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Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 28th May 2020, 12:40
Replies: 56
Views: 4,086
Posted By Robert Wallace
My wife an occasional birdwatcher also enjoyed...

My wife an occasional birdwatcher also enjoyed the new format and thought it was better than the "old normal". So far I tend to agree with her.
Chris Packham's step daughter was impressive - very...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 23rd May 2020, 14:30
Replies: 134
Views: 11,566
Posted By Robert Wallace
I am pretty convinced that for most of the time...

I am pretty convinced that for most of the time 8x32s work as well for birdwatching as 8x42s especially for the more mature birders.
I complemented my 10x40 Zeiss Dialyts for their 7x42s in the...
Forum: Latest news from the RSPB Saturday 23rd May 2020, 13:50
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Robert Wallace
I guess the logic of the RSPB and also the...

I guess the logic of the RSPB and also the National Trust in keeping their car parks and facilities closed is to restrict the number of visitors on their properties. Ironically at Titchwell the...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 25th April 2020, 11:11
Replies: 47
Views: 3,147
Posted By Robert Wallace
During my "house arrest" (aka self-isolation) I...

During my "house arrest" (aka self-isolation) I am working my way through my modest collection of binoculars when recording my observations for the BTO Garden BirdWatch project.
I enjoy using my...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 20th April 2020, 13:24
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Robert Wallace
CZJ binoculars were very popular with many bird...

CZJ binoculars were very popular with many bird watchers in the 1970s in the UK. Many birders including myself could not afford West German Zeiss or Leitz (Leica) in those days. Habacht 10x40s had...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 15th April 2020, 13:28
Replies: 68
Views: 5,963
Posted By Robert Wallace
To help Neil I would like to summarise some of...

To help Neil I would like to summarise some of the points raised:
Most serious birders don't use objective lens covers
Most serious birders with many years experience find not using objective lens...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 14th April 2020, 13:04
Replies: 68
Views: 5,963
Posted By Robert Wallace
To clarify my use of the word "dude", it was in...

To clarify my use of the word "dude", it was in the context of Bill Oddie's very amusing book (see #60).
He admits his definition was a "grotesque oversimplification" in chapter two. However in...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 12th April 2020, 15:29
Replies: 68
Views: 5,963
Posted By Robert Wallace
When I started birdwatching, circa 1973 most...

When I started birdwatching, circa 1973 most binoculars were not supplied with a rain guard - not a good idea. I was once caught in a heavy rain shower with my CZJ 10x50 Dekarems which were not...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th March 2020, 15:05
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By Robert Wallace
May I remind UK birders about the BTO Garden...

May I remind UK birders about the BTO Garden Birdwatch scheme. This year it is celebrating 25 years of recording weekly sightings from your garden.
Records can be easily submitted on-line.
This is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 13:18
Replies: 804
Views: 37,894
Posted By Robert Wallace
It will be interesting to see how some of the...

It will be interesting to see how some of the "honey pot" reserves suffer financially because of the impending restrictions.
Some reserves have become "nature theme parks" where the majority of...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th March 2020, 13:14
Replies: 98
Views: 6,850
Posted By Robert Wallace
Coronavirus and the launch of the Zeiss SF 32mm

It seems rather unfortunate that the much anticipated 8x and 10x 32SF binoculars are due to reach the market any time now.
I wonder how safe it is to try various models of binocular at your local...
Forum: Nikon Monday 16th March 2020, 12:55
Replies: 30
Views: 2,160
Posted By Robert Wallace
Ref #1 Mandobear It does not altogether surprise...

Ref #1 Mandobear

It does not altogether surprise me that the Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B came out well because although they were not sealed, it was the objective lenses that moved not the eyepieces when...
Forum: Nikon Monday 16th March 2020, 12:43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,160
Posted By Robert Wallace
I hope you mean "Troubdoris and me", Seriously I...

I hope you mean "Troubdoris and me", Seriously I had problems with my CZJ 10x50 Dekarems but like most binoculars at that time early 1974 in my case, rain guards were not supplied. I had to return my...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Friday 14th February 2020, 19:52
Replies: 21
Views: 4,994
Posted By Robert Wallace
My son's bought me a "smart phone" for Christmas...

My son's bought me a "smart phone" for Christmas and I downloaded the Collins guide on to it. The definitive field guide to British and European birds that easily fits in my pocket. Books are so...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 29th January 2020, 21:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By Robert Wallace
What brand of binocular was Chris Packham using...

What brand of binocular was Chris Packham using the other night? They looked to have red stripes, Kowa perhaps?
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 11th January 2020, 16:38
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Robert Wallace
I would be inclined to check what greenery is...

I would be inclined to check what greenery is allowed. what do they mean by shrubs? They seem to be swimming against the tide regarding encouraging birds. Gardening for wildlife is now trendy get...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 7th January 2020, 09:46
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Robert Wallace
I support Sandra's comments

I support Sandra's comments
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 3rd October 2019, 12:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By Robert Wallace
I have just received my new SF eyecups...

I have just received my new SF eyecups today,(prompt response from Zeiss Customer Services -thank you).
First impressions are similar to "Oblique" #4. The positioning feels better and more secure....
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th September 2019, 14:03
Replies: 100
Views: 9,511
Posted By Robert Wallace
Sorry to labour my point about the replacement...

Sorry to labour my point about the replacement straps, but I have just looked at the Zeiss Nature Catalogue 2019/2020. The cover photograph shows a young woman holding a pair of SFs with exactly...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th September 2019, 09:10
Replies: 100
Views: 9,511
Posted By Robert Wallace
I received my lens cleaning kit today (been on...

I received my lens cleaning kit today (been on holiday for the past two weeks) many thanks to Adam at Zeiss UK for sorting my internet problem and ensuring my lens cleaning kit arrived. Very pleased...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th September 2019, 09:03
Replies: 100
Views: 9,511
Posted By Robert Wallace
Hello Richard I cannot comment on the FL and HD...

Hello Richard

I cannot comment on the FL and HD straps my binocular is an SF.
However I have worked in the Clothing and Textile Industries and therefore am more aware of the quality differences. I...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th September 2019, 13:09
Replies: 100
Views: 9,511
Posted By Robert Wallace
MandoBear your photographs nicely illustrate the...

MandoBear your photographs nicely illustrate the point I was making about the coarse weave of the fabric.The original SF had a finer stronger weave.Incidently when I purchased my 7x42 T* P* in 1997,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th September 2019, 12:53
Replies: 100
Views: 9,511
Posted By Robert Wallace
So Gary why is my replacement strap different to...

So Gary why is my replacement strap different to the original?
I have unformed Zeiss UK of the differences. Very crudely the replacement strap is inferior to the original apart from it's lack of...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 15th September 2019, 14:29
Replies: 100
Views: 9,511
Posted By Robert Wallace
My "safe" strap arrived while I was on holiday...

My "safe" strap arrived while I was on holiday and today I noticed two differences from my original strap for my 10x42SFs.

The rear of the padded neck piece had an inferior backing, the SF strap had...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 11th September 2019, 19:16
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By Robert Wallace
I have a copy of this pocket guide because it...

I have a copy of this pocket guide because it fits in my pocket. It bucks the trend for bigger field guides. Good value for money at the rrp even better with discount (see whsmith online). I...
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