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Forum: Swift Friday 25th May 2018, 22:32
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Patudo
Elkcub and others have much more knowledge of...

Elkcub and others have much more knowledge of Swift products than I do, but a well executed wide field 8x40 is still a very useful device for birding, especially if you don't use glasses/spectacles...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 21:56
Replies: 274
Views: 9,858
Posted By Patudo
I've been meaning to put pen to paper for a...

I've been meaning to put pen to paper for a while, but time has been a scarce commodity of late. When the weather and birding is as good as it is you want to be out there as much as you can.

I...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 21st May 2018, 23:09
Replies: 68
Views: 4,483
Posted By Patudo
Thanks for the highly detailed report and...

Thanks for the highly detailed report and comments, Alexis.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 21st May 2018, 22:51
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Patudo
A B/GAT (T without the asterisk) would have...

A B/GAT (T without the asterisk) would have single-coated lenses, T* denoting multi-coating (superior anti-reflection performance; higher light transmission). There are still a fair number of these...
Forum: Nikon Monday 21st May 2018, 22:07
Replies: 41
Views: 2,452
Posted By Patudo
Hi Pileatus - that's a really interesting...

Hi Pileatus - that's a really interesting observation, and possibly one reason why Nikon is ceasing support for this model/range. It reminded me that most of the porros I've used have needed some...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 16th May 2018, 01:12
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By Patudo
have to admit; it would be really interesting to...

have to admit; it would be really interesting to know if phase coatings have been tweaked since their first introduction (almost certainly, one would have thought), to what end and with what result.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 15th May 2018, 23:06
Replies: 48
Views: 1,794
Posted By Patudo
Hi Tony - thanks for posting about your fine old...

Hi Tony - thanks for posting about your fine old binos - any chance of some photos? I take it you use all your Leitzes without glasses - will they focus sufficiently beyond infinity to compensate...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th May 2018, 19:20
Replies: 79
Views: 3,199
Posted By Patudo
Hi Peter, Joachim - thanks for your comments,...

Hi Peter, Joachim - thanks for your comments, which gave me plenty of thought this week. It seems to me the EII's field of view exceeds, albeit not by a great deal, the classic 8x30 porros of the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th May 2018, 18:38
Replies: 79
Views: 3,199
Posted By Patudo
To put it baldly, that's part of the reason why...

To put it baldly, that's part of the reason why Swarovski charge the premium they do. I enjoyed the article this links to:...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th May 2018, 18:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By Patudo
I have mulled over similar issues quite a bit, as...

I have mulled over similar issues quite a bit, as one of the places I'd really like to return to with binoculars is somewhere I would not want to take anything really valuable or difficult to...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 13th May 2018, 18:11
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Patudo
The case looks identical to the one I had (DDR...

The case looks identical to the one I had (DDR model with seven digit number) but you would want to look at the serial number to be sure. NB. I ought to have kept the case when I sold the binocular...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 8th May 2018, 19:33
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Patudo
Zeiss Jena having licensed some production in...

Zeiss Jena having licensed some production in Japan (as mentioned in Holger's site) somewhat complicates the issue - is it possible to tell the outright fakes apart from a binocular made in Japan...
Forum: Gulls Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 22:14
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Patudo
Thanks for the excellent video link Jonno. ...

Thanks for the excellent video link Jonno. Lesser black-backs are indeed quite commonly seen throughout the city and I see greater black-backs fairly regularly on a stretch of the Thames (where...
Forum: Others Sunday 29th April 2018, 22:26
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Patudo
I remember reading or being told (but cannot...

I remember reading or being told (but cannot find/recall the source) that the Fujinon IS is optimized to compensate for larger shifts such as on board a boat at sea (for instance), whereas Canon's is...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Sunday 29th April 2018, 01:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By Patudo
Nope indeed - but fortunately the "danger zone"...

Nope indeed - but fortunately the "danger zone" of many is not as far as their eyes can see! Garden and urban birds will already be habituated to humans and are relatively easy subjects, but many...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 28th April 2018, 23:51
Replies: 75
Views: 2,375
Posted By Patudo
One alpha = how many Manolos? |:D|

One alpha = how many Manolos? |:D|
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 28th April 2018, 23:46
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Patudo
I thought the sequences featuring the trained...

I thought the sequences featuring the trained birds were very contrived (with the exception of the drone flying segment), but the footage of the Chicago birds nesting and hunting was brilliant. What...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 28th April 2018, 23:15
Replies: 55
Views: 2,499
Posted By Patudo
Yes... and I can imagine "made in Germany" will...

Yes... and I can imagine "made in Germany" will be prominently noted where Zeiss binoculars are offered on the second hand market in the future, but, equally ... isn't this what "ever closer union"...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 28th April 2018, 22:42
Replies: 70
Views: 4,032
Posted By Patudo
I honestly doubt Zeiss (for instance) could make...

I honestly doubt Zeiss (for instance) could make something to the same price as a Meopta that was appreciably better optically. Or, if Meopta attempted to make an alpha level product it would most...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th April 2018, 01:10
Replies: 274
Views: 9,858
Posted By Patudo
That's quite a day indeed. Funnily enough last...

That's quite a day indeed. Funnily enough last week when we had a bit of a heatwave over here, the buzzards (Eurasian cousin of your redtail, but smaller and not as powerful) soaring by our...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th April 2018, 00:42
Replies: 45
Views: 2,125
Posted By Patudo
I too would really have liked to have looked...

I too would really have liked to have looked through the very last models of the Docter Classics! I used the East German made 8x30 Jenoptem a fair bit and it was a good performer for the price. The...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th April 2018, 00:26
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By Patudo
... and that in a nutshell is why alphas exist. ...

... and that in a nutshell is why alphas exist. Most folks are happy to get 90% or whatever of the performance of an alpha at 50% or less the cost, but that extra performance is there for those who...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th April 2018, 00:07
Replies: 167
Views: 8,959
Posted By Patudo
I've read the last 20-25 posts with interest and...

I've read the last 20-25 posts with interest and I am sure that for many users the increase in detail from 8 to 10x is not as great as it could be when hand held thanks to hand shake and other...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th April 2018, 23:44
Replies: 70
Views: 4,032
Posted By Patudo
Hej Kingfisher - thank you for your thoughts on...

Hej Kingfisher - thank you for your thoughts on both binoculars. It's always interesting to read what others think of binoculars you handled and looked through, as I was able to do last August. My...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th April 2018, 23:22
Replies: 81
Views: 4,710
Posted By Patudo
Hi Chill, JG (and the other gents who have...

Hi Chill, JG (and the other gents who have weighed in) - thanks for bringing your experience to the table. I agree with Taxboy (post 72) - direct comparisons between former alphas and current second...
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