Quote: The exit pupil is round with no cutoff in the right tube and has an ever so slight indentation in the left tubes exit pupil.
Quote: At 56mm you have to have a real slender nose with only 8 mm between the eye pieces.
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Quote:This leaves the image looking like the cross-section of a bi-convex lens. I estimate the arc to be ~150° on both sides. If I had to guess, I would estimate the total area to be at least equal to half the area of the full circle due to the convex bulge of the image formed by the circular prism stop. But it's just an eyeball approx of the area.
Quote:I was using one of Kevin B's monopods with the pistol grip head.
Quote:Remember you're talking to a guy that tried to put a RA-88-SA (14+ lb) on that same pistol grip monopod. Now that's overloaded! The head just laughed at me.
Quote:There is a free Excel viewer available on the Microsoft website. It allows you to view Excel files without having Excel installed.
The night sky is the canvas....
My optics are the brush....
The Milky Way is the masterpiece
reductio ad absurdum of epistomology is solipsism....
Quote:Oh yeah, that's Orion's Paragon-Plus bino mount with tripod, a very good match for the binoculars.
Binoculars: Miyauchi Saturn III - 33/39/50/71/150x100, WO 22x70ED, Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS/FT, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
Quote:Bill, I'm curious, as these are hyped as the closest things to Fujinons yet are they collimated by eccentric rings ala Fuji FMT or do they have the typical Chinese prism tilt screws?This is one of the issues I've wondered about with this new line of HD binoculars. It's great if they are built like a tank similar to Fujinons but if they ship out of collimation what are your choices to make them right besides return? I'd hate to have to spend $100+ for a collimation job on new binoculars even if they might STAY collimated after the fact.Rich V
Quote:Again, the collimation is not perfect but is usable. You would just like everything to be right on from day one. No problem merging images. Many people would probably be unaware of the issue as they merge OK; I tend to be pretty picky and don't have a lot of tolerance for oversights like this even if functionally usable.Was considering calling AP next week to discuss possible replacement, but who knows if next pair will be any better. Besides I got the last pair and they are backordered till the end of next month.
Quote:Quote:Oh yeah, that's Orion's Paragon-Plus bino mount with tripod, a very good match for the binoculars. Now there is a mount! Freedom of a monopod. Steadiness of a tripod. I'll zip over to Orion right now! Thanks!Bob
Quote:Bob, How much will you throw in that mount for with the Ultras?
Quote:Sorry, but I am the cheap skate who offered you $200 for the Ultras.