Great post, jafritten, and informative too. I remember reading that advice from Canip and must try it and yours also. Very nice pictures. Personally I shall resist the 10x42 and see if I can use those steady hold tips to get the best out of my own 10x42 (the SLC which has a heck of a lot going for it and has a view 'signature' not too far from Leica's). By the way, did I mention that's a great photo?!There are many great binoculars out there. And some are admittedly "better" in one respect or the other. But I love my Ultravids best. I'm in the right club here, it seems.
That's true. And it is also true for other configurations. I can understand Tom's curiosity to know the differences between the various configurations. I'd like to add that all the Ultravids I know also differ when it comes to panning or distortion. Still, they are clearly one "family".
I find the 10x42 is very easy to hold steady if you hold them like this (a quote from another thread):
... I rest my thumbs on the opposite barrel, respectively. And my right pinkie is pressed against the cap at the end of the hinge (where it reads Leica Camera Made in Germany). Holding the UV 10x42 this way tremble and jitter are drastically reduced. Body shake is still there, naturally. This technique works better with the 42 models than the shorter (and lighter) 32 models. If you play around with this, you'll see that it is also possible to place a finger on the focuser, at least with the 32 models. Naturally, it all depends on your hands and what you think is comfortable.
I also own the 8x20 BR but these are my most used ones:
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...and beauties they are, arent't they?
And yes about the various configurations curiosity.