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Forum: Kowa Today, 15:37
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By jring
Hi, As usual the lifetime warranty from Kowa US...

Hi,

As usual the lifetime warranty from Kowa US is non-transferable and the product has to be registered within 30 days after purchase from an authorized dealer.

Joachim
Forum: Others Yesterday, 08:08
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By jring
Hi Binastro, thanks for the review - I once had...

Hi Binastro,

thanks for the review - I once had the opportunity to compare a Fujinon 14x40 vs a Canon 15x50 side by side and with the examples I had it was no comparison.
Main gripes with the Fuji...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 19th April 2018, 19:22
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By jring
Hi, in case you want to put your SX60 on it, the...

Hi,

in case you want to put your SX60 on it, the first one might be barely ok when using timer or wireless shutter control. But something more sturdy is probably more fun.
Since this is the spotting...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 18th April 2018, 20:33
Replies: 66
Views: 4,179
Posted By jring
Hi, well luckily I'm not in that situation since...

Hi,

well luckily I'm not in that situation since my Chiba Special pair of E2 is working fine and certainly has no warranty any more (and only had one year in Japan).

But If I had bought an $800...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 18th April 2018, 19:16
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By jring
Hi, Cley Spy currently has a sale of used stuff...

Hi,

Cley Spy currently has a sale of used stuff - they have the more upmarket ES80 GA SD with 25x wide HDF EP for 250 quid - that would be my preference if I couldn't stretch the budget for one of...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 18th April 2018, 08:10
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By jring
Hi, I think if you want to get below 2.5kg for...

Hi,

I think if you want to get below 2.5kg for tripod and head for a full size scope around 80mm, you either loose stability or a lot of money.

The question is: are 4.5kg really too much weight for...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 17th April 2018, 13:17
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By jring
Hi, or if you're concerned about resale value -...

Hi,

or if you're concerned about resale value - unscrew the original handle, measure the diameter, get some aluminum pipe roughly the same diameter, cut to size, put some duct tape at one end as a...
Forum: Kowa Monday 16th April 2018, 20:13
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By jring
Hi, EPs for the 82X series are getting rare......

Hi,

EPs for the 82X series are getting rare... this one on german ebay looks like the one you are searching for... not cheap...
Forum: Kowa Monday 16th April 2018, 09:30
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By jring
Hi, one option is to get a 20x or 30x wide EP -...

Hi,

one option is to get a 20x or 30x wide EP - either new or used. Infocus currently has a used 20x one for 79 quid on the used list.

Finding a fitting rubber eyecup will take time and luck - you...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 14th April 2018, 10:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By jring
Little scratches at the front lens are usually...

Little scratches at the front lens are usually not very problematic - at the eyepiece and especially near the field stop is where little flaws can make a big difference.

Can you get an image or...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 9th April 2018, 09:28
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By jring
Hi, Kowa ED and fluorite bodies (the ones ending...

Hi,

Kowa ED and fluorite bodies (the ones ending in 3 for angled or 4 for straight) are also not too shabby and often available cheap. Modern Kowa EPs are easily available and fit for all but the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th April 2018, 16:09
Replies: 48
Views: 1,646
Posted By jring
Hi, there is only a few Porro designs which can...

Hi,

there is only a few Porro designs which can be regarded as alphas - first of all, the Nikon SE series, unfortunately only available used now and the Fujinon FMT-SX series which is mainly for...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 8th April 2018, 15:56
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By jring
Hi, good to hear that your new scope is now...

Hi,

good to hear that your new scope is now working as it should. Good optics is the most important point - I have unfortunately seen my share of bad alphas...

Have fun with it!

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Sunday 8th April 2018, 15:47
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By jring
Hi, john is right - the image shows an 824 which...

Hi,

john is right - the image shows an 824 which would be even better value (although one would have to look for a 20-60 zoom if one wants higher mag than 32x - the Opticron doesn't fit...
Forum: Kowa Friday 6th April 2018, 13:44
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By jring
Hi, since you seem to accept straight scopes...

Hi,

since you seem to accept straight scopes like the TSN 602... Cley Spy has a TSN-4 with the great 30 wide EP for 199 quid on sale (plus p&p to canada probably).

This is a great offer for former...
Forum: Others Friday 6th April 2018, 08:54
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By jring
Hi, Nikon M7 or the Opticron BGA ED both sound...

Hi,

Nikon M7 or the Opticron BGA ED both sound good. Although their price would already make me cringe at the thought of leaving them in my (sometimes parked open) convertible... so that sports a...
Forum: Kowa Friday 6th April 2018, 06:39
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By jring
Hi, for the given use cases, you want a large...

Hi,

for the given use cases, you want a large scope with ED glass. Getting a nice used one is a good idea - I love cash & carry deals as these allow me to evaluate before buying. But I have also...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 5th April 2018, 16:11
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By jring
Hi, not sure if these are your bins......

Hi,

not sure if these are your bins... http://www.holgermerlitz.de/zen7x36.html

If yes, by all means try it.

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Friday 30th March 2018, 12:30
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By jring
Hi, the 821 should be very nice with a 32 wide....

Hi,

the 821 should be very nice with a 32 wide.

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 27th March 2018, 09:04
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By jring
Hi, iirc I paid 80 or 90 euros including p&p for...

Hi,

iirc I paid 80 or 90 euros including p&p for this - the view is certainly worth that much.

Joachim
Forum: Swarovski Monday 26th March 2018, 18:00
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By jring
Hi, I cannot remember having used a Swaro scope...

Hi,

I cannot remember having used a Swaro scope where I could turn the focus easily with one finger, so two it was. Not a big fan of the huge focus wheel anyways.

If the focus turns smoothly and...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 21st March 2018, 14:33
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By jring
Hi, progress in multilayer coatings is on the...

Hi,

progress in multilayer coatings is on the level of a few hundreds of a percent transmission per surface from generation to generation (even early multicoatings from the 80s reached 99.5%...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 21st March 2018, 10:20
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By jring
Hi, I have a straight TS-9 with the 20x EP which...

Hi,

I have a straight TS-9 with the 20x EP which I got quite cheap - small and light on a very light carbon tripod - less than 2kg total.

The view is good, but 50mm and single coating means it's...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 12th March 2018, 10:51
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By jring
Hi, the easiest way to fix that would be getting...

Hi,

the easiest way to fix that would be getting a nice wide angle fixed mag EP fior the mm3 - the discontinued 40858 would give 25x at 67 deg afov.

Drawtube scopes are available in all quality...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 12th March 2018, 08:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,425
Posted By jring
Hi, thanks for the review - good to hear you're...

Hi,

thanks for the review - good to hear you're content so far, how was the comparison vs. your ETX80 at high mag?
Hopefully you never meet a fellow birder with an expensive spotter and afterwards...
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