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Forum: Leica Sunday 12th July 2020, 14:40
Replies: 95
Views: 5,461
Posted By CharleyBird
I have a pair of binoculars that look like they...

I have a pair of binoculars that look like they are stuck together with bubblegum, nowhere near as good as Noctovid of course, but still work quite...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 12th July 2020, 06:30
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By CharleyBird
Gotta love the subtitles: "The squirrel beats...

Gotta love the subtitles:

"The squirrel beats the Leica, and by a quarter mile, disease"
"Why buy sighs"


Seems slightly biased; experts Leica Leica and rarely sigh at disease.
3:-)
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th July 2020, 07:16
Replies: 195
Views: 7,841
Posted By CharleyBird
It's not really an odd business policy;...

It's not really an odd business policy; competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.

One Sunday afternoon, we're relaxing after lunch with two seasoned barristers, the phone...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 15:07
Replies: 672
Views: 34,304
Posted By CharleyBird
Regarding the NL 12x42, just to state what is...

Regarding the NL 12x42, just to state what is glaringly obvious, the exit pupil is only 3.5 and therefore unlikely to be an easy view.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 11:24
Replies: 672
Views: 34,304
Posted By CharleyBird
Talking about cost may be a little vulgar, but...

Talking about cost may be a little vulgar, but 2781 is a rather shocking price.


...one shop in the UK was discounting some EL bins by hundreds of pounds yesterday ...coincidence?


... my small...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 10:43
Replies: 672
Views: 34,304
Posted By CharleyBird
:-O

:-O
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 07:10
Replies: 672
Views: 34,304
Posted By CharleyBird
Perhaps they quietly moved production to the land...

Perhaps they quietly moved production to the land of windmills during the pandemic ;)


The forehead-rest appears to be an optional extra. How much does it weigh? And how much will it cost?
Forum: Leica Friday 26th June 2020, 07:05
Replies: 95
Views: 5,461
Posted By CharleyBird
|:D| A bit like using Swarovski's to "See the...

|:D| A bit like using Swarovski's to "See the unseen" ? With their "Limitless Perfection? whatever that means LOL
(Just been reading the latest Bird watching magazine here)
But then Opticron...
Forum: Leica Monday 22nd June 2020, 08:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By CharleyBird
That 7x42 second hand price seems high from a UK...

That 7x42 second hand price seems high from a UK perspective, but mainly because Leica's binoculars are occasionally much discounted.
Last year those 7x42 UV+ were briefly sold here at 1200, 40%...
Forum: Leica Saturday 20th June 2020, 15:15
Replies: 41
Views: 2,845
Posted By CharleyBird
Mike, Yes, none left in stock. Incidentally...

Mike,


Yes, none left in stock. Incidentally the prices of the 12x50 vary a lot, perhaps because relatively few are sold? In the UK, 1850-2100 seems to be the norm. However there's one on ebay...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 20th June 2020, 06:33
Replies: 99
Views: 5,238
Posted By CharleyBird
I'm interested to know what replacements are...

I'm interested to know what replacements are planned...?
Hopefully the sales are not related to the pandemic and all is well.

Andy
Forum: Leica Saturday 20th June 2020, 06:19
Replies: 41
Views: 2,845
Posted By CharleyBird
My IPD is 57/58mm (self/family measured) and in...

My IPD is 57/58mm (self/family measured) and in order to use these 12x50 at their closest focus (about 2.98m) I find the barrels need to be almost touching...with the rubber objective covers removed!...
Forum: Leica Friday 19th June 2020, 15:37
Replies: 41
Views: 2,845
Posted By CharleyBird
;) I did notice striation manufacturing marks on...

;) I did notice striation manufacturing marks on the inside of one the rubber objective covers...
The quality control card...passed in 2018.

Agreed, they are spectacular binoculars. Almost the...
Forum: Leica Friday 19th June 2020, 07:56
Replies: 41
Views: 2,845
Posted By CharleyBird
I've had my new 12x50 Ultravid+ for a week. ...

I've had my new 12x50 Ultravid+ for a week. First thing I did was to examine everywhere for any marks, anything whatsoever. They were perfect.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 17th June 2020, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By CharleyBird
John, sincere thanks for this, and to you and all...

John, sincere thanks for this, and to you and all those on the other linked threads; such a lot of interesting Swarovski history & information to enjoy.

From my reading so far: the latest 7x42 do...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 16th June 2020, 12:21
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By CharleyBird
Changes to 7x42 Traditional / Habicht Porro

I've been reading through a few threads on these venerable porros, still in production after 71...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th June 2020, 14:15
Replies: 99
Views: 5,238
Posted By CharleyBird
It's also quite interesting to see how things...

It's also quite interesting to see how things have changed, in my case different editions of a book over 40 years, seeing for example how the bird population has changed.
...or in the case of a...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th June 2020, 10:22
Replies: 99
Views: 5,238
Posted By CharleyBird
My binoculars (see profile) fit into the...

My binoculars (see profile) fit into the 'something for each situation' category.
However I've about 3-4 dozen books on bird identification etc. aquired over the years, not that I regard myself as...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd May 2020, 11:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By CharleyBird
Defocussing as described above helps me too. ...

Defocussing as described above helps me too.
Took my 8x30E2 into the forest this morning and saw ...pretty much nothing, so popped over the road to Highams Park lake and was rewarded by great views...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th May 2020, 15:23
Replies: 99
Views: 5,238
Posted By CharleyBird
It seems I always have one less than I...

It seems I always have one less than I want.

Currently eight. Gave two pair away in the last year, and coincidentally have two earmarked for purchase.
I can't see me ever being a collector, but it...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th May 2020, 15:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By CharleyBird
Peter, it was talking to you (and Canip) who...

Peter, it was talking to you (and Canip) who helped me choose re APMs last year, and no buyer regrets here, they give good views and seems well built. I wonder if IPD distance can be a problem with...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th May 2020, 17:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By CharleyBird
Patudo, your advice about not parting with my...

Patudo, your advice about not parting with my ergonimic 10x44 is exactly how I feel after thinking it over for a couple of weeks.

I may have said previously, throughout 2019 my sister was looking...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th May 2020, 06:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By CharleyBird
Choices...

Choices choices:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49881067018_4982f4cfec_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iZPvoS)IMG_E1642 (https://flic.kr/p/2iZPvoS)


Denco, I've got a 16x70 for supported use, bought...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th May 2020, 20:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By CharleyBird
Tenex, that's how I was reasoning. However I'm...

Tenex, that's how I was reasoning. However I'm now seriously considering the 12x50 EL which is a more normal size bin to carry and with extra reach that could be handhold satisfactorily. Binoculars...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th May 2020, 11:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By CharleyBird
Thanks for these replies. The Roger Vine reviews...

Thanks for these replies. The Roger Vine reviews are good reads, and combined with Canip's website really help.

Interesting to note in the poll here that a couple of people use 8x56, also some use...
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