You folks will probably prove me all wrong on this post but, that’s exactly what I want. I thought it was general knowledge that Fujinon “EBC” coating passed 95% of the light, much more than any other?? That the Fujinon FMT-SX 7x50 is the brightest, most contrasty, and best resolution, of any binocular, at any price, on this planet!! I am sure that Nikon comes close. I have seen an SE, but have not seen the Astrolux and Prostar. I know the SE comes close, I’ll bet those other two come close, also. OK, you knowledgeable folks, please tell me where I am wrong, and set me straight, as I would like to purchase the very best for my tired eyes. At this moment, it appears to me that, the best $ for $ bins out there, or the best at any price, are Fujinons. (I must add for most applications.) Are we talking of taking some kind of meter into a store and checking all the bins??
I have seen a couple of binoculars, even some of medium-range price tag, which seemed to have uncoated EXTERNAL lens-surfaces, although properly coated inside. I agree that it is of more importance to coat internal lenses, which would otherwise produce horrible ghost images, but I wonder why they do not simply finish up their job and take care for the external surface, too.
Maybe, external coatings have to be more robust and are therefore especially expensive, so that some manufacturers decide to accept a few % loss of transmission and keep these parts uncoated.
Quote: I'd think coating technology have been much improved in the past 16 years to make it more robust.ERik D
Quote:A lot still coming out of the keyboard, but I currently need a stringent manager with organizational skills to keep me on one task at a time. I'm convinced it's an ADD thing.
Quote:< Al just recommends Kleenex and Windex to clean his glass (after making sure there are no particles present). >Bill / any other US residentCould you please specify to UK readers what precisely IS "Kleenex" and "Windex"These kind of names have a (sometimes unfortunate) habit of meaning different things in different continents :-)Regards , Kenny
Quote:Hi Fiske,The 12x50 SE is quite impressive. I do have a bit of a problem holding on to the exit pupil. Not sure yet, but I think with the eyecups folded down for glasses, the relief might be just a few mm long.
Quote:You can expect for a while that bits and pieces of comparisons will trickle in. For some of those bits and pieces see posts on Brightness up above here for coatings comparison, What Can be Seen with Binocs for views, and Early Morning for handheld. Currently I have numerous forthcoming reports pending and I'm having some trouble pulling together just any one detailed report. A lot still coming out of the keyboard, but I currently need a stringent manager with organizational skills to keep me on one task at a time. I'm convinced it's an ADD thing.edz
Quote:A neighbor of ours decided to sell a 21-foot RV we've admired for years (at an excellent price). We weren't really in the market for one, but couldn't pass up the offer. This means I'll be doing more dark sky site trips now, as well as getting out for nature study and birding.