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New Swarovski product announcement in January 2024...? (1 Viewer)

I find it works very well with my glasses. And small exit pupils ... well, I use exit pupils down to ~1mm with my scopes. No very comfortable, but it works.

I doubt a dedicated extender would be as versatile as the little Zeiss.The Zeiss is just about the most versatile item in my setup. Can be used with many different binoculars and most scope eyepieces, not just for a quick look at higher magnifications, but also to see how bad your binoculars really are. Almost essential for doing star tests on scopes if you don't want to pay a lot of money for a lemon. Can be used as a magnifier. And so on.

Hermann
Hermann, isn't it nice how different personal requirements and wishes can be?

My wish is to turn a very good 8x42 into a 12x42 that is suitable for everyday use. Or the great EL 12x50 into a still very good 18x50 for comfortable, extensive raptor monitoring.

What I personally don't need is, for example, a 30x42 which shows me the weaknesses of my basic optics leading in limited practical value.

Cheers :)
 
The Swaro 2x booster seems to be discontinued since 2009. Some guys mounted it to a replacement eye cup to be able to place it on newer models too.

Maybe I'll get two of these on the used market and give them a try. At least until my wish for 1.5x boosters was heard 🤗
 
The Swaro 2x booster seems to be discontinued since 2009. Some guys mounted it to a replacement eye cup to be able to place it on newer models too.

Maybe I'll get two of these on the used market and give them a try. At least until my wish for 1.5x boosters was heard 🤗

Using one on my 7x50s SLCs works fine as an emergency, but I tried a pair and can see why they don't recommend it. Since I bought the 15x56 SLC I barely use mine
 
“Properly wide views” with the BTX would be nice, given they’re narrow compared to the NL pure. A wider bino that the NL pure would be quite nice too.

Peter
 
More than likely an update to the ATX and STX eyepiece module that I mentioned back in July....
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I'm sure there will be an update, the question is when?...
It's one of my hypothesis for the SA shown by the X115 - tuned already for the new versions?...
No one replied to my question about star tests with the BTX115 - if SA is also visible? Another possible explanation - the X115 tuned for the BTX although is strange it only uses 110mm aperture...
All my LTX115 versions zoom, including with the Morpheus 14 - still have to measure the "zoom" factor... With a pair of Baader IV zooms, the "zoom" factor will be higher than the current ATX/STX ... (y)
 
... I believe the 8th January was mentioned, ...
Just visited the Swarovski web-page and found that during 2024 is celebrating their 75th anniversary - don't know if is at 8th January...
Just remembered than Nikon released special binoculars for their 100th anniversary (the WX for astro, not for birding...), so I'm more curious to see what Swarovski will release...:)
Unlike Nikon, I hope will not be a limited series in order more birders can benefit of these, and the prices aren't within limited series values...
 
Dear Swaro engineers, please listen 😀
I'd really appreciate a high mag NL with an excellent field of view and 20mm ER.

The SLC 15x56 is a nice piece of bins but no fun if you wear glasses.

My Vortex 18x56 UHD is a sturdy workhorse, even with glasses, but optically it doesn't come close to the quality of an SLC or NL.

So Swaro, please finally show us updated versions of a 15x56, 18x56 or 20x56 that reflect the state of the art from 2023 and set the bar to a new level.

Cheers B)
I'd love to try a pair of those higher mag bins!
 
“Learn more”….. page not found!! ;-) whoops Merlin, let the cat out the bag! Wonder what mag they’re using and wonder how the AR will function in the real world?! Sad they’re not going to improve the ATX eyepieces…

Peter
 

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