Nice kit cbl. Is that a derringer too?
Quote from: magentus on April 18, 2015, 12:00:05 AMNice kit cbl. Is that a derringer too?Its a NAA (North American Arms). 5 shots of .22. They come in .22 short, long, and magnum. They make all sorts of little guns. http://northamericanarms.com/firearms.html
Oh yes!! I love monoculars, got a box full of 'em in the loft. I'll get them down in the morning and post a few pictures. In fact can I add other optics too?I got a great selection of binoculars, and the odd spotting scope or two
My modest collection in a bad picture.....Nikon 10X70 HP IFNikon 7X50 TropicalCanadian Military Issue 7X50 (Pentax Marine)Steiner Military 7x50 M22 US Army IssueBasuch & Lomb 7x26 Custom
One thing that surprised me about those 10X70's is the amount of light they gather from a dark sky....after looking through them a little while, lower them and you can still see the two bright field circles against the dark sky. Probably a common occurrence with big binos but the Nikons were my first experience with this.
Quote from: SAK Guy on May 03, 2015, 03:43:08 PMOne thing that surprised me about those 10X70's is the amount of light they gather from a dark sky....after looking through them a little while, lower them and you can still see the two bright field circles against the dark sky. Probably a common occurrence with big binos but the Nikons were my first experience with this.How are you holding those 10x70's?I know last year I was hand holding my 11x80's using my elbows on anything remotely stationary Twice I've began building a counter weighted parallelogram mount. First out of hardwood when I was working in the joinery shop but it's still not finished and then began getting all the materials together again where I work now (engineering firm) using 2x1 aluminium box section. I ordered both 9&10mm brass tubing for the M8 bolts to run inside as a makeshift bearing. Also got a sheet of 3mm PTFE Teflon again to ensure minimal friction on all moving parts, sourced the steel bars and plates for the counterweights. All that remains is to actually build them, just never seem to find the time.
Parallelograms are a hassle. I had one made from wood and I donated it (it was donated to me also). For sticking in certain areas of the sky's zenith (like Lyra and Cygnus during summer) I tried this. (Image removed from quote.)But binoculars with diagonals are the answer really. Thankfully the best comes lower on the south, the Sagittarius and the milky way around it. The IS is sufficient for that.When I had my 15x70,I used the diagonal technique described by G. Seronik. With right hand catch left tube which rests on hand's back. Left hand drives and focuses.