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#51 Stuart W Johnson

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:58 PM

At least this is not boating. That is an expensive hobby!
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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:09 PM

For day and night,

it is this reduced arsenal,

 

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Otherwise, some collectibles,

 

Septar.jpg

 

Plössl.jpg

 

Dollond.jpg

 

and some more old glass.

 

Best,

JG

 

 


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:10 PM

At least this is not boating. That is an expensive hobby!

 

A small row boat is affordable and provides good exercise.. The guy down the street doesn't have a row boat..

 

His fuel cost for a weekend of deep sea fishing would buy a nice pair of Canon IS binos.. and then there's dock rent, maintenance, etc..

 

Jon



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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:18 PM

I own something over 60 binoculars.  I honestly don't have an exact count, they are scattered in multiple vehicles

and locations.

I do need to pare down some, I have some duplicates.


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#55 cuzimthedad

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:44 PM

3, well 4 if you include the antique pair of opera glasses.


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 05:11 PM

I have 11.

 

8x20 to 25x100



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Posted 06 December 2020 - 05:12 PM

Six but selling two so I  will end up with these four:

 

6.5x21

8x32

10x42

15x56



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Posted 06 December 2020 - 09:26 PM

As with telescopes, eyepieces, filters, etc... there are five metrics that define the brag & boast obsession:

 

>quantity - number of discrete individuals from few to many to notably disturbed

>quality - from junky to midland to premium

>size - from compact to midland to large to gargantuan

>scarcity - from common to midland to rare

>cost - total $$$ invested (blown) on the hoard

 

~click on~ >>>

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 10:01 PM

Well, does anyone here have near that # in glass, I would think not.

 

Now I feel good after viewing that photo, my binocular acquisition syndrome (BAS) {Thank you John Isaacs for that} is not so out of control  =  self rationalization.

 

Andy W.


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 11:47 PM

3
Swaro habicht 8x30w
Swaro slc 8x42
Leica 7x42 UV Hd+

But desperately need 4 bc want new zeiss victory 10x32......,

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 02:27 AM

For day and night,

it is this reduced arsenal,

 

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Hi JG

 

Beautifully presented arsenal. Many thanks for the wallpaper image :-)

 

Carlos


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:39 AM

Four..

 

6.5x21- Pentax Papilio II

  8x30 - Nikon EII

10x50 - Fujinon FMT-SX

18x70 - Nikon Astroluxe

 

 

Trying to figure out what I want next..


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 11:55 AM

TOMDEY,

 

May I say that I generally enjoy your posts. Really.

You are obviously highly intelligent and highly accomplished.

I accept and respect this obvious fact.

 

Can you clarify the intent and meaning of the last posting?

"Witty", but potentially severely sharp.

 

I am not "quite" sure how to interpret that.

But I really sense sarcasm bordering on insult. (My perception).

 

I was intending to respond to the topic with earnest and (hopefully) entertaining commentary.

Cancelled for now.

I will not offer a contribution to invite mockery or admonishment.

 

You have made it quite clear that you prefer only the "best of the best" in optics.

But that can come off with a slightly "imperious" tone that many of us are fooling around with substandard "junk".

 

I know a kind and gentle fellow who has an enormous collection of fishing reels. One of his joys.

And he can tell you all about them. With passion and enthusiasm.

 

We can't all be Elite.

In the day of the great Atlantic Steamships, the big money was made from the Steerage passengers. Not 1st class.

 

Are the "apertures" actually measured on any of those shoes?

 

Perhaps "notably disturbed", I actually possess just over 100 binoculars. It simply pleases me and costs the world nothing. 

They are all individual with their own story.

Insignificant as they may be, they are are well "house trained" and do not require any feeding.

 

Eric

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 12:10 PM

My collection is hokey but it is crowned in magnificence....lol.gif

 

Oberwerk BT-100XL-SD

Vivitar 10x25 with digital camera. (Novelty from many year ago)

Vivitar PV Series 8x21 Monocular (kept in the Jeep)

 

I am wrestling with adding Oberwerk 8x42 Mariner or Sport HD to the collection for when it is to cold to set up the BT.


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 12:16 PM

5 for me , might go down to four , we'll see .

 

Astrophysics  15x70

Nikon E2 10x35

Nikon Monarch HG 8x42

Celestron Regal LX 8x42

Pentax Papilio II 8.5x21

Down to four now .

 

Astrophysics  15x70

Nikon Monarch HG 8x42

Celestron Regal LX 8x42

Pentax Papilio II 8.5x21

 



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Posted 07 December 2020 - 12:34 PM

3 for me:

 

8x20 Leica Ultravid

8x32 Nikon SE 

10x42 Swaro NL Pure

 

While if anything the NL Pure makes me appreciate my Nikon SE's even more, I'd be looking to add a pair of 8x42 NL's if money were no object.



