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Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 18:43
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
OK, please note that Birdforum is all one word so...

OK, please note that Birdforum is all one word so the 'f' is not capitalised.
I think In Focus group also sponsors Bird Fair.

I will make enquiries about dealer sponsors of Birdforum.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 16:17
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Troubador
There are several reasons why a spectacle wearer...

There are several reasons why a spectacle wearer should adjust the dioptre to reflect differences between the eyes and here are some of them.

The dioptre markings on binos are not meant to be used...
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 16:02
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
By 'BF' do you mean Birdforum or Bird Fair? ...

By 'BF' do you mean Birdforum or Bird Fair? Anyway, if you mean Bird Fair follow this link and you will see all the sponsors: https://birdfair.org.uk/

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 09:49
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Hi Pat Glad you saw the pic! Looks like good...

Hi Pat

Glad you saw the pic! Looks like good weather for several days so looking forward to more testing.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 09:29
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Photos of SF32

Here are some photos of SF32 from different angles and especially for Pyrtle there is even one with the eyecups screwed out.

Lee
Forum: Opticron Saturday 4th April 2020, 19:02
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Troubador
Hi Chuck You are welcome. The Traveller costs...

Hi Chuck

You are welcome. The Traveller costs about 1/3 more than the Explorer and is worth the extra IMHO. Let us know what you decide.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 4th April 2020, 15:59
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Yes, I have just measured them with dial calipers...

Yes, I have just measured them with dial calipers and the SF32 focus wheel is the same size as SF42.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th April 2020, 12:47
Replies: 35
Views: 1,605
Posted By Troubador
Hmmm. Sounds rather masochistic Alexis ;) Do you...

Hmmm. Sounds rather masochistic Alexis ;)
Do you buy chocolate cake and don't eat it too?

Sorry, English sense of humour gushing out after being confined to home for too long.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 4th April 2020, 12:41
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
If it doesn't fit, get some bigger pockets...

If it doesn't fit, get some bigger pockets :t:

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 4th April 2020, 12:40
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Steady-on Edmund, I am sure any of our regular...

Steady-on Edmund, I am sure any of our regular reviewers would have done the same, but thanks for your kind words.

Lee
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 4th April 2020, 06:33
Replies: 243
Views: 5,960
Posted By Troubador
Well said, CJ, well said. Lee

Well said, CJ, well said.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th April 2020, 06:21
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Troubador
My vote goes for Zeiss Conquest HD, Meopta...

My vote goes for Zeiss Conquest HD, Meopta MeoStar 8x32 and Kowa Genesis 8x33 in that order.

Lee
Forum: Opticron Saturday 4th April 2020, 06:17
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Troubador
I have only looked through Kite Lynx 8x30 at Bird...

I have only looked through Kite Lynx 8x30 at Bird Fair and then only briefly but it was enough to know its a good bino. I guess you are asking if the Explorer suffers from glare. This is something I...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 4th April 2020, 06:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,458
Posted By Troubador
Arthur I once gave a member a mini-lecture on...

Arthur
I once gave a member a mini-lecture on 'different from' and 'similar to' and was treated to a rebuttal by none other than Brock. I hope the old rascal is OK these days.

Lee
Forum: Nikon Friday 3rd April 2020, 18:37
Replies: 30
Views: 1,458
Posted By Troubador
No disagreement here! Best wishes and good luck...

No disagreement here!

Best wishes and good luck to everyone.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd April 2020, 17:02
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Maybe its changed but as of today it says...

Maybe its changed but as of today it says availability in 7-14 business days and if they don't change it every business day like a count-down then it will continue to say 7-14 days for the next...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd April 2020, 16:59
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
You could be right Andy but over here in the UK...

You could be right Andy but over here in the UK we are being encouraged to take a walk every day (while keeping away from other people) and as we know on Birdforum a walk is always more pleasurable...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd April 2020, 12:12
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
We have had to cancel our annual visit to North...

We have had to cancel our annual visit to North Uist and its a sad blow. Cross fingers for better times. We have read of cases on Lewis: not good.


Lee
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd April 2020, 11:36
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Sorry Alan, I sold my FL8x32 to Seldom...

Sorry Alan, I sold my FL8x32 to Seldom Perched!

However I can tell you that SF32 is approx the height of the FL plus the diameter of a 1p coin. Hope this helps.

BTW I own SF42s and when looking at...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd April 2020, 08:42
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Just measured the SF 8x32 and it is 150mm with...

Just measured the SF 8x32 and it is 150mm with eyecups down. Here is the photo requested with the Victory Pocket alongside the SF.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd April 2020, 06:32
Replies: 35
Views: 1,605
Posted By Troubador
Edmund I wonder if a pocket of heated air,...

Edmund

I wonder if a pocket of heated air, causing 'shimmering' got between the Leica and the planes at Roissy. I have a big respect for the Zeiss Pocket but the Leica is no slouch either, although...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd April 2020, 06:14
Replies: 144
Views: 9,039
Posted By Troubador
Edmund: OK, will do. Hermann: Looking forward to...

Edmund: OK, will do.

Hermann: Looking forward to gathering the material for the review. Hoping to make a start today if the weather holds.


Lee
Forum: Meopta Thursday 2nd April 2020, 15:54
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Troubador
Nice. Enjoy. Lee

Nice. Enjoy.

Lee
Forum: Nikon Thursday 2nd April 2020, 15:49
Replies: 30
Views: 1,458
Posted By Troubador
Jerry there are differences between us. For...

Jerry there are differences between us. For example, over here, if there is something that is so trivial to you that it is impossible for you to feel less concerned about it than you already do, you...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 2nd April 2020, 09:59
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Troubador
Thanks Chris: it has just started raining! Lee

Thanks Chris: it has just started raining!

Lee
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