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Forum: Others Yesterday, 18:27
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Alexis Powell
I use the "original" formula, which is one of the...

I use the "original" formula, which is one of the ones that can lead to very slippery results if it isn't wiped away.

--AP
Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 15:41
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Alexis Powell
I also have a Nikon Fieldscope 82ED, and I long...

I also have a Nikon Fieldscope 82ED, and I long used an older version of the 128 RC as my only scope head.

In looking for something much lighter, I tried Manfrotto 700RC2 (several units for several...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 15:33
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Alexis Powell
Oh, well. Bummer that isn't a solution. Best of...

Oh, well. Bummer that isn't a solution. Best of luck. A good CF tripod is a beautiful thing, so I hope it work for you so you can enjoy it besides.

best,

--AP
Forum: Others Yesterday, 15:24
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Alexis Powell
I know that opinions of the merits of ArmorAll,...

I know that opinions of the merits of ArmorAll, based on experience with its use, are highly polarized. I wonder why.

I paint it on with a cotton swab, then set the bins in an open clean area with...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 17th November 2017, 22:41
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Alexis Powell
I would urge you to consider again the advice to...

I would urge you to consider again the advice to find a new carry system, even if you decide to get a different tripod as well. If you have any shoulder issues, get a bag that lets you carry weight...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 17th November 2017, 22:25
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Alexis Powell
That is true for the 50x and 75x, but not the...

That is true for the 50x and 75x, but not the 30x. The 30x MC and 30x DS have different optical designs.
For observation, I like both equally. For digiscoping, the DS can have very very very...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 17th November 2017, 22:10
Replies: 54
Views: 3,865
Posted By Alexis Powell
That is only true if you are comparing _Alces...

That is only true if you are comparing _Alces alces_ to _Cervus canadensis_, as would be the case according to American English usage.

The confusion comes from the fact that in American English we...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th November 2017, 15:55
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Alexis Powell
All of my problems w/Zeiss bins have been covered...

All of my problems w/Zeiss bins have been covered under USA lifetime warranty. I presume that because such service cost me no more than shipping the bins to Zeiss (and sometimes not even that), they...
Forum: Others Thursday 16th November 2017, 21:09
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Alexis Powell
Treating with ArmorAll often does wonders, both...

Treating with ArmorAll often does wonders, both short and long term, with sticky rubber or vinyl.

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th November 2017, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Alexis Powell
I've dealt w/all three several times. Best has...

I've dealt w/all three several times.

Best has been Swarovski -- they correctly diagnose the problem, actually tell me what they found was wrong (nice hand-written notes), do a clean fix job, and...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 16th November 2017, 20:44
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Alexis Powell
I wonder if there is more to the story, like...

I wonder if there is more to the story, like perhaps the lenses were not official import stock? I have had lenses repaired by Nikon that I bought second hand, but they were not grey market...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th November 2017, 19:32
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Alexis Powell
I agree w/Torview's summary. I've used among the...

I agree w/Torview's summary. I've used among the best models available of both formats for many years and I consistently find 8x42 more enjoyable to use (esp. quicker and easier view, easier to hold...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 10th November 2017, 18:15
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Alexis Powell
With respect to price of the Nikon 50ED, at least...

With respect to price of the Nikon 50ED, at least in the USA, if willing to give up proper warranty, it can be ordered direct from Japan (e.g. conveniently, via Amazon USA) for about half price. An...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 10th November 2017, 18:03
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By Alexis Powell
Check my post #4. It works fine on lots of bins....

Check my post #4. It works fine on lots of bins. --AP
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th November 2017, 18:00
Replies: 61
Views: 2,596
Posted By Alexis Powell
I've used the SE in hot weather and I still find...

I've used the SE in hot weather and I still find it too slow. It's not just an issue of stiffness, it's also about ratio.

An easy clean coating (many trademarked names) is a hydrophobic and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th November 2017, 17:31
Replies: 61
Views: 2,596
Posted By Alexis Powell
The view through the SE is superb, but it doesn't...

The view through the SE is superb, but it doesn't suit me as a birding binocular. Focus is too slow to get on birds quickly. Also deficient against the latest bins are hang, close focus, lack of...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 7th November 2017, 16:05
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Alexis Powell
Only difference is the color. I bought the safari...

Only difference is the color. I bought the safari version of the smaller version of this head because it was cheaper at the time. Great head.

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Monday 30th October 2017, 04:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Alexis Powell
If a "dot" was removed, either it came from a...

If a "dot" was removed, either it came from a sharp point coming into contact w/the lens at a time other than during your cleaning, or else it was a coating flaw. Bad cleaning techniques generate...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 29th October 2017, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Alexis Powell
If you want to be obsessive and keep it cheap,...

If you want to be obsessive and keep it cheap, use the following orthodox protocol (A variant of the standard advice for cleaning lenses that has been around for many decades, as you will see in old...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 25th October 2017, 17:29
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Alexis Powell
Google Zeiss 6x42B Dialyt, or Dialyt Skipper. It...

Google Zeiss 6x42B Dialyt, or Dialyt Skipper. It is a contemporary of the 7x42 BGATP.

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 24th October 2017, 21:29
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By Alexis Powell
The 2x booster for the old EL and SLC models can...

The 2x booster for the old EL and SLC models can be used on any binocular, so long as you can find a way to hold it centered behind the eyepiece (and ideally, without scratching the eyepiece). I...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th October 2017, 12:14
Replies: 42
Views: 1,686
Posted By Alexis Powell
No need for a license? The Brown-headed Cowbird...

No need for a license? The Brown-headed Cowbird is a native species and is protected from take (like most non-game species) by federal law. Sometimes permits are issued for cowbird control (a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th October 2017, 20:58
Replies: 160
Views: 7,412
Posted By Alexis Powell
When leading fieldtrips for beginners, I often...

When leading fieldtrips for beginners, I often use an old low-end Bushnell or other binocular so that novice birders aren't intimidated or get the impression that bird ID is only possible after...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 8th October 2017, 13:14
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By Alexis Powell
Swarobright was on EL from the beginning. SLC got...

Swarobright was on EL from the beginning. SLC got it at same time or immediately after - around 1999 or 2000 I think. You should be able to see the difference. Older bins had noticeable yellow tint....
Forum: Swarovski Friday 6th October 2017, 18:14
Replies: 58
Views: 5,932
Posted By Alexis Powell
Assuming you compared bins of the same (or almost...

Assuming you compared bins of the same (or almost same) magnification, your experience suggests that your pupils do not open wide enough for the extra light of the x42 to enter your eye and thus make...
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