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Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th May 2019, 21:25
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By Sancho
I find the 'problem' with birding by ear is, you...

I find the 'problem' with birding by ear is, you can never switch it off! Years ago I sat down with the excellent cassette series 'Teach yourself bird songs and calls' (or something- UK published),...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th May 2019, 18:19
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By Sancho
I still have my old 'Observer's' too! The Irish...

I still have my old 'Observer's' too! The Irish names for birds (where I could find them) are written in my eight-year old handwriting at the the top of each page,
and I lost the little plastic case....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd May 2019, 16:33
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Sancho
Sell or donate the 'old' pair to someone who has...

Sell or donate the 'old' pair to someone who has no beef with duct tape. I saw one one for sale on ebay recently with the same issue. On a local website here in Ireland, someone is selling a 10x42 in...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 20:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By Sancho
I agree with everything everyone said. Except...

I agree with everything everyone said. Except what would be within your budget, and keep you happy for decades, is the Meopta Meostar B1 8x32. I think there is a version of it in the 'States, made by...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th March 2019, 12:46
Replies: 61
Views: 3,239
Posted By Sancho
I think for anyone trying to find their first...

I think for anyone trying to find their first pair of premium binos, the new prices have got to the point where they don't represent much value, even taking amortizisation into account. Luckily there...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th March 2019, 11:20
Replies: 61
Views: 3,239
Posted By Sancho
I can't find any ethnic slur in this thread, Old...

I can't find any ethnic slur in this thread, Old Hat...am I missing something?
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th March 2019, 10:05
Replies: 61
Views: 3,239
Posted By Sancho
I wonder if optics-inflation has far outstripped...

I wonder if optics-inflation has far outstripped that of the CPI in recent years. In 2012, I bought SV 8x32 in a store here for €1269. The samd store is now offering the latest iteration of the same...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th March 2019, 09:51
Replies: 31
Views: 1,392
Posted By Sancho
Are you anywhere near Southwest Optics in Truro?...

Are you anywhere near Southwest Optics in Truro? (BTW I second Lee's Meopta B1 recommendation)
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 23rd February 2019, 09:43
Replies: 3,821
Views: 1,359,960
Posted By Sancho
Fernoptikcenter-Rheinmain in Germany currently...

Fernoptikcenter-Rheinmain in Germany currently have a new Meopta Meostar B1 8x32 for 499 euro.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th January 2019, 23:08
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By Sancho
I have zero interest in looking at any bird...

I have zero interest in looking at any bird through a machine that identifies it for me. I want to 'see' birds with my own eyes, maybe through some glass bits, and do all the thoughts, processing...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th January 2019, 19:33
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By Sancho
I'd rather take my eyeballs out with a spade than...

I'd rather take my eyeballs out with a spade than let image-recognition replace my binos and (what's left of) my brain!;)
Forum: Binoculars Monday 21st January 2019, 22:18
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Sancho
I dunno, Jerry...I kinda prefer the Stegosaurus...

I dunno, Jerry...I kinda prefer the Stegosaurus SV Field Pro....
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 15th January 2019, 17:59
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Sancho
Sounds like a valid explanation....thanks Andy!

Sounds like a valid explanation....thanks Andy!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 14th January 2019, 19:46
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Sancho
Hi Callum, lovely payback! My favourite spotter...

Hi Callum, lovely payback! My favourite spotter is the Meopta Meostar S2HD82,_with 30-60x zoom lens. This costs about 2k. I'm in Bray, if you want to test mine, PM me.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 13th January 2019, 20:13
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Sancho
Dead Grey Seal

Has anyone any idea what could have happened to this grey seal, washed up on Kilkee Beach, County Clare, Ireland yesterday? Its flippers and tail were largely missing, as was its entire face,...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th January 2019, 22:04
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By Sancho
While on boats, buses, trains and from cars, I've...

While on boats, buses, trains and from cars, I've used Canon IS 10x30 and 10x42 binos and found them superb.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th January 2019, 18:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sancho
True. Let's drink to that!B (:

True. Let's drink to that!B (:
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th January 2019, 18:55
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Andy. I use a MHG 10x42, and for cycling a...

Thanks Andy. I use a MHG 10x42, and for cycling a Swaro 8x20B.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th January 2019, 01:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sancho
The nearly-perfect binos you've had- what would you change to make them 'perfect'?

I've given up on the 20-year search for perfection, don't buy binos anymore and have bought and sold far too many. What if you could change just one thing to make a near-perfect bino actually...
Forum: Meopta Thursday 27th December 2018, 09:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By Sancho
Great news, Oracleman! I've made similar...

Great news, Oracleman! I've made similar 'mistakes' in the past. Zorionak, eta Urte Berri On!
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th December 2018, 21:31
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By Sancho
:-O I hope both you and the bike were unharmed!

:-O I hope both you and the bike were unharmed!
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th December 2018, 10:03
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By Sancho
Zeiss Pocket Victory 8x25, I think. I've never...

Zeiss Pocket Victory 8x25, I think. I've never seen a pair but BF folk who have them are very positive on their merits. Slightly concerned that at 290gm they would be a bit heavy as a cycling bino.
Forum: Meopta Thursday 6th December 2018, 22:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By Sancho
Meopta Customer Service is top-class. Talk to...

Meopta Customer Service is top-class. Talk to Jana in Prerov. She'll look after you. Send them in directly and your binos will be grand.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th November 2018, 10:04
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Andrew! Not unusual then. I missed that...

Thanks Andrew! Not unusual then. I missed that thread, have to pay more attention!
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th November 2018, 09:44
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Sancho
Mistle Thrush singing - early?

We've had a series of very overcast days here, but today there's some nice sunlight breaking through. This morning a Mistle Thrush was singing; sounded like he was just warming up, phrases of 2-3...
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