Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 38
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: bdg1
Forum: Kowa Saturday 22nd July 2017, 21:56
Replies: 99
Views: 17,741
Posted By bdg1
here one review on Kowa 55mm spotter...

here one review on Kowa 55mm spotter

http://blog.sandsarchery.com/kowa-tsn-550-55mm-fluorite-crystal-spotting-scope-review/
Forum: Kowa Friday 21st July 2017, 23:55
Replies: 99
Views: 17,741
Posted By bdg1
Borgs are well known for quality, the spotter...

Borgs are well known for quality, the spotter using Borg objective may not be waterproof but I suspect optical quality will be poor.
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 18th July 2017, 19:51
Replies: 99
Views: 17,741
Posted By bdg1
I had KOWA 553 and MM4 in my cart, went ahead and...

I had KOWA 553 and MM4 in my cart, went ahead and purchased MM4 for the third of KOWA 553 price. What a bummer :)
Forum: Kowa Monday 17th July 2017, 15:15
Replies: 99
Views: 17,741
Posted By bdg1
I'm quite sure KOWA as a company is not oblivious...

I'm quite sure KOWA as a company is not oblivious to how markets work and pricing strategy. Are they just riding the hype factor of TSN 883/4 and assume consumers will bear the the cost for no...
Forum: Kowa Friday 7th July 2017, 18:02
Replies: 54
Views: 4,709
Posted By bdg1
You can buy KOWA astro adapter locally in US....

You can buy KOWA astro adapter locally in US. http://www.opticsplanet.com/kowa-astronomical-eyepiece-adapter-ring.html
Forum: Kowa Friday 7th July 2017, 16:10
Replies: 99
Views: 17,741
Posted By bdg1
It is disappointing that KOWA has cut corners by...

It is disappointing that KOWA has cut corners by using plastic body and poor quality zoom lens, yet the priced in premium range. I own Takahashi refractors with Fluroite, some of their 4inch scopes...
Forum: Canon Friday 13th January 2017, 20:50
Replies: 7
Views: 3,198
Posted By bdg1
Update on Binobro's Harness: I took the Canon...

Update on Binobro's Harness: I took the Canon 10x42 IS and Binobro harness on a week long trip. In Summary:


Pros:
- The Harness is minimalist lightweight and size Large fits Canon 10x42 IS...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th January 2017, 00:54
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
Does anyone know if this is the new version or...

Does anyone know if this is the new version or REI is clearing old version of Terras.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th January 2017, 00:27
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
8x25 ED is sold out :)

8x25 ED is sold out :)
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th January 2017, 19:44
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
REI is having all Zeiss Terra Bino's on sale...

REI is having all Zeiss Terra Bino's on sale

E.g: 8x25 ED is $209

https://www.rei.com/product/101858/zeiss-terra-ed-pocket-8-x-25-binoculars
Forum: Canon Tuesday 27th December 2016, 18:37
Replies: 66
Views: 16,381
Posted By bdg1
my two cents (I'm not an expert) FWIW. I...

my two cents (I'm not an expert) FWIW.

I compared new canon 10x42 with Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42. I noticed that optical quality of both Zeiss and Canon are the same but Canon had the upper hand with...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th December 2016, 18:27
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
Thanks. called in and received refund based on...

Thanks. called in and received refund based on the new price.
Forum: Canon Tuesday 27th December 2016, 18:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,198
Posted By bdg1
IMO utility sling won't work well when wearing a...

IMO utility sling won't work well when wearing a backpack with hip belts. I placed an order for Binobros carry pouch.
Forum: Canon Thursday 22nd December 2016, 22:45
Replies: 7
Views: 3,198
Posted By bdg1
thanks, I'm looking at buying this from...

thanks, I'm looking at buying this from oregonpackworks. I try to cut weight on my backpacking gear and can afford another extra pound for quality optics...
Forum: Canon Monday 12th December 2016, 15:15
Replies: 7
Views: 3,198
Posted By bdg1
Harness for Canon 10x42 IS L

Seeking recommendations for over the chest Binocular harness to carry Canon 10x42 IS L on hiking and backpacking trips.
Forum: Canon Wednesday 7th December 2016, 15:09
Replies: 51
Views: 11,083
Posted By bdg1
The last 3 digits of the serial number is in low...

The last 3 digits of the serial number is in low hundreds, I think it means its probably a new version, since while not impossible it will be difficult to expect something manufactured 8 years ago is...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 7th December 2016, 02:31
Replies: 51
Views: 11,083
Posted By bdg1
my 10x42 arrived today, the serial number starts...

my 10x42 arrived today, the serial number starts with 42 XXXXXX, based on the decoding logic mentioned on this thread, it means

1. Manufactured in May 2008
or
2. Manufactured in June 2016
Forum: Canon Monday 5th December 2016, 19:54
Replies: 66
Views: 16,381
Posted By bdg1
I use a Canon 12x36 IS II and couldn't stop...

I use a Canon 12x36 IS II and couldn't stop myself from buying the 42 IS. I also have Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42 in terms of image quality the Canon 12x36 is close with little softness compared to...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 1st December 2016, 19:40
Replies: 20
Views: 5,957
Posted By bdg1
I'm using Gitzo 1532 with Sirui VH-10 Head, has...

I'm using Gitzo 1532 with Sirui VH-10 Head, has worked quite well so far.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 1st December 2016, 01:54
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
I think they are getting rid of this model and...

I think they are getting rid of this model and probably will update with new IS III. This bino is really old (launched in 2006) I wonder if it keeps up with latest model alphas.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th November 2016, 23:22
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
yup bulky for sure, why store horizontally.

yup bulky for sure, why store horizontally.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th November 2016, 23:11
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
you make some interesting observation, wonder...

you make some interesting observation, wonder what other glass afficianado's think about your statement.

I just snagged one, call them and ask for additional discount, the customer rep gave me $15...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th November 2016, 22:56
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
I have one Canon IS 12x36 and completely sold on...

I have one Canon IS 12x36 and completely sold on IS, but the image is soft. Hence asking how it compares to Alphas :)
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th November 2016, 22:40
Replies: 3,402
Views: 912,060
Posted By bdg1
is this a good bino? how does it compare to...

is this a good bino? how does it compare to alphas?
Forum: Zeiss Monday 28th November 2016, 21:11
Replies: 47
Views: 9,289
Posted By bdg1
Interesting, I am using them on mine and been...

Interesting, I am using them on mine and been fine. Perhaps the new models are the one with issues.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 38
 


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.17713690 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 02:22.