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Forum: Canon Today, 13:12
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Troubador
Perhaps the IS intervenes less enthusiastically...

Perhaps the IS intervenes less enthusiastically when set to the 'wide' view on the basis that you can't see fine detail anyway, and this probably saves battery life. I am not an IS bino user and this...
Forum: Opticron Yesterday, 07:43
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Troubador
The clue is in the WP in the binos' designation....

The clue is in the WP in the binos' designation. To be WaterProof they need tight tolerances and in very cold temperatures these tolerances get even tighter. This has been reported about porros on...
Forum: Leica Sunday 10th December 2017, 09:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By Troubador
Thank you my friends for this suggestion. I will...

Thank you my friends for this suggestion. I will have to try it out but I can foresee a possible problem. I often carry a camera holster on my waist belt on the RHS and another pouch containing two...
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th December 2017, 19:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By Troubador
I never used to take any notice bino weight...

I never used to take any notice bino weight either and most the time I don't now I am retired either. But note I said most of the time. Sometimes after some hours in the field I begin to wish I had...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th December 2017, 17:18
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Troubador
Over here in the UK the phrase 'the great...

Over here in the UK the phrase 'the great unwashed' arises out of our class-concious past and some would say, present. The 'great unwashed' is just a wryly humorous reference to those who are not...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 9th December 2017, 15:59
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Troubador
If the phenomenon didn't move to the top when you...

If the phenomenon didn't move to the top when you turned the binos upside down then logically one would deduce that the problem is not in the bino, and as Peter points out, this definitely sounds...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 9th December 2017, 15:56
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Troubador
Hi Bob You are correct in that the previous...

Hi Bob

You are correct in that the previous Victory Compacts were made at the Zeiss factory in Hungary, but the new ones are made in Japan. The other Victories are all made in Germany.

Lee
Forum: Leica Friday 8th December 2017, 19:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By Troubador
Chuck Forgetting which bino you went out with is...

Chuck

Forgetting which bino you went out with is OK, we all do that sort of thing. But don't forget whether you went out with your wife or your girlfriend. Doom lies down that road :eek!:.

Nice...
Forum: Leica Friday 8th December 2017, 16:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By Troubador
Yep, James is dead right. See the pic below,...

Yep, James is dead right. See the pic below, copied from elsewhere on Bird Forum, showing Conquest HD 8x32 alongside Kowa's 8x33 Genesis.
Notice how short the barrels are on the wee Conquest.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th December 2017, 19:46
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Troubador
No, you said you were not giving up on the Kowas...

No, you said you were not giving up on the Kowas but I wondered if you would be reducing their usage having been seduced by SFs.

Good to know you will still be using the 44s.

We have a big blow...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 6th December 2017, 10:17
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Troubador
Kimmo Not my photo but yes I have checked and it...

Kimmo
Not my photo but yes I have checked and it was 1980s, well spotted!

This one is right up to date...

Lee
Forum: Canon Wednesday 6th December 2017, 09:17
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Troubador
Don't you have Twitchers in Canada? Over here in...

Don't you have Twitchers in Canada? Over here in the UK at rare bird hot spots you can see hordes of twitchers who have travelled by road, rail, air and sea to get a rare bird tick and many take...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 5th December 2017, 14:57
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Troubador
Stephen Here is a discussion about SF and its...

Stephen

Here is a discussion about SF and its case, with photos:

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=306552

Lee
Forum: Leica Tuesday 5th December 2017, 14:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,651
Posted By Troubador
Hi Bill I bought a Trinovid HD for my wife as...

Hi Bill

I bought a Trinovid HD for my wife as back-up to her Ultravid HD 8x32 (she is a Leica girl) and I even bought one for myself because it is very nice to handle and has a nice view.

However,...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 4th December 2017, 12:11
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Troubador
I am happy to be shot down by more expert members...

I am happy to be shot down by more expert members but my understanding is that a longer length allows the design of lenses less prone to delivering chromatic aberration (colour fringing). I suspect...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 4th December 2017, 09:28
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Troubador
Stephen Nice of you to remember that discussion...

Stephen
Nice of you to remember that discussion about SF vs HT and to be candid I am no nearer to coming up with a succinct description of their differences and similarities now than I was then.
As...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 2nd December 2017, 13:27
Replies: 189
Views: 16,588
Posted By Troubador
It is not as simple as that Dennis, read Bruce's...

It is not as simple as that Dennis, read Bruce's post again.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st December 2017, 17:10
Replies: 1,447
Views: 352,317
Posted By Troubador
Well, you never see the Sightrons playing blues...

Well, you never see the Sightrons playing blues at Antones despite the name Blue Sky. :eek!:

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Friday 1st December 2017, 10:21
Replies: 3,100
Views: 584,785
Posted By Troubador
:-O:-O Lee

:-O:-O

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Friday 1st December 2017, 08:15
Replies: 189
Views: 16,588
Posted By Troubador
Great stuff Bruce. Lee

Great stuff Bruce.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Friday 1st December 2017, 08:03
Replies: 3,100
Views: 584,785
Posted By Troubador
Awesome!!!! :-O Lee

Awesome!!!! :-O

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Friday 1st December 2017, 07:33
Replies: 3,100
Views: 584,785
Posted By Troubador
LOL Swarovski haven't mentioned the anti-gravity...

LOL Swarovski haven't mentioned the anti-gravity properties on their website, do tell more!

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 30th November 2017, 17:36
Replies: 3,100
Views: 584,785
Posted By Troubador
Dennis Now all you need is an SF to hang from the...

Dennis
Now all you need is an SF to hang from the strap. You want fov? SF delivers!

Lee
Forum: Opticron Thursday 30th November 2017, 08:57
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Troubador
Aileen's old Trinnies are retired now and she has...

Aileen's old Trinnies are retired now and she has the new Trinovid 32s as back-up to her Ultravids. Thanks for clarifying regarding the blue sky. My targets were across our valley rather than against...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 30th November 2017, 08:10
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Troubador
Thats a good point David but would it apply quite...

Thats a good point David but would it apply quite as much at this time of year with the relatively low sun making the light rather warmer than mid-year? The Trinovids are the new 32s by the way but I...
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