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CN Report: Binocular Resolution: Handheld vs Mount

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#1 asaint

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:49 AM

CN Report: Binocular Resolution

Yes, the PDF file is not posted yet. Bear with us.

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#2 KennyJ

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 01:22 PM

Interesting report Ed.

No REAL surprises for ME in there !

It would have been even more interesting if some Image Stabilised binoculars could have been included in the experiments !

Thanks again for a very valuable contribution .

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#3 wilash

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:48 PM

Very interesting. Nice job, Ed.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:16 AM

Thanks for your comments.

For anyone interested in further discussion about this article and not yet not acquainted with the binocular forum, I would ask that you please visit this lengthy thread on the article which took off over there rather than here. You will find a number of things explained.

thanks

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:52 PM

Terrific article.

I gather the tests were done with the binoculars held horizontally?

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 05:40 PM

I bought a 15x70 BARSKA binocular with tripod adapter for a great price and wish I had bought it years ago. I have been using unconventional holds which relieve the arms and hold them a bit steadier. Fold your arms in front of you, resting the binocular on one arm and use the other hand for pointing. I have also opened the hand of the supporting arm to block intrusive light from one side.

Other aids: Lean on a pole or the corner of a building with one hand in contact with it to help steady your hold. I see so much more amd better with my 15x70. It is very rare to use my 7x50. With these steadying holds it is better than with a too-light tripod. I have not yet submitted an article on these techniques because I need someone to take the photos of the holds.

It is amazing how many features on the Moon I can now see and identify with the 15x70.

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#7 WadeVC

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:57 PM

Very nice and well written report Ed. There is a lot of good info in that little report. Thanks!


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