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Recent content by LucaPCP

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    Quick & dirty review of 8x42 Opticron Aurora.

    They seem indeed to be great binoculars!
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    Cleaning recommendation for lenses on new 8x25 Terra ED binoculars

    Lee, difficult to know which technique is the best. I haven’t scratched any lens with mine, and I use the same technique for my coated glasses too. On the other hand, my technique works only as long as the binoculars are waterproof!
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    Cleaning recommendation for lenses on new 8x25 Terra ED binoculars

    I wash them by putting them under the faucet, at low water volume, so the water carries away any dust. Then, I wash my hands and I touch with my finger a bar of soap, and very gently wash the lenses with my finger. A final rinse under the faucet, a shake, and I let them dry. This minimizes...
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    Result after cleaning binoculars: normal or not normal?

    I clean binoculars by holding them under the faucet, from which just a thread of water comes. This removes the dust/grit. Then, I gently touch with my finger a bar of Marseille soap, and very gently touch the lens with my finger. Under the faucet again then it goes. I don't dry the lens; I...
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    A spotted sandpiper with my Kite Optics 16x42! Will write a review of these soon.
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    Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 Diopter fell off

    Yes once I took out my Terra 8x25 from a tight bag and the diopter wheel detached.
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    Wing Fluttering

    Today I noticed wing fluttering by two adult mountain chickadees, just before they proceeded to mating in proximity of their nest site, which was under construction.
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    Do you clean nest boxes after the season?

    I had a pair of Oak Titmouse use my nest box to raise their family of three chicks. Now they are all out of the nest, flying happily together for a few weeks more before the young ones go their own way. After a nesting season, do you clean the nest boxes? Or do you leave as they are? Do...
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    Question about Zeiss Terra 8x25

    One thing though, get a better case. I got this and it works very well.
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    Question about Zeiss Terra 8x25

    I use the Terra 8x25 quite a bit -- it is the binocular I carry around most often while mountain biking. I find it very good optically, I just wish sometimes it had more eye relief so that I could use it better without removing my biking glasses. Very contrasty, very resistant to flare, very...
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    The mistake of buying an Ultravid HD+ 7x42

    It's true that an Ultravid 7x21 would be great.
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    The mistake of buying an Ultravid HD+ 7x42

    The Zeiss FL 7x42 is reputed to be outstanding, many say better than the Leica 7x42. The only "drawback" of the 7x42 is that, with such a relaxing view, I am sometimes observing for some time the life and interactions of birds. I have a family of Oak Titmouse who nested in my garden, and now...
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    Leica Monovid 8 X 20 vs. Swarovski NL Pure 8 X 32 For Bird Watching?

    As budget is not a concern, I have some advice. For when you walk out, style-wise, I would get a pair of Leica Ultravid HD+ 8x32, customized if you can find them. These are the 10x32, I would prefer 8x32, maybe you can find them: Leica Ultravid HD-Plus Customized Edition For your apartment...
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    The mistake of buying an Ultravid HD+ 7x42

    I made a terrible mistake buying a pair of Leica Ultravid HD+ 7x42. Before, I was happy with my Pocket Victory 8x25, or Ultravid 8x32 HD+... yes, they required each the proper technique, aligning them just so and holding them against by brows so, but they really delivered beautiful images...
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    Veiling Glare Comparisons

    I like my binoculars to have a little bit of glare. That way when I look at birds in the canopy I know if I am getting my binoculars too close to the Sun! I don’t want to risk starting at the Sun through binoculars!