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Simon S
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Re: Binoculars on UK TV new [Re: planetmalc]
      #5384791 - 08/24/12 03:38 PM

Malcolm? Thank you very much for posting this very interesting information. Recorder is set...........

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planetmalc
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Re: Binoculars on UK TV new [Re: Simon S]
      #5394723 - 08/30/12 10:58 AM

A bit of a disappointment, eh, Simon?

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Simon S
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Re: Binoculars on UK TV new [Re: planetmalc]
      #5395344 - 08/30/12 05:42 PM

Just a bit?

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Strix2
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: Simon S]
      #5405497 - 09/05/12 07:37 PM Attachment (62 downloads)

My new addition, almost brand new. Somebody could date this binos? I guess some date between '50s and '60s...

Edited by Strix2 (09/05/12 07:38 PM)


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Strix2
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: Strix2]
      #5405506 - 09/05/12 07:40 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

Another pic

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Strix2
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: Strix2]
      #5405507 - 09/05/12 07:41 PM Attachment (64 downloads)

Last one..
Cheers,
Strix


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Simon S
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: Strix2]
      #5407973 - 09/07/12 10:02 AM

Nice find, a usually quite nice to look through. I would date them as you say, circa 1960's.

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alsendk
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Re: Prism Size new [Re: FrankL]
      #5408135 - 09/07/12 11:41 AM

Hello Glenn
what are your opinion about the zeiss 7x40 Checkpoint Charlie binocular....regarding this issue that is brought up about prism size

Edited by alsendk (09/07/12 11:43 AM)


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Strix2
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: Simon S]
      #5408563 - 09/07/12 03:27 PM

Simon, thanks a lot. Although Tochihara Opt. Co. was not Zeiss, this JB231 gives nice 3D views and pretty low CA. Regards,
Strix


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Jae
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: Strix2]
      #5411027 - 09/09/12 12:41 AM

Quote:

My new addition, almost brand new. Somebody could date this binos? I guess some date between '50s and '60s...




Agree, 60's as this is the binocular I bought new after my 7x50 Tasco. I took it camping. Mine has a different hard case and hard plastic eyecups. I think I bought it around 1970. Nice to look through, very wide field.


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GlennLeDrew
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: Jae]
      #5412701 - 09/10/12 02:00 AM

Alsendk,
You mean me? Prism size is pertinent to field stop diameter only. A too-small rear prism opening--or too-large field stop--results in edge-of-field darkening. Going to larger-than-necessary prisms gains you nothing except bulk.

Unlike what seems to be commonly thought, simply scaling up the prisms' size does not improve the acceptance of the light cone, for the gain in prism aperture is lost due to the front aperture now lying closer to the objective, where the light cone is wider. In Porro I systems, a tapered, or stepped, first prism should be employed for this. Or an overall larger first prism would be the second choice.


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alsendk
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Re: Selsi 10X40 almost NIB... new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5413349 - 09/10/12 01:24 PM

Glenn Le Dew
thank you for enlightening me in these matters. Understand better now.


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oshawabob
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Re:Wortz binoculars new [Re: alsendk]
      #5415288 - 09/11/12 01:40 PM

I have a set of Karl Wortz 7 x 50 binoculars #29907
and was wondering if you have ever heard of this maker? I could find little on the internet....


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Simon S
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Re:Wortz binoculars new [Re: oshawabob]
      #5418716 - 09/13/12 08:23 AM

I think you will find theses are a generic Japanese porro, is there a je or jb number stamped on the hinge?

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brentwood
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Re:Wortz binoculars new [Re: Simon S]
      #5451882 - 10/02/12 12:39 PM

Bushnell- made in USA?
I had always thought thought that Bushnell was strictly an importer of Binoculars, originally from Japan. However, there was recently a very rough rubber covered Bushnell Marine 7x50, with really good optics at our local 'VV Boutique' marked 'Made in USA'.
Did they have Bausch & Lomb make some binoculars for them, way before Bushnell took them over?


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BillC
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Re:Wortz binoculars new [Re: brentwood]
      #5452098 - 10/02/12 02:51 PM

Bushnell and B&L have had a relationship over the years. However, David Bushnell was always an importer. For more in-depth information, check with Peter Abrahams; he has some of Dave’s papers and interviews.

While Gordon and others squawk each time I mention the Fujinon AR coming from Kama-Tech in California—and say I am wrong, “They come from Katsuma”—I know little about that company. However, when I had a warranty issue with the AR, I was expected (BY FUJINON) to work with Kama-Tech directly. It is a Kamakura (Japanese) company that is on US real estate.

The (rubber clad 7x50) AR product—which is virtually the same as the (rubber clad 7x50) Swift Seahawk (old and new), (rubber clad 7x50) Bushnell Navigator, FORMER (rubber clad 7x50) Simmons 1170—and others, that leave there have a plastic “Made in USA” hinge cap screwed into the lower hinge. Are they MADE there? Are they ASSEMBLED there? I don’t know, or care. They were always kind to me and swift to handle problems.

Directly after the war, optical components (for larger firms) started being produced in a vast cottage industry—which hasn’t fully dissolved. But the DURING THE WAR, our own optician Max Bray even had a covey of young people producing a number of elements for our gear. When you produce ONE element again and again for months on end, you can get pretty good at it.

All that to say this:

Bushnell is imported.

But then, how many Steiners these days come from China as opposed to Germany?

BillC


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Simon S
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Re:Wortz binoculars new [Re: BillC]
      #5452145 - 10/02/12 03:29 PM

In that case Bill, would you know what the initials BOL mean on early Bushnell binoculars?

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BillC
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Re:Wortz binoculars [Re: Simon S]
      #5452167 - 10/02/12 03:39 PM

Hi Simon:

I don't; but, I'll bet Peter will. I would think it is related to some B & L association. Can you send me a photo?

BillC


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Simon S
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Re:Wortz binoculars [Re: BillC]
      #5452272 - 10/02/12 04:54 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

Quote:

Hi Simon:

I don't; but, I'll bet Peter will. I would think it is related to some B & L association. Can you send me a photo?

BillC



Sure.....


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rydberg
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Re:Wortz binoculars [Re: Simon S]
      #5452487 - 10/02/12 07:08 PM

It must be the Irish version: Bausch o' Lomb...




It's been a looong day.

Marco


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