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Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 16th August 2017, 13:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By safaridreaming
hey mate Each time i've used both, whilst I've...

hey mate

Each time i've used both, whilst I've found the 30x eyepiece more comfortable for eye placement etc, I've found the 25-50x a tad sharper at all zoom levels.

Comparatively, to me the 30x...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 21st June 2017, 21:39
Replies: 22
Views: 3,544
Posted By safaridreaming
Why dont you look at the Sirui VA-5 head? Much...

Why dont you look at the Sirui VA-5 head? Much smaller than the VH-10 and just as functional.

cheers
Jeelan
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 21st June 2017, 13:27
Replies: 22
Views: 3,544
Posted By safaridreaming
looks like a very stable tripod judging from the...

looks like a very stable tripod judging from the leg diameter of the various sections. I've seen some 80mm spotting scopes on fairly skinny tripods (leg diameter ~20mm) and could never understand how...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 21st June 2017, 13:16
Replies: 14
Views: 3,356
Posted By safaridreaming
Swarovski are known for their excellent/generous...

Swarovski are known for their excellent/generous customer service. This is one of the primary reasons i keep coming back to this brand.

cheers
Jeelan
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 20th June 2017, 14:36
Replies: 36
Views: 7,810
Posted By safaridreaming
Dont forget the Docter Aspectum...

Dont forget the Docter Aspectum (http://www.docter-germany.de/en/products/prod/cat/observation-spyglass/prod/aspectem-80-500-ed.html) line of binoculars :-)

cheers
Jeelan
Forum: Nikon Monday 19th June 2017, 13:43
Replies: 36
Views: 7,810
Posted By safaridreaming
There's a good conversation underway in Cloudy...

There's a good conversation underway in Cloudy Nights as well about the Nikon WX binoculars. One of the guys has managed to to review...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 11th June 2017, 11:00
Replies: 6
Views: 2,281
Posted By safaridreaming
Just to clarify SBB's comments, the rain cover is...

Just to clarify SBB's comments, the rain cover is just a soft plastic/polyester. It comes in a small neoprene pouch and you have to remove it from this pouch to use it.

Not sure how you'd carry it...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 10th May 2017, 12:20
Replies: 27
Views: 3,637
Posted By safaridreaming
Can you try re-attaching the objective and...

Can you try re-attaching the objective and eyepiece - when you twist them to lock, does this release the button by any chance?

I've never seen the ATX in person but i'm wondering if this button...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 7th May 2017, 05:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By safaridreaming
swapping out eyepieces on the Swaro ATS 80

I recently got my 30x fixed FL eyepiece and have been going back and forth between this and my 25-50x eyepiece on the Swaro spotter.

On the 25-50x, there is no place to grip the eyepiece when...
Forum: Canon Sunday 7th May 2017, 05:16
Replies: 1
Views: 2,367
Posted By safaridreaming
Anyone using a Canon G7x Mark II for digiscoping?

Just wondering if anyone's tried using a Canon G7X Mark II for digiscoping and if so, what adapter they are using with it?

I've got a Swaro ATS 80 and just for the Canon so wanted to try this out...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 16th April 2017, 02:40
Replies: 22
Views: 4,697
Posted By safaridreaming
If you intend to do any digiscoping, you may want...

If you intend to do any digiscoping, you may want to consider the higher capacity heads..

The Gitzo is rated to 4kg which could be exceeded if you start attaching cameras etc to your Nikon..

I know...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 16th April 2017, 02:33
Replies: 21
Views: 3,655
Posted By safaridreaming
Congratulations mate, great purchase!! I'd love...

Congratulations mate, great purchase!!

I'd love to hear your comments once you've received the Kowa.Did you buy with the 25-60x wide angle zoom?

cheers
Jeelan
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th April 2017, 12:48
Replies: 21
Views: 3,655
Posted By safaridreaming
hey mate I dont wear glasses and as noted...

hey mate

I dont wear glasses and as noted visually I couldn't tell any difference in the quality of the image between the two scopes - image quality was fantastic in both.

