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Forum: Kowa Today, 15:38
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By jring
Hi, that is unfortunately difficult to...

Hi,

that is unfortunately difficult to determine. Except for cementing as this doesn't happen with spotting scope objectives.

For a refractor objective to work well, it has to be competently...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 12:16
Replies: 33
Views: 1,725
Posted By jring
Hi, 6s dampening time is indeed quite terrible...

Hi,



6s dampening time is indeed quite terrible - was this on the tower in the wind or is this the normal time? My kit can be focused w/o oscillations if you're careful and will take less than...
Forum: Kowa Yesterday, 11:49
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By jring
Hi Juhani, great to hear you now got a keeper!...

Hi Juhani,

great to hear you now got a keeper! And thank you very much for this post - I'll certainly quote it in the future as an example for how to buy a scope the right way!

Joachim
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 26th March 2020, 15:22
Replies: 25
Views: 1,288
Posted By jring
Hi, risking to need my asbestos longjohns soon...

Hi,

risking to need my asbestos longjohns soon ;-)

The examples of Habicht 8x30 I have tried (3 iirc - one in direct comparison to my E2) have convinced me, that the Habicht 8x30 is not for me....
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th March 2020, 11:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,725
Posted By jring
Hi, the head in the kit is the chinese 500AH...

Hi,

the head in the kit is the chinese 500AH clone linked below. No idea how that will perform - it certainly has the long plate of the Manfrotto original, so the advantage that you can properly...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 26th March 2020, 07:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,288
Posted By jring
Hi, good advice has been given: - if you can...

Hi,

good advice has been given:

- if you can find and try a used SLC locally and for a good price (should be quite a bit below 1000 USD!), that is a good idea!

- an EDG is also a very good buy,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th March 2020, 06:58
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By jring
Hi, my usual pair is an 8x30/32. The 10x42 only...

Hi,

my usual pair is an 8x30/32. The 10x42 only gets used when I know that I will mainly look for far away birds - e.g. over water or raptors...

Joachim
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 26th March 2020, 05:55
Replies: 33
Views: 1,725
Posted By jring
Or here, legs...

Or here, legs only...

https://www.theaudubonshop.com/product/birder-tripod-legs-only/

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 25th March 2020, 16:25
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By jring
Hi, I think Martytwy has withdrawn his offer for...

Hi,

I think Martytwy has withdrawn his offer for now due to not being able to ship it in the current circumstances...

But in general it should be quite possible to find a good used alpha scope to...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10:53
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By jring
Hi, yes, I have some bins which are used with...

Hi,

yes, I have some bins which are used with the eyecups not fully turned up - which is not surprising since facial physiognomy is quite different for each user...

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th March 2020, 07:16
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By jring
Hi, frankly, without having the eyecups in my...

Hi,

frankly, without having the eyecups in my face, it's hard to hold bins steady enough for me. Also stray light is not great that way.

I only do this when I get a pair with rolled down rubber...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th March 2020, 15:43
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, germany has not yet been locked down...

Hi,

germany has not yet been locked down completely - no curfew yet, but I suspect it will happen soon.
Non-essential shops are closed already, restaurants too in some states, most office workers...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th March 2020, 12:27
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, the Kite backpack sure is nice but was not...

Hi,

the Kite backpack sure is nice but was not available when I bought my german mulepack clone a few years ago...

https://orniwelt.de/optik/fernglaeser/zubehoer/358/mulipack-stativtragesystem

It...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th March 2020, 08:58
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, the stuff is not truly airborne like measles...

Hi,

the stuff is not truly airborne like measles or chicken pox but rather propagated via droplet infection after coughing and smear infection on surfaces.
So even if your aircon was not switched...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th March 2020, 06:41
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, nice that the backpack trick now works for...

Hi,

nice that the backpack trick now works for you... maybe use not iron weights but plastic water bottles - less likely to ruin the scope, keep you hydrated and you can empty them when you're done...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 19th March 2020, 12:01
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, you can attach the Baader Hyperion Zoom Mk...

Hi,

you can attach the Baader Hyperion Zoom Mk IV to the Diascope either through the normal Diascope astro adapter or with a special adapter ring only for the Hyperion...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th March 2020, 19:37
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, my favorite head for a full size scope is a...

Hi,

my favorite head for a full size scope is a 500AH.

Long rail to properly balance the scope (and even longer ones available), counterbalance (a mechanism which will keep a scope or camera which...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th March 2020, 17:49
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi Ian, any dirt, bubbles, whatever far from the...

Hi Ian,

any dirt, bubbles, whatever far from the focal plane will not visible and just generate a tiny bit of light loss and/or stray light. For visual impairment of the image you need an...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th March 2020, 11:48
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, if you can focus on the dust or bubbles (as...

Hi,

if you can focus on the dust or bubbles (as Scott obviously can), they can't be in the objective lens.

Joachim
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th March 2020, 06:04
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, quite frankly, if you can take pictures like...

Hi,

quite frankly, if you can take pictures like the sparrow ones through your scope at 60x, you can't complain about the optics.

Regarding the black stuff in the first blackbird image - was this...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 16th March 2020, 22:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By jring
Hi, not a swaro owner but on the one pair of...

Hi,

not a swaro owner but on the one pair of bins that have dangling objective covers (Pentax ED 8x32) they get used for storage and transport. I never use the bag for those - they're very well...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th March 2020, 20:41
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, the depth of field of a fast instrument at...

Hi,

the depth of field of a fast instrument at high magnification can get very shallow... just think about that nifty fifty f1.2 bokeh monster you have for your camera... not so high magnification...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th March 2020, 17:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By jring
Nikon SE, HGL or EDG are strong contenders...

Nikon SE, HGL or EDG are strong contenders then... depending on your luck and the depth of your pockets...
Although my personal easy viewing favorite is a Leitz Trinovid 7x42BA. Huge depth of field,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th March 2020, 15:54
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By jring
Hi, sorry, a star test with an instrument not in...

Hi,

sorry, a star test with an instrument not in thermal equilibrium and thus tube currents will always be erratic. But one side better pronounced than the other kinda points to some amount of SA....
Forum: Nikon Monday 16th March 2020, 10:05
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By jring
Hi, my E2 and SE have been out in light rain...

Hi,

my E2 and SE have been out in light rain several times - usually no problem with fogging but I tend to not put them in the freezer afterwards ;-)

A sure fire way to get fogging is having the...
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