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Forum: Zeiss Friday 10th August 2018, 05:25
Replies: 93
Views: 8,934
Posted By paddy7
In defence of Zeiss in the UK (and not regarding...

In defence of Zeiss in the UK (and not regarding a retail issue) i've had two minor issues dealt with swiftly (and free of charge) and communication could be measured in days. This was through...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th August 2018, 22:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By paddy7
Would depend if you're planning to go out much in...

Would depend if you're planning to go out much in the rain though....otherwise, one of the best of the small chaps
Forum: Nikon Monday 6th August 2018, 10:20
Replies: 145
Views: 8,044
Posted By paddy7
I think there would have to be some...

I think there would have to be some acknowledgement that as binoculars reduce in size, the margins in terms of ER, ocular size, eye placement etc. become less forgiving. Personally, i have found that...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd August 2018, 14:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By paddy7
Well - that's a serious deep clean! About once a...

Well - that's a serious deep clean! About once a year i give the glass a wipe over with residual oil removerr (R.O.R) which is a form of detergent and remove any film that might be lying there...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st August 2018, 05:54
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By paddy7
All you really need when you're out is a small...

All you really need when you're out is a small retractable lens brush and a lens cloth - i prefer the microfibre ones that will absorb water from the lens. A quick flick with the brush to remove any...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 28th July 2018, 07:31
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By paddy7
All except 'Spiny Norman' who i saw through my...

All except 'Spiny Norman' who i saw through my Kowa 883 with 1.6 extender.....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 27th July 2018, 20:45
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By paddy7
well, the whole thing's a journey.... when i...

well, the whole thing's a journey.... when i bought mine, i couldn't believe how out of touch i'd become. The EDs compared to what i'd been apparently quite happy with for over a decade were just a...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 27th July 2018, 11:03
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By paddy7
I bought the original model Vanguard Endeavor...

I bought the original model Vanguard Endeavor (8.5x45) when my 15-year-old Viking porros started to splutter. I used them exclusively for at least two years as my first ownership of modern roofs, and...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 26th July 2018, 05:52
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By paddy7
I use the Optech loops on all my bins; the...

I use the Optech loops on all my bins; the hardened rubber doesn't pose a threat to the metal of the lugs, and (although too much for the Pocket probably) hook the S-Biner lockable dual carabiner...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th July 2018, 17:35
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By paddy7
Guess he didn't see any.....

Guess he didn't see any.....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th July 2018, 10:15
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By paddy7
Careful no-one asks you to sing them a song about...

Careful no-one asks you to sing them a song about good king Richard and the Crusades.....
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th July 2018, 08:39
Replies: 91
Views: 6,417
Posted By paddy7
Also, that memories are long in birding, and old...

Also, that memories are long in birding, and old attitudes difficult to shift. Personally, i have experienced peerless service from Zeiss UK on two occasions; whether this is universal, i don't know....
Forum: Zeiss Friday 6th July 2018, 07:08
Replies: 32
Views: 1,908
Posted By paddy7
The quest for brightness may often mean looking...

The quest for brightness may often mean looking for the binocular with the highest transmission, and particularly at the blue end of the spectrum. This of course can introduce other issues, such as...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 1st July 2018, 07:41
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By paddy7
A friend of mine collects wrist watches - some of...

A friend of mine collects wrist watches - some of these are terrifyingly expensive. There is, of course, the argument that no-one needs more than one watch. Another is the same with sunglasses, of...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th June 2018, 12:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By paddy7
I'm chipping in with a couple of other criteria...

I'm chipping in with a couple of other criteria which might need consideration, owing to the reference to arthritis in fingers and wrists.
As well as lightweight, it may be the position of the focus...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 11th June 2018, 10:35
Replies: 113
Views: 9,111
Posted By paddy7
Well, rumours have been rife for 3 years now...

Well, rumours have been rife for 3 years now about the future of Zeiss and the 32mm format. That it would be SF rather than HT was already a physical certainty (based on prism design); but would it...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 10th June 2018, 20:30
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By paddy7
Had a similar experience; i needed to send my EP...

Had a similar experience; i needed to send my EP back to Kowa after it exhibited the dreaded paint specks inside. I wanted this one cleaned, not a replacement, where it might happen again, so tried...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 7th June 2018, 12:21
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By paddy7
Another big thumbs-up for Gary at East Coast...

Another big thumbs-up for Gary at East Coast Binocular Repair. I dropped my FL 8x32s in for a long-overdue tune-up two weeks ago and got them back yesterday - pristine! Focus back to Zeiss'...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 4th June 2018, 12:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By paddy7
Fairly certain that's what i ended up using. An...

Fairly certain that's what i ended up using. An altogether more solid solution.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 1st June 2018, 12:26
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By paddy7
While not experiencing it myself, one of the...

While not experiencing it myself, one of the cheap thread adaptors failed on someone's new set-up (including ATX 65!) on a recent foreign trip, rendering the whole rig useless.
Don't buy the cheap...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 12:22
Replies: 42
Views: 2,376
Posted By paddy7
As far as connections for a Rick Young harness: i...

As far as connections for a Rick Young harness:
i used Optech connectors through the strap lugs of the binoculars, and the smallest S-Biner lockable clips through them and connecting to the harness....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 05:28
Replies: 38
Views: 2,137
Posted By paddy7
Have you checked Alexis Powell's thorough review...

Have you checked Alexis Powell's thorough review of the Zeiss Pocket on the Zeiss thread? It may be many of the questions regarding the single offset hinge are answered in there. The relatively wide...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By paddy7
You might find a degree of overkill with the...

You might find a degree of overkill with the 500AH - it weighs 900gm, and you've still got separate pan and tilt controls. Fantastic head though - i use it with a Kowa 883.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th May 2018, 20:20
Replies: 35
Views: 6,399
Posted By paddy7
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Then...

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Then there's the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology), the Wildlife Trusts (one for each county) and countless other specialised/localised clubs and...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th May 2018, 15:51
Replies: 35
Views: 6,399
Posted By paddy7
While some areas of the world have a large...

While some areas of the world have a large hunting market for binoculars (USA in particular) i can't see how this would be much of an influence on the European market (except possibly some areas in...
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