AL MasterObserverC #24
Celestron CPC 1100 Televue 102iis Televue 76 Canon 6D - Canon T1i Celestron CGEM Vortex 10x42 Viper Binoculars
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
Leica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60
WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
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
Quote:This 8x56 is revered among European hunters, as having shown more wild boars "doing it" by moonlight than any other binocular ever made. Ron
Quote:Hi Edj I have a pair of the Zeiss 8x56 but non T* coated - secondhand for... AU$20. I suspect they are are early 1970s.Yes, they are delightful to use. Yes, they look the part. Yes, there is just a little nostalgia surrounding them. Yes, they are very sharp on axis, and the view seems to pop. But, they are let down by their older coatings, and for night time use with field curvature from about 70%. But, so what? They do look rather good and who cares what the view is like. They are Zeiss 8x56 Dialyts and probably the only Zeiss I will ever own!Now, if I could find a set of 7x42s T*P for the same price...Andrew
Quote:please, no "a fool and his money are soon parted" quotesedj
Quote:today I ordered the Dialyt, because it just looks so cool;from the comments any imperfections in the optics can be easily overlooked.review to followedj
"The heavens declare the glory of God"...
Quote:If a purchase is based on 'coolness', overlooking demonstrated optical imperfections, then it is truly a case of a fool being parted from his money. If an instrument having a large exit pupil is known to perform well only in brighter conditions where the observer's pupil stops down the system, then the extra aperture is really a waste, adding only needless mass.
If the desire is to observe boars fornicating at night, the most important quality is the suppression of veiling glare, which can be accomplished at very much reduced cost, not requiring the cachet of a brand name, or the 'coolness' of a Euro design.
Quote:That was a nice distraction over at the 10x56 FL thread, but it's time you get back on this 8x56 Dialyt track again