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Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th May 2020, 22:27
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By Elkhornsun
I like to brace the eyecups against my eye...

I like to brace the eyecups against my eye sockets and so I alway take off my eyeglasses when using binos. With the 8x or 10x magnification of my binos the eyeglasses are not actually needed.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th May 2020, 22:25
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Elkhornsun
From my own research I needed to go to a 8x42 to...

From my own research I needed to go to a 8x42 to get the best eye relief with the notable exception of the Swarovski 8x32 EL32 that provides 21mm eye relief.

For binos that I take nearly everywhere...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 25th May 2020, 22:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By Elkhornsun
The Mountain version has the "SWAROBRIGHT and...

The Mountain version has the "SWAROBRIGHT and SWAROTOP Lens Coatings" which the standard companct binos do not. I have the standard 8x25 and Mountain 10x25 versions of the binos. I prefer the 10x...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 15th February 2020, 19:01
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Elkhornsun
Go with the D7200 which has a larger buffer....

Go with the D7200 which has a larger buffer. Definite advantages to being able to use burst mode when photographing birds in flight.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 15th February 2020, 19:00
Replies: 74
Views: 10,107
Posted By Elkhornsun
I have the excellent Olympus E-M1 mirrorless...

I have the excellent Olympus E-M1 mirrorless cameras and they are great in many situations but out in bright sunlight or with the sun behind me I dislike the electronic viewfinder which will auto...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th February 2020, 23:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By Elkhornsun
Consider buying a used pair locally - i.e. not on...

Consider buying a used pair locally - i.e. not on eBay. You can get binoculars that sold new for $500 at half that price. Binos do not wear out and most are not abused if used for birding.

Might...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th February 2020, 23:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Elkhornsun
Nikon Monarch 7 8x42 binos provide excellent...

Nikon Monarch 7 8x42 binos provide excellent optics and a great value at their price. My pair are always in the car so ready for use and if stolen it is not as great a loss as my other binos.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 13th February 2020, 22:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By Elkhornsun
Have you tried looking through only one side of...

Have you tried looking through only one side of the Swaro's to see if there an alignment problem with the optics?

Have you check the diopter adjustment to be sure it has not been moved by accident?
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 13th February 2020, 22:36
Replies: 42
Views: 3,290
Posted By Elkhornsun
I first saw the difference when out sailing at...

I first saw the difference when out sailing at night and needing to find narrow harbor entrances and discern which red lights marked the channel and which ones needed to be ignored or end up on the...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 1st February 2020, 18:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,694
Posted By Elkhornsun
The advantages of solar PV panels is that the...

The advantages of solar PV panels is that the energy can be produced where it is being consumed and it can be installed on existing buildings and structures.

With hydrogen there needs to be a...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 1st February 2020, 17:54
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Elkhornsun
The problem with mountain lions is that they need...

The problem with mountain lions is that they need a large area with land bridges to be able to mate and urbanization has created many islands with stranded animals who are killed trying to cross...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 1st February 2020, 17:49
Replies: 781
Views: 133,548
Posted By Elkhornsun
Averages are meaningless. If 100 person make...

Averages are meaningless. If 100 person make $20,000 dollars a year and the hedge fund manager makes 10,000,000 a year the average income of $118,000 does not provide a realistic picture of income...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 1st February 2020, 17:42
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Elkhornsun
This is propaganda from the plastics and...

This is propaganda from the plastics and petroleum people. Within a decade there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Somehow people were able to go to the market and buy food prior to the...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 1st February 2020, 16:45
Replies: 11
Views: 3,556
Posted By Elkhornsun
The Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion weighs only 17.6...

The Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion weighs only 17.6 ounces or there is the 8x30 version if you have difficulty with a 10x binocular. On land a 10x is fine but on a boat I want a 8x one.

The...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 1st February 2020, 16:23
Replies: 42
Views: 3,290
Posted By Elkhornsun
An 8x42 will provide roughly double the light...

An 8x42 will provide roughly double the light transmission of a 8x30 binocular. On the other hand I would also consider a 10x42 binocular. Handholding a 10x binocular is a bit more difficult but you...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 23rd August 2019, 23:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,760
Posted By Elkhornsun
Best approach is to use a pole with a squirrel...

Best approach is to use a pole with a squirrel baffle to protect the mounted bird feeders mounted above the baffle. This works much better as there are birds that cannot cling to feed and this...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 23rd August 2019, 23:45
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By Elkhornsun
I have planted shrubs around my feeder area that...

I have planted shrubs around my feeder area that provide a place for birds to flee from hawks and neighbors' cats that they let run wild. A bird can perch on a branch within 3 feet of a feeder and...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 23rd August 2019, 22:41
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Elkhornsun
I would never let a cat outdoors. Cats (pet and...

I would never let a cat outdoors. Cats (pet and ferrel) kill more than a billion birds each year in the United States and I would expect a proportionately large number for the UK. If I let my dogs...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th June 2019, 19:11
Replies: 470
Views: 94,474
Posted By Elkhornsun
The FP attachment is an OK design but Swarovski...

The FP attachment is an OK design but Swarovski should include their Optik strap loop connectors as well. With the standard Field Pro connection I cannot use a harness with the CL Companion...
Forum: Nikon Friday 31st May 2019, 17:44
Replies: 90
Views: 10,738
Posted By Elkhornsun
In March I took the 500mm PF along with the 600mm...

In March I took the 500mm PF along with the 600mm f/4E lens to Costa Rica. In the river boats and in the dense forests I left the 600mm lens behind and took the 500mm PF along with the 80-400mm zoom....
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 28th May 2019, 19:29
Replies: 90
Views: 10,738
Posted By Elkhornsun
I went for two years with autofocus problems with...

I went for two years with autofocus problems with the Canon 1d Mark IV camera and Canon continually releasing new firmware fixes that were worthless and refusing to acknowledge the extent of the...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 28th May 2019, 19:18
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By Elkhornsun
The D500 has twice as many autofocus points and...

The D500 has twice as many autofocus points and it has a dedicated autofocus processor (same setup as is found in D5 and D850). The D7500 is a slight improvement over the D7200 and not nearly as good...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 28th May 2019, 18:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By Elkhornsun
I buy organic olive oil from California where...

I buy organic olive oil from California where green methods are used to grow and harvest the olives on family owned and operated orchards. A good deal of the olive oil marked as originating in Spain...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 28th May 2019, 18:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By Elkhornsun
House cats kill over 2 billion wild birds in the...

House cats kill over 2 billion wild birds in the United States each year thanks to irresponsible owners letting them run free. If my dogs were allowed to hunt cats in my area it would not go over...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 23rd May 2019, 22:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,677
Posted By Elkhornsun
The majority of the cases are listed with the...

The majority of the cases are listed with the external dimensions and inadequate pictures to see if they mount on regular belt or need a M.O.L.E attachment and I do not want to spend $30 on a case...
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