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Recent content by Boogieshrew

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    New 7x32 binoculars and 7x42 monocular models from Hawke

    Well that video made me want to go try a pair. I intended to at some point but it may be sooner rather than later 👍
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    Maven C2 7x28

    Hi, As Maven have a reputation for conservative fov specs, I wonder if anyone can give an estimation on how much bigger than spec the fov might be on these. Thanks
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    D.I.Y. Leica "Retrovid" 7x35 focussing improvement.

    I've gone back to using the bins without the mod. The rings started slipping and their smoother surface wasn't as good as the grippiness of the original. And then, the last straw, the rings started slipping off the wheel. Like others here, I'm not prepared to glue them in place.
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    In praise of small scopes

    You're spot on! Small scopes rock. I realised that I can see/ID/enjoy everything I need or want to with my Opticron MM4 without lugging around the extra weight of a bigger scope and tripod. As you say, atmospheric conditions tend to even things out and limit the benefits of a larger objective...
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    Who here uses a monopod for viewing?

    I haven't done that but I'm sure that an adapter can be fitted to the head I use (see post 12)
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    Better birding tool, Leica Retro or MHG

    Hi Canip, What I mean is that a 7x35 and 8x32 are not that far apart. Not compared to the suggested "which one is better, the 8x25 Leica or the 10x42 Zeiss SF?" I think the difference between 7x and 8x is not great, if you have good enough accomodation that the difference in dof isn't too big...
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    Better birding tool, Leica Retro or MHG

    I think it is a reasonable comparison. Both bins have a 5mm exit pupil after all.
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    D.I.Y. Leica "Retrovid" 7x35 focussing improvement.

    Did this to mine too. Great little simple hack 👍👍👍👍
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    I need some advice

    I would also choose the MHG 8x42s. But is there a reason you have limited your choice to those few? There are so many others available, brands and models. The best first step in choosing is to decide how much money you are willing to spend. If you tell us that, I'm sure you will get a lot of...
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    What's your favourite bins of all time..... and why?

    It might be a bit of a stretch to say "of all time" because I've only owned them for about 9 months, but I predict that I will be using them for years to come. My favourite is the Leica Trinovid aka Retrovid 7x35. I've used little else since owning them. If there were other top notch 7x35s...
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    Product Review: Opticron SR.GA 8 x 32.

    A long time ago, when I wore contact lenses, I owned a pair of these bins. They are very good, especially for their price. I now where glasses instead of contacts so I sold them due to their short eye relief. I now have Nikon SE 8x32s instead which fit my glasses very well but, from distant...
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    Who here uses a monopod for viewing?

    Hi Yarrelli, I use this manfrotto monopod head. Monopod Head with Quick Release, wide 90° scope But I don't always need it. It's often possible to use the scope directly attached to the monopod if you don't need a lot of vertical movement. Terra Nova equipment is good stuff, like you say. A...
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    Who here uses a monopod for viewing?

    I use a Terra Nova Unipodhttps://www.summits.co.uk/product/terra-nova-unipod-trekking-pole/ A walking pole that you can mount a head on or a scope direct. Also good as a tent pole for when I'm tarp camping.
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    New 7x32 binoculars and 7x42 monocular models from Hawke

    The 7x32 looks great for canoeing. Floating strap but only £230 in UK should disaster happen
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    Eye pain from viewing through binoculars?

    I agree, go to an eye doc.
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