So this cabbie says: "Know who I had in this cab last week? Bertrand Russell! Wisest man in the Western World. And I says to him 'Bertie, what's it all about?' And do you know, he couldn't tell me..." Kenneth Williams
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
My binocular collection Binoculars by date of addition Binoculars in Alphabetical order
MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
JAWAID IQBAL ABBASI
Quote:Although for night-sky viewing,like my fellow north English countryman Rich,I'm a great advocate of sitting with elbows supported,there are however various tricks and techniques that can be used that help to hold binoculars steadier when standing,which would also help when sitting.This is a photo I took of fellow CN member Swedepat(alias Patric)during his visit in the summer of 2009.Note the way he is resting his thumbs against his cheekbones and using his cap as a steadying point for his forefingers,both of which help to steady the binoculars when applied at the same time.
Quote:I use the thumb support technique, that Kenny showed above, with my 15x60, but I'd need to be sitting down for an acceptably steady image. The main reason this works so well for me with my Docter 15X60 is that the balance point is not up front at the objectives. Large prisms do have advantages other than purely optical.Holding technique and experience is probably the most important factor, with the binocular's shape / ergonomics / balance point / inertia a close second. Magnification is, within reason, not the main issue for me.
Quote: (snip)This is a photo I took of fellow CN member Swedepat(alias Patric)during his visit in the summer of 2009.(snip)
Quote:Get an adjustable monopod. Inexpensive, lightwieght and it can be used well above 10X to end the shakes.
TV85, UniStar light deluxe, UniMount Light, Vixen 7x50 New Ascott, Vixen 10x50 New Ascott, Leica Trinovid 8x42, Fujinon FMT-SX 16x70
Celestron CPC 1100 Televue 102iis Televue 76 Canon 6D - Canon T1i Celestron CGEM Vortex 10x42 Viper Binoculars