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Distance from what exactly?

Postby Near focus/Close focus on Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:06 am

Is this from the FRONT lens or the BACK lens? The scope itself is 4 inches long... so if the near focus is 12 inches, does that mean it is 16 inches from where your eye is? or 16 inches from where the front of the scope is?
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Re: Distance from what exactly?

Postby Jne_K on Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:14 am

Hi

Usually means from where you are standing when you observe, namely from the eyepiece. However, note that a close focus listing is an average. Some individual instruments will focus a bit closer than others and also some people will get a closer focus than others due to differences in eyesight. Close focus as a spec is best used to judge one instrument relative to another, rather than taking it literally down to the last foot.
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Re: Distance from what exactly?

Postby ET on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:50 pm

It would help to see what scope you are looking at. Binoculars are doing good to focus to 5-10 feet. The inches make no sense for a spotting scope.
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Re: Distance from what exactly?

Postby Jne_K on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:48 am

From what you describe, it sounds like a monocular. Correct?
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