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Forum: Opticron Yesterday, 00:55
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By etudiant
Hi Sancho, The fitting diameter is all you need...

Hi Sancho,
The fitting diameter is all you need afaik, believe the thread type is the same for every supplier by some miracle. Searching Amazon for 'Rubber lens hood' will throw up lots, in various...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 21st November 2017, 02:05
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By etudiant
I built something like that for my little Nikon...

I built something like that for my little Nikon ED50, using velcro tape around the objective holding a sheet of plastic with matching velcro tape stuck on it. It worked but was so hideous that I...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:32
Replies: 68
Views: 2,396
Posted By etudiant
Opinions differ on this aspect. Some want the...

Opinions differ on this aspect.
Some want the extra detail the 10x provides, other feel they get a more comfortably stable view in the 8x. The SF has a wider than usual FoV, so the 10x image is not...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 15th November 2017, 22:58
Replies: 188
Views: 36,675
Posted By etudiant
Presumably the reason cameras can offer massive...

Presumably the reason cameras can offer massive zoom so cheaply is because the sensor size and exact position are fixed, so the light path can be precisely managed. Adding a retina quality display is...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 15th November 2017, 22:50
Replies: 188
Views: 36,675
Posted By etudiant
Thanks for the good wishes. Your digital camera...

Thanks for the good wishes.
Your digital camera analogy is spot on, they too are replace rather than repair items.
The good news here is that the 10x42 remains a really excellent binocular even if...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 15th November 2017, 19:08
Replies: 188
Views: 36,675
Posted By etudiant
Hi BruceH, Sadly, the repair did not stick,...

Hi BruceH,

Sadly, the repair did not stick, just as you suspected.
The IS unit is again not responding reliably, sometimes it engages, most times it does not. The glass only got lithium...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 15th November 2017, 00:28
Replies: 188
Views: 36,675
Posted By etudiant
Just got a replacement for my old 10x42,...

Just got a replacement for my old 10x42, purchased in 2008.
The serial number for my new one is 35 800 014, suggesting production in Nov 2015. So the glass was in inventory for two years, at B&H in...
Forum: Leica Thursday 9th November 2017, 21:29
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By etudiant
It may be that there was enough improvement in...

It may be that there was enough improvement in usability with the roofs to justify their selection.
My understanding is that roofs are relatively easy to make waterproof and much less likely to lose...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th November 2017, 23:00
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By etudiant
If we knew how long birds can survive without...

If we knew how long birds can survive without food, we could narrow down the uncertainty.
Passenger ships take a week or so to cross the Atlantic iirc, not sure a small passerine can cope with that.
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 13:23
Replies: 51
Views: 1,631
Posted By etudiant
Well, G9 priced at $1699 in the US, not the $2300...

Well, G9 priced at $1699 in the US, not the $2300 rumored.
Seems a very capable big camera, sort of a D500 with a micro4/3 sensor.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th November 2017, 11:34
Replies: 3,093
Views: 569,152
Posted By etudiant
Thank you for these interesting...

Thank you for these interesting insights.
Harnesses do offer a more comfortable carry, but suffer imho because their lateral straps chafe. The OpTech utility strap ($20 on Amazon) provides an...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 7th November 2017, 05:53
Replies: 51
Views: 1,631
Posted By etudiant
Latest rumor is $2300 US, perhaps Panasonic is...

Latest rumor is $2300 US, perhaps Panasonic is emulating Sony's approach and will also charge more for technical innovation.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 1st November 2017, 17:41
Replies: 76
Views: 4,468
Posted By etudiant
Surely true, but weird, given that most...

Surely true, but weird, given that most professional photographers use Canon glass.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 1st November 2017, 15:14
Replies: 76
Views: 4,468
Posted By etudiant
The Canon 10x42 is indeed a case in point. It...

The Canon 10x42 is indeed a case in point.
It sells in small numbers and is clearly an expensive glass to build. The current price on Amazon is $1150, versus $2900 for the Zeiss SF, $2600 for the...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 1st November 2017, 02:40
Replies: 76
Views: 4,468
Posted By etudiant
Spot on, but those attributes are very hard to...

Spot on, but those attributes are very hard to exercise if your Zeiss management responsibility is for the small volume optics business perched uneasily between the much larger consumer (eyeglasses)...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 31st October 2017, 18:27
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By etudiant
Had the chance to look through that Prominar at...

Had the chance to look through that Prominar at the recent Cape May fall festival. It was positioned for seawatching, along with other Kowa, Zeiss, Swaro and Celestron scopes.
The Highlander gave...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 31st October 2017, 01:10
Replies: 76
Views: 4,468
Posted By etudiant
I've visited several, mostly in the electronics...

I've visited several, mostly in the electronics industry.
They are expensive, but they are also hugely productive. For instance, Canon alone has built well over 100 million lenses for its digital...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 30th October 2017, 20:04
Replies: 76
Views: 4,468
Posted By etudiant
It is simply not true that producing or coating...

It is simply not true that producing or coating lenses is hugely expensive.
Nor does it cost much to add image stabilization. The evidence is all around us in the form of cheap point and shoot...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 30th October 2017, 19:36
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By etudiant
Might the reports originate from the vultures...

Might the reports originate from the vultures eating the placenta?
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 26th October 2017, 02:10
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
Posted By etudiant
You're quite right that the 10x42 is rare in the...

You're quite right that the 10x42 is rare in the field, despite its virtues.
In 10 years of birding travel, I've seen just one pro with a unit, well worn, on a pelagic out of Hokkaido, Japan.
The...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th October 2017, 04:16
Replies: 33
Views: 1,584
Posted By etudiant
Hi 2weels, First of all, welcome to BF! Happy...

Hi 2weels,

First of all, welcome to BF! Happy you found birding, it is a wonderful year round hobby and you're in a great spot to do it.
Binoculars are a very personal item, so anything you read may...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 14th October 2017, 16:39
Replies: 203
Views: 7,571
Posted By etudiant
Falling insect numbers are very noticeable here...

Falling insect numbers are very noticeable here in the US, presumably reflecting the massive expansion of neonicotinoid use in agriculture.
The same effects may well be relevant in your case, cell...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 14th October 2017, 11:57
Replies: 71
Views: 4,898
Posted By etudiant
Merely a birder interested in photography rather...

Merely a birder interested in photography rather than a subscriber.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 14th October 2017, 01:20
Replies: 71
Views: 4,898
Posted By etudiant
No personal experience, but mainly positive...

No personal experience, but mainly positive feedback from these sites:

https://diglloyd.com/index.html

https://www.eoshd.com/2017/10/nikon-d850-vs-everything/
Forum: Nikon Friday 13th October 2017, 02:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,402
Posted By etudiant
Trouble is that this really limits the product...

Trouble is that this really limits the product diversity.
You get a choice of whatever the manufacturer makes, customized a bit as dictated by the marketing people of the brand you buy. The feedback...
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