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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 01:29
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By Kevin Conville
That's contradictory. Once in a lifetime and...

That's contradictory. Once in a lifetime and depreciation.
Anyway, buy whatever floats your boat and disregard any other considerations would be my 2 bits.
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 01:17
Replies: 39
Views: 1,622
Posted By Kevin Conville
Is that meritorious? Depending on what the...

Is that meritorious?
Depending on what the updates are, that reads like they released it before it was fleshed out.

Nikon does have a bit of a checkered (recent) history with cameras. I've resisted...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 27th November 2019, 09:32
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Kevin Conville
Nice report Ron. It reads like a guy who knows...

Nice report Ron.
It reads like a guy who knows his way around a pair of binoculars would write.

Cheers
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 26th November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 39
Views: 1,622
Posted By Kevin Conville
Though I have at times been critical of Nikon for...

Though I have at times been critical of Nikon for their confused marketing strategies and product supply...
I'm rooting for Nikon to prevail, as a company, and especially with their sport optics...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 26th November 2019, 09:18
Replies: 39
Views: 1,622
Posted By Kevin Conville
Are these same people critical of Leica, Zeiss...

Are these same people critical of Leica, Zeiss Swaro, Meopta, Pentax, Vortex, Bushnell, Leopold, and so on... for their h**t**g connections?
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:27
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By Kevin Conville
Is weight part of your considerations? The Nikon...

Is weight part of your considerations?
The Nikon is 3oz lighter than the Toric and 8oz lighter than the Meopta.
It also has the widest field.

Someone commented the HGs have a lighter build and...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 20th November 2019, 04:38
Replies: 99
Views: 5,633
Posted By Kevin Conville
During the first go round of the "new, old...

During the first go round of the "new, old Trinovids" I was pretty jazzed and would have been in line to buy a pair.

Now, I have a wide field lightweight binocular that fills the niche the 1st...
Forum: Leica Friday 15th November 2019, 09:01
Replies: 69
Views: 3,285
Posted By Kevin Conville
I deleted my previous response as it's been...

I deleted my previous response as it's been pointed out they were either too off topic or too provocative, or both. And, that's OK.

I'll just say, Seldom, that I agree with you.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 12th November 2019, 19:37
Replies: 69
Views: 3,285
Posted By Kevin Conville
I guess I stand corrected. My understanding for...

I guess I stand corrected. My understanding for all these years was that Boomers were born in the first decade after WWII.

Still, "Boomers" who missed the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, didn't experience...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 19:46
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Kevin Conville
This shows NZ. I pointed (approximately) where...

This shows NZ. I pointed (approximately) where Milford Sound is
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 19:36
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Kevin Conville
For the darkest skies it's fairly apparent one...

For the darkest skies it's fairly apparent one will have to leave Europe or the US, and quite a few other places in the Northern Hemisphere especially.

The Outback of Australia and Namibia indeed do...
Forum: Leica Sunday 10th November 2019, 07:09
Replies: 69
Views: 3,285
Posted By Kevin Conville
On a related note. I never got the guys at Mt...

On a related note. I never got the guys at Mt Pinos (star party) who sit in their trailers and control with their laptops to "view" through their telescopes. Granted, they're mostly doing imaging,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 06:59
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Kevin Conville
I think the best night sky I ever saw also was in...

I think the best night sky I ever saw also was in New Zealand. Just up the road from Milford Sound on the east side of Mt Cook. I can envision Milford Sound being pretty awesome, but I wasn't there...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 06:55
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Kevin Conville
You forget to mention stable air (low shimmer)...

You forget to mention stable air (low shimmer) because it's in the middle of the Pacific.
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th November 2019, 19:06
Replies: 69
Views: 3,285
Posted By Kevin Conville
Huh? How many boomers are in the workforce? 64-74...

Huh? How many boomers are in the workforce? 64-74 years old? 1945-1955.
It's not their world, it's subsequent generation's world. Do what you want.

If sales are highest amongst that demographic,...
Forum: Leica Friday 8th November 2019, 04:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By Kevin Conville
Agreed. Electronics would only lower it's...

Agreed. Electronics would only lower it's intrinsic value, and longevity.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 07:02
Replies: 35
Views: 1,888
Posted By Kevin Conville
I do, I think. My heart was broken at the loss of...

I do, I think.
My heart was broken at the loss of our Corgi, Katy.
That was 3 1/2 years ago.

Im admiring Borgis (Border Collie/Corgi) and Augies (Australian Shepard/Corgi) in addition to the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th October 2019, 06:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,888
Posted By Kevin Conville
I believe the Nikon HG monoculars have cases made...

I believe the Nikon HG monoculars have cases made of titanium, not that it matters. The weight difference between Ti and S.S would be inconsequential on such a small device.

The optics are w/o...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 26th October 2019, 23:14
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Kevin Conville
Being a small angled scope, you don't need a lot...

Being a small angled scope, you don't need a lot of height.
Being a small scope you don't need a lot of capacity.

A light carbon tripod with collets (no cam levers) is what I'd recommend.
I have 4...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 26th October 2019, 22:35
Replies: 35
Views: 1,888
Posted By Kevin Conville
I have the Nikon 5x15 HG. I'm no monocular power...

I have the Nikon 5x15 HG. I'm no monocular power user by any means, but when I want one this tiny Nikon delivers what I'm looking for.

Anything larger than tiny just doesn't interest me. I'll carry...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 17th October 2019, 19:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Kevin Conville
Of course. Most every problem comes down to what...

Of course. Most every problem comes down to what are the relative concentrations.
If there were 100 times more birds or 1/100 the number of cats and dogs then their impact would be much less of an...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 17th October 2019, 10:35
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By Kevin Conville
I don't want to get between Steve and Alexis with...

I don't want to get between Steve and Alexis with their debate, though I have a prejudice towards Nikon for it's excellent performance, but I have a comment about my experience with both company's...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 15th October 2019, 05:19
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Kevin Conville
sibilatrix- Though I agree with you generally...

sibilatrix-

Though I agree with you generally about dogs in nature reserves, you could make your point more eloquently.

I find your mannerism exceedingly unpleasant and abrasive.
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 12th October 2019, 00:57
Replies: 69
Views: 3,887
Posted By Kevin Conville
Umh, ... Lee Can you please get on that? I've got...

Umh, ... Lee
Can you please get on that?
I've got SO much to say! B (:
Forum: Swarovski Friday 11th October 2019, 09:41
Replies: 69
Views: 3,887
Posted By Kevin Conville
Well Lee, A man's got to know his limitations

Well Lee,

A man's got to know his limitations
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