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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 17th September 2018, 17:49
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By jring
Hi, in your situation I would really opt for a...

Hi,

in your situation I would really opt for a 50mm as you still have the photo lens to carry... or not? Will you change the tripod between the scope and the camera?

- Kowa 501 - I really liked the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 16th September 2018, 22:01
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By jring
Hi, if these digiscoped images are at 60x...

Hi,

if these digiscoped images are at 60x they're quite ok... but of course a 42 deg afov nothing to phone home about...

The Tamron 150-600 has f5-6.3 and thus should have 95mm aperture at the long...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 13th September 2018, 10:34
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By jring
Hi, the examples I have seen of Kowa 88X and the...

Hi,

the examples I have seen of Kowa 88X and the S2 (5 or so different Kowas - only one Meopta) were all quite nice - unlike with ATX where I saw two not so great examples (among 5-10).

If you...
Forum: Pentax Monday 10th September 2018, 13:22
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By jring
Hi, quite frankly, if you have a scope that is...

Hi,

quite frankly, if you have a scope that is doing 20x well (which is not very difficult) and you only want/need 20x, there is not really a need to upgrade.

Regarding the EP question for the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd September 2018, 06:26
Replies: 81
Views: 2,668
Posted By jring
Hi, I don't think one can discern differences in...

Hi,

I don't think one can discern differences in center field resolution in good or better quality birding bins at your usual 7 to 10x magnification without using:

a) a good object with lots of...
Forum: Nikon Friday 31st August 2018, 16:02
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By jring
Hi, yeah, nowadays they might not bother to ask...

Hi,

yeah, nowadays they might not bother to ask but just terminate the perceived threat - with extreme prejudice...

Joachim
Forum: Nikon Friday 31st August 2018, 06:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By jring
Hi, congratulations to the deal of the month...

Hi,

congratulations to the deal of the month with your first pair... so you seem to have contracted a mild case of porromania - no fear, the condition is not deadly but also not curable...

Enjoy...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 28th August 2018, 16:59
Replies: 69
Views: 3,182
Posted By jring
Hi, for reference the numbers announced by Zeiss...

Hi,

for reference the numbers announced by Zeiss and given to the press last fall were the following:

Sports Optics headcount at Wetzlar pre layoff: 330
Transferred to Oberkochen (development,...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th August 2018, 05:57
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By jring
Hi, while the Meopta is certainly a nice piece...

Hi,

while the Meopta is certainly a nice piece of glass, I would only consider it with a tripod.
Few people can hold a 12x pair steady enough for a longer time to actually profit from the higher...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th August 2018, 15:25
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By jring
Hi, well the price is roughly 2/3 of new which...

Hi,

well the price is roughly 2/3 of new which sounds fine.

Since optics doesn't get bad, age is not really an issue except for warranty - currently Swaro offers a measly 10 years from sale date...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th August 2018, 14:14
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By jring
Hi, "Around 1k the usual suspects would be...

Hi,

"Around 1k the usual suspects would be Conquest HD, Meopta B1, Monarch HG, Ultravid HD+, Swaro SLC."

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th August 2018, 14:13
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By jring
Hi, the EV SV 8.5x44 would be a used alpha - if...

Hi,

the EV SV 8.5x44 would be a used alpha - if I was in your situation I would probably look at that - if you don't like it (which is not very probable), you can always sell it without...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th August 2018, 10:51
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to Birdforum! You...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to Birdforum!

You will likely get the best deals online - not sure about legislation in the UK - over here online dealers have to offer two weeks of return period no...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd August 2018, 06:00
Replies: 48
Views: 3,190
Posted By jring
Hi, for 5-6 grand you can get a pair of APM...

Hi,

for 5-6 grand you can get a pair of APM 120mm triplet binos, the mount, a Berlebach to support it and have a few grand left for eyepieces...

A friend from the astro club has a pair and this one...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 12:11
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By jring
Hi, from the 2nd thread on CN it looks like the...

Hi,

from the 2nd thread on CN it looks like the first tester might have been mistaken with the vignetting - if there really was vignetting, the light cone would be blocked by sth far before the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 06:43
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By jring
Hi, in general it is a good idea to be a bit...

Hi,

in general it is a good idea to be a bit wary of products containing phtalates, they are really not very healthy - in europe there are regulations about these too, but a bit less general than in...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 21st August 2018, 20:30
Replies: 25
Views: 1,554
Posted By jring
Hi, since nobody has reviewed the extender yet,...

Hi,

since nobody has reviewed the extender yet, I bought one and had a test drive with my old Kowas... for me it was a mixed bag, although this is not really the fault of the extender... some...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 21st August 2018, 13:17
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By jring
Hi, yeah, that's correct, but since the Kowa...

Hi,

yeah, that's correct, but since the Kowa spotter it was designed for is a fairly fast refractor at f5.5, it should be fine with slow scopes like Mak, SCT or my 100 ED, reasonably fast reflectors...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 20th August 2018, 20:54
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By jring
Hi, if the two options are new scopes, I agree...

Hi,

if the two options are new scopes, I agree that with some patience and luck some nicer used piece might be found.
Btw. what is your budget - I have only found 400 quid for the Prostaff and zoom...
Forum: Kowa Monday 20th August 2018, 20:25
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By jring
I can bring a small astro scope and mount too to...

I can bring a small astro scope and mount too to test... SW 100 ED maybe?

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Monday 20th August 2018, 12:21
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By jring
Hi, no worries, this way I can learn from sb...

Hi,

no worries, this way I can learn from sb with way more experience than me... so far my endeavours with openscad and my 3d printer are limited to lens caps and solar filter holders...

I could...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 19th August 2018, 17:23
Replies: 62
Views: 4,651
Posted By jring
Hi, while a larger Kowa Prominar would certainly...

Hi,

while a larger Kowa Prominar would certainly be nice, the story about Kowa growing CaF2 crystal is not true...

Kowa gets finished CaF2 lenses from Canon Optron, just like almost everybody else...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 19th August 2018, 12:46
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By jring
Hi, thanks Jerry, I knew I had seen this Leica...

Hi,

thanks Jerry, I knew I had seen this Leica adapter somewhere in germany when I read sb had used it for the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th August 2018, 18:55
Replies: 44
Views: 1,778
Posted By jring
Hi, welcome to birdforum, first of all. The...

Hi,

welcome to birdforum, first of all.

The best pair of binoculars is the one you have with you, when there is a good view to be had.

If a small and light pair of 8x30 is not portable enough,...
Forum: Kowa Friday 17th August 2018, 13:20
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By jring
Hi, if you can read german, the following might...

Hi,

if you can read german, the following might be helpful.

http://forum.astronomie.de/phpapps/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1148568/Re:_Okular-Adapter_f%C3%BCr_Kowa-Ok

Joachim
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