Leica 8x20; Nikon 7x35; Vixen 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter 15x60
WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Quote:I am seriously hesitant to see through 12x50 SV as I fear I will be tempted to own both FL and SV Regards,Umasuthan.
I never thought about the exit pupil difference between 10x56 FL and 12x50 SV. Thanks for pointing. Looking forward to read your report
Quote:Are there any non-Swarovision version of 12x50 EL binos from Swarovski?
Quote: There is no single binocular that is best for all applications. What I think makes the most sense is to get a pair that is going to be very good for hand holdable use (e.g., an 8x42, 8x50 or 10x50) and also and second higher power and larger aperture pair (like the sizes I mentioned above) and use that with a mount. And then after you got those (which I consider to be essential requirements) adding a pair like the 10x70 Fujinons or Nikons makes sense for the very bright views of the Milky Way they can provide. But in order to get the most out of a fine pair of 10x70s you need (1) a mount and (2) be able to get to really dark sky sites to be able to use them at. In an urban or suburban location they're just not going to be able to perform up to their potential and therefore I would not recommend getting a pair if you can't take them to really dark sky sites to use them at.John Finnan
Yours truly, Bill "Good friends are like stars...you don't always see them, but you know that they are always there" - unknown Binos : Zeiss 10x42 FL, Garrett Optical 20x110, AP Ultra's 15x70, Nikon Gold Sentinel Starvue 7x50 telescope: WO Megrez 110 ED,13mm Ethos, 5mm Pentax XO, 28mm WO, 2x Powermate,CGEM & Canon 50D