Originally Posted by Troubador
You are right Temmie, this early prototype programme was abandoned due to glare problems and the inadequate and unambitious field of view of 141m at 1,000m which although sounds plenty, doesn't stand up when SF42 already has 148m. I guess SF32 will be targeting over 150m.
I like the green colour but all of the SF42s produced in this green faded to a kind of grey colour before they even left the factory which is why the later units reverted to traditional black.
Apparently early customers of this model were highly dissatisfied ! Grrrr !
This is despite the class leading ease of view, and finding in practice that any glare problems were just an Internet myth invented by 3 bored mice !
What really p****d customers off was the blue ring around the periphery of the Fov, the loose and squishy faded armouring which showed up grubby fingerprints, and the dodgy cheap focuser components supplied
and of course we won't even mention the horrible eye cups which caused those 3 mice to poke their eyes out in despair !