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Forum: Opticron Today, 00:54
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By FrankD
Not sure if the pics really relay how short it is...

Not sure if the pics really relay how short it is for a 42 mm glass. I haven’t put them directly next to the 8x42 yet but I am guessing it might be a tad shorter. Very compact and tons of eye...
Forum: Opticron Friday 20th April 2018, 14:08
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By FrankD
The 7x42 Discoveries are being delivered today....

The 7x42 Discoveries are being delivered today. Where is that hand-rubbin' emoji when I need it. :-)
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th April 2018, 16:55
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By FrankD
Wachi, Try the Opticron Discovery 8x32. It is...

Wachi,

Try the Opticron Discovery 8x32. It is arguably the tiniest 8x32 on the market. It is under 14 oz (391 grams) and approximately the same length as most 8x20-somethings. The kicker is that the...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 18th April 2018, 15:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By FrankD
Just got word that the bins made it stateside so...

Just got word that the bins made it stateside so I should have them in hand before the end of the week. Looking forward to them.
Forum: Opticron Friday 13th April 2018, 14:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By FrankD
I am happy to report that I should have a 7x42...

I am happy to report that I should have a 7x42 Discovery in hand some time in the next week or two. More to follow.... ;)
Forum: Opticron Friday 13th April 2018, 14:30
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By FrankD
I haven't tried the 10x50 configuration of the...

I haven't tried the 10x50 configuration of the Adventurer WP 10x50 but I have other configurations of that model. I have used the 10x50 Discovery on several occasions. The 10x50 Discovery is, if I am...
Forum: Opticron Friday 13th April 2018, 14:26
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By FrankD
I think the Yosemite/Savanna/YF models have a...

I think the Yosemite/Savanna/YF models have a larger sweet spot but the field of view is notably wider with the Adventurer T WP. I don't remember any difference in color representation, sharpness or...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 12th April 2018, 16:04
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By FrankD
Perterra, I revisited this little binocular last...

Perterra,

I revisited this little binocular last night.

It has a classic porro feel to it...similar to something like the Nikon E II rather than any of the Yosemite/Savanna/YF models. Metal...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th April 2018, 15:55
Replies: 3,545
Views: 1,101,033
Posted By FrankD
The best deals usually go first thing Saturday...

The best deals usually go first thing Saturday morning but there typically still are some nice deals on Sunday as well. This is the first year that the entire weekend will be open to the public. In...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th April 2018, 14:15
Replies: 3,545
Views: 1,101,033
Posted By FrankD
The annual Cape May Bird Observatory Optics Sale...

The annual Cape May Bird Observatory Optics Sale is this weekend. Based on past years they should have some crazy deals there on new stock, discontinued products and 2nd hand items. If anyone is...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 11th April 2018, 14:10
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By FrankD
Will do. I will take a look at it this evening...

Will do. I will take a look at it this evening for you and post tomorrow.
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 9th April 2018, 16:44
Replies: 17
Views: 9,779
Posted By FrankD
A Tree Swallows pic taken yesterday with the...

A Tree Swallows pic taken yesterday with the Opticron MM4 50 mm, Iphone 6S and Opticron Universal Phonscoping adapter
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th April 2018, 16:35
Replies: 1,504
Views: 459,905
Posted By FrankD
Now you are getting all mushy on me Nix....

Now you are getting all mushy on me Nix.

;-)

Thank you. :-)
Forum: Opticron Monday 9th April 2018, 16:31
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By FrankD
perterra, I have one. I can post some pics and...

perterra,

I have one. I can post some pics and impressions if you like.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 9th April 2018, 15:17
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By FrankD
jk, I had the 50 mm Barska 50 ED and did a...

jk,

I had the 50 mm Barska 50 ED and did a review of it a couple of years ago. Solid little scope with respectable optical performance. Better than the Celestron as I tried that scope last year. I...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 29th March 2018, 15:09
Replies: 42
Views: 16,239
Posted By FrankD
PJ, You really couldn't make a bad choice...

PJ,

You really couldn't make a bad choice considering the scopes you were picking from. It is more of a matter of splitting hairs and personal preferences rather than a massive jump in performance....
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 27th March 2018, 13:57
Replies: 17
Views: 9,779
Posted By FrankD
It has been quite some time since I posted new...

It has been quite some time since I posted new pics to this thread. Here is a shot of an American Coot from Cape May last October taken with the Iphone 6S and Opticron MM4 ED 60 mm. Unedited except...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 27th March 2018, 13:51
Replies: 17
Views: 9,779
Posted By FrankD
Just saw this now. Yes, either zoom eyepiece...

Just saw this now. Yes, either zoom eyepiece available will produce results very similar to the fixed magnification/wide angle eyepieces that I typically use with the Opticrons. The only notable...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th March 2018, 13:44
Replies: 1,504
Views: 459,905
Posted By FrankD
I didn't see any PM BC. ;) But I am still...

I didn't see any PM BC. ;)

But I am still around. Life has kept me busy doing other things besides optics but they are still a passion of mine. I have been putting off some reviews of optics that...
Forum: Opticron Monday 26th March 2018, 18:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By FrankD
Yes, please. :-)

Yes, please. :-)
Forum: Opticron Monday 26th March 2018, 17:59
Replies: 42
Views: 16,239
Posted By FrankD
On a few occasions, yes, I have. The 60 mm MM4 is...

On a few occasions, yes, I have. The 60 mm MM4 is a notable step up obviously because of the larger diameter objective lens but also because of the more up to date coatings. Also keep in mind the...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 2nd October 2017, 14:33
Replies: 151
Views: 32,847
Posted By FrankD
I had a brief opportunity to try out the new...

I had a brief opportunity to try out the new scope at the American Birding Expo this past weekend. I was extremely impressed with the optical performance. I really did not have much time but there...
Forum: Opticron Friday 22nd September 2017, 13:48
Replies: 8
Views: 3,369
Posted By FrankD
Agree with Mayoayo, however I have owned an MM3...

Agree with Mayoayo, however I have owned an MM3 50 mm since the year of its introduction (3 or 4 years ago) and have not had any issues with internal fogging, mold, etc...

I did compare the 3 to the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd September 2017, 13:27
Replies: 25
Views: 5,515
Posted By FrankD
I never tried that one Chuck but you are...

I never tried that one Chuck but you are right...it looks to be of the same design as the Zen Ray, Atlas Optics Intrepid and several others. I have tried some of the others...Cronus, Midas and Argos....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd September 2017, 13:23
Replies: 6
Views: 2,188
Posted By FrankD
Will do Bruce. I will be sure to post...

Will do Bruce. I will be sure to post pictures/comments.
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