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Recent content by Grando

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    Slik D3 head question

    A similar thing happened to an old tripod head of mine a few years ago and I seem to recall that I prolonged its life with some WD-40. I wouldn't necessarily want to recommend that course of action (better-qualified people than me will probably say it's the wrong thing to do), but might be worth...
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    Thanks all. I’m going to have to have a look through a pair of these soon and then possibly start saving...
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    I realise that a 12x isn't a replacement for a scope, but wonder if 12x NL owners find themselves visiting wetlands etc. with just their bins? I currently have a pair of 7s and feel a bit underpowered without a scope, but would love to ditch the tyranny of lugging around a tripod that I then...
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    Found 7x30 Habicht

    I’d say it sounds like a good deal!
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    new swarovski EL32

    Why don't we revert to the rather more archaic "field glasses"!
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    Sorry - yet another tripod advice request

    In my experience twist locks are more long-lasting than flip ones. I’ve had a couple of flip Manfrottos have the fastener break on me.
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    NL Pure 8X42 pros/cons

    For what it's worth, when I looked through the 10x32 Conquest HD and the 10x42 Monarch HG I thought the Monarch was noticeably better. (Mind you, I did then also try the Leica Trinovid 10x32 and preferred that to the Conquest – though I still think I'd probably go for the HG out of those three...
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    Digiscoping with Kowa 883

    Just wondered if the ProCamera app (or any similar iOS ones) allow you to set a small focus area? Trying to digiscope through my scope the other day the issue I had was that I couldn’t focus properly on the bird because there were a few closer branches in the general vicinity that the iPhone‘s...
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    best eyepiece

    The 30x wide is very nice and a bit wider view than the zoom at the same mag if you can find it. Nice for seawatching etc.
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    EL 10x42 casing deterioration.

    I think I'm more likely to go with Zeiss unless Swarovski address the problem properly!
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    EL 10x42 casing deterioration.

    I must admit that I was considering a future purchase of some Swarovski EL SVs, but this thread has completely put me off. Swarovski really need to address this issue and come up with a solution. £1500 for effective obsolescence once the 10-year warranty has ended seems untenable to me...
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    Review: Zeiss Victory SF 8x32

    I’m less interested in one of these since I own a 42mm binocular already. The WA 10x32 appeals though... (Saying all that I’d love a 10x42 SF if someone gave me one, but i don’t think it would be my sole pair.
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    Review: Zeiss Victory SF 8x32

    I'm intrigued to see what the 10x32s of these are like. They're the ones that would really appeal to me (if I had any money!), since my main pair of bins is a 7x42...
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    Recommendations for small alpha 10x32

    Thanks Lee. I am going to have to go and look through a pair when I get the chance!
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    Recommendations for small alpha 10x32

    I don't suppose anyone has any experience of the Leica 10x32 Trinovid HDs, as their close focus is something that would tempt me for insect watching too...