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Forum: Nikon Wednesday 15th January 2020, 20:02
Replies: 61
Views: 7,516
Posted By Vespobuteo
Quite heavy lens, 3250 grams, but hopefully good...

Quite heavy lens, 3250 grams, but hopefully good balanced.

Doubt Nikon will update the 300/2.8 VR II with fluorite as well.
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 8th September 2019, 17:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By Vespobuteo
In a bin with larger exit pupil the image will...

In a bin with larger exit pupil the image will probably feel less shaky.
The 10x50 SV is very nice but IMO a bit heavy for everyday birding and focusing not the snappiest.
But a lovely bin in many...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 4th September 2019, 11:42
Replies: 61
Views: 7,516
Posted By Vespobuteo
Actually I think the 120-300mm would be a good...

Actually I think the 120-300mm would be a good reason to swap to Nikon if you already shoot Sony...

For some sport and news shooters this will be a very useful lens, if it's not too...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 4th September 2019, 11:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,935
Posted By Vespobuteo
It's a hard choice. Both are good scopes. To me...

It's a hard choice. Both are good scopes. To me it mostly comes down to handling and how the eye pice fits your eye socket. You really need to try them to know.

I would lean to the ATX considering...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 4th September 2019, 10:52
Replies: 61
Views: 7,516
Posted By Vespobuteo
It's a "Building the hype" or "Don't buy Canon...

It's a "Building the hype" or "Don't buy Canon yet" announcement. The No info strategy makes people even more curious.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 4th September 2019, 10:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By Vespobuteo
1.9 kg for a 120-300/2.8 zoom is very optimistic....

1.9 kg for a 120-300/2.8 zoom is very optimistic. The sigma 120-300/2.8 is around 2.9 kg but it's rather old on the other hand.

Perhaps closer to 2.5 kg is more realistic?

Wonder if it will have...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 4th September 2019, 10:35
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By Vespobuteo
A surprise to me at least! Surplus? Means it...

A surprise to me at least!

Surplus? Means it will be welly, welly cheap.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 4th September 2019, 10:34
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By Vespobuteo
R means Reduction or Resistance is my...

R means Reduction or Resistance is my guess.

Either SR means it works together with IBIS in the D6 or something with superior environmental seals against water and dust etc.
Forum: Leica Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:19
Replies: 196
Views: 14,250
Posted By Vespobuteo
That is probably true, eye relief should be...

That is probably true, eye relief should be sufficient for the individual observer, not too much nor too little.

Personally I prefer to use bins with the eye cups down even without glasses. The...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 31st August 2019, 22:06
Replies: 349
Views: 35,688
Posted By Vespobuteo
Possibly IBIS is more targeted at video with a...

Possibly IBIS is more targeted at video with a slight crop, for news shooters etc.

Perhaps Nikon will make cheaper "APS-Z" cameras. But will they sell any?
Maybe the market just isn't there.

The...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 31st August 2019, 20:27
Replies: 349
Views: 35,688
Posted By Vespobuteo
Interesting to see that Nikon is putting a lot of...

Interesting to see that Nikon is putting a lot of work on IBIS & video in the D6 (if the rumor is true). Maybe it will live longer than expected.

Perhaps even the D500 will survive for another...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 27th August 2019, 11:20
Replies: 196
Views: 14,250
Posted By Vespobuteo
+1 on Eye Relief. I always struggle to see the...

+1 on Eye Relief. I always struggle to see the complete FOV in 10x bins but the view in the 10x42 Noctivid feels very immersive and relaxed.

After using it a bit more I even think the ergonomics is...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th August 2019, 14:47
Replies: 53
Views: 2,539
Posted By Vespobuteo
As for mechanics and build quality I would say...

As for mechanics and build quality I would say it's not an issue when choosing between the current alpha models. Also Zeiss SF, with the brand new eye cups, should now be up there as well (from what...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th August 2019, 19:22
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By Vespobuteo
Looks, probably, like RF, but not easy to say.

Looks, probably, like RF, but not easy to say.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th August 2019, 19:19
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By Vespobuteo
May current version SF:s be upgraded with these?

May current version SF:s be upgraded with these?
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th August 2019, 09:15
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By Vespobuteo
Any news/photos of the improved eyecups?

Any news/photos of the improved eyecups?
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 18th August 2019, 09:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,458
Posted By Vespobuteo
Interesting reviews, and conclusions... Would be...

Interesting reviews, and conclusions...

Would be interesting to hear more about how the Harpia performs in dull and grey light, for sea bird watching etc. Can it compete with the Swaro 95mm in those...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th August 2019, 08:27
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By Vespobuteo
I thought the SF already had (some) HT-glass in...

I thought the SF already had (some) HT-glass in the prisms? Don't quite looks that way in the transmission curves and apparent color balance though. But it might be more about coatings than the...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 18th August 2019, 08:14
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Vespobuteo
The Sony 200-600/5.6-6.3mm seems like a nice and...

The Sony 200-600/5.6-6.3mm seems like a nice and cheap lens and good value for money. A bit heavy though. The 600/4 is a gem, if you don't mind the price. Can compete with any similar Canon or Nikon...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 23:52
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By Vespobuteo
Sounds interesting. Happy to hear your reports on...

Sounds interesting. Happy to hear your reports on this.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th August 2019, 10:56
Replies: 62
Views: 4,123
Posted By Vespobuteo
Intrusive glare is easier to avoid (by moving the...

Intrusive glare is easier to avoid (by moving the bin around a bit) with a larger exit pupil, there is more distance to baffling etc. A 8x32 will be affected more in those conditions.

Carrying two...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th August 2019, 22:19
Replies: 62
Views: 4,123
Posted By Vespobuteo
Depends on how much effective eye relief you...

Depends on how much effective eye relief you need. I guess you don't wear glasses?

The 8x32 SV is very nice also but IMO the glare handling is worse than the 8.5x42.

The 8.5x42 SV might not have...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th August 2019, 12:09
Replies: 62
Views: 4,123
Posted By Vespobuteo
Congrats to the new bins! Ergonomics might feel...

Congrats to the new bins!

Ergonomics might feel a bit more intuitive on the Zeiss SF but I think you will adapt to the Swaros.

As you say, no bins are 100% perfect and superior in all aspects. To...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th August 2019, 19:51
Replies: 62
Views: 4,123
Posted By Vespobuteo
Yes, I can agree with that. Smaller bins will be...

Yes, I can agree with that. Smaller bins will be more of a compromise. But not everyone will take the extra weight and cost.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th August 2019, 19:34
Replies: 62
Views: 4,123
Posted By Vespobuteo
Yes, technology moves on, even though it's in...

Yes, technology moves on, even though it's in rather small steps when it comes to binoculars, I'm sure they will be a noticeable step up.

Tell us what you think when you tried them.
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