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Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 20:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By Swissboy
I fully subscribe to what you say, though I have...

I fully subscribe to what you say, though I have a 8x42 FL, not the 7x. But the special impression you describe is there with the 8x model as well. In my case, I just bought an 8x32 FL thus replacing...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 14th July 2019, 21:36
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Swissboy
So is the kestrel nest right above the shade that...

So is the kestrel nest right above the shade that is being pulled up?


I take it you selected option 3 for the cover, then? Looks good to me.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 14th July 2019, 21:26
Replies: 246
Views: 60,357
Posted By Swissboy
Must be West Indies, as the other ones are still...

Must be West Indies, as the other ones are still being offered with advance discount. For West Indies, they say "Hot off the press". Have not received my announcement yet.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 12th July 2019, 16:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Swissboy
Same here, though we then generally agree to call...

Same here, though we then generally agree to call it turquoise ;)

It's the first time I realize this might be a gender difference!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 9th July 2019, 21:33
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Swissboy
Awesome photos, great report. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome photos, great report. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 8th July 2019, 20:51
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Swissboy
Michael, thanks for your input. I fully agree...

Michael, thanks for your input. I fully agree with your last sentence! The problem is that before one can look through the binoculars, one has to bring them to the eyes. And if you get a...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 6th July 2019, 19:43
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Swissboy
I tend towards option 2 as well, but you'd...

I tend towards option 2 as well, but you'd definitely have to move the bar code to the right, under the text there. No need to spoil the departing bird's fine picture. Bar codes do not have to be in...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 20:20
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Swissboy
It did not have the red coating just like my own...

It did not have the red coating just like my own 8x42 FL does not. Thus, the specific irritation is simply not there.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 20:16
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Swissboy
I had it for several weeks, so it is hardly...

I had it for several weeks, so it is hardly possible that the condition would not have occurred at times.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 16:41
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Swissboy
Wish I could trade my new model for the demo...

Wish I could trade my new model for the demo model I had while my FL 8x42 was at Zeiss for repairs. That was the perfect 8x32 for me. But, apparently, Zeiss does not sell those demo models. Should I...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 24th June 2019, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Swissboy
Lee, I think you are getting it correctly. The...

Lee, I think you are getting it correctly. The situation differs, and usually there is no irritation at all when I look through the binoculars. But there are two situations where the irritation is...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 23rd June 2019, 12:35
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Swissboy
I, for one, simply realized that I can't any...

I, for one, simply realized that I can't any longer keep a 10x model sufficiently steady for a reasonable time. I had intended getting a 10x version. But the wider FOV can by itself be a decisive...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 23rd June 2019, 12:17
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Swissboy
Lotutec irritation?

I have recently bought a new 8x32 FL. And unlike my older 8x42 FL or the 8x32 FL demo model I had while waiting for the new binoculars, this new one tends to irritate me every once in a while with a...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 23rd June 2019, 12:03
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Swissboy
I'll post it in a separate thread so as not to go...

I'll post it in a separate thread so as not to go too far OT.
Here is the link to it: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3863059#post3863059
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 22nd June 2019, 19:57
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Swissboy
As they already have an excellent 8x32 (FL), we...

As they already have an excellent 8x32 (FL), we might ask them to produce a competition for their own superb product. Actually, the only thing that bugs me a bit with the 8x32 FL is the red coating...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th June 2019, 19:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By Swissboy
While I think the article linked to is very...

While I think the article linked to is very interesting, I also find that the author there does not understand modern use of binoculars. He thinks closer focus than 7.5 meters is completely...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th June 2019, 21:31
Replies: 114
Views: 5,510
Posted By Swissboy
Well, my wife does not want to give away her...

Well, my wife does not want to give away her Zeiss Victory I 10x40. So not everything happening about these binoculars must necessarily be fully rational. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th June 2019, 21:24
Replies: 38
Views: 2,890
Posted By Swissboy
The Pound has gone downhill since early May. So...

The Pound has gone downhill since early May. So UK price increases are likely a consequence of the Brexit related loss of buying power.
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Tuesday 4th June 2019, 07:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Swissboy
One more thing, regarding your comment about the...

One more thing, regarding your comment about the hidden parts of the tripod legs: It's fine to have them hidden as long as it's the extended leg that is covered. But usually, one needs to adjust the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Tuesday 4th June 2019, 07:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Swissboy
Hello Patrick, Thanks for your comments! I'm...

Hello Patrick,

Thanks for your comments! I'm still hoping to get some extra info from Kite Optics.

However, slowly things become clearer. And people like you are definitely most helpful. For...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 3rd June 2019, 15:20
Replies: 66
Views: 28,719
Posted By Swissboy
Actually, same with me :-), but a day later the...

Actually, same with me :-), but a day later the supplies were gone. Now, my brother is looking for a copy. I have no intention to let him take along my copy, though he only wants to take the tour if...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 3rd June 2019, 13:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Swissboy
better pictures on the Kite Optics website

I have since found better pictures on the Kite Optics website:

https://www.kite-viato.com/https://www.kite-viato.com/en/product/1/viato/


With proper enlargement, they do give the details that...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 3rd June 2019, 09:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Swissboy
Some practical problems

It is definitely a most interesting new backpack. I just received it today, and I have encountered a few problems, unfortunately. Things already start with the meagre instructions that come with it....
Forum: Leica Sunday 2nd June 2019, 21:12
Replies: 113
Views: 16,899
Posted By Swissboy
One major problem that the big companies tried to...

One major problem that the big companies tried to keep quiet about was the fact that the roof models are actually lower quality than decent porros as long as the roofs don't come with coated prisms....
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 2nd June 2019, 08:04
Replies: 38
Views: 7,509
Posted By Swissboy
Hello OhWeh, I only just discovered this thread...

Hello OhWeh, I only just discovered this thread as I'm presently occupied with getting a new x32 binocular model. Nevertheless, I'd like to tell you how much I appreciate your review (post #1). It is...
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