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Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd February 2018, 12:01
Replies: 113
Views: 3,692
Posted By Stanbo
Well, here goes. A binocular that allows the...

Well, here goes.

A binocular that allows the operator to see the most detail in the most natural way without realising that they are using a mechanical instrument.

Stan
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th January 2018, 18:43
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Stanbo
Phil, If you want to start off gently with IS to...

Phil,

If you want to start off gently with IS to see how you get on with Canons I suggest you look for a second hand 10x30 Mk1. I did about 4 years ago when I bought one in mint condition from the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 15:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By Stanbo
Henry, I did mention that the objectives on the...

Henry,

I did mention that the objectives on the Canon are fixed and it was my intention to also say that on traditional binoculars that the objection spacing could vary. I should be more...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 14:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By Stanbo
Arthur While the Canons are now all poro prisms...

Arthur

While the Canons are now all poro prisms and have most of the benefits that that optical design bestows, their set up isn't the same as for a "normal" poro which has a much wider objective...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 13th December 2017, 21:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Stanbo
Hi Doug, I don't have any of the new models and...

Hi Doug,

I don't have any of the new models and its unlikely at the moment that l would buy a new model at twice the price that doesn't seem to have any significant advantage over the current...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 13th December 2017, 14:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Stanbo
It would appear that the there is a standard mode...

It would appear that the there is a standard mode on all new x32 models which probably acts in the same way as the current models. There is also a power mode for panning which switches off the the...
Forum: Canon Sunday 10th December 2017, 13:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Stanbo
lf the 18x50 is left switched on in a horizontal...

lf the 18x50 is left switched on in a horizontal or vertical position it should switch off after about 5 mins - mine does in both cases. I think the 15x50 is the same.

Only the 10x42 L switches off...
Forum: Canon Saturday 9th December 2017, 20:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Stanbo
Was it resting flat or vertical? Stan

Was it resting flat or vertical?

Stan
Forum: Canon Sunday 3rd December 2017, 22:40
Replies: 96
Views: 11,485
Posted By Stanbo
.....and rather heavy at 1673g (3lb...

.....and rather heavy at 1673g (3lb 11ozs)

Although it looks like a roof prism binocular it's a porro the same as all other stabilised binoculars, but l stand to be corrected.

It will be...
Forum: Canon Sunday 3rd December 2017, 21:59
Replies: 96
Views: 11,485
Posted By Stanbo
Mechanical...

Mechanical

https://www.zeiss.co.uk/sports-optics/en_gb/nature/binoculars/specialist-binoculars/20x60-binoculars.html/

Stan
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th September 2017, 17:51
Replies: 77
Views: 5,160
Posted By Stanbo
The one I am happy with. Stan

The one I am happy with.

Stan
Forum: Binoculars Monday 28th August 2017, 17:56
Replies: 47
Views: 4,782
Posted By Stanbo
It's a funny thing but when i've got them to my...

It's a funny thing but when i've got them to my eyes I can't see what they look like.

Stan
Forum: Canon Thursday 17th August 2017, 17:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By Stanbo
Canon IS binoculars are sometimes prone to kidney...

Canon IS binoculars are sometimes prone to kidney bean effect like the Nikon SE's and both can often be cured or at least reduced by careful IPD adjustment. It has been suggested before (Kimmo ?)...
Forum: Canon Thursday 17th August 2017, 13:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By Stanbo
I had a problem with one eyecup on a 8x25 is and...

I had a problem with one eyecup on a 8x25 is and I contacted Canon for a replacement. They put me in touch with a stockist in Stoke area, but I can't remember who it was. Anyway replacement eyecups...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 9th August 2017, 16:36
Replies: 96
Views: 11,485
Posted By Stanbo
Quite possibly, but we will just have to wait and...

Quite possibly, but we will just have to wait and see. However, it does say UK sourced and manufactures warranty on the advert.
Forum: Canon Wednesday 9th August 2017, 14:40
Replies: 96
Views: 11,485
Posted By Stanbo
The start of price reductions on the new Canon's...

The start of price reductions on the new Canon's ?

10x32 is 1034 (1299)
12x32 is 1074 (1349)
14x32 is 1111 (1399)

At microglobe.co.uk

Stan
Forum: GPO Tuesday 1st August 2017, 17:44
Replies: 18
Views: 2,897
Posted By Stanbo
As a matter of interest, are GPO binoculars made...

As a matter of interest, are GPO binoculars made in Germany?
Forum: Nikon Sunday 9th July 2017, 18:27
Replies: 43
Views: 11,098
Posted By Stanbo
Can I add to what Vespobuteo has said. The...

Can I add to what Vespobuteo has said.

The letter L appears on the front label and it's 695g in weight - about 100g lighter than the earlier model.

As l said l an earlier post I had the Nikon 8x32...
Forum: Nikon Friday 7th April 2017, 16:59
Replies: 32
Views: 8,261
Posted By Stanbo
It can be adjusted to however you like it. It...

It can be adjusted to however you like it. It does need a two pin wrench to fit the multi holed bolt at the front of the hinge. Just unscrew the the cap at the from and you will what I mean. A local...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 2nd April 2017, 12:40
Replies: 1,111
Views: 141,370
Posted By Stanbo
Can I divert the thread slightly. I think that...

Can I divert the thread slightly.

I think that Dennis has a very good point and the "rave" reviews of the eastern (to me) clones suggests that he might well be right. At the moment.

However, all of...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 1st April 2017, 13:40
Replies: 43
Views: 11,098
Posted By Stanbo
I concur with all you say having thoroughly...

I concur with all you say having thoroughly enjoyed using one for many years. Like you, I had no problem with the weight, which I found to be a bonus in holding them steady and the rainguard was one...
Forum: Canon Monday 20th March 2017, 18:33
Replies: 189
Views: 62,238
Posted By Stanbo
Hi Richard, I have just got out my Canon 10x42L...

Hi Richard,

I have just got out my Canon 10x42L IS binoculars to look at my usual test for CA which I am prone to see. I looked up at the thin outer branches of birch trees, backlit against a grey...
Forum: Nikon Monday 20th March 2017, 10:06
Replies: 31
Views: 9,417
Posted By Stanbo
[QUOTE=amears;3539501] "Forget image...

[QUOTE=amears;3539501]

"Forget image stabilisation for now, they are not yet compact enough for general birding."

Andy


Perhaps you could elaborate on this statement.

Thanks
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th December 2016, 17:46
Replies: 98
Views: 20,261
Posted By Stanbo
Evening John, Before the thread progresses,...

Evening John,

Before the thread progresses, perhaps you can set out what you mean by Alpha? (I could be naughty and suggest bling factor)

Stan
Forum: Binoculars Monday 24th October 2016, 10:47
Replies: 419
Views: 31,804
Posted By Stanbo
[QUOTE] The black Pro Eneloop may not fit Canon...

[QUOTE]
The black Pro Eneloop may not fit Canon 10x30 II or Canon 12x36 III as the chambers may be too small for the fatter Black Pro Eneloops.[QUOTE]

Binastro

The Canon 10x30 II and 12x36 III now...
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