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Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th October 2017, 15:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,690
Posted By Saxatilis
Hello finally I decided to open and dismantle my...

Hello
finally I decided to open and dismantle my GH1720qr Gitzo head trying to restore it on my own.
I had to apply a new coat of lubricating solid grease (PTFE type), removing the pristine and...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 14th September 2017, 13:04
Replies: 22
Views: 6,690
Posted By Saxatilis
Dear Kimmo and PaulZR I'm also thinking about...

Dear Kimmo and PaulZR
I'm also thinking about dismantling the GH 1720 QR head and trying to find the issue and operate a repair on my own. I have also the exploded view of this "birdwatching" head...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 13th September 2017, 17:27
Replies: 22
Views: 6,690
Posted By Saxatilis
Hello PaulZr also my Gitzo GH1720QR head starts...

Hello PaulZr
also my Gitzo GH1720QR head starts to show the same issue (vertical tilt which is very rigid) and I am a bit disappointed.
Do you know (or did someone at the Repair Center tell you) the...
Forum: Nikon Monday 4th September 2017, 13:43
Replies: 16
Views: 4,477
Posted By Saxatilis
o:) That's great John o:) !! Many thanks indeed!

o:)


That's great John o:) !!
Many thanks indeed!
Forum: Nikon Friday 1st September 2017, 16:29
Replies: 16
Views: 4,477
Posted By Saxatilis
[QUOTE=johnhub;3610289]Hey Mark Nikon UK will...

[QUOTE=johnhub;3610289]Hey Mark

Nikon UK will definitely service and renew the nitrogen. I returned my EDIIIA because of a scratched objective and they did a banging job. Not cheap, but they did a...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 19th July 2017, 17:37
Replies: 16
Views: 3,290
Posted By Saxatilis
Darkus Markus I also have a Nikon Fieldscope ED...

Darkus Markus
I also have a Nikon Fieldscope ED 82A used and have had various tripods including the Velbon Sherpa 200R.
In my experience (I tried to mount the scope on it) the Sherpa 200R is unsuited...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th March 2017, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Saxatilis
White bellied Marsh harrier

Hello
five years after this thread was opened (http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=235172) I am pleased to unexpectedly contribute to the discussion.
Some days ago I observed a bizarre Marsh...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 4th December 2016, 17:45
Replies: 15
Views: 7,701
Posted By Saxatilis
I have recently found a Slik Sprint Pro EZ used...

I have recently found a Slik Sprint Pro EZ used that seems to me to be a very good choice at an affordable price (50 euros). It supports an ED 50 straight.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 2nd October 2016, 19:01
Replies: 33
Views: 11,944
Posted By Saxatilis
I hope that at least an adapter for mounting the...

I hope that at least an adapter for mounting the older Fieldscope eyepieces will be available in a future...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 30th September 2016, 16:04
Replies: 21
Views: 15,857
Posted By Saxatilis
Hello my first (1984-1998) birding spottingscope...

Hello
my first (1984-1998) birding spottingscope was the honored Spacemaster II - not yet this later ED version: for those years, IMHO, a fine and rugged instrument, not sealed inside however (I...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 10th July 2016, 10:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By Saxatilis
Hello have you read this...

Hello

have you read this thread?

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=300096

It may be of interest to you (the tiny Gitzo GH1720QR Head may be used with some 82mm scopes).

I use this head...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 28th June 2016, 15:25
Replies: 10
Views: 4,112
Posted By Saxatilis
Simply because I knew it was a waterproof model...

Simply because I knew it was a waterproof model and I wanted to test my specimen bought as used. In fact, although optically perfect, its waterproofness was defective.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 25th June 2016, 11:47
Replies: 10
Views: 4,112
Posted By Saxatilis
Great Kimmo thank you! I had not read the thread...

