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7x42s; High end versus mid range (oldies but goodies)

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Old Friday 13th September 2019, 11:49   #51
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thanks for the links to the transmission curves, Dennis (post #40) and Gijs (#41).

I was gobsmacked by some transmission numbers of older wide FOV binoculars such as the Asahi Pentax 7x35...

30-40% transmission? That's allmost like looking through binoculars with sunglasses on!
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Old Friday 13th September 2019, 12:45   #52
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Originally Posted by temmie View Post
That's allmost like looking through binoculars with sunglasses on!
Which, it has to be said, is exactly what many birders do ...
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