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Recent content by cjmassey

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    Pros and cons of a standard monopod w/gimbal head vs monopod with feet and tilt head?

    I am considering buying a used Nikon D7500 and Tamron 150-600 lens and was reviewing monopod/head options. I was going to go for a tall monopod like a plus a Wimberly MH-100 head. This combo weighs about 2 lbs. I saw another nature photographer extolling the advantages of his footed monopod...
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    ED50 replacement head

    Can anybody tell me what the true weight of the 700 RC2 head is? I have been burned by published weights on the Manfrotto site and other places that are much heavier than published.
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    Kowa 883 vs Swaro ATS80HD

    Hello: Can someone tell me if the 500AH has a safety catch that prevents the plate/scope from sliding out of the head if the locking screw is not tightened?
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    FOV versus Minimum Zoom on an 80+ MM scope

    Thanks for your comments!
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    Feedback on a digiscoping comment "most is done at 20-25X" read here

    Thanks for the advice. I just looked at your page. It is great!
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    Feedback on a digiscoping comment "most is done at 20-25X" read here

    Hello: I'm in the process of buying a new scope and I'm interested in Digiscoping. I had read a comment on Birdforum by a poster that "digiscoping will be done at 20-25X magnification." I assume this comment was made assuming most scopes sharpness is not the best at full zoom and the...
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    FOV versus Minimum Zoom on an 80+ MM scope

    Hello: First time poster on the Scopes side of the forum. I had gotten great advice last year in the forum for my binoculars purchase (Vortex Razor 8x42). I am now in the market for a full size scope. I am a beginning birder. I'm looking for something that punches above its weight for the...
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    Review of 8x25 Victory Pocket

    Anybody had any experience with the compact Victory 10x25 versus the 8x25 as far as being able to hold them steady? I had trouble holding a 10x42 full size steady but was wondering if maybe the lightness of the 10x25 Victory would allow steady hand holding. Thanks
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    Like Vortex 8x42 Razor - Looking for similar quality 8x30/32

    Thanks for all the feedback. I'm afraid to buy a used one without seeing how the ergonomics work for me. I have the Swarvoski and Meopta coming tomorrow to compare with the Razor.
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    Like Vortex 8x42 Razor - Looking for similar quality 8x30/32

    Thank you so much for the feedback.
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    Like Vortex 8x42 Razor - Looking for similar quality 8x30/32

    Thanks. Good thoughts.
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    Like Vortex 8x42 Razor - Looking for similar quality 8x30/32

    Based on comments from forum members, I was going to purchase to try either a Meopta 8x32 B1.1 ($755 sportoptics w/disc) or a Cabela's Instinct® Euro HD 8x32 ($899) to add to my evaluation. What would be the pros and cons (besides price) between the two as far as warrranty service or any...
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    Like Vortex 8x42 Razor - Looking for similar quality 8x30/32

    That pretty much explains it to me. I'll check out the Swarvoski 8x30 CL and compare it to the Razor unless I can find a FL 8x32 used before then. Thanks for taking the time to write all that.
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    Like Vortex 8x42 Razor - Looking for similar quality 8x30/32

    Thank you for all the feedback guys. You guys have been very helpful in getting me to think through everything. How do people view the accuracy and usefulness of the Allbinos.com site? I know it can't tell how a binocular will fit you, but looking at their rankings, the Swarvoski 8x30 CL...
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    Like Vortex 8x42 Razor - Looking for similar quality 8x30/32

    Hello: I am a novice birder with 20 year old binoculars, but I just retired and wanted to get deeper into birding and I decided to purchase a nice set of binoculars. I know I can get a really good set for $500 or so, but wanted to get a higher end pair without going to the very top. I wanted...
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