I just had a lot more...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 10th April 2017, 07:10
Replies: 22
Views: 4,697
Posted By safaridreaming
Bill, I keep forgetting the market has moved on...

Bill, I keep forgetting the market has moved on from 80-85mm scopes - they are now considered small :-)

I've never seen the 95mm in person, but looking at the specs its seems like a beast of a...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th April 2017, 07:07
Replies: 21
Views: 3,655
Posted By safaridreaming
Henry, that for that suggestion. My dealer...

Henry, that for that suggestion.

My dealer received their stock of the ATS 65 on Fri so i didnt get a chance to follow through on your suggestion. Instead I popped in to the store on Sat to try it...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 8th April 2017, 01:49
Replies: 21
Views: 3,655
Posted By safaridreaming
i'm considering the ATS 65 as my travel scope. I...

i'm considering the ATS 65 as my travel scope. I currently own the ATS 80 with the 25-50x eyepiece.

I've just purchased a mint condition 30x SW eyepiece which I intend to use with the ATS 65 and i...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 7th April 2017, 02:04
Replies: 22
Views: 4,697
Posted By safaridreaming
yeah the price makes the Manfrotto MV500ah quite...

yeah the price makes the Manfrotto MV500ah quite attractive and they come on special frequently too..

i dont see too many price variations on the Sirui's...

but again, i just find the size of these...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 5th April 2017, 15:20
Replies: 22
Views: 4,697
Posted By safaridreaming
I have the VH-10 but to be honest I find it...

I have the VH-10 but to be honest I find it overkill for a spotting scope.

My Kowa Highlander is mounted on this head. I prefer the smaller VA-5 for my spotter.

Both the Swaro ATS 80 and the Zeiss...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 31st March 2017, 12:53
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By safaridreaming
Hi Conor, I've had both the Zeiss Diascope 85mm...

Hi Conor,

I've had both the Zeiss Diascope 85mm and the Swaro ATS 80 and had the opportunity to use my friend's Leica Televid 82 over the last 8-10months. Basically the only optic store in my town...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 30th March 2017, 02:03
Replies: 153
Views: 33,909
Posted By safaridreaming
The APM binos are a doublet apochromat using...

The APM binos are a doublet apochromat using FPL-53 glass. I believe the Swaro's spotters (both *TX and the *TS) are also a doublet. They are noted as weather resistant but not...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 14th March 2017, 11:41
Replies: 15
Views: 3,318
Posted By safaridreaming
hey mate If you're looking at a scope for...

hey mate

If you're looking at a scope for digiscoping, I'd recommend going for the Celestron Regal ED 100 - bigger objective is always preferred for digiscoping...

Celestron also have a number of...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 13th March 2017, 06:20
Replies: 15
Views: 3,318
Posted By safaridreaming
I have neither so cant really advise...

I have neither so cant really advise specifically, however the celestron 100 is going resolve better due to larger objective - its a HEAVY scope though...

Does either scope come with eyepieces? if...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th March 2017, 02:23
Replies: 153
Views: 33,909
Posted By safaridreaming
I suspect the reason Swaro have been able to do...

I suspect the reason Swaro have been able to do this is because of their ATX design with separate objective and separate prism housing.

It would be a big step for a manufacturer to replicate on...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 28th February 2017, 12:02
Replies: 10
Views: 2,944
Posted By safaridreaming
Could you have a faulty eyepiece? Is it an option...

Could you have a faulty eyepiece? Is it an option to send it in to Swarovski to get checked out?

Whilst I have issues with eye placement, I've never had any issues bringing objects into sharp focus...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 28th February 2017, 11:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By safaridreaming
All, thanks for the feedback - the Kowa's sound...

All,

thanks for the feedback - the Kowa's sound like a pretty amazing scope..

Paddy - how do you find eye placement between the Kowa and the Swaro? do you find the Swaro more critical? The kowa any...
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