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Let's see your monoculars 12538

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #120 on: December 26, 2016, 04:57:51 PM »
Some lovely stuff here gents.  :cheers:

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #121 on: September 01, 2018, 02:53:51 PM »
Update:


1. A new hot babe is coming from Germany
2. The Seibert Emoscop doubles as a booster for other monocular and binoculars. 2.5x15 it is, so it boosts from 8x to 20x, from 10x to 25x, from 12x to 30x and from 18x to 45x. You need a tripod to use those magnifications. Nowhere you may find that information, I just discovered that myself, by experimenting. I am thrilled, because the Zeiss 3x12 booster shown below costs 400€ to do the same thing and much less other things than the Emoscop.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #122 on: September 01, 2018, 03:08:49 PM »
What would it do to my ×45 Monocular? :dd:

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #123 on: September 01, 2018, 06:17:19 PM »
112.5x, too much for the atmosphere limit of ~50-60x. Your monocular is close to the limit, no booster needed.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #124 on: September 01, 2018, 07:42:50 PM »
It's a small telescope to be precise...
Picked it up recently at an optician's closing sale at 90% discount.

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #125 on: September 01, 2018, 07:55:39 PM »
A picture will be appreciated.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #126 on: September 01, 2018, 08:08:10 PM »
Will do when I get home! :salute:
(2 hours max)

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #127 on: September 01, 2018, 09:05:04 PM »
Low light pics.



Variable zoom 15 - 45x




Comes with original box and carrying case. Sadly without the original tripod.

The pricetag is still on the box, but I removed it from the telescope.
It was €100 back in 1999-2000 but never got sold.

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #128 on: September 02, 2018, 04:37:49 PM »
Nice! That’s like a pirate monocular or spotting scope. 45x is too much for 40mm, I suggest you stick to 15x most of the time and go up to 20-25x during day and 30-40x at night. Mine is 8-24x40.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #129 on: September 02, 2018, 05:28:42 PM »
Spotted the exact same telescope at a flea market today.
Seller wanted €5 but it was covered in glue from stickers and the large lens was scratched (which wasn't very visible when looking through it though)

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #130 on: September 02, 2018, 05:33:11 PM »
Still, 5€ is peanuts.


What does it say on the sticker?

Fabrique à Belgique?
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 05:36:56 PM by kkokkolis »

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #131 on: September 02, 2018, 05:42:27 PM »
Nono,
Made in Japan.

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #132 on: September 02, 2018, 05:42:48 PM »
And I payed 10 for my NIB one...

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #133 on: September 02, 2018, 06:17:51 PM »
Oh! SBS are Japanese rebranded optics in France. Now they are selling Vixen Optics. This comes from the ‘80s or ‘90s perhaps. It says “Coated”, today’s standard is Fully Multicoated.
Can you measure the eye relief and apparent field of view, approximately?


Japanese Optics for 10€ is a steal.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 06:20:41 PM by kkokkolis »

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #134 on: September 02, 2018, 06:27:37 PM »
The what and the what? :D

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #135 on: September 02, 2018, 06:29:43 PM »
Oh, my!
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #136 on: September 02, 2018, 06:34:57 PM »
FOV in degrees?

No clue... it alters with zooming ofcourse...

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #137 on: September 02, 2018, 06:46:42 PM »
So, it has a moving Smythe lens inside.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #138 on: September 02, 2018, 06:59:03 PM »
*blinks eyes rapidly*

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #139 on: September 02, 2018, 07:03:39 PM »
The same optician also sold me this collapsable 30x30 telescope.



The smaller lens shows in the fact that images appear darker through this one compared to the zoomable telescope.

Getting an image sharp is done by altering the extension (distance between both lenses).

Made in Japan, costed €10 as well.

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #140 on: September 02, 2018, 07:04:44 PM »
Fun fact: the collapsable one joined me on my trip to normandy and worked great in the sunny outdoors during hikes along beaches and grasslands.

