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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 20:11
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! What I...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

What I read from your post is that your wife tried to use your military bins (probably with individual focus) and it didn't work well - did she wear her...
Forum: Camera Settings Yesterday, 19:25
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By jring
Hello again, so maybe you could describe how you...

Hello again,

so maybe you could describe how you attached your camera to the scope - do you use a lens on the Sony body or is the body directly attached to the digiscoping adapter? In the latter...
Forum: Kowa Yesterday, 16:17
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By jring
Hi, do you have an eyepiece to test the scope...

Hi,

do you have an eyepiece to test the scope alone?

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 12:25
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By jring
Hi, well, Henry was not too impressed with the...

Hi,

well, Henry was not too impressed with the performance in this thread...

Joachim

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=202943&highlight=bst+flat+field

"Part 3 – The 30XW eyepiece
Forum: Kowa Yesterday, 07:07
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! Do you...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

Do you have an eyepiece for the scope? If yes, do you get an easy to find point of best focus at 60x? You could also do a star test then and see if the glass...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 13th August 2020, 20:54
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By jring
Hi, some good advice has been given - for the...

Hi,

some good advice has been given - for the price of the Peak design, a Gitzo will be be a superior choice, but you can probably get away with one of the cheaper options mentioned with that...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 13th August 2020, 08:46
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By jring
Hi, since you have an ED50 and a 20x and what I...

Hi,

since you have an ED50 and a 20x and what I would guess 27x EP (I'm not aware of a Nikon Fieldscope EP which offers 30x om the ED50), getting a larger used Fieldscope ED body would make a lot of...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 13th August 2020, 08:26
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By jring
Hi Derek, that is indeed the best idea - you see...

Hi Derek,

that is indeed the best idea - you see what works right away.

For a decent plain glass scope, a 30x or so wide angle EP usually offers the best view .

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 12th August 2020, 19:35
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By jring
Hi, the Ostara Flat Field eyepieces are also...

Hi,

the Ostara Flat Field eyepieces are also known as BST Flat Field series and are unfortunately known for their less than stellar performance in faster scopes. Expect a well pronounced soft...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 12th August 2020, 18:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By jring
Hi, thanks for reporting back! And have fun with...

Hi,

thanks for reporting back! And have fun with your digiscoping setup. What objective do you use on the camera - or none at all?

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 12th August 2020, 09:01
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! In...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

In general, the wide angle zoom will provide a wider field of view than the 20-60 normal zoom at all magnifications. The difference is most pronounced at the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th August 2020, 13:57
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By jring
Hi, since it is confession time - I had a close...

Hi,

since it is confession time - I had a close call once shortly after I started using the mulepack - right after getting the whole setup out of the trunk and donning the mulepack, I felt sth...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th August 2020, 13:44
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By jring
Hi John, I agree with you that the buyer of an...

Hi John,

I agree with you that the buyer of an alpha scope has the right to demand and receive optics which perform well at the upper end of the zoom range (and ideally so with an extender too, if...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th August 2020, 09:10
Replies: 28
Views: 585
Posted By jring
Hi, the general problem is sample variation - we...

Hi,

the general problem is sample variation - we get very good examples, ok-ish ones and real lemmon from the factory (unfortunately).
In this forum we usually hear about the first and the last...
Forum: Pentax Monday 10th August 2020, 20:32
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By jring
Hi, yes, the Pentax XW series is highly prized...

Hi,

yes, the Pentax XW series is highly prized in the astro scene for nice moderate wide angle views with good eye relief in a small package (sorry, no, 68 degree afov does not qualify as extreme...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 20:03
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By jring
Hi, I'm pretty sure the ES 82 deg 4.7mm will be...

Hi,

I'm pretty sure the ES 82 deg 4.7mm will be fine for you if you don't wear glasses while observing. Neither do I and the Nagler 5mm with a bit less ER is fine.

As for the four scopes you...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 10th August 2020, 19:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By jring
Hi, I'm actually quite a fan of my Leitz...

Hi,

I'm actually quite a fan of my Leitz Trinovid 7x42 BA which is not waterproof but weights a bit over 200g less than the brick. And it has the same internal focusing, lubricant free focus drive...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 15:42
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By jring
Hi, well, eye relief with astro EPs is an...

Hi,

well, eye relief with astro EPs is an interesting thing as of old, simple short focal length eyepieces tended to have eye reliefs well below 10mm - which is very uncomfortable to use even...
Forum: Pentax Monday 10th August 2020, 12:26
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By jring
Hi, well, a 13mm EP should not have a focal...

Hi,

well, a 13mm EP should not have a focal length of 5mm...

Here's a link to the whole Baader Hyperion line - including the 13mm and the 5mm...
Forum: Nikon Monday 10th August 2020, 08:24
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! The MHG...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

The MHG is certainly a strong contender not only in its class but also often compared with alpha pairs. The usual gripe some reviewers have is a bit of CA on...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 07:43
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By jring
Hi, ES builds nice EPs - they tend to be copies...

Hi,

ES builds nice EPs - they tend to be copies (or very similar) to the respective Televue EPs and usually deliver 95% or more of the performance for 50% of the price...

This one is a clone of the...
Forum: Pentax Sunday 9th August 2020, 21:49
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By jring
Hi, yes, the focal length of the XW14 is 14mm......

Hi,

yes, the focal length of the XW14 is 14mm... scope bodies and eyepieces both have a focal length - you get the magnification by dividing the one of the body by the one of the EP.

The focal...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 9th August 2020, 21:45
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By jring
Hi, actually my Leitz 7x42 BA - the one before...

Hi,

actually my Leitz 7x42 BA - the one before the brick - is still quite nice and would be even more so if it had been upgraded to multi- and phasecoatings... but for some reason they designed the...
Forum: Pentax Thursday 6th August 2020, 09:29
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By jring
Hi, I have not had any problems with dust, water...

Hi,

I have not had any problems with dust, water or fogging in the three pairs of Papilio II I have used over time (two were bought as gifts and only checked quickly by me, but I have seen both...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 4th August 2020, 21:35
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By jring
Hi, afaik many spotting scopes have a filter...

Hi,

afaik many spotting scopes have a filter thread for standard photo filters - either in the dewcap as in this case or - more commonly, in the objective lens mount just before the front element....
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