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Forum: Kowa Today, 21:57
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jring
Hi, interesting - so they seem to slap on the...

Hi,

interesting - so they seem to slap on the Prominar to their current top model as needed... because clearly today the 663/4 models are neither marketed as nor labeled as Prominar - unlike the 770...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 21:54
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By jring
Hi, same here, often when I grab a pair which I...

Hi,

same here, often when I grab a pair which I had used some days ago, the image is not quite right and when I check the diopter setting, i.e. if the image is sharp for each eye, it's off a little...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Today, 17:42
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By jring
Hi, the only two occasions where I would...

Hi,

the only two occasions where I would consider a straight scope are sitting in a hide all day with the scope on a hide clamp or using the scope inside a car.

Considering your height, getting a...
Forum: Kowa Today, 17:28
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jring
Erm no, I beg to disagree... show me the word...

Erm no, I beg to disagree... show me the word Prominar on the 663 page linked below or on any 603/613/663...
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 10:01
Replies: 31
Views: 768
Posted By jring
Hi, great to hear that the bins got fixed and a...

Hi,

great to hear that the bins got fixed and a good story from Nikon service.

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 09:59
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By jring
Hi, well, the Docter is clearly NOT a military...

Hi,

well, the Docter is clearly NOT a military model - albeit being derived from one. It has no reticule and no infrared sensor or laser protection.

I know one birder who uses them on a regular...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 21st March 2019, 22:03
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By jring
Hi, while I personally was able to avoid...

Hi,

while I personally was able to avoid dropping optics so far, my SE, which I hat loaned to friend who needed every mm of its eye relief, took a plunge from the jeeps dash to the car floor two...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th March 2019, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By jring
Hi Bill, whatever a pro with many years of...

Hi Bill,

whatever a pro with many years of experience does, having a layman use canned or compressed air on optics is NOT a good idea.

See...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th March 2019, 16:15
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all it has to be said that cleaning...

Hi,

first of all it has to be said that cleaning should only happen if is really necessary - and for dirt to actually impair the view quite astonishing amounts are needed. Arduous cleaning with the...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 19th March 2019, 10:04
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By jring
Now just imagine you had gotten a new 20"...

Now just imagine you had gotten a new 20" Dobsonian astro telescope and all your friends in the stargazing club hate you for five months of bad weather ;-)

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th March 2019, 01:52
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! The M7...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

The M7 8x30 don't really have long eye relief but individual facial physiognomy varies, so if you need to partially extend the eyecups to see the full field,...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 19th March 2019, 01:37
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By jring
Hi Daniel, the legs that Andrew recommended look...

Hi Daniel,

the legs that Andrew recommended look very usable and should work fine even for a heavy scope. It's max height with the center column down is 135cm - with a 500AH (which adds 10cm and is...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 18th March 2019, 20:52
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By jring
Hi, congratulations then - I guess you mean the...

Hi,

congratulations then - I guess you mean the used 60 ED straight, right? That is indeed a great deal and a better zoom can be added later.

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 16:28
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By jring
Hi, that's a close call between the 8x30 E2...

Hi,

that's a close call between the 8x30 E2 (sitting right beside my balcony door) and the Papilio 6.5x21 (which is currently my backpack pair while cycling to work).

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 16:25
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By jring
Hi, the Canon 12x36 IS is 660g (plus the weight...

Hi,

the Canon 12x36 IS is 660g (plus the weight of two AA batteries) - which is at the higher end of what 32mm bins tend to weight.

If that was too heavy, your options are kinda limited. Either a...
Forum: Kowa Monday 18th March 2019, 15:41
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jring
Hm, ok so they are using Prominar for the 770...

Hm, ok so they are using Prominar for the 770 series with ED too - nice marketing ploy...
Maybe just get a green laser pointer and check it yourself...

Joachim
Forum: Others Monday 18th March 2019, 15:07
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By jring
Hi, difficult one - any hints like objective...

Hi,

difficult one - any hints like objective diameter and maybe magnification (compared to other instruments of known magnification). From comparison I would say less than 40mm objective diameter -...
Forum: Others Monday 18th March 2019, 15:00
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By jring
Out for some birding, obviously! Joachim

Out for some birding, obviously!

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 14:33
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By jring
Hi, I would also recommend to have a look at the...

Hi,

I would also recommend to have a look at the Nikon MHG 8x42 if you can - it also does quite a lot things right and in a light and compact package - especiall recommended if you like a flat...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 13:58
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! What...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

What you have looks like a better pair of 7x50 which is certainly suitable to start with. 7x50 bins offer a very bright image at 7mm exit pupil and a...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 18th March 2019, 13:43
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By jring
Hi Roy, great you like 'em - as for the weather...

Hi Roy,

great you like 'em - as for the weather - there is this old saying of one week of bad weather per inch of objective diameter of your new scope... so 4 days is actually not too bad...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 18th March 2019, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By jring
Hi, Daniel gave some good pointers for used - my...

Hi,

Daniel gave some good pointers for used - my choice would probably be the TSN-3 (if I didn't already have two...) and then save up for either a Kowa 30x wide or Opticron SDLv2.

Joachim
Forum: Kowa Monday 18th March 2019, 13:33
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! As for...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

As for your question, yes for fast refractors like your usual spotting scopes, ED glass (Kowa calls it XD) or fluorite crystal (Kowa calls scopes using it...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 14th March 2019, 09:58
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By jring
Hi, as for tripods my usual rules are: - 3...

Hi,

as for tripods my usual rules are:

- 3 section as this gives better stability due to less lugs and more lower section diameter.

- max load should be at least double of what you plan to put on...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 14th March 2019, 09:25
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By jring
Hi Pete, ah, a typo then - that makes more...

Hi Pete,

ah, a typo then - that makes more sense.

With 45x as max magnification the 77mm body would have had a focal length of 360mm and thus a focal ratio of f4.7 - which is really quite fast and...
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