Great Kimmo
thank you! I had not read the thread concerning the nitrogen filling of the Apo Televid.
However I prefer to speak to a technician who might fix the problem.
But this is interesting...
Forum: Nikon Friday 24th June 2016, 17:41
Replies: 10
Views: 4,112
Posted By Saxatilis
Kevin thank you for valued information

Kevin
thank you for valued information
Forum: Nikon Thursday 23rd June 2016, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 4,112
Posted By Saxatilis
Kevin Not exactly. Some months after buying it in...

Kevin
Not exactly. Some months after buying it in used conditions, I deliberately kept it in the rain for 30-40 minutes just to check its waterproofness: it showed an internal condensation behind the...
Forum: Canon Saturday 11th June 2016, 14:01
Replies: 2,260
Views: 739,231
Posted By Saxatilis
Hello in January I have bought an used Canon...

Hello
in January I have bought an used Canon SX50hs in mint conditions as I wanted to carry a mirrorless camera just to take pictures of raptors in flight. I started to use it as a general...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 11th June 2016, 13:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By Saxatilis
Hello both the MC 13-30x (25-56x on the ED82) and...

Hello
both the MC 13-30x (25-56x on the ED82) and the MCII 13-40x (25-75x) zooms can mutually be used on the ED50 and the ED 82. The 13-30x was and is still offered together with the smaller ED50...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 7th June 2016, 22:19
Replies: 9
Views: 4,717
Posted By Saxatilis
Hi Rosbifs my personal experience of the Nikon...

Hi Rosbifs
my personal experience of the Nikon Fieldscope ED82 vs a Kowa TSN884 is a bit different from yours
Since 2014, for 35+ days each year, I use the Fieldscope ED82 (bought used, even heavily,...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 29th May 2016, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 4,112
Posted By Saxatilis
Fieldscope ED 82 having lost waterproof sealing

Hello all

my excellent Nikon Fieldscope ED82, bought as used in excellent optical conditions, has however proved devoid its pristine waterproof sealing.

Not a really big problem itself to me (I use...
Forum: Leica Thursday 26th May 2016, 18:34
Replies: 60
Views: 11,813
Posted By Saxatilis
Hello all I have had two Zeiss Dialyt 7x42 BGAT,...

Hello all
I have had two Zeiss Dialyt 7x42 BGAT, an earlier (1993) and the latest version "classic" (2004).
In 2009 I decided to try to upgrade and had the opportunity to compare all the 7x models...
Forum: Nikon Monday 11th April 2016, 21:51
Replies: 19
Views: 6,556
Posted By Saxatilis
Rosbifs, I have both Nikon Fieldscopes, the ED50...

Rosbifs,
I have both Nikon Fieldscopes, the ED50 straight and the ED82A, the Vortex Kaibab 15x56 HD binoculars and the Zeiss Victory 7x42FL.
During the 12-day full periods of raptor watching and...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 28th March 2016, 14:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,143
Posted By Saxatilis
Full compatibility Manfrotto 501PL/Sirui VH-10 plates?

Hello all,

Since mid-2009 I use a Manfrotto 701HDV fluid head on a Velbon carbon tripod to support a Nikon Fieldscope ED 82A - before 2014 a Leica APO Televid 77-.

I am happy with my current set...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 21st March 2016, 20:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By Saxatilis
Yes I use it with my 15x56 Vortex Kaibab HD and...

Yes I use it with my 15x56 Vortex Kaibab HD and also with a Nikon Fieldscope ED 82A, both on carbon tripods.

In BF you may find an interesting thread...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 21st February 2016, 09:39
Replies: 1
Views: 1,243
Posted By Saxatilis
Issue with Velbon GEO N630 carbon tripod

Hello,

since 2014 I use a Velbon GEO N630 carbon tripod to support my Nikon Fieldscope ED82 A and am really fond of it.

Some weeks ago the plastic inner cylinder of the locking (by constriction:...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 21st February 2016, 09:13
Replies: 1
Views: 2,262
Posted By Saxatilis
Any opinion?

Any opinion?
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