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Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 24th October 2017, 10:01
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By Robert Wallace
Are urban foxes regarded as pests? Should...

Are urban foxes regarded as pests? Should SpringWatch/AutumnWatch pander to the "fluffy bunny" brigade? Why do people encourage urban foxes by feeding them, when there are copious amounts of "fast...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th October 2017, 15:10
Replies: 84
Views: 7,002
Posted By Robert Wallace
I also received my copy of Bill's book and like...

I also received my copy of Bill's book and like most contributors to this thread I thoroughly enjoyed it . Unlike some I didn't know it all, having stopped studying optics in 1964 for GCE A level...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 28th September 2017, 15:49
Replies: 43
Views: 7,999
Posted By Robert Wallace
From memory I thought the HG 32mm models were...

From memory I thought the HG 32mm models were only about 25g heavier than the HGL, it was the 42mm models which were noticeably lighter.. Either way I purchased a pair of 8x intended for my wife's...
Forum: Leica Monday 11th September 2017, 16:25
Replies: 305
Views: 24,259
Posted By Robert Wallace
My CZJ 10x50 Dekarem (porro) FOV 128m@...

My CZJ 10x50 Dekarem (porro) FOV 128m@ 100m.Bought February 1975.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th September 2017, 17:20
Replies: 305
Views: 24,259
Posted By Robert Wallace
But not on their Technical Data pdf, where it...

But not on their Technical Data pdf, where it clearly states roof prism.

They look rather nice I always preferred the 10x40 format. I recently bought some Zeiss 10x42 STs to complement by Swarovski...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th August 2017, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Robert Wallace
I have a narrow interpupillary distance and the...

I have a narrow interpupillary distance and the over engineered rain guard acted like a bottle cap opener and I twice lost the top rubber pieces. The eyecups were replaced by Swarovski proptly...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 21st August 2017, 13:45
Replies: 68
Views: 7,280
Posted By Robert Wallace
I think I saw the sound recordist , or the guy...

I think I saw the sound recordist , or the guy that regularly appears on the BBC Springwatch programmes. Interesting how people have very black and white views on hunting. I signed the petition...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st August 2017, 10:41
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By Robert Wallace
I would strongly advise against 10 x binoculars...

I would strongly advise against 10 x binoculars for looking at butterflies (pace Simon King). I own and use a pair of Swarovski 8x32s and Zeiss 10x42 SFs. For butterfly watching 8x are significantly...
Forum: Watches in the Field Tuesday 15th August 2017, 20:38
Replies: 3
Views: 2,157
Posted By Robert Wallace
I used Watch Lab for servicing sorry...

I used Watch Lab for servicing sorry reconditioning my 1970 Omega about three or four years ago . They are Qmega authorised service and repairers and use genuine but expensive Omega parts. Watch Lab...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 9th August 2017, 17:58
Replies: 47
Views: 4,072
Posted By Robert Wallace
I wonder what proportion of "alpha" binoculars...

I wonder what proportion of "alpha" binoculars sold by the RSPB are to online customers. The advice on these forums is "try before you buy". I accept a minority of people in the UK may not be able to...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 16th July 2017, 15:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By Robert Wallace
Hello dipped Thanks for your useful reply. I...

Hello dipped

Thanks for your useful reply. I agree that my best approach is to visit a specialist retailer who may have a suitable alternative. After 40 plus years of using straight scopes I have...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 15th July 2017, 20:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By Robert Wallace
Fieldscope 11 30x eyecup replacement

Have a 60mm Fieldscope ED 11 bought in September 1991. Some time later (mid nineties) I purchased the 30x WA eyepiece. The rubber eyecup needs replacing but Nikon inform me they no longer stock...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 11th July 2017, 11:45
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Robert Wallace
As an interesting alternative to above to above,...

As an interesting alternative to above to above, Bill Oddie (well known birdwatcher in UK) in the June edition of Birdwatch magazine announced he was culling his massive record and book...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th July 2017, 11:20
Replies: 98
Views: 15,530
Posted By Robert Wallace
Not clear on why heritage is important. Current...

Not clear on why heritage is important. Current performance is the criteria surely. I have a pair of Nikon HG 8x32 which were at the time of purchase an "Alpha" product. The Nikon Fieldscope 65mm ED...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 30th June 2017, 20:42
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By Robert Wallace
As an ex-fellwalker I would look at scopes aimed...

As an ex-fellwalker I would look at scopes aimed at the hunting fraternity for both transportability and ruggedness.
I have a Swarovski 30x75 drawtube with SOC which I use with a robust Gitzo tripod....
Forum: Zeiss Friday 30th June 2017, 14:41
Replies: 12
Views: 3,908
Posted By Robert Wallace
It's only recently that decent binoculars have...

It's only recently that decent binoculars have objective covers as standard. My Carl Zeiss Jena 10x50 Dekarems(1975) ,Carl Zeiss 10x40 BGT Dialyts (1986) and 7x42BGTP Dialyts (1997)were not provided...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 27th June 2017, 13:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By Robert Wallace
Just purchased "Best Birdwatching Sites in...

Just purchased "Best Birdwatching Sites in Yorkshire" which is welcome, because there is no up to date guide since Mather 2008.
Overall a good effort but there is scant coverage of the Kirlees...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 27th June 2017, 12:36
Replies: 46
Views: 7,165
Posted By Robert Wallace
Hello Your package:- -Swarovski ATS-65...

Hello
Your package:-
-Swarovski ATS-65 HD
-Swarovski Okular 25-50x W
-Swarovski ATS-65 Allweathercase
-Manfrotto 128RC
-Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3

Exactly matches what I have just bought but I quickly...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 27th June 2017, 12:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By Robert Wallace
I would throw the Nikon Monarch HG 10x42 which is...

I would throw the Nikon Monarch HG 10x42 which is made in Japan into the ring because of its low weight and good field of view. It came out quite well in the Allbinos rankings if that means anything.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 30th May 2017, 16:08
Replies: 41
Views: 5,555
Posted By Robert Wallace
I was pleased with last night's programme and ...

I was pleased with last night's programme and the standard of content and presentation. I agree it was good to get away from nature reserves and more into "real" countryside. Important to realise...
Forum: Sea Watch Thursday 27th April 2017, 20:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By Robert Wallace
There are evening boat trips available to enable...

There are evening boat trips available to enable birdwatchers to observe the shearwaters. Need to Google to obtain precise details, not sure where they depart from either Martin's Haven or S....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th April 2017, 17:56
Replies: 65
Views: 7,938
Posted By Robert Wallace
Missed going to the Western Isles last year due...

Missed going to the Western Isles last year due to illness. Never had a problem on the Cal-Mac ferries luckily, the short hop around or to Skomer Island can be quite choppy as it was early April this...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th April 2017, 15:56
Replies: 65
Views: 7,938
Posted By Robert Wallace
In my case still not sure how the larger exit...

In my case still not sure how the larger exit pupil helps if it is larger than my fully dilated eye pupil in poor light conditions. If I was younger and my eye pupil was larger I accept your...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th April 2017, 10:06
Replies: 65
Views: 7,938
Posted By Robert Wallace
Age is an important factor because as you age...

Age is an important factor because as you age your eye pupil dilation reduces. Some years ago my optician told me when trying to photograph my retina that my widest eye pupil was under 4mm.
I now use...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 19th April 2017, 17:10
Replies: 127
Views: 17,909
Posted By Robert Wallace
Although I use my Swarovski 8x32 bought two years...

Although I use my Swarovski 8x32 bought two years ago as my default birdwatching binocular, I still have a soft spot for my Zeiss 7x42 T*P* Dialyt. I use this occasionally but prefer a lighter...
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