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Zeiss 8x32 FL vs Leica UV HD+ 8x32 (2 Viewers)

LucaPCP

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I meant superpose on the graph CIE colorimetric standard observer functions yadda yadda etc etc for our entertainment or enlightenment.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/color-matching-functions

and actually, if one has a scene measured by a teleradiometer, or a decent multispectral cam, one can take the raw data from the transmission spectral measures and do a spectrum band by band product with the image data and derive a simulation of the way a scene would be seen through that instrument. Etc etc. eg see how a deer in foliage would appear in the early morning light, or a visiting canari doing a siesta on my neatly clipped and well watered french lawn at high noon.

numbers themselves are total sh*te until you contextualise them with the psychophysics of color perception, supplied in this instance by a fairly developed discipline called colorimetry.

Edmund

The link to the paper does not work for me... I get a topic not found error. If you post a citation I could try google scholar. Thanks!
 

dries1

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Oddly enough I instantly disliked the color of both Nikon SEs I tried. It was too long ago to recall in detail, but it seemed dull and oddly reddish to me -- in a different way than Leica, not "warm" but muddy, unsure how to describe it better. There must be a strong subjective aspect to all this as well.

There are subjective alright, I still use all three models of the SE and would not characterize the color as muddy but warm, which I prefer anyway over the stronger blue/green cold views of other premium glass. The SE model is a love/hate for many, and for different reasons.

Andy W.
 

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Oddly enough I instantly disliked the color of both Nikon SEs I tried. It was too long ago to recall in detail, but it seemed dull and oddly reddish to me -- in a different way than Leica, not "warm" but muddy, unsure how to describe it better. There must be a strong subjective aspect to all this as well.

There are subjective alright, I still use all three models of the SE and would not characterize the color as muddy but warm, which I prefer anyway over the stronger blue/green cold views of other premium glass. The SE model is a love/hate for many, and for different reasons.

Andy W.

I don't recall it being warmish, but it's been a long time since I had my Premier SE. It's also possible I'm confusing it with a different bino.
 

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