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Forum: Zeiss Monday 2nd October 2017, 15:33
Replies: 140
Views: 17,567
Posted By FrankD
I had a brief opportunity to try out the new...

I had a brief opportunity to try out the new scope at the American Birding Expo this past weekend. I was extremely impressed with the optical performance. I really did not have much time but there...
Forum: Opticron Friday 22nd September 2017, 14:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By FrankD
Agree with Mayoayo, however I have owned an MM3...

Agree with Mayoayo, however I have owned an MM3 50 mm since the year of its introduction (3 or 4 years ago) and have not had any issues with internal fogging, mold, etc...

I did compare the 3 to the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd September 2017, 14:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,455
Posted By FrankD
I never tried that one Chuck but you are...

I never tried that one Chuck but you are right...it looks to be of the same design as the Zen Ray, Atlas Optics Intrepid and several others. I have tried some of the others...Cronus, Midas and Argos....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd September 2017, 14:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By FrankD
Will do Bruce. I will be sure to post...

Will do Bruce. I will be sure to post pictures/comments.
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 20th September 2017, 17:51
Replies: 37
Views: 9,985
Posted By FrankD
a j Steele, To answer your questions, the HDF...

a j Steele,

To answer your questions, the HDF zoom is not waterproof while the SDL V2 is plus the SDL V2 is also advertised as being a hair sharper. The benefit to the HDF is that its size...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th September 2017, 17:25
Replies: 25
Views: 2,455
Posted By FrankD
I did reviews of some of the Athlon optics a year...

I did reviews of some of the Athlon optics a year and a half ago when the company first debuted. I still have the Midas 8x42 along with their high end scope and their compact 50 mm scope to do...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 7th September 2017, 19:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By FrankD
If I look at the specific criteria you...

If I look at the specific criteria you listed...clarity, magnification and compactness then the previously suggested Opticron MM4 60 mm would seem to be a perfect choice. I compared the original MM3...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 7th September 2017, 18:54
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By FrankD
humakt, I have seen this scope under a couple of...

humakt,

I have seen this scope under a couple of different brand names. A simple search on Amazon with those specific specs will usually turn them up. To my knowledge it is the only design that is...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th September 2017, 18:21
Replies: 76
Views: 6,593
Posted By FrankD
All I get is a redirect when I click on the...

All I get is a redirect when I click on the links. I am assuming that means that they are no longer in business.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 16:34
Replies: 1,447
Views: 351,516
Posted By FrankD
Just as an FYI, the original regular price of the...

Just as an FYI, the original regular price of the Sightron when I purchased them back at the beginning of the this thread (5 years ago?) was approximately $180 US. There have been coupons/promos on...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 17th August 2017, 11:42
Replies: 140
Views: 17,567
Posted By FrankD
Maybe I am missing something but don't I still...

Maybe I am missing something but don't I still see a ribbed knob on the eyepiece for zoom adjustment. If so then the two helicals could be course and fine focus...at least in that list pic above. I...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 15th August 2017, 14:30
Replies: 37
Views: 9,985
Posted By FrankD
Ditto, something in the 30-35x range would be...

Ditto, something in the 30-35x range would be nice.��
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Monday 14th August 2017, 00:07
Replies: 19
Views: 2,625
Posted By FrankD
Just saw this now. Very sorry to see this.�� My...

Just saw this now. Very sorry to see this.�� My deepest condolences to John's family.

I always enjoyed reading John's posts and am really going to miss seeing them. Rest In Peace.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th August 2017, 23:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By FrankD
Bruce, Nice summary! Were those the only four...

Bruce,

Nice summary!

Were those the only four manufacturers present? Nikon? Kowa?

Sorry I didn't see your earlier comments sooner. I was at the Hawk Mountain event. Only 20 minutes from my house....
Forum: Kowa Sunday 13th August 2017, 03:06
Replies: 99
Views: 17,194
Posted By FrankD
Sorry I did not post more before guys. This...

Sorry I did not post more before guys. This summer has been crazy busy. I do plan on writing something up. Until then I will post a link to my Flickr page. I took quite a few pics of the scope...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 13th August 2017, 02:49
Replies: 37
Views: 9,985
Posted By FrankD
Here is a link to my Flickr page where I took a...

Here is a link to my Flickr page where I took a pic with the MM4 60 at 45x with the SDL V2 and the IPhone 6S.

https://flic.kr/p/WkBn1b
Forum: Kowa Thursday 20th July 2017, 00:19
Replies: 99
Views: 17,194
Posted By FrankD
I plan on it tomorrow Manuel. Took pics of the...

I plan on it tomorrow Manuel.

Took pics of the scope by itself and with the two MM4 models a little bit ago. I would upload one to this post but am using my phone at the moment and the pics are too...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 19th July 2017, 15:07
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By FrankD
It may be that the unit you handled was sup bar...

It may be that the unit you handled was sup bar in terms of overall expectations...especially if it was a display model.
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 19th July 2017, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By FrankD
The Oregon is a "better" binocular in terms of...

The Oregon is a "better" binocular in terms of optical performance. It also has a better feel to its design and overall construction.
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 18th July 2017, 16:23
Replies: 99
Views: 17,194
Posted By FrankD
No star test yet Henry so, yes, we could chalk up...

No star test yet Henry so, yes, we could chalk up my experience with the scope as being unit specific. Will try do so tonight or tomorrow.

All of the usual optical characteristics I look for...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 18th July 2017, 14:49
Replies: 18
Views: 7,496
Posted By FrankD
januaryabc, I will check when I get done with...

januaryabc,

I will check when I get done with work today and let you know.
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 18th July 2017, 14:41
Replies: 99
Views: 17,194
Posted By FrankD
Sorry folks. I haven't been on the forums since...

Sorry folks. I haven't been on the forums since back at the very beginning of June. I was given the opportunity to evaluate the little 55 mm Kowa. I have had it for a little over two weeks.

I have...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 6th June 2017, 12:34
Replies: 99
Views: 17,194
Posted By FrankD
Totes adorbs..... :-) Maybe I will get to...

Totes adorbs.....

:-)

Maybe I will get to handle one in August or September. Assuming they are debuting at Birdfair?
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 30th May 2017, 13:12
Replies: 12
Views: 5,083
Posted By FrankD
Common Yellowthroat and Tree Swallow. Pics taken...

Common Yellowthroat and Tree Swallow.

Pics taken yesterday morning with Opticron MM4 60 mm and Iphone 6S. Very overcast and bit rainy so the pics are a bit grainier than I prefer.
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Friday 26th May 2017, 15:18
Replies: 12
Views: 5,083
Posted By FrankD
Just a few pics to update the thread. Taken with...

Just a few pics to update the thread. Taken with the Opticron MM4 50 mm and Iphone 6S.

Northern Cardinal and Common Yellowthroat
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