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #141 on: September 02, 2018, 08:11:01 PM »
They are overpowered, so they produce a small exit pupil of 1mm or below. That means the image is dark, the contrast is low, vibrations are great and you see floaters from your eyes. The zoomable at 15x gives an ep of 2.67mm and that's adequate .

You lucky people of Central Europe, I always loved your flea markets. I've been in Adwerpen, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin etc, but being able to visit them weekly or daily gives you more opportunities..
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 08:13:46 PM by kkokkolis »

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #142 on: September 02, 2018, 09:19:29 PM »
Alot of visits before anything decent pops up though...

Like nearly never a SAK.

Today's market had 200 sellers, not a single SAK there...
And yes, that is my main reason for visits :D

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #143 on: September 20, 2018, 01:53:31 PM »
Here it is, in the middle. Zeiss Conquest Mono 6x18 T* with Schmidt Pechan prism, 30cm Macro (9x) and 6.84* FOV.
Much better eye relief all than the rest and easiest to focus (still, both hands but one hand is feasible with training). Perhaps that will be my daily helper from now on.

I'll take a new family photo with all handheld monoculars soon.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #144 on: September 21, 2018, 07:32:35 AM »
Here they are. It’s crazy how small the Docter 8x21 is (a 100 years old design) and even crazier how small the Seibert (a 60 years old design). The Zeiss has the best eyepiece and coatings, the notorius Phantom*. It’s finally a BT*P* model. The casing is fiberglass and plastic, so it looks like a toy (to the effect add the “Design Selection” looks of the ‘90s, it’s like the “Dynasty” culture of Optics). But this makes it light. The draw tube design makes it the easiest to use. It has the best leather case I have seen, second place goes to Docter (it reminds the leather pouch of Wenger SAKs). Seibert is leather too, the others faux. The Opticron (Japan) is very well designed and built. It does the job but in a slightly darker way than the German pieces. I’ll keep it in a car. In the second photo we see the Macro configuration.
So, Zeiss and Opticron do the same job exactly, but Zeiss is better in every aspect, not much but it is. Docter does the same in its special way and Seibert is a miracle of another kind, more a microscope than a telescope (but a perfect stealth focusing aid).
All other monoculars that count are variations on these designs (the most indigenous is the Minox Macroscope).
Now, should I EDC the Zeiss or the Docter?
« Last Edit: September 21, 2018, 08:41:48 AM by kkokkolis »

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2018, 05:16:54 PM »
I just carry them both. The Opticron stays in the car, the Docter, Seibert and Belomo form a “microscopy” package and the more convenient Zeiss stays reachable in my backpack beside the rest. It’s equal to the Docter and marginally better than the Opticron (costing more than the two combined), but it has the better eye relief (I can use it with eyeglasses) and the faster macro focusing. The Docter diopter elements can be used with the Zeiss too, although they don’t click in place.

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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #146 on: October 12, 2018, 02:47:45 AM »
My monocular - a Vortex 8 power. It is always in my pack on my mountain bike. It is clearer than my binocular.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #147 on: November 10, 2018, 08:05:50 PM »
Update:


1. A new hot babe is coming from Germany
2. The Seibert Emoscop doubles as a booster for other monocular and binoculars. 2.5x15 it is, so it boosts from 8x to 20x, from 10x to 25x, from 12x to 30x and from 18x to 45x. You need a tripod to use those magnifications. Nowhere you may find that information, I just discovered that myself, by experimenting. I am thrilled, because the Zeiss 3x12 booster shown below costs 400€ to do the same thing and much less other things than the Emoscop.
(Image removed from quote.)

I just wanted to say that you just got me to pick an Emoscop up, the more recent production I believe.
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Re: Let's see your monoculars
« Reply #148 on: May 04, 2019, 06:54:13 PM »
Let’s see your Emoskop then!

 

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