TITLE

Understanding Porro Binoculars: A Partisan's Perspective

AUTHOR(S)
RIUTTA, JOHN E.
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Bird Watcher's Digest;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the invention and the features of Porro model binoculars. Ignazio Porro conceptualized a set of two triangular prisms among the lenses in each half of the binoculars. The use of the Schmidt-Pechan prism was initiated by the design made by Ernst Abbe and Albert Koenig. Porro binoculars are preferred by hunters as evidenced by Nikon Action Series. They are, however, not popular among experienced birdwatchers. For amateurs, Porro models are considered for their pricing.
ACCESSION #
82721150

 

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