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Forum: Say Hello Yesterday, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 67
Posted By Troubador
Hi Andy, great pics from one of the best counties...

Hi Andy, great pics from one of the best counties in the UK for birding! Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 17:39
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Troubador
For sure you don't need a scope to enjoy birding,...

For sure you don't need a scope to enjoy birding, just a pair of binos, and you don't need a top-line pair of binos these days either as mid-priced binos can be excellent value. Birding is one thing,...
Forum: Say Hello Yesterday, 07:34
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By Troubador
You have come to the right place daneshmanjula!...

You have come to the right place daneshmanjula! Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 07:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By Troubador
But isn't this true of all binos, not just open...

But isn't this true of all binos, not just open bridge designs?

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Monday 17th December 2018, 10:56
Replies: 182
Views: 19,275
Posted By Troubador
As usual you are right Gijs: the military optics...

As usual you are right Gijs: the military optics business was sold to Airbus Industrie although when I was last in Wetzlar the business was still located in the Zeiss building. Their other businesses...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 17th December 2018, 08:15
Replies: 182
Views: 19,275
Posted By Troubador
Thanks for this Gijs. Did your contacts explain...

Thanks for this Gijs. Did your contacts explain how the Conquests were 'handled' to achieve the Made in Germany claim?

I think when you mention the numbers of employees dismissed that you mean the...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 17th December 2018, 08:05
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By Troubador
Welcome to Birdforum. As you have read in the...

Welcome to Birdforum. As you have read in the above posts there are good reasons why Gt Spotted Woodys would want to chase off Grey Squirrels. They eat eggs and chicks and compete for food at bird...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 17th December 2018, 08:00
Replies: 9
Views: 88
Posted By Troubador
Hi JJ and welcome to Birdforum. Enjoy your visits...

Hi JJ and welcome to Birdforum. Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th December 2018, 14:13
Replies: 36
Views: 1,069
Posted By Troubador
Excellent response Steve. And with the...

Excellent response Steve. And with the differences in optical quality diminishing, other aspects of performance such as focus speed, ergonomics, close-focus distance and viewing comfort, assume a...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 16th December 2018, 13:04
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By Troubador
Hi James This is Lee, Man of Yorkshire here,...

Hi James
This is Lee, Man of Yorkshire here, messaging you from the banks of the bonny River Don. Actually the Don is about 10 miles away but don't tell anyone! Welcome to Birdforum. Enjoy your...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 16th December 2018, 12:54
Replies: 182
Views: 19,275
Posted By Troubador
Hi F88 If you are responding to my post, I am...

Hi F88

If you are responding to my post, I am absolutely not avoiding them. I love them to bits although I do prefer a 32mm for general use. As a pocket bino though, they sure exceeded my...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 16th December 2018, 08:42
Replies: 182
Views: 19,275
Posted By Troubador
Hya Jerry Oddly enough I had reason to use the...

Hya Jerry

Oddly enough I had reason to use the Pockets without my spectacles just half an hour ago. I was just out of bed and stopped near a back window as I thought I could see the merest hint of...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 15th December 2018, 18:02
Replies: 125
Views: 7,924
Posted By Troubador
Hi...

Hi PM
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=338152

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th December 2018, 15:35
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By Troubador
No GiGi this is actually a very early prototype...

No GiGi this is actually a very early prototype catadioptric scope Zeiss called 'Catalyt', with the two cat's eyes giving a mild 3D effect or 'plasticity' as the Germans called it, although the...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 14th December 2018, 15:21
Replies: 182
Views: 19,275
Posted By Troubador
I don't have definitive inside information on...

I don't have definitive inside information on this but from various sources, some of which have posted on here, it is my belief that Conquest is built up, collimated and quality controlled in Germany...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th December 2018, 19:47
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By Troubador
Great write-up and a nice pic as usual Chuck. Lee

Great write-up and a nice pic as usual Chuck.

Lee
Forum: Meopta Thursday 13th December 2018, 19:41
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Troubador
You are welcome Chuck. My wife has been saying...

You are welcome Chuck. My wife has been saying this for years. I had better start listening...... :eek!:

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th December 2018, 18:11
Replies: 66
Views: 2,252
Posted By Troubador
Indeed Kevin and after decades of Zeisses, a...

Indeed Kevin and after decades of Zeisses, a Leica or two and a Swarovski, and then some more Zeisses it is only later in life, when I began reviewing, that I found some thoroughly enjoyable binos,...
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 13th December 2018, 08:01
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By Troubador
Hello Jack and welcome to Birdforum. Enjoy your...

Hello Jack and welcome to Birdforum. Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th December 2018, 19:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By Troubador
This is absolutely correct. Lee

This is absolutely correct.

Lee
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 12th December 2018, 18:06
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Troubador
Thanks for your comments Bob and Justin, thanks...

Thanks for your comments Bob and Justin, thanks as well. Sorry the 8x didn't work for you. I use an 8x about 80% of the time and a 10x in special habitats such as coasts where I can't get as close as...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 12th December 2018, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Troubador
Thank you Christophe. I perfectly understand your...

Thank you Christophe. I perfectly understand your feelings about this format and perhaps if I had only tried these out in a shop I would still feel the same. But having used them out in the field I...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Repairers Tuesday 11th December 2018, 15:59
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By Troubador
Interviews with Optics Repairers: Tony Kay of Optrep

Who am I?
I am Tony Kay and I have been in the business of repairing optical instruments since 1960. I was born before World War 2 in Dulwich, S.E. London. During that war I was bombed-out three...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Repairers Tuesday 11th December 2018, 15:54
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By Troubador
Interviews with Optics Repairers: Cory Suddarth of Suddarth Optical Repair

The Story Behind the Repair Shop

I was born into a family deeply involved in optics. My father, Jack Suddarth, an inventor and engineer has numerous patents in the ophthalmic machinery industry. I...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th December 2018, 13:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Troubador
Rev44 Zeiss's SF 10x42 would keep your 10x mag...

Rev44

Zeiss's SF 10x42 would keep your 10x mag but increase the field of view, measured by the area of the fov, by 19%.

Maybe this is the solution you are looking for.

Lee
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