Sorry Guys for drawling it out but I'm very busy after my days-off and find time for glance&post only late in the evening.
Now, all you scoffers out there put your screwdrivers to your mancaves (never heard of female version so excuse me Jordan ) since this glass apparently doesn't need it. Yet, it's my daylight impression and night usually has something more to tell in this respect. The "20cm eye clearance" test starts to split the objects but, first of all, the regular eyes position keeps the view very comfortable with no eyes struggling to keep it together. Second, the 20cm test is proper for binos with -teen magnitude, not for binoscopes. I remember that my APM 100 ED BT didn't pass it either with mags close to this one. Btw in my entire bino viewing experience I've come across maybe five ones I could call they had spot on collimation keeping the image stable while moving head backwards. The further issue is that I suffer from soft occult exotropia and I'm really sensitive to divergent binos.
However I've just put it on my Slik 700 Pro and pointed at Arcturus. The defocus test shows the focused star on exactly the same vertical level as the defocused (and this is really something even in the world of much more expensive glases). Horizontally I prefer more convergent binos but here the focused star stays within the defocused on its edge. All in all I can say, mind you, that this glass is properly aligned and it stays the same with IPDs changes. Keeping in mind this magnification, that's a really good job indeed.
But let's move back to the first post, shall we? The case seems to be more solid than it used to be before with 100+ BA8 binos.
binocular with all standard accessories yet I still can't figure what do you need this carring strap for with a glass this size.
The bino looks good, and I mean really good when I recall the previous BA8 I've got. Everything moves and looks properly, no peeling material on the body, the distinctive smell showing it left conveyor belt only a while ago.
I've always loved the EPs of big BA8 but these are even better. In a separate post I will give you all the measurements, including ER and AFOV, leaving here the statement that they fit the eyes of non-spec wearer as comfortably as 25x100. The recess is 4 mm deep and at this stage I evaluate the ER for 14 mm from the top. I mean preety decent for this focal length and field. The feel of AFOV is somewhere between APM 20x70 and Nikon 18x70.
The last for now, yet not the least, are the coatings. I've always liked them in MS and here they look preety much the same, yet more subtle light green hue and just look how efficiently they dim the glares. I reckon they might be even better than in both forthmentioned 20x70 and IF Nikons.
More to come since I hit the CN upload limit here.
Edited by mateuszd, 18 August 2022 - 05:20 PM.