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Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd March 2019, 07:22
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By LesR
My Opticron Verano BGA HD 8x32 Binoculars are...

My Opticron Verano BGA HD 8x32 Binoculars are always in the car and get used daily between work appointments. My 8x42 SLC get taken out when I am going birding and are not likely to get stolen by a...
Forum: Others Sunday 17th March 2019, 17:05
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By LesR
I agree Sandra, I wouldn't swap My Swaro SLC's...

I agree Sandra, I wouldn't swap My Swaro SLC's but the next favourite I own is a £89 Leupold BX-1 Yosemite 6X30, it gives me a nice 3 dimensional bright view, very easy on eye placement with my...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th March 2019, 18:50
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By LesR
Hi Pete, about 3 years ago I was faced with the...

Hi Pete, about 3 years ago I was faced with the same dilemma as I wanted to upgrade from my Vanguard Endeavor, original, 8x42ED. I tried a friends Swarovski EL 8.5x42 and, while the view was...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th February 2019, 09:57
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By LesR
Nice choice of shop Peaky-B, I've bought a couple...

Nice choice of shop Peaky-B, I've bought a couple of pairs of binoculars from The Birders Store, via the internet, and always found Brian such a helpful and knowledgeable guy.

Les
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 23rd February 2019, 10:23
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By LesR
I see SteveC did a review on here of the Maven B2...

I see SteveC did a review on here of the Maven B2 9x45 back in 2015, so they have at least lasted 4 years.
Forum: Others Tuesday 12th February 2019, 07:40
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By LesR
I will also recommend the light Leupold 6x30...

I will also recommend the light Leupold 6x30 Yosemite for use on a boat, I've used mine for the last 5 years on my many trips across the English channel to France. As a 60+ year old I find them much...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 9th February 2019, 07:56
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By LesR
Here are two different ones, both screw to your...

Here are two different ones, both screw to your camera or...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th September 2018, 08:20
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By LesR
I had the Zeiss Conquest binoculars before being...

I had the Zeiss Conquest binoculars before being offered some Swarovski 8x42 SLC at a knockdown price. I really enjoyed the Conquest and thought they were very good value for money, nice bright wide...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Friday 31st August 2018, 19:28
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By LesR
Looks very much like a Horse Mushroom, we use to...

Looks very much like a Horse Mushroom, we use to have them every year appear near the base of a very old tree. They could grow to 10 inches across and tasted delightful, a proper mushroom. They taste...
Forum: Photo Critique Monday 2nd July 2018, 18:06
Replies: 11
Views: 4,705
Posted By LesR
To my eyes that photo looks like it is back...

To my eyes that photo looks like it is back focusing.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th June 2018, 08:06
Replies: 85
Views: 6,581
Posted By LesR
A very big Thank You to Pete Gamby, Opticron and...

A very big Thank You to Pete Gamby, Opticron and the Birdforum admin team as the EU winner in the Opticron prize draw. I'm now looking forward to choosing some Opticron products to compliment my 8 x...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 5th June 2018, 07:22
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By LesR
Welcome to the forum Dave, Stodmarsh is a good...

Welcome to the forum Dave, Stodmarsh is a good place for Marsh Harriers, also Oare Marshes has regular visits acoming across from Sheppey.
Forum: Others Wednesday 16th May 2018, 16:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By LesR
I started off with Barr & Stroud 8x42 Sierra...

I started off with Barr & Stroud 8x42 Sierra binoculars, fully multi coated, phase corrected, great value and quite bright and sharp. The slightly cheaper Sahara 8x42 are not phase corrected, so it's...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th May 2018, 09:03
Replies: 85
Views: 6,581
Posted By LesR
a) Who is your preferred optics dealer...

a) Who is your preferred optics dealer and

Birders Store in Worcester UK.

b) Why do you like buying from them?

Brian is very helpful and knowledgable, great range of optics that are usually in...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 14th May 2018, 17:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By LesR
Hi MK, I use the Velbon 200R with my Pentax 65...

Hi MK, I use the Velbon 200R with my Pentax 65 scope. Great tripod and head, very stable and very good value for money, well worth the price on your link. Also used the tripod with a much heavier...
Forum: Canon Saturday 5th May 2018, 12:40
Replies: 16
Views: 4,385
Posted By LesR
Quote - Panamoz are selling at £1370 but although...

Quote - Panamoz are selling at £1370 but although I have bought from them I have no experience of returning anything ( not needed!)

I bought a Tamron lens from Panamoz about 3 years ago, there was...
Forum: Pentax Saturday 5th May 2018, 12:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By LesR
I have both the Morpheus 12.5mm and the Pentax...

I have both the Morpheus 12.5mm and the Pentax XW14mm on my Pentax 65ED and the Morpheus is as good as the Pentax in my view.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 5th May 2018, 12:09
Replies: 27
Views: 8,525
Posted By LesR
I had a Regal 80 f-ed and used both the Velbon...

I had a Regal 80 f-ed and used both the Velbon 200 and a Delta Carbon tripod, didn't have any issues with either. The Delta was the sturdier of the two and is sold by Infocus.co.uk. I see there is a...
Forum: Canon Sunday 15th April 2018, 15:55
Replies: 16
Views: 4,385
Posted By LesR
Prices do vary, look here for uk suppliers. These...

Prices do vary, look here for uk suppliers. These are Canon agents so they have come through Canon...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 14th April 2018, 11:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By LesR
Hello Cliff, I would have thought that one of the...

Hello Cliff, I would have thought that one of the smaller lighter spoting scopes in 50 or 60mm with a zoom lens would suit your needs. They do tend to focus down to 2.5 - 3.5 metres in the Opticron...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 12th April 2018, 10:13
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By LesR
Hi Wachi, I had the previous versions Regal 65 &...

Hi Wachi, I had the previous versions Regal 65 & Regal 80 models, which I believe have the same optics and zoom, but the M2 is lighter, has faster focusing on the twin focus knobs and is a green...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 8th April 2018, 07:42
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By LesR
I bought as Red Snapper tripod 3 years ago, when...

I bought as Red Snapper tripod 3 years ago, when I owned a Celestron Regal 80mm scope, and it is still going strong and being used with my camera setup weighing 3kg. I find it very stable in windy...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th January 2018, 23:36
Replies: 3,753
Views: 1,300,213
Posted By LesR
Don't know if anyone is interested but Uttings...

Don't know if anyone is interested but Uttings have their January Sale till 10 Jan. All optics reduced. Orders over £159 = £20 off. Over £500 = £50 off. Over £1000 = £100 off and Over £1500 = £150...
Forum: Canon Friday 5th January 2018, 11:03
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By LesR
Neil, This guy has some excellent...

Neil, This guy has some excellent ones!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bmse/with/35340943381/
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 5th January 2018, 10:57
Replies: 15
Views: 2,630
Posted By LesR
Thank you. Glad to oblige Christine.

Thank you. Glad to oblige Christine.
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