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Forum: Canon Today, 09:11
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Troubador
Wachi I agree with Dennis that if you are not...

Wachi
I agree with Dennis that if you are not very steady with your hands then Canon's 10x30 IS model would be a big help for you.
BUT
Its close focus distance is a big 4.5m so if you use your binos...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 08:04
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Bob Here is a photo from Gary Hawkin's...

Bob

Here is a photo from Gary Hawkin's collection (http://www.pbase.com/g_hawkins/binocular_pictures&page=all). Gary now runs his own binoculars repair workshop (http://binocular-repair.co.uk/) and...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 07:44
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
You are absolutely right Gerry and it is one of...

You are absolutely right Gerry and it is one of these Leitz Tinovid 8x40s that Troubadoris has treasured since the1970s.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 19:41
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Bushnell:...

Bushnell: http://bushnell.eu/uk/produits/outdoor/binoculars/elite/
Elite
REVEALING OUR BRILLIANCE ONE VIEW AT A TIME.
BRIGHT. CLEAR. HD IMAGERY. A 60+ year masterwork of ruggedness, clarity and light...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 17:10
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Thank you for your reply Odradek. I suppose that...

Thank you for your reply Odradek.

I suppose that 'built like a tank' has had two meanings when applied to these Leicas. In the first years perhaps peoples said this simply because when you pick them...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 15:45
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
See Hermann's post number 60. I am not sure why...

See Hermann's post number 60.

I am not sure why you say 'only because of weight' but the phrase 'built like a tank' normally means 'heavily built' and the opposite of 'lightweight'.

Again, the...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 15:27
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Troubador
Taffy I would consider a pair of 8x32s. You are...

Taffy

I would consider a pair of 8x32s. You are clearly a scope enthusiast and the huge field of view of a good 8x32 would be great for scanning around for birds and locating them before using the...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 11:46
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Leica Trinovid BN 8x32 625g Leica Ultravid HD+...

Leica Trinovid BN 8x32 625g
Leica Ultravid HD+ 8x32 535g

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 07:42
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Sagi Take a look at Bob's post 51. It looks to...

Sagi

Take a look at Bob's post 51.
It looks to me as though you are thinking that the Leica BA and BN series 'bricks' were the original Trinovids but there were Trinovids before these and it is the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 18:02
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Oh yes. It would have been very interesting...

Oh yes. It would have been very interesting indeed.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 21st January 2018, 17:42
Replies: 250
Views: 26,783
Posted By Troubador
You are most welcome. If you fancy a challenge...

You are most welcome. If you fancy a challenge try the Kowa alongside the Meopta and the Zeiss Conquest and let us know which you go for.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 17:07
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
See post 35 Lee

See post 35

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 17:06
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
I am sure this is correct. 'Plastics' are...

I am sure this is correct. 'Plastics' are excellent engineering materials, providing the right one is chosen.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 17:04
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Hi Andy The two I mentioned in the post: HT and...

Hi Andy
The two I mentioned in the post: HT and SF. HT took months to come to market and SF had some modifications to its focus mechanism to address some 'tight spots' that manifested on some of the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 16:44
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
What is absolutely the case is that both HT and...

What is absolutely the case is that both HT and SF were launched with 'teething troubles'. And since this didn't happen with FL your comment is correct to this extent. I blame Zeiss for being too...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 08:28
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
I think James is right: anecdotal evidence is...

I think James is right: anecdotal evidence is interesting but is likely to be misleading. There was a time when a steady trickle of complaints about Swarovski focusers (including one from me) gave...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 08:07
Replies: 81
Views: 9,055
Posted By Troubador
The sticky sound from the focus wheel and maybe...

The sticky sound from the focus wheel and maybe even the click, might just be caused by the grease as the gear teeth separate from each other. Maybe if you try moving the focus wheel from one end of...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st January 2018, 07:56
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troubador
Its a great story Bob and I would have loved to...

Its a great story Bob and I would have loved to see this lady do her stuff, but one of our members pointed out a couple of years ago that armour is meant to be removeable to allow repairs to be done,...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 21st January 2018, 07:46
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Troubador
Great review Steve, thanks for all the effort put...

Great review Steve, thanks for all the effort put into it.

Sounds like the Discovery 8x32 was too busy getting used to be prodded and poked for review purposes, and that is a recommendation in...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 20th January 2018, 14:01
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Troubador
It is pretty clear that the EDG models are not...

It is pretty clear that the EDG models are not meant to compete with Zeiss Conquest or Kowa Genesis for example, so in that sense one could say their pricing isn't moderate, but they are very...
Forum: Leica Saturday 20th January 2018, 13:39
Replies: 53
Views: 2,182
Posted By Troubador
Yes it could be but I am still wondering if you...

Yes it could be but I am still wondering if you what you have observed might have contributed.

Lee
Forum: Leica Saturday 20th January 2018, 13:37
Replies: 53
Views: 2,182
Posted By Troubador
Tobias LOL, I like your poke in my ribs :-O....

Tobias

LOL, I like your poke in my ribs :-O. And if I can spare time from testing Meopta, Kowa, GPO, Opticron and Zeiss binos I might take a look at those obscure brands that you suggest.

I have...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 20th January 2018, 11:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Troubador
In the UK the situation is the same as mentioned...

In the UK the situation is the same as mentioned by Joachim. For example the In Focus Group, Focus Optics and Cley Spy all list Nikon but only show a handful of models at the maximum and none of...
Forum: Leica Saturday 20th January 2018, 08:44
Replies: 53
Views: 2,182
Posted By Troubador
I wonder if this effect also works on bigger...

I wonder if this effect also works on bigger structures too. I have posted before about looking out from the Leica booth at Bird Fair towards three islands in the lake just a short distance away....
Forum: Kowa Friday 19th January 2018, 20:01
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Troubador
I absolutely agree with Stephen and Joachim. You...

I absolutely agree with Stephen and Joachim.
You have been sold a defective product so I would reject it and send it back to the supplier and ask them to supply one that they have checked.

Stephen's...
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