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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 28th October 2017, 08:24
Replies: 40
Views: 2,116
Posted By chris murphy
I believe the Vortex, new and old, are Chinese....

I believe the Vortex, new and old, are Chinese. However I stand to be corrected on that.

My recommendation to you is to make sure that you look through the Kowa 663M with zoom EP. It should be about...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 29th August 2017, 19:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,854
Posted By chris murphy
Kowa TSN663M with 20 - 60 x zoom EP. Simply a...

Kowa TSN663M with 20 - 60 x zoom EP.

Simply a brilliant scope.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 6th August 2017, 14:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By chris murphy
Stick with Kowa, the TSN1 has obviously served...

Stick with Kowa, the TSN1 has obviously served you well and you know the quality. I have a 663m and love it, but you've got the choice of the 770 and 880 scopes if you want something bigger and...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 27th July 2017, 20:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By chris murphy
No good I'm afraid. The scope I had for sale has...

No good I'm afraid. The scope I had for sale has since been sold elsewhere.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th July 2017, 21:29
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By chris murphy
Redshank for me also, the white patch on the wing...

Redshank for me also, the white patch on the wing was evident on birds in Amble harbour at the weekend.
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 16th May 2017, 19:23
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By chris murphy
I have not looked through a 602 so can't say what...

I have not looked through a 602 so can't say what it will be like, but it will not be as bright due to the objective size, as you have mentioned.
I don't have the 30x but I plan on getting one in the...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 16th May 2017, 05:40
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By chris murphy
I have the zoom on a 663M and I really enjoy...

I have the zoom on a 663M and I really enjoy using it. Image quality at the top end of the zoom depends greatly on atmospheric conditions. When it is very gloomy or hazy it can be a struggle to get a...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 13th May 2017, 08:49
Replies: 27
Views: 4,733
Posted By chris murphy
Eyepieces, modules, extenders....the dark side...

Eyepieces, modules, extenders....the dark side are they.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 25th March 2017, 22:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,376
Posted By chris murphy
I bought it from Uttings, the price may have gone...

I bought it from Uttings, the price may have gone up a bit since.

Last time I checked, the website is still showing the 663, but what I received was the 663M. Not complaining though.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 25th March 2017, 08:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,376
Posted By chris murphy
I have just bought the Kowa TSN663M with 20-60x...

I have just bought the Kowa TSN663M with 20-60x zoom and it is great scope, lightweight, sharp and bright. I bought it for less than 1000 and it is great value. I've had all sorts of scopes over the...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 2nd March 2017, 18:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By chris murphy
Yes, I've certainly got the 30x on my future wish...

Yes, I've certainly got the 30x on my future wish list, especially for seawatching. I just need to let my credit card recover from the near fatal injury that has been dealt through the scope...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 2nd March 2017, 15:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By chris murphy
Thanks to everyone for the comments on here. ...

Thanks to everyone for the comments on here.

Just to follow up, I did purchase the 663 (which actually turned out to be 663M, even though it was only advertised as 663 - bonus!) and I am very...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 2nd February 2017, 13:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By chris murphy
Thanks for the comments everyone. I have taken...

Thanks for the comments everyone. I have taken the plunge and ordered a Kowa TSN-663 with the zoom, I will be able to take it out this weekend and give it a good test, at the end of the day that is...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 28th January 2017, 14:25
Replies: 7
Views: 3,891
Posted By chris murphy
It looks like the 553/4 is next, so more towards...

It looks like the 553/4 is next, so more towards the travelscope end than the big end. Given the general reviews of the 883/4 I really struggle to see how or what they can improve, as they are...
Forum: Kowa Friday 27th January 2017, 09:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By chris murphy
Any Kowa TSN663 owners and users out there who...

Any Kowa TSN663 owners and users out there who can help?

Have I frightened people off?

Any info is helpful as I am looking to potentially purchase soon before the current sale expires...

Thanks
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 25th January 2017, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By chris murphy
Hello Giorgio I am interested in knowing the...

Hello Giorgio

I am interested in knowing the focus characteristics of the scope and how easy it is to achieve a sharp focus. My question regarding the number of rotations of the wheel from close...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 25th January 2017, 08:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By chris murphy
Thanks Joachim Any owners of the 663 got any...

Thanks Joachim

Any owners of the 663 got any advice?
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 24th January 2017, 08:14
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By chris murphy
Focus sensitivity on Kowa 663

Might be a bit of a strange question, but....

Anyone who has / uses a Kowa TSN663 prominar - can you advise on the number of rotations of the focus wheel to go from close focus to infinity? Also...
Forum: Nikon Monday 9th January 2017, 13:43
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By chris murphy
Thanks both for your input. I think I may take a...

Thanks both for your input.

I think I may take a punt on the 25x eyepiece, it is low cost enough to not be a major loss if it doesn't work out.

I will consider options on the zoom, I'm still...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 8th January 2017, 20:42
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By chris murphy
25x eyepiece for Nikon ED82

Evening all

I'm looking for a new eyepiece for my ED82A, I currently use the 38x but it is a bit high mag for general use. I'm hoping that a lower mag eyepiece may help with the tight focus and...
Forum: Leica Thursday 29th December 2016, 21:51
Replies: 1
Views: 2,886
Posted By chris murphy
Objective filter on APO Televid 65?

I am very close to purchasing a Leica APO Televid 65, having done all of the research I noted a lot of suppliers stating that the APO models come with an optically neutral lens to protect the APO...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 22:17
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By chris murphy
Wasn't sure at first, definitely looks like a...

Wasn't sure at first, definitely looks like a Wren on the thumbnail, but looking again at the enlarged image you may be right about Cetti's for the first one. Tricky pic indeed!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 21:16
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By chris murphy
1 - Wren 2 - Cetti's Warbler 3 - Redshank 4 -...

1 - Wren
2 - Cetti's Warbler
3 - Redshank
4 - will come back to that!
5 - Zitting Cisticola (or Fan-Tailed Warbler depending on your preference)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 20:24
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By chris murphy
Looks like a Cowbird, default suggestion would be...

Looks like a Cowbird, default suggestion would be Brown-headed but I'm unsure what other possible Cowbirds could be in that area.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 20:21
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By chris murphy
Tricky. There's no picture ;-)

Tricky. There's no picture ;-)
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