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Forum: Leica Friday 17th August 2018, 04:19
Replies: 166
Views: 6,417
Posted By Kevin Conville
Occasionally I've been known to break the law. B...

Occasionally I've been known to break the law. B (:

Seemingly, you got the point though.

Cheers.
Forum: Leica Thursday 16th August 2018, 22:27
Replies: 166
Views: 6,417
Posted By Kevin Conville
I think you're right, and I generally agree. The...

I think you're right, and I generally agree. The exception, for me, sans the optical component, are the 32mm versions. They just feel and fit right to me.

I've had three Ultravids. Two 7x42s and an...
Forum: Leica Thursday 16th August 2018, 19:52
Replies: 166
Views: 6,417
Posted By Kevin Conville
In some ways comparing an 8x32 BN to a current...

In some ways comparing an 8x32 BN to a current Asian bin is a little like comparing an air cooled 911 Porsche to a current Honda or Subaru. On paper, these cars have better numbers and will probably...
Forum: Leica Friday 10th August 2018, 20:20
Replies: 166
Views: 6,417
Posted By Kevin Conville
Keep in mind the OP is talking $900, CA. Under...

Keep in mind the OP is talking $900, CA. Under $700, US.

I would buy them.

You've indicated they are easy to view through, they fit your hands, and you like their lack of flare. These things...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 14th July 2018, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Kevin Conville
Thanks for the clarification, Nixter. That is...

Thanks for the clarification, Nixter.

That is very tempting indeed.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 14th July 2018, 05:49
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Kevin Conville
Where can these be bought for 2000eu?

Where can these be bought for 2000eu?
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th July 2018, 05:44
Replies: 38
Views: 1,851
Posted By Kevin Conville
Adhoc, I suggest you jump straight to giant...

Adhoc,
I suggest you jump straight to giant binoculars. 16-20 power and 70-120mm objectives. The tripod you'll need to support these will also dramatically aid your viewing acuity. It will also be...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th July 2018, 20:50
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
You may have missed the other thread that was the...

You may have missed the other thread that was the jumping off point for this thread https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=361138

I personally feel that pedestal type mounts that utilize a...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 30th June 2018, 23:53
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By Kevin Conville
This "canned hunting" thing is a bit of a peeve...

This "canned hunting" thing is a bit of a peeve with me.
A few years ago I came in second in a photo contest here on BF to a guy who's submission was taken in a hide, in a park, where food was put...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 22:56
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
Thanks Alexis. I'm already on that page but I...

Thanks Alexis.
I'm already on that page but I want to use something firmer than neoprene, like thin butyl rubber, maybe leather, maybe felt.

The combination of squish (neoprene) and the adhesive...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 22:22
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
Food for thought... Two separate cords for both...

Food for thought...
Two separate cords for both the front and back of the bin.
The cords would come in from the top of the bracket and adjust with cord locks.

I understand this would increase bulk...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 22:00
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
You may in experiencing the point of diminishing...

You may in experiencing the point of diminishing benefit from too much downsizing. It reminds me how phones and other personal electronic devices are limited to an interface that human hands can...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 21:05
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
I ran into a little snag that needs to be...

I ran into a little snag that needs to be corrected before my next (lower profile) version.
The self adhesive neoprene migrates under the pressure of the bins. I didn't incur this on the larger...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th June 2018, 19:35
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Kevin Conville
Your post had me doubting myself so I just had...

Your post had me doubting myself so I just had the 16x70s out back and did some testing.

One EP focused at about 150' and the other to infinity, works like a champ for me. Better than I remembered....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd June 2018, 22:14
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
Well that's about as minimalist as you can get! I...

Well that's about as minimalist as you can get! I think my next version will be somewhere between what I last produced and this latest version of yours, with an eye on it working with any of my bins...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 22nd June 2018, 18:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kevin Conville
I've done / do both. For me it is primarily about...

I've done / do both. For me it is primarily about speed. An SLR with a long lens is WAY faster to use therefore easier to get the shot. The lens speed is much faster with a long lens allowing faster...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd June 2018, 10:04
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
Thanks Henning, I trim the ends of the shock...

Thanks Henning,

I trim the ends of the shock cord neatly then burn them with a flame.

The aluminum connector plate is stronger and more space efficient and I tapped a 1/4"-20 thread in it to allow...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 22nd June 2018, 04:47
Replies: 78
Views: 4,434
Posted By Kevin Conville
Henning, et al- I started a new thread...

Henning, et al-

I started a new thread https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=363530
in an attempt to bring this thread out of a dusty corner of the Swarovski sub forum.

May I suggest you move...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd June 2018, 04:42
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
Here's the Leica 12x50s with the mount attached...

Here's the Leica 12x50s with the mount attached going back into the Vortex case I use for them. It fits!
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd June 2018, 04:39
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kevin Conville
Building a Better Binocular Mount

Henning Hauksen and I have been exchanging designs and ideas over in the Swarovski sub forum under the title "Swarovski Universal tripod adapter review"...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd June 2018, 03:20
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Kevin Conville
It works pretty much right out of the gate. IF...

It works pretty much right out of the gate. IF bins have an advantage here. The brain is crazy powerful. Just "think" distant and you're seeing distant, near, near.

Understand it does improve when...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st June 2018, 09:06
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Kevin Conville
Though they demand the use of a tripod, and they...

Though they demand the use of a tripod, and they are individual focus, they can still be great for terrestrial viewing... at a distance.

Fuji 16x70s have great optics and actually focus quite easily...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th June 2018, 19:05
Replies: 42
Views: 2,556
Posted By Kevin Conville
Oh yeah, I forgot about that...

Oh yeah, I forgot about that...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 20th June 2018, 10:36
Replies: 78
Views: 4,434
Posted By Kevin Conville
Your version 8 is looking very good,...

Your version 8 is looking very good, Henning!
It's smaller and smarter.

I'll work on mine this week
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th June 2018, 17:48
Replies: 42
Views: 2,556
Posted By Kevin Conville
Sorry for what, to some, seems an obvious answer...

Sorry for what, to some, seems an obvious answer but there just isn't an answer to this question.

It's like asking who makes the best cars. Based on what?
Performance? Reliability? Value? Creature...
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