17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Quote:A legend for the test report would be nice Also what do the colors mean? Finally, can you please release the raw numbers in a text or Excel file? People can then use these for their own (different) formulas and rankings.Thank you again
Quote:I will not release the raw data for people to generate their own formulas and rankings.
As always, YMMV or more likely, YMWV [ Your Mileage Will Vary! ] Clear Skies, Bill
Quote:That $750 difference is precisely in the coatings, resolution and sharpness! (and some other things)
Quote: Most of the optical scores are measured and reported objectively. There is little room for the influence of subjective input. Either the binocular can see the test object or it cannot. However, there is some room for subjective influence in some of the scoring, such as fit and feel type properties. For this reason, scores should not be taken as a definitive value specifically placing one model directly above or below the other. Scores should be considered in the view of the range in which a particular model ended up. It may certainly be reasonable that a particular model could move 1 or 2 points up or down. It would be highly unlikely that any binocular scored in this list would move 4-5 points up or down.
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
Quote: Had you selected an average performing binocular to compare what you consider as inconsistences and shown near equivalent total scoring, I might agree. But the Nikon AE 12x50, outside of the benchmark binoculars, is the finest performing instrument in this list.
Quote:That is a great result, EdZ. The table format works just fine. A superb resource - too bad I'm not in the market for a 10x binocular.Just out of curiosity I looked up again the ranking produced by the Polish binocular reviewers who used to participate here in the past:http://www.optyczne.pl/ranking_optyczne_pl-ranking_lornetek-10x50.htmlInteresting to compare...
Quote:Also, as I did, they rank the Fujinon 10x50 extremely high, exceeded only by a Swarovski SLC.edz
"The heavens declare the glory of God"...
Quote:Quote:Also, as I did, they rank the Fujinon 10x50 extremely high, exceeded only by a Swarovski SLC.edz According to the point system both were rated the same, the Swarovski had the higher cost (cena).
a good example that a binocular which cost only 1/3rd as much can perform equally as well.
woody a parsec farther out...
12.5" f/4.8 custom truss dob, EQ platform