Most used stuff:
AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
Quote:Nice write up! I'm sure this'll be very helpful to several folks as several questions of Nikon AEs vs Pentax WP2s has come up recently. The board seemed to be lacking indepth reviews of the WP2s.
Quote:Frederic,That is an excellent first report from someone who is still a little "wet"... I like your description of testing for resolution and edge sharpness. I'll have to find a Coke can and try it with my 8X32 RP....I do envy your NELM 6.2 backyard. It was clear last night so I went out around 8 pm for 15-20 minute. Sounds like you had a better view of M45 than I did with my 12X50 Roof Prism.( Mag 4.5 skies)Erik D
Quote:I agree with all the above comments,A very nicely written informative review,a pleasure to read.Thank you Chopin.Regards.John
Quote:As for the Swarovski's I speak of, they are approximately of mid 1980's vintage
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote:I tried a new pair of these binoculars this weekend (during the daytime) and was impressed with the construction quality and build, but was disappointed optically. Unlike Chopin, the pair I tried did not exhibit any pincushion distortion, but rather had a touch of barrel distortion. To me the view had that "fishbowl" effect. In addition, the edges of the FOV did not look very good and the distortion could not be focused out. Perhaps I received a bad sample?
"The heavens declare the glory of God"...
Quote:Yes I did, but what I saw wasn't the same as what I read (or understood). If the distortion of the edges of what I saw was field curvature then I would think I could focus much of it out? Also, I saw slight barrel (not pincushion) in my sample. I'm sure these are fine binoculars, but I just received a bad sample.