Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 160
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: richard866945
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th January 2020, 16:12
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By richard866945

I know you are supposed to get what you pay for but I have been amazed by the Helios Lightwing HR range. They make an 8x32 with BaK4 prisms which are both phase and silver dielectric coated, fully...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 7th December 2019, 09:53
Replies: 31
Views: 1,405
Posted By richard866945
red dot

something like this?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th December 2019, 11:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By richard866945
binoculars for conservation.

I was involved years ago with refurbishing the donated binoculars.
One real boost to the numbers of donated items came from Dixons.
They had a promotion which gave up to 30 off a new bino if you...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 29th November 2019, 15:19
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By richard866945
old telescopes on The Repair Shop

The Repair Shop has two old refurbished telescopes being broadcast soon.
BBC 1 thursday 5th and monday 9th dec. 4.30pm so may need to put the recorder on.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 29th November 2019, 15:08
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By richard866945
telescope for planes and birds

Hello Harry.
There is a Bushnell Spacemaster 60mm ED with 15x-45x zoom plus two fixed lenses , 15x and 20x, which are better for photography for 149
and a Helios Natureclose 16x-48x65 for 125
PM me...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By richard866945
I have one that is close. 28x11.6x13.5 Do oyu...

I have one that is close.
Do oyu want to try it?
Cost of post to you only
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st November 2019, 12:46
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By richard866945
If you measure the prism carefully, length;...

If you measure the prism carefully, length; breadth and height, I might have a replacement for you.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 25th October 2019, 12:15
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By richard866945
I think you will find the same eyepieces were and...

I think you will find the same eyepieces were and still are used on the Helios Natureclose; older Hawke Naturetrek; Bushnell Spacemaster as well as the Tasco scopes.
16x-48x (on 65mm OG) zoom...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th October 2019, 12:06
Replies: 35
Views: 2,184
Posted By richard866945
My monocular

a 1996 russian 8x16. Looks more like a mini telescope.
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Thursday 12th September 2019, 07:56
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By richard866945
Bushnell lens cap

Hello Rob. I don't mean to be rude but that's like asking for a contact for a tyre for a Ford 2 litre. Bushnell made / make a number of 10x42s with different rubber covering so the loops and caps...
Forum: Swift Wednesday 4th September 2019, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By richard866945
focus problem

I have known the centre lock screw to undo and allow the focus range to change. The mechanism is inside under the focus wheel. There are two arms that join on the focus shaft and the lock screw keeps...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 21st August 2019, 20:11
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By richard866945
I think you will find that there are pieces up...

I think you will find that there are pieces up inside the focus wheel. When you unscrew them from each other, the repair sequence should become obvious.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th July 2019, 10:59
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By richard866945
I guess you have eyecups which "screw" up and...

I guess you have eyecups which "screw" up and down / twist up depending whether you are wearing spectacles or not and it is the rubber covering that keeps falling off.
Please do not use super glue as...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 19th July 2019, 09:06
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By richard866945
scope cleaning

You could try Action Optics
Forum: Others Friday 19th July 2019, 08:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By richard866945
dismantled 8x21

Hi Binastro. The only bits that could be further broken down are the prism assemblies. I did not take the prisms out of their cages as they are glued in with epoxy resin. That Tasco probably took...
Forum: Others Tuesday 4th June 2019, 13:45
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By richard866945
J J Vickers

I don't believe the company trading as J J Vickers which distributed the Adlerblick range had anything to do with the gun maker.
Mr John Vickers was the boss of the optical equipment supplier.
Forum: Others Tuesday 4th June 2019, 13:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By richard866945
As the binocular is sealed, how did the dust get...

As the binocular is sealed, how did the dust get in?
or is the internal anti reflection paint deteriorating?
I recommend you send it back for a refund and claim for the postage
as the item is...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd April 2019, 08:38
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By richard866945
checking before selling

OK, so checking the alignment is not really possible for a retailer but checking everything else is.
Smooth focus action; correct twist up eyecup movement; no rattles; and yes, a single image.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 9th April 2019, 11:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By richard866945
new telescope

Action Optics in Hythe do sell new and second hand instruments and it is very advisable to view before purchasing.
He will let you take one at a time for a decent time to see if one suits you.
I know...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 29th March 2019, 15:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By richard866945
what model?

Any chance of a photo?
If you have a Zeiss Jena Jenoptem 8x30 with a 6 figure serial number then they were made for Zeiss Jena in japan when Jena could no longer produce at the price for the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th March 2019, 21:52
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By richard866945
not just Helios

You are correct by saying Helios is a brand and quite often the same models are sold under a variety of brands. I have sold a number of different Helios models and have never experienced one with a...
Forum: Opticron Monday 25th March 2019, 11:00
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By richard866945
noisey focuser

Any dust can be annoying but won't affect the image. Often better to ignore if you can rather than have the lens stripped and cleaned - expensive.
I have an HR 80 GA ED and the focus is smooth and...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th March 2019, 10:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By richard866945
do not turn the bottom ring

Emil, what ever you do, do not use a tool to turn the ring shown in your photograph. The holes are used during manufacturing to locate the shaft onto the stop peg and once engaged, it is not meant to...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th March 2019, 22:26
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By richard866945
Lightwing hinge

Please wait before you try to tighten the hinge from the tripod thread end.
I'll see if I can take one apart this week because I think the hinge is tightened from under the focus wheel.
Your photo...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 24th March 2019, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By richard866945
dismantling 7x26

This is from memory. The disc between the front lenses has to be removed so the two bridges / arms can be removed.
Underneath are guide tubes that keep the front lens assemblies from wobbling as you...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 160

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.16236806 seconds with 10 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:01.