Gijs - the problem with this link is a hyphen/dash got swapped with a period between "Test-new" and "Swarovski". See the correct link below:For those who want to compare technical details of the top quality 8x32 binoculars and the Swarovski NL pure 8x42, see:
Thank you Tenex. It was wonderful, glorious, terrific and good for my health. Not so good was the car breakdown 250 miles from home or the break-in of our house we found when we (finally) arrived home......Congratulations on finally getting out there, Lee! I hope it won't be so long before you can do so again. And thanks for the report, I almost feel like I was there.
Worked very well here, thanks.
Edmund:Maybe Zeiss should have released the 32 first and then the 42, as the 42 created expectations that may have been excessive.
Of course those who want to buy into the reputation and the view of the 42 can just do some muscle conditioning and get the 42
Hi Gijs,Jerry post 195,
I fully agree that it is unusual for Gijs to jump up and down in the five different test reports he recently published on th WEB-site of House of Outdoor. I asked for a meeting so I went to a mirror and confronted him with this question. He blushed a little and admitted: "yes Jerry is right, but you know both the NL's and the SF 32's are very difficult to get, so when you can get hold of them: grap them bij the bridge and keep them. And I did". And there was more he said: "to enter the laboratory in these Corona days to perform the necessary measurements is kind of arranging a moon landing, so take the chances when you get them and I did". But you mixed different types of binoculars in one report and that is mind torturing for BF readers I said and he answered: "yes but all these Birdforum readers are very clever persons and they are very capable and clever persons who like to compare and to compare and to discuss and use advanced equipment to split optical hairs". Yes I said, but you make it kind of difficult when you test 42 mm's, 32 mm's of different brands in one story and even more difficult when you add a fully unknown binocular brand like Angenieux to the report . He stayed silent for a moment and told me "yes, but it was so much fun and the very clever readers of Birdforum might enjoy it or throw it away". I nodded my head in disbelief and said good bye wishing him a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Ne Year. But he turned around and said "How about the arrival of Sint Nicolaas? " Ashamed I nodded and said again goodbye and the image disappeared. I have tried in vain to reach him again, so Jerry this is all I could get for you.
Gijs van Ginkel
Hi Lee,Not so good was the car breakdown 250 miles from home or the break-in of our house we found when we (finally) arrived home......
Thank you Peter (and Tenex). Nothing was stolen, presumably the alarm scared them off but there is damage where the house was entered. My otter avatar has been cropped rather than distorted but I have now adjusted it a little so more of the otter's face is visible. Cheers LeeHi Lee,
That's terrible, it makes me sad to hear that but I hope the loss was not considerable.
Best regards, Peter
PS. The image of your avatar has been distorted after the upgrade of the site, can it be fixed?