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Recent content by RogP

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    Excellent Zeiss service

    Noticed last Saturday that I had lost the little cover cover that pushes on to the bottom of the middle hinge of my Zeiss Victory 8 x 42 FL binoculars. I mailed Zeiss customer care and received a replacement from their Service Centre in Norfolk on Thursday. Excellent service despite the Covid...
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    Interview with the new head of Zeiss Sports Optics

    According to In Focus Herts someone at Zeiss has said that we should get an 8x32 SF in time for Birdfair next year.Would be nice to have that confirmed - I'd like to have some lighter bins than my 8x42's and really don't want to have to switch to Swarovski!
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    Swarovski customer service - excellent!

    I'd managed to lose the 52mm for my DCA, so I posted a request to see if I could to buy a replacement, on their website this Monday morning. I had a reply on Tuesday that they were posting me a free replacement from Austria, and it arrived here in the UK, through the thick of the Christmas post...
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    D300 and 300mm f4 upgrade opinions needed

    I agree with Eric that the 200-400 lens is excellent (wish I could afford one!), but not about the 300 f/2.8 not being a birding lens. It's brilliant. OK you need to switch teleconverters to get full flexibility but, having a TC-14E II 1.4x converter like you as well as the new TC-20E III 2x, I...
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    D300 and 300mm f4 upgrade opinions needed

    I can definitely recommend the 300mmf2.8 for use with a D300. It's really excellent on its own. Also, when you add a TC-20E III 2x teleconverter, it provides a very manageable 600mm F5.6 that still gives very good results. I personally do not see the D600 as a suitable upgrade to the D300 -...
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    Swarovski Stay on Case

    Yes it's a very snug fit - if anything, slightly too tight! Good luck, Roger
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    Sydney Birding

    Not all Australian bird books are huge. I can recommend The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds - about the same size as the various European bird books that we're happy to carry here in the UK. Have a good trip! Roger
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    Nikon V1 plus adaptor and Nikkor 300f4 or 70-300 anyone?

    I'm keen to try the V1 with a 300mm lens too, but unfortunately there's no sign of the FT1 adaptor as yet. Originally it was promised in December, but current rumours seem to suggest that we'll not see it until next year. The V1 itself is great though - very light & responsive with the 30-110 (=...
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    Digiscoping with the Nikon V1

    That's a shame! It's also too long for the DCB. Looks as though I'll have to save up for a UCA.... Thanks, Roger
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    Digiscoping with the Nikon V1

    Hi Neil, I've just got my own V1, and want to digiscope with my Swarovski 25-50 zoom. I see that you've been able to make it work with the UCA. However, I wondered whether something like the Vortex PS100 would allow it to be used on the DCA. (In principle it looks plausible, but would the PS100...
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    ED50, StayOnCase, Alternative

    I have a Cleyspy case on my ED50, and would thoroughly recommend it!
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    scope troubles

    I'd recommend that you try Kay Optical ( http://www.kayoptical.co.uk/ ) - friendly & expert staff, competitive prices, good range of secondhand stuff + field events close to you in Sussex. I've bought my last bins (Zeiss) & scope (Swaro) from them & very happy with result!
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    recomended lense for Nikon Fieldscope ED50 Spotting Scopes

    I have both an ED50 and an ED II (60mm) scope, and so an assortment of lenses 16x (ED50) / 24x (ED II), 20x (ED50) / 30x (ED II) , 27x (ED50) / 40x (ED II) , and 13-30x (ED50) / 20-45x (ED II) and I'd rank them in the order 20x (ED50) / 30x (ED II) , 27x (ED50) / 40x (ED II) , 16x...
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    Advice - birding near Hangzhou

    I'm likely to be visiting the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Hangzhou this July to give a course, and would like to do some birding beforehand or afterwards. I've never been to China before, but I gather that it's difficult to do anything without a guide. I've be grateful for...
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    What would you buy?

    As I've said - in the end it's a matter of personal preference (backout has been no problem for me but evidently is difficult for pimpelmees). The best thing is to try the scopes for yourself in the field. Good luck...! Roger