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Posted 07 December 2020 - 01:15 PM

  1. Orion 20X80s (Japan, 1995).
  2. Oberwerk 12x60s (2002).
  3. B&L 7x50s (USN spec, 1946),
  4. Zeiss/Jena 10x50 Dekarems (DDR).
  5. Shrine-Manon 16x50s (Japan),
  6. Sears-Tower 8x40s (Japan),
  7. Luxus 8x40 light-weights (Japan)
  8. Binolux 7x35 11° EWAs (Japan)
  9. Bushnell 8x21 pocket binoculars (Japan)

I’m OCD about anything in odd numbers (Except that 3 and 13 are my lucky numbers! Yeah, I know. Go figure, huh.). Anyway... I generally don’t count the little pair of pocket binoculars, even tho I seldom leave home without them. When I see them in the numbered list tho, I now know I’m gonna need to buy one more pair! lol.gif


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 01:18 PM

2 many. I refuse to count them! 

 

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:lol:

I used to be that way with telescopes! confused1.gif


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 01:19 PM

As I said previously, I have too many binoculars, spread all over the house and in vehicles. If we had to move house into something much smaller and I had to 'cull the herd'. what would I keep and why? 

Leica 10x25 , my small carry everywhere ones and so much better than my  Zeiss 8x20 IF.

B&L  6x25 and 7x26. A little more bulky, but super quality. 

Leica 8x32 Great all rounder

Ross 7x35 'Tuna Can'  My 7x50 is a bit rough so that will have to go! 

B&L 8x36 Custom an old favourite

Bushnell Rangemaster 7x35  - one of the rare ones. 

WW2 Zeiss 7x50 BLC ($19.95!) 

Fujinon FMR 7x50 Like looking out of a window! 

Bushnell 10x50 Custom, great looking !

Celestron 20x80 de Luxe My biggie! 

Ross 10x80 Tuna Can, completely ridiculous. ER measured in inches! Keeps my arms fit!

That's still a lot! If I had to make it a baker's dozen, I would probably add my Carton Adlerblicks 10x50 as it is such a good quality and was one of my first. It isn't really a 'collection' as all the above except #9,11, 12  were 'stolen' from various pawn and thrift shops.  


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 01:56 PM

.... you need to be creative to find new “cupboards” to store them in.... then you discover binoscopes and they fill up with pairs of eyepieces even faster..... aaaggghhhh!

Peter

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 05:15 PM

I own something over 60 binoculars.  I honestly don't have an exact count, they are scattered in multiple vehicles

and locations.

I do need to pare down some, I have some duplicates.

Ditto. 

 

Only three of mine were new(and only one was full price); about 2 dozen are in great optical shape. The rest are varied, and often acquired very cheap. I've given away a couple pairs, sold a few, and really need to sell at least a dozen or two more. 



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Posted 07 December 2020 - 06:01 PM

TOMDEY,

 

May I say that I generally enjoy your posts. Really.

You are obviously highly intelligent and highly accomplished.

I accept and respect this obvious fact.

 

Can you clarify the intent and meaning of the last posting?

"Witty", but potentially severely sharp.

 

I am not "quite" sure how to interpret that.

But I really sense sarcasm bordering on insult. (My perception).

 

I was intending to respond to the topic with earnest and (hopefully) entertaining commentary.

Cancelled for now.

I will not offer a contribution to invite mockery or admonishment.

 

You have made it quite clear that you prefer only the "best of the best" in optics.

But that can come off with a slightly "imperious" tone that many of us are fooling around with substandard "junk".

 

I know a kind and gentle fellow who has an enormous collection of fishing reels. One of his joys.

And he can tell you all about them. With passion and enthusiasm.

 

We can't all be Elite.

In the day of the great Atlantic Steamships, the big money was made from the Steerage passengers. Not 1st class.

 

Are the "apertures" actually measured on any of those shoes?

 

Perhaps "notably disturbed", I actually possess just over 100 binoculars. It simply pleases me and costs the world nothing. 

They are all individual with their own story.

Insignificant as they may be, they are are well "house trained" and do not require any feeding.

 

Eric

 

Eric:

Settle down this is just about binoculars, and so don't get personal with anyone.  

 

That is not your time and place.


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:53 PM

I know I have at least 14 or 15 without counting.    



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Posted 08 December 2020 - 09:16 AM

12.

 

And I know that’s too many because I only use 2 regularly. A third has a specialist application for the LMC.  So kinda justifies itself that way.

 

Happily there were no overly expensive mistakes amongst the disused 9.  But they do just sit there...undecided.gif



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Posted 08 December 2020 - 12:46 PM

I have been thinning things out over the last twelve months, however its an exercise in futility as I end up buying more later, some I sold years ago only to replace  later down the road, at last count I have around 35 pairs, the latest three were a Bushnell Engage , the top one of the three versions, Athlon Midas, and a CelestronDX 10x50 a Christmas present to myself, then theirs monoculars , sheesh I,m a sick man, Eyecrazy.gif Dave.




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