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Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 14th June 2018, 21:18
Replies: 85
Views: 10,531
Posted By Robert Wallace
Well done Gillian you`'ve nicely answered your...

Well done Gillian you`'ve nicely answered your critics. You look much more relaxed and confident.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 5th June 2018, 06:02
Replies: 85
Views: 10,531
Posted By Robert Wallace
I think we have been too critical about Gillian...

I think we have been too critical about Gillian and her style. I think her style has shown signs of improvement as evidenced from her report from Fairburn Ings. I am confident that she will continue...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 29th May 2018, 19:15
Replies: 85
Views: 10,531
Posted By Robert Wallace
I understand that the logistics for Spring Watch...

I understand that the logistics for Spring Watch are complex and the physical area needed for all the outside broadcast equipment is demanding. I suspect the choice of locations is quite limited.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th May 2018, 20:47
Replies: 167
Views: 12,882
Posted By Robert Wallace
My first birding binoculars were the Carl Zeiss...

My first birding binoculars were the Carl Zeiss Jena 10x50 Dekarems (1974) in 1986 I upgraded to the west German Zeiss 10x40 Dialyts neither of these 10x binoculars were great in woodland and in 1997...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th May 2018, 20:31
Replies: 34
Views: 2,269
Posted By Robert Wallace
I'm not a woman but I do have a narrow IPD....

I'm not a woman but I do have a narrow IPD. (which I understand indicates criminogenic tendencies). I have a pair of Swarovski 8x 32s (2015) which work well with me. The only problem was the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 1st May 2018, 16:03
Replies: 38
Views: 3,114
Posted By Robert Wallace
Its difficult to give any definitive advice...

Its difficult to give any definitive advice because we are all different both in terms of our physique, type of birding and conditions that we will be putting our scope to use. For example I am not a...
Forum: Outdoor Clothing Wednesday 18th April 2018, 19:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Robert Wallace
Try your local Millets they have a reasonable...

Try your local Millets they have a reasonable range at different price ranges. My advice on footwear is to try them on before buying.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 15th March 2018, 20:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Robert Wallace
Hello I have used a Swarovski CTC 30x75 drawtube...

Hello

I have used a Swarovski CTC 30x75 drawtube scope for about 8 years and I think its great. It was an indulgence because I like drawtubes out of pure sentimentality, my first scope was a Nickel...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th February 2018, 19:32
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Robert Wallace
Sorry Lee the MRD response was referring to the...

Sorry Lee the MRD response was referring to the optician not you. I must also say that I have not used 10x binoculars as my main birding pair since 1997. Bought some 7x42 Dialyts. Nearly 3 years ago...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th February 2018, 14:03
Replies: 47
Views: 2,403
Posted By Robert Wallace
The advice regarding caps with bills doesn't...

The advice regarding caps with bills doesn't apply to the UK. I assume our American cousins are referring to caps with a peak?
It's bad enough seeing our cricket teams wearing baseball caps.
I think...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th February 2018, 09:13
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Robert Wallace
Lee,I think "the Mandy Rice Davies response" is...

Lee,I think "the Mandy Rice Davies response" is appropriate "he would say that wouldn't he"(sic).
I would rate Bill Cook's knowledge of maintaining optical equipment rather higher than most opticians...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th February 2018, 18:45
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Robert Wallace
Why buy propriety products such as Zeiss or in...

Why buy propriety products such as Zeiss or in the UK Viking lens cleaner and wipes?
I recently purchased "Binoculars: Fallacy and Fact" from Amazon written by William C Cook a regular and expert...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 8th February 2018, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By Robert Wallace
It is important to realise this event is of...

It is important to realise this event is of little or no scientific value. It is an activity to encourage people to become involved with birds particularly young persons and school children. The BTO...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 7th February 2018, 14:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Robert Wallace
I have a MeFoto Globetrotter which comes supplied...

I have a MeFoto Globetrotter which comes supplied with a ball and socket head. This works well with my draw tube but with my angled Swarovski 65mm I use a lightweight Benro head S2 which only weighs...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 7th February 2018, 14:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,278
Posted By Robert Wallace
This week I have observed a female goldcrest in...

This week I have observed a female goldcrest in my garden, for the first time in many years. I checked my BTO Garden Birdwatch records and it is only the forth time in my garden. The three earlier...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 24th October 2017, 09:01
Replies: 19
Views: 5,950
Posted By Robert Wallace
Are urban foxes regarded as pests? Should...

Are urban foxes regarded as pests? Should SpringWatch/AutumnWatch pander to the "fluffy bunny" brigade? Why do people encourage urban foxes by feeding them, when there are copious amounts of "fast...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th October 2017, 14:10
Replies: 129
Views: 22,644
Posted By Robert Wallace
I also received my copy of Bill's book and like...

I also received my copy of Bill's book and like most contributors to this thread I thoroughly enjoyed it . Unlike some I didn't know it all, having stopped studying optics in 1964 for GCE A level...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 28th September 2017, 14:49
Replies: 43
Views: 17,603
Posted By Robert Wallace
From memory I thought the HG 32mm models were...

From memory I thought the HG 32mm models were only about 25g heavier than the HGL, it was the 42mm models which were noticeably lighter.. Either way I purchased a pair of 8x intended for my wife's...
Forum: Leica Monday 11th September 2017, 15:25
Replies: 305
Views: 40,513
Posted By Robert Wallace
My CZJ 10x50 Dekarem (porro) FOV [email protected]

My CZJ 10x50 Dekarem (porro) FOV [email protected] 100m.Bought February 1975.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 6th September 2017, 16:20
Replies: 305
Views: 40,513
Posted By Robert Wallace
But not on their Technical Data pdf, where it...

But not on their Technical Data pdf, where it clearly states roof prism.

They look rather nice I always preferred the 10x40 format. I recently bought some Zeiss 10x42 STs to complement by Swarovski...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th August 2017, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 3,092
Posted By Robert Wallace
I have a narrow interpupillary distance and the...

I have a narrow interpupillary distance and the over engineered rain guard acted like a bottle cap opener and I twice lost the top rubber pieces. The eyecups were replaced by Swarovski proptly...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 21st August 2017, 12:45
Replies: 68
Views: 14,666
Posted By Robert Wallace
I think I saw the sound recordist , or the guy...

I think I saw the sound recordist , or the guy that regularly appears on the BBC Springwatch programmes. Interesting how people have very black and white views on hunting. I signed the petition...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st August 2017, 09:41
Replies: 9
Views: 4,032
Posted By Robert Wallace
I would strongly advise against 10 x binoculars...

I would strongly advise against 10 x binoculars for looking at butterflies (pace Simon King). I own and use a pair of Swarovski 8x32s and Zeiss 10x42 SFs. For butterfly watching 8x are significantly...
Forum: Watches in the Field Tuesday 15th August 2017, 19:38
Replies: 3
Views: 4,096
Posted By Robert Wallace
I used Watch Lab for servicing sorry...

I used Watch Lab for servicing sorry reconditioning my 1970 Omega about three or four years ago . They are Qmega authorised service and repairers and use genuine but expensive Omega parts. Watch Lab...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 9th August 2017, 16:58
Replies: 47
Views: 10,186
Posted By Robert Wallace
I wonder what proportion of "alpha" binoculars...

I wonder what proportion of "alpha" binoculars sold by the RSPB are to online customers. The advice on these forums is "try before you buy". I accept a minority of people in the UK may not be able to...
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