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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th June 2005, 13:32
Replies: 129
Views: 9,705
Posted By steverowe
Hi Solentbirder, I think a lot of us are into...

Hi Solentbirder,

I think a lot of us are into birds mainly because we like looking through high quality optics and birding is less trouble in the end then peeping through windows
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd June 2005, 12:59
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By steverowe
Yes, I agree with Tom, Yellow Vented Bulbul

Yes, I agree with Tom, Yellow Vented Bulbul
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th June 2005, 20:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By steverowe
The rubber armouring lifted entirely in a matter...

The rubber armouring lifted entirely in a matter of weeks on my Nikon EII's in Saudi Arabia. Leica 8x32 BR seem to be faring better, although they don't get outings very often because of the security...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th May 2005, 20:45
Replies: 119
Views: 6,986
Posted By steverowe
I've just recently bought a house in Lytham at...

I've just recently bought a house in Lytham at Cypress Point (well I bought it years ago but it took ages to complete). I haven't had a chance to do any bird watching in the area because I work in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th May 2005, 22:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By steverowe
Looks like a Greater Necklaced Laughing Thrush to...

Looks like a Greater Necklaced Laughing Thrush to me

Steve
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 13th May 2005, 20:26
Replies: 32
Views: 4,035
Posted By steverowe
Birds In England sounds a bit BNP to me

Birds In England sounds a bit BNP to me
Forum: Nikon Thursday 28th April 2005, 02:30
Replies: 14
Views: 3,096
Posted By steverowe
Maybe you are best making a visit to Singapore....

Maybe you are best making a visit to Singapore. But if you are going to buy Nikons, 8X32 EII's are relatively cheap in the far east...don;t know how they'd fare in a humid climate though, as they are...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 27th April 2005, 05:17
Replies: 25
Views: 3,212
Posted By steverowe
The Fish Harbour in Holyhead, Anglesey reportedly...

The Fish Harbour in Holyhead, Anglesey reportedly has a few pairs. Although I've been there twice in recent weeks and haven't seen any.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd April 2005, 16:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By steverowe
There's not a lot of wildlife to see when...

There's not a lot of wildlife to see when hillwalking...mainly mippits, buzzards, and sheep
Forum: Leica Saturday 23rd April 2005, 15:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By steverowe
So does anybody know what BR means? I recently...

So does anybody know what BR means? I recently bought a pair of Leica BR 8x32s.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th April 2005, 13:37
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By steverowe
Collins Field Guide - Bird Songs and Calls (of...

Collins Field Guide - Bird Songs and Calls (of Britain and Northern Europe) - by Geoff Sample, comes with 2 CDs and an accompanying book in hardback (but compact enough for the field). I paid 19.99...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th April 2005, 15:21
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By steverowe
I have a house less 10 minutes walk away from the...

I have a house less 10 minutes walk away from the reserve and make many visits when I'm home on leave fro Saudi Arabia. I remember the place when I was young; there awas an old brickworks and scrap...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st March 2005, 12:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By steverowe
I'd be interested in your opinions on the Leica...

I'd be interested in your opinions on the Leica Ultravid BR 8x32. I recently bought a pair when back in the UK on leave, without any proper research or comparisons with other bins. I was in a buying...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 3rd May 2004, 03:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By steverowe
Hi Cyberdoc, I went to Kashmir about 15 years...

Hi Cyberdoc,

I went to Kashmir about 15 years ago and it is indeed a beautiful place. I hope to return again some day.

Steve
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th April 2004, 06:21
Replies: 6
Views: 4,540
Posted By steverowe
I have a pair of EIIs that I bought cheaply in...

I have a pair of EIIs that I bought cheaply in Saudi Arabia. I find them excellent. I don't wear glasses so can't advise about eye-relief. One thing though, the rubber hand grips came off after about...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 25th March 2004, 08:44
Replies: 8
Views: 7,814
Posted By steverowe
I've got a cheap Velbon head on my Slik tripod....

I've got a cheap Velbon head on my Slik tripod. Not sure what the Model Number is. The locking lever has a habit of opening when I carry the scope on the tripod. It hasn't fallen off yet, but I've...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 21st March 2004, 13:54
Replies: 49
Views: 4,711
Posted By steverowe
[I'm glad my advice was helpful Steve. Try my...

[I'm glad my advice was helpful Steve. Try my best! (-; (-; Looks as if my son's going to be using the scope soon as I have done a swap around with my brother and now have a Zeiss 85. That Nikon (in...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 20th March 2004, 15:10
Replies: 49
Views: 4,711
Posted By steverowe
Mick, I, too, didn't like the focussing. I find...

Mick,

I, too, didn't like the focussing. I find I sweep it back and forth over the point of best focus before I'm satisfied. This is hard to do at the higher end of the zoom due to the gearing. But...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 18th March 2004, 10:30
Replies: 148
Views: 35,170
Posted By steverowe
I saw a refurbished CP4500 in a shop near...

I saw a refurbished CP4500 in a shop near Picadiily Station in Manchester the other day after dropping off my hire car....nearly bought it.

Steve
Forum: Nikon Thursday 18th March 2004, 00:35
Replies: 148
Views: 35,170
Posted By steverowe
Yes, the focusing ring does feel a bit stiff,...

Yes, the focusing ring does feel a bit stiff, especially when the stay on cover is on, but I did expect it to slacken off a bit with use. It has to be a bit stiff though because it's highly geared...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 16th March 2004, 19:24
Replies: 148
Views: 35,170
Posted By steverowe
I bought a Nikon ED82 last month during my leave...

I bought a Nikon ED82 last month during my leave in the UK. I'm very pleased with it except for the focussing. I prefer the sweeter focussing of the Leica.

I bought the 25/75 zoom and I find it to...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 19th December 2003, 11:47
Replies: 9
Views: 2,648
Posted By steverowe
I'm from Llandudno. As Michael says, the Conwy...

I'm from Llandudno. As Michael says, the Conwy reserve is probably best, given the short time you have; I'm always amazed at the transformation there considering that it used to be an old brickworks...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 6th December 2003, 18:43
Replies: 148
Views: 35,170
Posted By steverowe
I see now from another thread that you exchanged...

I see now from another thread that you exchanged the Opticron.

Steve
Forum: Nikon Saturday 6th December 2003, 18:38
Replies: 148
Views: 35,170
Posted By steverowe
Scampo, Did you exchange it for the Opticron wih...

Scampo,

Did you exchange it for the Opticron wih the air bubbles?

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th December 2003, 20:44
Replies: 98
Views: 6,475
Posted By steverowe
Herring Gulls. I hate their yellow eyes and the...

Herring Gulls. I hate their yellow eyes and the way one stole an ice-cream cone from my 5 year old daughter some years back. They are a pest in my local town of Llandudno, a coastal resort. Although...
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