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Can a 25mm binocular resolve sky/cloud detail well? (1 Viewer)

For flowers and the like nothing beats the Pentax 8.5x21 Papilio II binoculars that sell for $106. These can focus on something as close as 0.5 meter which is incredible. Great for flowers and birds and small reptiles and other critters.
 
I have bird feeders and lots of native shrubs on my property. I can get within less than 1 meter from the birds if I keep still. A static person is not perceived as a threat. I can do this with the 58 bird species that visit my property during the year. The only birds where this is not possible are quail, band-tailed pigeons and wild turkeys.

I also like to observe the bees and spiders and lizards and frogs and a binocular reveals a great deal more than using ones naked eyes.
 
Happy cloudwatcher here. I live in the Netherlands and we have some of the most beautiful clouds in the world ๐Ÿ˜œ
Yesterday i watched some pretty dramatic clouds with an old small Russian Porro, a 6x24 KOMZ. The low magnification and very wide FOV in combination with the yellow color cast gives a very relaxed, stable and beautiful wide contrasty view of the clouds. Because it is not so bright i prefer it even to my 8x30 Habicht. For the specific purpose of cloudwatching that is.

For those interested:


EDIT: added a picture of the little KOMZ

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Happy cloudwatcher here. I live in the Netherlands and we have some of the most beautiful clouds in the world ๐Ÿ˜œ
Yesterday i watched some pretty dramatic clouds with an old small Russian Porro, a 6x24 KOMZ. The low magnification and very wide FOV in combination with the yellow color cast gives a very relaxed, stable and beautiful wide contrasty view of the clouds. Because it is not so bright i prefer it even to my 8x30 Habicht. For the specific purpose of cloudwatching that is.

For those interested:


EDIT: added a picture of the little KOMZ

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1970. How big is the sweet spot? Does it distort much with that huge FOV? 200/1000 I believe.
 
12.2 degrees 212/1000.

Same as 6x24 Amplivid.

Both very nice binoculars, although the Komz is brighter.
Very nice views.

The Amplivid fits in a pocket.

Special eyepieces on the Komz, mirror prisms on the Amplivid.

The Trinovid 6x24, I think, has the same field.

However, I usually use the 5x25 Foton with just over 12 degrees or the Libra/Dowling and Rowe 4x22 with a 16.5 degrees field.

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1970. How big is the sweet spot? Does it distort much with that huge FOV? 200/1000 I believe.

212/1000 m. FOV as said above

To my eyes the sweet spot is quite big, I canโ€™t give you a percentage. Distortion is definitely there, especially if you move the glass fast up and down it gets funny. The Leitz does better in that regard but the KOMZ give a more pleasant and sharper view with more contrast in my specimens. As Binastro states, the Komz is brighter. Both wonderful glas.

Snapshot for size comparison.


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