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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 10:13
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By The-Wanderer
Heat haze and other effects may limit the detail...

Heat haze and other effects may limit the detail you can see
Forum: Canon Wednesday 6th December 2017, 15:55
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By The-Wanderer
IMHO, this thread has been hijacked.

IMHO, this thread has been hijacked.
Forum: Canon Sunday 3rd December 2017, 19:53
Replies: 79
Views: 6,764
Posted By The-Wanderer
It is a bit pricey in the UK though, about...

It is a bit pricey in the UK though, about 3,000/= used

http://www.ffordes.com/category/Binoculars_and_Scopes/Binoculars/Zeiss

It ought to be good though at that price <g>.
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:18
Replies: 93
Views: 4,458
Posted By The-Wanderer
Under "How to cancel an account" it is stated...

Under "How to cancel an account" it is stated that "There is normally no need to cancel a Birdforum account. If you expect not to need to post at Birdforum, you can simply stop visiting our site....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th November 2017, 11:57
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By The-Wanderer
A reported sighting of an HB a little over 20...

A reported sighting of an HB a little over 20 miles due east from me, but that was in late August last year.

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=330735
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th November 2017, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By The-Wanderer
Thanks for the kite suggestion. I have seen kites...

Thanks for the kite suggestion. I have seen kites in mid Wales but not around here. It didn't cross my mind. I will watch out for them.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th November 2017, 09:45
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By The-Wanderer
Spoilsports <g>, I was so wanting it to be an...

Spoilsports <g>, I was so wanting it to be an HB!

To clarify, I was using an Opticron 15x70 bin permanently that is permanently tripod mounted, from our lounge. The 250m estimate is courtesy of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th November 2017, 09:08
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By The-Wanderer
Have I seen a Honey Buzzard. Mid Sussex UK

Our bungalow is in the corner of a field and we regularly see Common Buzzards in the trees, in flight and on a power pole some 250 metres away or so. In the summer we had an adult and a juvenile...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 08:52
Replies: 3,100
Views: 584,785
Posted By The-Wanderer
Chosun, "My life is too precious to spend...

Chosun,

"My life is too precious to spend looking though the straw like Vortex Vipers, and I've viewed all the Vanguard Endeavours - I, II, III, and IV"

I found the Endeavor IIIs lacking, not to...
Forum: Canon Friday 27th October 2017, 17:18
Replies: 189
Views: 42,693
Posted By The-Wanderer
I don't know what "pro" photographers do nowadays...

I don't know what "pro" photographers do nowadays but many joined the professional program -I forget it's name - and bought selected top ranked models.
Forum: Canon Friday 27th October 2017, 16:09
Replies: 189
Views: 42,693
Posted By The-Wanderer
Nor would I, I just wanted to know if the...

Nor would I, I just wanted to know if the documentation was there. A couple of months ago or so I bought a new 12x as sold by Amazon and it lacked the warranty documentation. I assumed that I had...
Forum: Canon Friday 27th October 2017, 14:03
Replies: 189
Views: 42,693
Posted By The-Wanderer
Maico, Did it have full European Warranty System...

Maico,

Did it have full European Warranty System Documentation within the box? If not, what warranty documentation did it have?
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 20:06
Replies: 50
Views: 2,468
Posted By The-Wanderer
The last opticians I used have IPads that measure...

The last opticians I used have IPads that measure fittings for frames. These measure IPD.

I use an inexpensive stick sliding micrometer to set the IPD and leave it that way.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th October 2017, 16:12
Replies: 50
Views: 2,468
Posted By The-Wanderer
Barry, Have you checked that your and the IPDs...

Barry,

Have you checked that your and the IPDs are the same?
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 19:08
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By The-Wanderer
Why Park Cameras in London but not Sussex ? For...

Why Park Cameras in London but not Sussex ? For Zess.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th September 2017, 10:20
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By The-Wanderer
U.K. Couriers for binoculars

I would appreciate advice as to which/any couriers that will transport, fully insured, binoculars for individuals.

I have not found any and so use Royal Mail. Most couriers have exclusions for...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th September 2017, 16:50
Replies: 35
Views: 2,492
Posted By The-Wanderer
I am more than a little surprised that an...

I am more than a little surprised that an Opticron with a stated eye relief of 19mm would not fit an eye glass wearer when a bin with a shorter eye relief did.

This is because of the following:

"We...
Forum: Others Sunday 24th September 2017, 10:01
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By The-Wanderer
I have lived much of my life in the tropics and...

I have lived much of my life in the tropics and hot climates since I bought my first camera. In Kowloon, many moons ago I found containers with heaters and silica gel that operated on 220v...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 17th September 2017, 18:50
Replies: 37
Views: 2,261
Posted By The-Wanderer
But is it jewellery: perhaps Faberge should make...

But is it jewellery: perhaps Faberge should make them.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th September 2017, 10:09
Replies: 68
Views: 7,318
Posted By The-Wanderer
Doug, These new models may not hit the shelves...

Doug,

These new models may not hit the shelves in the UK until the end of November, so your impressions / reviews would be welcomed.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th September 2017, 12:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By The-Wanderer
Maria, Since you wear spectacles/glasses, this...

Maria,

Since you wear spectacles/glasses, this could be critical.

You need to try binoculars for eye relief, but this not as easy as one might think. In my experience this is because different...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th September 2017, 13:46
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By The-Wanderer
Some opticians have tablets that set your...

Some opticians have tablets that set your spectacles' positioning prior to having glass fitted, that will measure your IPD.

I have found this useful to set my bins with an inexpensive sliding...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 19th August 2017, 16:49
Replies: 68
Views: 7,318
Posted By The-Wanderer
Amelia, I hope they work out well for you. I...

Amelia,

I hope they work out well for you.

I recently bought a used Zeiss FL 8x32 and like it a lot so bought the 10x32 Conquest. The color rendition appeals to me, but more so on the FL than the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 19th August 2017, 12:37
Replies: 68
Views: 7,318
Posted By The-Wanderer
Amelia, Perhaps Nikon is revealing to you, and...

Amelia,

Perhaps Nikon is revealing to you, and thanks to your post, to a wider audience its U.K. corporate attitude to the optics market and its customers.

Of course it may be that Nikon has gone...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 18th August 2017, 19:05
Replies: 73
Views: 6,728
Posted By The-Wanderer
Trevor, I am always interested, as a wearer of...

Trevor,

I am always interested, as a wearer of spectacles, on the eye relief measurement according to ISO theoretical and as measured, and from the eye cups in their fully down position, axial lay...
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