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Simon S
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Reged: 01/07/07

Loc: Crawley West Sussex UK
Re: Selsi 7x50 new [Re: Pinewood]
      #5207379 - 05/05/12 02:38 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

Won this old Swift a few days ago, model 766 made in 1966 and with perfect optics and round exit pupils! Only problem with this example is a crack at the focus arm below the ipd plate. View is wide with some barrel distortion, very slightly cool colour shift and pin sharp with a large sweet spot.
This Panoramic MkII is the same binocular as the Holiday MkII, and is every bit as good as an Audubon of the same era.
If you have parts for this model (Je 45) please let me know.

Edited by Simon S (05/05/12 02:40 PM)


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SMark
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Reged: 08/29/11

Loc: Atlanta, GA USA
Re: Selsi 7x50 new [Re: Simon S]
      #5207738 - 05/05/12 07:15 PM

That looks like a real nice 11 degree binocular.

Good score.


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: Selsi 7x50 new [Re: Pinewood]
      #5207960 - 05/05/12 10:15 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Quote:

Hello Tim,

Is there any vignetting? Those binoculars do not seem to have the oversized prisms needed for an extra wide field of view.


Happy collecting,
Arthur Pinewood




Yes there is. But I can only really notice it on a bright blue sky. It shows up as rectangular shadows at the edge of the field that come and go, depending on how close I place my eyes to the eyepieces. I just compared the views with those through the Baylors I bought earlier. They sure seem HUGE compared to the Baylor 7x50s, but I suppose it's possible that the sharpest portion of the field is about the size of the field in the Baylors (which are sharp to the very edges).

Here's a shot of the eyepiece ends of the two pair, compared.

-tim.


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: A fake Zeiss Delactis 8x40, or is it? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5207961 - 05/05/12 10:20 PM

Quote:

Nice find Tim, another of those wonderful wide angle Japanese binoculars sadly no longer as popular today as they once were.




I think I've found my new favorite pair of 7x50s! I was impressed that the curved field isn't particularly noticeable viewing landscapes outdoors. I imagine the night sky will be similar.

-Tim.


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

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Re: A fake Zeiss Delactis 8x40, or is it? new [Re: tim53]
      #5207972 - 05/05/12 10:24 PM

I think the vignetting in the Selsis isn't more noticeable than it is because the prisms are closer to the eyepieces than they are in the Baylors. They don't seem to be any bigger, when viewed through the objectives, though I suppose that might be because they're farther from the objectives.

-Tim.


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Bensi
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Reged: 02/22/09

Loc: Italy, Near Rome
M3 USA and Esercito Italiano new [Re: tim53]
      #5208366 - 05/06/12 07:03 AM Attachment (40 downloads)

After the war (WW2) maybe for Italy-USA agreements, for the Marshall Plan, were delivered many binoculars USA, Canada and GB Italian Army, and today I have brought two, A Universal Camera Corporation and REL Canada. The other M3 U.S. Army while ago I bought on Ebay.
The binoculars at the bottom should be a Westinghouse or a Bausch & Lomb.
Bye

Edited by Bensi (05/06/12 07:07 AM)


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FrankL
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Reged: 07/30/09

Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Re: M3 USA and Esercito Italiano new [Re: Bensi]
      #5208510 - 05/06/12 09:55 AM

Wonderful! First REL I've seen with Italian markings.

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Bensi
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Reged: 02/22/09

Loc: Italy, Near Rome
Re: M3 USA and Esercito Italiano new [Re: FrankL]
      #5208546 - 05/06/12 10:15 AM Attachment (34 downloads)

I'll try 'to buy a 6x30 Wollensack, with his trademark double, U.S. and Italian.

Great Binos
!!


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alsendk
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Reged: 04/23/11

Loc: Denmark
Re: M3 USA and Esercito Italiano new [Re: Bensi]
      #5208587 - 05/06/12 10:56 AM

good to see you back Bensi, and then with some very interesting binoculars.

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Bensi
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Reged: 02/22/09

Loc: Italy, Near Rome
Re: M3 USA and Esercito Italiano new [Re: alsendk]
      #5208590 - 05/06/12 11:00 AM


Thanks !!
Marco

Edited by Bensi (05/06/12 11:00 AM)


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FrankL
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Reged: 07/30/09

Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Re: M3 USA and Esercito Italiano new [Re: Bensi]
      #5208886 - 05/06/12 02:11 PM

Quote:

I'll try 'to buy a 6x30 Wollensack, with his trademark double, U.S. and Italian.

Great Binos
!!



The U.S. Army Wollensak M5 6X30 with coated optics is very nice binocular. Good optics and comfortable to hold. I really like it. The graticule, though, is a bit of a pain having very thick lines (looks like it was drawn with a crayon!) and obtrusive.


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
B&L 10x45 US Navy "Prism Marine" new [Re: FrankL]
      #5209036 - 05/06/12 03:56 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

I came across 4 pairs of binoculars today at the local swap meet. Three of them came from the same seller I bought 3 pair from last month! The other pair, Baush and Lomb 10x45 "Prism Marine" Navy binoculars, is the nicest looking of the bunch, but it's got a couple of problems. The eyepiece eyecups are replacements, and look like they're actually rubber grommets that have been glued onto the eyepiece rims. They don't look too bad, so I think I'll leave them alone for now. The worst problem though, is that there's a chipped prism. I really need to check these carefully, but that part of the swap meet is held in a parking garage, and the light isn't good, and so it's hard to see things like this.

Anyway, I still really like these. The view through the "good eye" is quite good and reasonably wide. Anybody know where I can get a replacement prism?

Here's the eye end:


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tim53
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Re: B&L 10x45 US Navy "Prism Marine" new [Re: tim53]
      #5209037 - 05/06/12 03:57 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Top view:

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tim53
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Re: B&L 10x45 US Navy "Prism Marine" new [Re: tim53]
      #5209041 - 05/06/12 03:58 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

bottom view:

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tim53
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Re: B&L 10x45 US Navy "Prism Marine" new [Re: tim53]
      #5209045 - 05/06/12 04:01 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

Objective view. That flare in the right objective is the flash reflecting off the clamshell chip in the prism. First I noticed it! :

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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

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B&L 7x35 Zephyr new [Re: tim53]
      #5209056 - 05/06/12 04:12 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

next up. These deliver a nice view and appear fairly sharp to the edge. Surprisingly light, too.

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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: B&L 7x35 Zephyr new [Re: tim53]
      #5209070 - 05/06/12 04:22 PM

I took a pic of the eyepiece end, but the engraving isn't painted, so it's too hard to see. Came with a case, missing the strap and the hasp rivet is missing. Label in the case (oops! removed because of address label)

Edited by tim53 (05/07/12 10:35 AM)


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

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Apex 12x50 Huntsman new [Re: tim53]
      #5209076 - 05/06/12 04:28 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

Next up, a pair of Apex Precision Instruments 12x50s

On the left, it says "Featherweight" TM Reg, 1950

On the right, 12x50 Huntsman No 5156 Coated.

The left eyecup is broken.


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

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Re: Apex 12x50 Huntsman [Re: tim53]
      #5209079 - 05/06/12 04:30 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Top view. These are nice to look through, with smooth focus motions and reasonably light weight:

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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

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Re: Apex 12x50 Huntsman [Re: tim53]
      #5209082 - 05/06/12 04:32 PM

Also came with a case, but it's missing the lid and straps.

-Tim.


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