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Forum: Opticron Tuesday 30th April 2019, 11:57
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By FrankD
Tenex, I have to admit that I did a bit of a...

Tenex,

I have to admit that I did a bit of a double take when I saw your post as I knew when you said "8x50" in the title then you had to be referring to the Discovery.

The double take was because...
Forum: Opticron Monday 22nd April 2019, 11:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
Chris, These were just comments/experiences so...

Chris,

These were just comments/experiences so far. I will write something more extensive up when I have time.

To answer your question, it is certainly on par with the 60 mm version with the usual...
Forum: Opticron Monday 15th April 2019, 16:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
One of my better phonescoped pics taken with the...

One of my better phonescoped pics taken with the MM4 77 and Iphone X.
Forum: Opticron Monday 15th April 2019, 13:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
Gavia Harpia MM4 77

Gavia

Harpia

MM4 77
Forum: Opticron Monday 15th April 2019, 12:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
As promised, here are some pics from the three...

As promised, here are some pics from the three scopes mentioned previously. I used the magnification settings on the eyepieces of each scope so my apologies if the image magnifications are not exact....
Forum: Opticron Sunday 14th April 2019, 13:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
The video was shot with the 28x wide angle...

The video was shot with the 28x wide angle eyepiece Lee.

Related to what I said previously, I did do a side by side comparison between the Harpia, Gavia and MM4 77. Will post the pics later today or...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 14th April 2019, 10:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
I had a great deal more time to play with it...

I had a great deal more time to play with it yesterday at the Cape May Bird Observatory’s optics sale and did compare it side by side with the Zeiss Conquest, for example. I am hoping to do some...
Forum: Opticron Monday 8th April 2019, 17:15
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
I did tinker with it a bit on Saturday but...

I did tinker with it a bit on Saturday but haven't formed any conclusions at this point....at least in terms of optics. I will say that it is notably shorter than my 82 mm scope and certainly feels...
Forum: Opticron Friday 5th April 2019, 17:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By FrankD
I received my demo unit yesterday and will give...

I received my demo unit yesterday and will give it a go this weekend. Pics and impressions to follow.
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 25th September 2018, 17:41
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By FrankD
Steve, I have tried the HR3 but only on the MM3...

Steve,

I have tried the HR3 but only on the MM3 60 mm (non-ED) that Opticron just introduced this year. I have mounted the HDF on the same scope body and, to be honest, I saw very little difference...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 25th September 2018, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By FrankD
I did have the opportunity to ask Zeiss about the...

I did have the opportunity to ask Zeiss about the SF 8x32. The word is Birdfair 2019.

I didn't get a chance to check out the Meopta booth.

Dennis,

Certainly. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd September 2018, 15:01
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By FrankD
I will ask the Zeiss and Meoptas guys when I have...

I will ask the Zeiss and Meoptas guys when I have a chance.

Will check on the used models and, yes, a lot of folks buy here because of the show sales. Typically 10% off of MAP.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd September 2018, 00:54
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By FrankD
Barry, Yes, no Tract and no Nikon. No surprise...

Barry,

Yes, no Tract and no Nikon. No surprise on the latter. There hasn’t been a company rep for several years since they restructured and Mike friedberg left.

CMBO is the only dealer at the show....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st September 2018, 20:19
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By FrankD
Optics at the ABE

I was surprised not to see a thread here for the American Birding Expo since it is supposed to be the US equivalent of bird fair. :-)

I am here for the 3 day event. Anybody want me to check anything...
Forum: Opticron Friday 14th September 2018, 15:31
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By FrankD
Gander, I have used both scopes and side by side...

Gander,

I have used both scopes and side by side at that. If you are looking for extra reach with higher magnification and better low light performance at the same magnifications (in direct...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Friday 14th September 2018, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By FrankD
Pete is da bomb! ;-) I have only met him once,...

Pete is da bomb!

;-)

I have only met him once, quite a few years ago but he was very friendly and helpful. Hope to run into him again some day.

Troub,

Great job on the interview.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th September 2018, 14:32
Replies: 1,576
Views: 588,178
Posted By FrankD
Wow, it hasn't died yet. Thanks guys. My unit...

Wow, it hasn't died yet.

Thanks guys.

My unit is still going strong after all this time and with regular use.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 19th June 2018, 11:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,451
Posted By FrankD
Lee, Great question and I think Stephen...

Lee,

Great question and I think Stephen illustrated the "focus" of each type of photography nicely. It depends on your intent. If you are just birding and happen to want to take a picture then...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th June 2018, 12:12
Replies: 250
Views: 61,726
Posted By FrankD
:t::t:

:t::t:
Forum: Others Wednesday 30th May 2018, 12:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By FrankD
Definitely would like to hear more about the...

Definitely would like to hear more about the Visionking Binastro. It has been on my radar for some time and I have a bit of a soft spot for low mag/wide angle binoculars....especially at that price.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 29
Views: 4,046
Posted By FrankD
Good choice. Excellent edge to edge performance...

Good choice. Excellent edge to edge performance with a huge sweetspot. I remember mine fondly. ;)
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 18th May 2018, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By FrankD
Just to throw another into the mix, Opticron came...

Just to throw another into the mix, Opticron came out with a non-ED version of their popular MM3 60 mm series. It is roughly half the price of the ED version. I believe the typical selling price for...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By FrankD
Julian, I can offer some suggestions but nothing...

Julian,

I can offer some suggestions but nothing based on personal experience as I still use an Iphone 6S which does not have the dual camera feature.

For one I know there is an app that...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 16th May 2018, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By FrankD
I owned a similar scope to the Delta. It was sold...

I owned a similar scope to the Delta. It was sold under the Promaster brand if I am not mistaken. Very compact 65 mm scope and the ability to use 1.25 Astro eyepieces is a nice bonus. The supplied...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th May 2018, 14:40
Replies: 85
Views: 6,983
Posted By FrankD
a) Feathered Edge Optics (CMBO) b) Very...

a) Feathered Edge Optics (CMBO)

b) Very knowledgeable and friendly people
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