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Recent content by Rich27B

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    Views on MM3 50 non ED?

    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Views on MM3 50 non ED?

    That's really helpful, thanks everyone for the input. Looks like I'm keeping an eye for a used 50ED (unless I get an itchy tricky finger for a new one first!). Thanks again
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    Views on MM3 50 non ED?

    Thanks for sharing that. I had seen it and it's a good deal, but I'm an angled scope user. Thanks again
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    Views on MM3 50 non ED?

    Thanks for such a helpful response. Definitely some food for thought there!
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    Views on MM3 50 non ED?

    Hi, Does anyone have any experience with the non-ED mm3 50? I'm looking at a travelscope to complement my larger main scope, for car use, family holidays when space is tight, etc. I have an old HDF zoom from a previous opticron. I'm not looking to spend much money but would stretch the budget...
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    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    My 8x20 - bought recently with advice from Sancho and Dennis, and I'm delighted with them so far (thanks both!) - make a definitely audible buzzing sound when IS engaged. I usually carry mine either in a large coat pocket or over my shoulder on a long strap (almost like a satchel) as these are...
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    Is IS for the birds?

    Thanks for you help everyone - really appreciate it
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    Is IS for the birds?

    Great, thanks for your help Dennis. Much appreciated
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    Is IS for the birds?

    Hi Sancho, Would I be right in thinking you've also had experience with the 10x30? I'm interested in my first IS binocular and weighing up either the 8x20 or 10x30. I've struggled to find any comparisons of pros and cons so if you have any thoughts then I'd be very grateful. Sounds like 8x20...
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    8x20 is Vs 10x30ii is

    Hi everyone, I'm considering my first foray into stabilised binoculars and looking at either the 8x20 or 10x30 (newer model). I've not been able to find any direct comparisons so just wondering if anyone had any experience with both to help with the respective pros/cons? Main areas I'm...
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Sadly she's from Norwich, so I don't think she'll be suckered into that! Thanks for the info though, if I do end up moving up there the SBSG definitely sounds interesting.
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Thanks for the info. Nothing in particular, I spend a few weekends up there visiting my girlfriend, and am looking at moving up to that part of the world. I've looked about a bit for info, but not really come across much. Thanks again.
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    Yorkshire Birding

    This is admittedly being very lazy, but 219 pages to trawl through at work is probably pushing it... Anyone know of any good sites in or around Sheffield? Cheers, Rich
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    Best sites in and around Sheffield?

    Title says it all really - where would people recommend, including into the Peaks? Cheers, Rich
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    Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro HSM vs Nikon 70-300mm VR

    Thanks for the replies so far, interesting insights. I appreciate that neither lens is really going to do the job for bird photography, but being new to photography I'm more looking to find something to give me a different element to play with beyond the kit lens I currently have. 70-300mm...
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