Perception is reality? The image on the left is from a binocular with a 7-degree field of view. The image on the right shows that object—at the same magnification—but with a 9-degree field. Quite often, the observer sees a larger field of view and equates it to more magnification. The difference, in better binoculars, lies in the unsung field stop. :cat:
Just a thought,
Thanks. Your point about a larger FOV affecting the perceived magnification probably explains why the magnification of the 6.5x32 Kowa (actually 6x as measured by GJS) with its 525' FOV *appears* to me to be larger than 6x or even 6.5X and closer to 7x.