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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 13th November 2019, 21:33
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By dipped
Opticron do a new 77 model available as a...

Opticron do a new 77 model available as a straight scope which I think might take the Baader zoom too.

You don't say what scope you are upgrading from so don't know how much of an upgrade a new...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th November 2019, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By dipped
The new crop of 30mm Image Stabilised binoculars

Along with Viking, Opticron, Vixen (another brand I can't remember), Kite have now entered the fray with a slightly tweaked and on first check more expensive model in 10 and 12x power. These are the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 13th November 2019, 14:44
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By dipped
Hi Randy No idea about the Vortex but I had the...

Hi Randy

No idea about the Vortex but I had the PF80 for a while but sent it back as it had bad flare where a cell edge caught the sun. Don't know if current models exhibit this. Did you notice...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 13th November 2019, 14:38
Replies: 135
Views: 12,094
Posted By dipped
Finally Swarovski bring image stabilisation to...

Finally Swarovski bring image stabilisation to their premier range. It's the next logical step surely.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 22nd September 2019, 20:17
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By dipped
Here's what Kimmo Absetz had to say about the...

Here's what Kimmo Absetz had to say about the difference in brightness "Compared to the older Fieldscope ED 78, the newer scope is brighter by more than one would expect given the rather modest...
Forum: Pentax Saturday 21st September 2019, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By dipped
I would imagine the Baader Hyperion zoom Mk IV...

I would imagine the Baader Hyperion zoom Mk IV providing it focusses to infinity which it should as it is designed to be compatible with more spotting scopes.
Forum: Canon Saturday 21st September 2019, 17:03
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By dipped
I see thanks. So if you want to view beyond 5...

I see thanks. So if you want to view beyond 5 minutes/continuously you can keep switching between modes.
Forum: Canon Saturday 21st September 2019, 16:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By dipped
What happens if you push the button before the 5...

What happens if you push the button before the 5 minutes is up, does it reset and give you 5 minutes from then?
Forum: Canon Saturday 21st September 2019, 15:40
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By dipped
I rather hope it does click on stay on but the...

I rather hope it does click on stay on but the annotated video says it stays on for up to 5 minutes which suggests it switches off after that time regardless of whether you are actively using the...
Forum: Canon Friday 20th September 2019, 19:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By dipped
I presume the specs are wrong on the Canon site...

I presume the specs are wrong on the Canon site as both 8 and 10x say "Doublet Field Flattener : Yes"
Forum: Canon Friday 20th September 2019, 10:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By dipped
New Canon 8x20 and 10x20 IS Binoculars

Just went on Wex photographic and found Canon's new compacts.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th August 2019, 18:31
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By dipped
Oops I missed that.

Oops I missed that.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th August 2019, 14:12
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By dipped
If you don't mind used (6 month warranty) these...

If you don't mind used (6 month warranty) these Opticron Verano HD 8x42's might fit the bill.

New 409 now 180.

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Opticron-Verano-HD-8x42-BGA-HD-WP_249038.html
Forum: Leica Tuesday 20th August 2019, 20:37
Replies: 42
Views: 1,766
Posted By dipped
Hi Mark Apologies - I worked out my %age...

Hi Mark

Apologies - I worked out my %age increase incorrectly.

I agree with you though I would express the increases as 172% and 142% respectively.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 20th August 2019, 19:47
Replies: 42
Views: 1,766
Posted By dipped
So you're working on the principle of square exit...

So you're working on the principle of square exit pupils?

Am I missing something here, as the last time I checked my binoculars I saw a round (circular) exit pupil.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 20th August 2019, 19:19
Replies: 42
Views: 1,766
Posted By dipped
I worked out the area for each exit pupil and...

I worked out the area for each exit pupil and then the %age increase.

Pi x Radius squared gives area so 3.14x4 for 32mm gives 12.56 and so on...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 20th August 2019, 18:23
Replies: 42
Views: 1,766
Posted By dipped
Hi Mark I can't work out your maths. I make...

Hi Mark

I can't work out your maths. I make it

32 to 42 = 58% increase (in area)

42 to 50 = 70.5% increase

So going from 42mm to 50mm objective is more noticeable in theory than 32mm to 42mm.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th August 2019, 19:33
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By dipped
Were any prices mentioned for these please David?

Were any prices mentioned for these please David?
Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th August 2019, 18:33
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By dipped
These RSPB HD 6.5x32 9 degree wide angle...

These RSPB HD 6.5x32 9 degree wide angle binoculars have been out for a while if people are interested in that format.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th August 2019, 19:43
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By dipped
More of a clone of the Viking Scout and Vixen...

More of a clone of the Viking Scout and Vixen Atera which likewise have the battery housing (AAA's) under the body rather than the Kenko's which have the CR batteries housed to the side of the body....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th August 2019, 17:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By dipped
Great resource. One little error I did note, you...

Great resource. One little error I did note, you show a picture of the Canon 10x30 IS (Mk I) but it is titled as a Mk II.
Forum: Opticron Thursday 15th August 2019, 15:01
Replies: 26
Views: 3,605
Posted By dipped
I think it's more likely to come down to which is...

I think it's more likely to come down to which is the best specimen with the least aberrations.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 14th August 2019, 13:47
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By dipped
FWIW under the left cup of the rain guard mine...

FWIW under the left cup of the rain guard mine says EAP. Nikon will supply the correct rain guard for the model.

My wife's Prostaff has ECM >PE<.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 13th August 2019, 15:34
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By dipped
Did you mean what are your criteria?

Did you mean what are your criteria?
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 13th August 2019, 15:20
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By dipped
Hi Andy Oh yes, it's still a fine instrument....

Hi Andy

Oh yes, it's still a fine instrument. Though I've looked through all the current top of the ranges I've never seen a reason to change apart from when people say how much more detail they can...
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