Russian Binos

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Russian Binos
From: "Paul Taylor" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 21:51:07 +1000
> [snip]  I did not note the brand but was intrigued by the
> specifications.  They read "99990 X 6830"  and "8m at 280000m".

Were there commas in the figures by any chance?  Some European countries
(e.g. Germany) use a comma as a decimal point, and full stops where we
use commas to separate thousands etc.  If so, I'd guess that they were
10x70 binoculars with a narrow field of view (8m at 280m = 1.6 degrees -
similar to spotting scopes.)

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU