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Forum: Binoculars Friday 26th January 2018, 23:00
Replies: 63
Views: 2,275
Posted By Stephen Prower
Paul They are not stories. Hermes dropped a...

Paul

They are not stories. Hermes dropped a packet onto concrete over my 6 foot high garden gate. In response I made up a mattress of bits of foam packing and soft garden rubbish under the gate. I...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th January 2018, 17:43
Replies: 100
Views: 4,305
Posted By Stephen Prower
Increasing extension of eyecups

In case it is helpful for 'Do it yourself' posters who have complained of binoculars that do not offer sufficient extension of the eyecups for them:

You can freeze adjustable eyecups in the 'Up'...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st January 2018, 22:08
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Oh dear!

Binastro et al

My Comet 6x24 CF Komz lookalike and brass Chinese 6x24 IF continue to perform faultlessly, but Allbinos have now stripped down their Comet 6x24 IF, and publish a sad report of the...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 8th November 2017, 23:19
Replies: 6
Views: 3,131
Posted By Stephen Prower
Afterthought

Fnagwaa

In case the issue that you raised in your post dated 8 April is still a live issue, I tried out the Opticron 8x32 SR.GA the other day in comparison with the Opticron 8x42 HR.WP. Some people...
Forum: Others Saturday 30th September 2017, 16:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Stephen Prower
Patudo I probably have the advantage over you....

Patudo

I probably have the advantage over you. Earlier this year I entered into the controversy whether the Chinese Komz 6x24 lookalike (Comet AX19 6x24 CF) had a comparable field of view to the...
Forum: Others Friday 29th September 2017, 12:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Stephen Prower
Patudo 1. Sticking to independently measured...

Patudo

1. Sticking to independently measured fields of view, per Binastro (18 November 2016):

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=335238



An earlier poster on Cloudy Nights measured the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th June 2017, 18:30
Replies: 27
Views: 4,773
Posted By Stephen Prower
Etudiant 1. I'm most sorry to have neglected...

Etudiant

1. I'm most sorry to have neglected your useful suggestions and question.

2. Anti-Spooking measures

As to photography, I did try sitting in the garden in a construction worker's poncho--a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th June 2017, 16:02
Replies: 27
Views: 4,773
Posted By Stephen Prower
Joachim You're kind! I'm not experienced, but...

Joachim

You're kind!

I'm not experienced, but spend a lot of time watching and photographing ordinary little garden birds in my garden. It's indeed often mystifying what's going on in their minds:...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th June 2017, 13:12
Replies: 27
Views: 4,773
Posted By Stephen Prower
Joachim Spooking: Viewing from behind window...

Joachim

Spooking: Viewing from behind window glass

We're hi-jacking the thread--In my post I expressed no opinion whether or not spooking is a monocular versus binocular issue--, but it's good...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th June 2017, 14:03
Replies: 27
Views: 4,773
Posted By Stephen Prower
Joachim Thank you for the suggestion! I am...

Joachim

Thank you for the suggestion!

I am constrained in the house because I can only move a further 8 metres back from the garden window (ie some 20 metres distant from the feeders). At that...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th June 2017, 22:36
Replies: 27
Views: 4,773
Posted By Stephen Prower
Swedpat 1. I use a Glanz 7x40 9.5* monocular...

Swedpat

1. I use a Glanz 7x40 9.5* monocular sometimes for feeder watch. My feeders are nearly in the same plane. I have used a Helios AMD+ 8x32 7.5* in the field in the past. I have trained myself...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th June 2017, 20:54
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro I noticed the other day that one vendor...

Binastro

I noticed the other day that one vendor is selling the new Comet 6x24 Centre focus model branded 'Mauser'. Reach for your tin hat! Old habits die hard!

Stephen
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th May 2017, 18:13
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro 1. The simple point I make is that the...

Binastro

1. The simple point I make is that the new Comet 6x24 Centre focus model does not look at all like the Komz 6x24.

The disparity in the size and shape of the top plates of the prism...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th May 2017, 15:36
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
New Comet AX24 6x24 Central focus

Ben Binastro David

New Comet AX24 6x24 Central focus

1. Comet have now seemingly redesigned the Comet AX19 6x24 Central focus as the new Comet AX24 6x24 Central...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th May 2017, 15:27
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
History of Comet's Komz 6x24 lookalike

Ben Binastro David

History of Comet's Komz 6x24 lookalike

1. Thanks to Allbinos, we now have the specifications of the Comet 6x24 IF apart from the weight.

Allbinos have not re-measured the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 26th May 2017, 00:26
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Spotting a Komz 6x24 lookalike or fake

comaderek

Not so easy should you just have an Ebay photo to go on, and like me have never seen a Komz 6x24 in the flesh. Worse if you have never seen any other Soviet binocular in the flesh.

In...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 25th May 2017, 21:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By Stephen Prower
Ben 1. The logo is the logo of CHONGQING JIZHOU...

Ben

1. The logo is the logo of CHONGQING JIZHOU ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.:

http://image.cccme.org.cn/u_logo/2008/4/6/1817029891979_1817029891979.jpg

2. CHONGQING JIZHOU ENTERPRISES CO., LTD describes...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th May 2017, 10:10
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro Ben David Allbinos test of Comet IF...

Binastro Ben David

Allbinos test of Comet IF 6x24

Allbinos' own translation into English of the test of the inidvidual focus Comet 6x24 is now...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th May 2017, 22:40
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro Misleading labelling of Comet AX11...

Binastro

Misleading labelling of Comet AX11 6x24

I notice from the images that accompany an EBay offer of the Comet AX11 6x24 CF from China that the 'Komz' type labelling that you complained of, to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 12th May 2017, 17:59
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro Ben David Allbinos test of Comet IF...

Binastro Ben David

Allbinos test of Comet IF 6x24

We now have an Allbinos test dated 10 May of the individual focus Comet AX8...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 9th April 2017, 20:17
Replies: 6
Views: 3,131
Posted By Stephen Prower
Fnagwaa I have had my 8x32 SR.GA since new. It...

Fnagwaa

I have had my 8x32 SR.GA since new. It had a reasonable amount of use in its first year or two.

In answer to your questions, in the case of my 8x32 SR.GA:

1) The focussing mechanism had no...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th February 2017, 23:34
Replies: 13
Views: 4,376
Posted By Stephen Prower
Antony I own an Opticron 8x26 HR.WP that I...

Antony

I own an Opticron 8x26 HR.WP that I bought some time ago. The Opticron 8x26 HR.WP is bulky for the compact format, has a narrow field of view, and is priced at 95 according to a couple of...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 29th January 2017, 16:57
Replies: 67
Views: 18,631
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro Ben David Update Cosmetics 1....

Binastro Ben David

Update

Cosmetics

1. Someone may have listened, certainly in part, to Binastro's complaint!

The illustrations on the UK distributor's webpage no longer show 'Made in USSR', or...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th January 2017, 21:44
Replies: 22
Views: 4,243
Posted By Stephen Prower
Bloodstriker I am most glad the fix worked for...

Bloodstriker

I am most glad the fix worked for you. Thank you for the credit!

In passing three other uses of bicycle inner tube, now that you have a selection of sizes, are;
* To fix eyecups in the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th January 2017, 00:34
Replies: 22
Views: 4,243
Posted By Stephen Prower
Bloodstriker I separately correct an error in my...

Bloodstriker

I separately correct an error in my first post. The extension in the photo is in fact achieved by a single sleeve of doubled-over inner tube.

I was misled by the resemblance of the...
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