
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    Product Review: The Sky Rover Banner Cloud 8 x 42 Binocular

    Great thing copying something that doesn’t exist already. I’d be interested in an 8x30 that has a wide field, replace the Nikon E2. Peter
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    NL >=50 mm versions?

    Probably going to be fairly weighty… I use 8x30 in the daytime for a reason. Peter
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    Where do I go from here?

    Yes, as you up the magnification the image will get dimmer with any scope. I normally dislike zooms, but it is useful to tune the magnification to give a brightness that seems to give the “best view”. I don’t often crank the zoom to the max unless I’m desperate to try to see more detail. Peter
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    Where do I go from here?

    I like the lightness of my Opticron 60mm4 and light tripod, can easily sling it over a shoulder and walk for miles and miles, with rapid deployment. Bigger scopes mean extra weight and longer time to deploy and put away. I do have bigger kit that I sometimes take out, but it needs to be the...
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    Tripod, fluid head, and scope in the rain.

    Probably, but aluminium and carbon fibre don’t rust, so I don’t see it as a big issue, the mechanism will scrape most water off, you’re left with a thin film that goes in, and probably mostly comes out when you open the tripod again. Sand… I’d be very careful with it getting anywhere near...
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    Does BTX work at all in bird watching?

    Can’t help thinking one of your eyes is missing out on the view….. Peter
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    Tripod, fluid head, and scope in the rain.

    I use my Opticron in the wet (I pop the rubber lens and eyepiece covers on when walking ankh to save me having to dry them too often). Using the tripod is fine, but if you collapse it before it’s dry it will stay wet for a very long time. So I tend to extend it when I get home and leave it out...
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