Quite silly of me really.
We DO all love photos here on CN as they are most useful too.
Front and rear views of the 7X26 Custom Compact.
Perhaps under the front cap there is an adjustment to tighten the axis hinge?
There's just so little room to work. No room for mistakes here.
For size comparison see the Custom Compact with a mint Swift 6X15, a magnificent Jason Statesman 7X35 11*, and a Swift Admiral Mark 1 10X50 wide angle.
Other photos show some of the little guys stepping out. Chaperoned by a classic Nikon 7X50 (which looks monstrous) to illustrate how small these binoculars actually are.
They include a Selsi 6X25 12*, the Custom Compact 7X26 7*, Carl Wetzlar 6X25 9*, a beautiful new in box Tasco 7X25 10.5*,
and a Busch 6X24.
The Selsi stomps all contenders with it's huge field. But it's weight and design make it clumsy for hanging around your neck for extended periods.
The Tasco is incredible. Small, comfortable, images are quite bright, crisp, and very wide. This one can easily hang on you all day.
The Bushnell CC is smaller yet. Images are exceptionally bright. Eye relief is excellent. And images are just a tiny bit sharper than the Tasco but not by much. Field is adequate at 7*. Due to it's heft, you can hold it quite steady.
The Custom Compact leaves you with the impression you are using a much larger instrument of fine quality.
And it will easily fit in any coat pocket.
I think it deserves the title, "Amazing".
A little "lightheartedness"......
Cloudy Nights is not just a curse following astronomical observers.
This past September (2019) I set out with good spirits on a voyage across Lake Michigan. The weather forecast was very promising.
I brought with me a case of 8 small binoculars to compare for my intended CN posting, "Six and Sevens at Sea".
I arrived at the harbor in Ludington MI.to find it socked in with fog so thick you could scoop it in your hands.
And that's the way it was from sun up, to sun set. No wonderful vistas of the open great lake. No shorelines. No passing ships.
It was terribly unpleasant to even be on deck as you became saturated with fog moisture and the Kahlenberg T4 horn of the mighty SS BADGER unleashing every 4 minutes due to the fog. It's like 10 train horns together, only much deeper.
I attached photos to share the misery.
Some fog banks were so thick you could barely see the waterline on the ship's hull at times.
I achieved two things in the course of this ten hour misadventure.
I read over 100 pages of Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea while sitting in various lounges and sheltered deck locations.
I went ashore in Manitowoc WI. (groping through the fog) to a small Pub where I had the best smelt basket I've ever had.
(The smelt were butterflied, light and crisp).
The binocular case never got unzipped.