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Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th June 2019, 19:11
Replies: 458
Views: 78,006
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: 74
Views: 6,110
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: 74
Views: 6,110
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: 6
Views: 447
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: 17
Views: 835
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: 2
Views: 805
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: 987
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...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 18th May 2019, 19:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By Elkhornsun
There is a functional difference with the 10x50...

There is a functional difference with the 10x50 binoculars that weigh a half pound more although providing 53% gain in light transmission over the 10x42 binoculars. it is like comparing a 8x42 with a...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 16th May 2019, 18:07
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Elkhornsun
Your logic is deeply flawed. A $35 pair of...

Your logic is deeply flawed. A $35 pair of binoculars includes a case and the manufacturer makes a profit but a company selling binoculars for $1200 cannot include a case or it would make them much...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 16th May 2019, 18:00
Replies: 48
Views: 2,719
Posted By Elkhornsun
The field of view is going to be different with...

The field of view is going to be different with the eyecups extended and different for someone using eyeglasses. It is a relative measure to use as a guideline. Does anyone buy bino XXX with a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 17:53
Replies: 56
Views: 3,184
Posted By Elkhornsun
It really depends on the situation and the...

It really depends on the situation and the subjects. For small birds 8x or 10x are needed and at least a 30mm objective lens. For use out on the ocean a 7x works well from the deck of a boat and the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 17:44
Replies: 40
Views: 1,636
Posted By Elkhornsun
Excellent value are the Pentax Papilio II 8x21...

Excellent value are the Pentax Papilio II 8x21 that sell new for $119. Close focus distance of only 19 inches makes them great for bugs and flowers as well as for birding. Weight of only 10 ounces...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 17:41
Replies: 3,785
Views: 1,338,267
Posted By Elkhornsun
I was planning to buy the Swarovski 8x30 CL B...

I was planning to buy the Swarovski 8x30 CL B Companion binoculars and checked for best price (cost plus shipping plus sales tax) on the Web and then phoned several companies. One gave me a price...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th May 2019, 17:35
Replies: 48
Views: 1,613
Posted By Elkhornsun
If not in a rush I would look for used binoculars...

If not in a rush I would look for used binoculars in the 10x42 configuration, but first go to a local store or on a bird outing and be sure that the 10x work for you. I get more magnification but a...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th May 2019, 16:59
Replies: 76
Views: 4,091
Posted By Elkhornsun
Optical engineers with the advent of computers...

Optical engineers with the advent of computers can now make design revisions in a fraction of the time. New coatings have also improved optical performance. I would not want to make a decision on...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th May 2019, 16:44
Replies: 61
Views: 3,673
Posted By Elkhornsun
That is not true. I have used 7x50 binoculars...

That is not true. I have used 7x50 binoculars out on the ocean at night to find harbor entrances and could see objects with them that were impossible to see without them. Part of it was the 7x...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th May 2019, 16:34
Replies: 40
Views: 1,636
Posted By Elkhornsun
Pentax 8.5x21 Papilio

The Pentax 8.5x21 Papilio binoculars sell for $119 and that includes a carry case. They are good for general birding and also for butterflies and insects as they focus to a near distance of only 1.6...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th May 2019, 05:41
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Elkhornsun
Case for 10x25 pocket binos

Unfortunately Swarovski only sells a case for the 10x25 CL Pocket binocular that is too small to accommodate a strap and with no rain cap or objective lens covers I would prefer not to carry it...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th April 2019, 23:15
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Elkhornsun
I buy from dealers that make returns as painless...

I buy from dealers that make returns as painless as possible (with no questions asked) so if upon inspection there is a problem it goes back to them and all I am out is the cost to ship it back.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th April 2019, 23:12
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Elkhornsun
I would be asking what binocular provided the...

I would be asking what binocular provided the best performance at a price point of $1,000 and comparing the Zeiss Conquest to the Vortex Razor HD, Nikon Monarch HG, Leica Trinovid, and other 8x42...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Thursday 17th April 2014, 06:00
Replies: 40
Views: 13,764
Posted By Elkhornsun
With the mirrorless cameras the primary drawback...

With the mirrorless cameras the primary drawback is the lack of lenses with optical stabilization coupled with the need to hold the camera away from your body to view the display and select the point...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 17th April 2014, 05:47
Replies: 9
Views: 4,447
Posted By Elkhornsun
Canon has been popular with their APS-H cameras...

Canon has been popular with their APS-H cameras which had a 1.25 crop factor that took a 400mm lens and provided the field of view of a 500mm lens. These have been discontinued and it was always a...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 15th April 2014, 17:05
Replies: 7
Views: 11,797
Posted By Elkhornsun
I now use a 2531-LVL for everything including my...

I now use a 2531-LVL for everything including my 500mm f4 lens. It is as stiff as my older Gitzo that had larger diameter leg sections. I can press down on the top of the tripod as hard as I can and...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 31st January 2013, 05:50
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By Elkhornsun
If the lens is without a warranty then it is...

If the lens is without a warranty then it is either a used lens or the dealer is not authorized by Nikon and it is a gray market lens.

I would expect to pay less for a used VR I lens without a...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 19th January 2013, 00:31
Replies: 15
Views: 3,184
Posted By Elkhornsun
Consider renting a lens before buying it to...

Consider renting a lens before buying it to verify that it is exactly what you want. A 600mm f4 provides more image magnification but at a great cost in mobility. A 500mm f4 provides less...
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