Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:Thanks. Yeah if I look at something far away I can merge the images reasonably well. Not sure I'd really have noticed in that case. But yeah, this set is kind of useless for watching birds in the back yard.Now that I'm paying attention, my Leupold 8x50s are not perfectly aligned either. Probably also 4-5" at 27 feet. But I can merge it at the closer distances for some reason. Is it just the lower magnification? The bigger exit pupil?I'm going to ask a dumb question. If you close the right eye, look through the left tube at an object, then look through the right tube and close the left eye, should the image be exactly the same if the binos are properly setup? Or is there supposed to be some separation, so your brain gets stereo?
Quote:Return them for a new set?
Quote:Someone just clued me in to the term "Master Card effect". That is what I'm seeing. I have never seen that with a pair of binoculars before, but I have never critically looked through anything more than a 10x before today.
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Quote:Thanks for confirmation Stan.It sounds like this is the norm for this model and I simply shouldn't plan to bird with it in my backyard.
Quote:I have used my Pentax 20x60, for birdwatching, from my backyard, for many years;maximum focusing distance, within my backyard, is approx. 60'.I have no problems with the views.
Quote:Many a problem has had it's origin in ill-formed opinion.
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
ToddBrunton Eterna 15x51 • Fujinon 10x50 FMT-SX • Garrett Optical Signature Series 15x70Nikon 12x50 Action Extreme • Oberwerk 15x60 • Oberwerk 20x80 StandardPentax 20x60 PCF WP II • Celestron Skymaster 20x80 (Reanimated by Dr. Suddarth)Orion Paragon Plus Mount and Paragon XHD TripodManfrotto 562B Monopod adapted with Manfrotto 222 "Joystick" Head
Quote:Using a high-power binocular for close viewing strikes me as almost the inverse of wanting fantastic views of planets — that is, a similar misuse with inevitable frustration.
Quote:I think I need a new eyeglasses prescription...it's been a couple of years and the astigmatism in my right eye has become worse than the current correction.So it's hard for me to say how much is the bino vs. my eyes.Faint stars are looking pretty good though.
Tele Vue Pronto, Teeter STS27 w/10" Royce conical mirror. EPs: Pentax, Russell Optics, WO, TV