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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th January 2020, 14:41
Replies: 156
Views: 5,434
Posted By CharleyBird
My 2c: The thing about highish magnification...

My 2c:
The thing about highish magnification binoculars is that when you want to use them, when you most need to use them to scan a vista, it's usually an unsuitable area i.e. a windy sea shore, a...
Forum: Sea Watch Wednesday 1st January 2020, 05:54
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By CharleyBird
That's interesting. The waders I've seen here in...

That's interesting. The waders I've seen here in the small harbour during the day have been these turnstone and a similar number of oystercatcher, plus one redshank, and a couple of ringed plover...
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 31st December 2019, 23:34
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By CharleyBird
Nocturnal waders

So I'm looking at the stars tonight at 23.00, out the open window over the harbour near Alnwick in Northumberland and I hear birds calling close by.
Bring my binoculars to bear on the waves lapping...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th December 2019, 07:21
Replies: 18
Views: 7,576
Posted By CharleyBird
Most ergonomic fit: Steiner Discovery XP Most...

Most ergonomic fit: Steiner Discovery XP
Most appealing view: Leica UV+ 7x42
Choice for a tripod: APM high magnification (it's what binoculars are about)
Most used: probably vintage Nikon DCF 9x30...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 15th December 2019, 08:19
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By CharleyBird
A bit of bling to brighten your black bin...

A bit of bling to brighten your black bin collection.

I did laugh when I found some actual bins costing less
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 14th December 2019, 06:47
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By CharleyBird
Bauble bins

https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-campfire-binoculars-bauble/p4131173
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th November 2019, 07:37
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,469,583
Posted By CharleyBird
Some good UK zeiss deals at the moment. I think...

Some good UK zeiss deals at the moment. I think these are correct:

zeiss conquest HD 8x42 599
minus 135 cash back 464
at Park Cameras
see also the 10x42

zeiss conquest HD 15x56 1241
minus...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 21:15
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,469,583
Posted By CharleyBird
https://www.focusopticsltd.co.uk/webshop/clearance...

https://www.focusopticsltd.co.uk/webshop/clearance/steiner-discovery-8x44/

448 for a demo pair
Forum: Binoculars Monday 28th October 2019, 09:25
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By CharleyBird
There was a pair with original box sold for 99 ...

There was a pair with original box sold for 99 last month on a well known auction site.

So I guess these are worth a bit less
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 26th October 2019, 13:25
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By CharleyBird
Third

Third
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 26th October 2019, 13:21
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By CharleyBird
Photo

Photo
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 26th October 2019, 13:08
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By CharleyBird
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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 26th October 2019, 12:08
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By CharleyBird
Fujinon 7-21x40

Seen these for sale, appear to be in very good condition.
Impressed by the views at both 7 and 21 for what must be 30-40 year old binoculars. Quite tunnel-like but clear and bright.


Any...
Forum: Nikon Monday 21st October 2019, 14:31
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By CharleyBird
I neither dabble nor collect, and suppose there...

I neither dabble nor collect, and suppose there are few reasons to buy these now.
For me it was all about ergonomics; the light porro design that fits the hand, the easy focus, with a comfortable...
Forum: Nikon Friday 18th October 2019, 19:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By CharleyBird
Ok Thanks. It comes with a snazzy strap with...

Ok Thanks.
It comes with a snazzy strap with the wording "Nikon since 1917" (and a rather nice Chinese made plastic carry case)
Forum: Nikon Thursday 17th October 2019, 13:08
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By CharleyBird
"Since then I have done some further research,...

"Since then I have done some further research, and have observed the following numbering for the EII 8x30
There appears to be 4 number ranges, in the following order:
A) 500,168 to 503,768 (the same...
Forum: Leica Monday 14th October 2019, 12:08
Replies: 196
Views: 14,871
Posted By CharleyBird
|:d| I think my wife might just notice it I...

|:d| I think my wife might just notice it I started collecting Leicas, though I do have plans to buy a couple more bins fairly soon.

Truth be told Steve, the teeny-tiny voice in my head keeps on...
Forum: Leica Monday 14th October 2019, 08:22
Replies: 196
Views: 14,871
Posted By CharleyBird
You may have guessed that in buying these...

You may have guessed that in buying these binoculars, optical quality was of second consideration, way after ergonomics.
I thought you sold your Habichts after the goat incident?
Are your Nikons the...
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th October 2019, 21:37
Replies: 196
Views: 14,871
Posted By CharleyBird
Price never even entered the equation; those you...

Price never even entered the equation; those you mentioned would be left on the table.
o:D
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th October 2019, 15:47
Replies: 196
Views: 14,871
Posted By CharleyBird
Indeed an entertaining thread My five minutes...

Indeed an entertaining thread

My five minutes play with the two NVD's found no problem with either regarding their focussing, and they were good for me to hold.
Enjoy nitpicking about the...
Forum: Leica Thursday 12th September 2019, 13:00
Replies: 196
Views: 14,871
Posted By CharleyBird
I been fortunate enough to briefly try both 8 &...

I been fortunate enough to briefly try both 8 & 10x Noctovids alongside my 7x42 UV+.

Immediate impression was that the N's are very comfortable and easy for both my hands and eyes. Preferred their...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 08:01
Replies: 37
Views: 3,441
Posted By CharleyBird
3:-) So I went down the local binocular shop...

3:-)

So I went down the local binocular shop yesterday. Tell you what, they saw me coming
Forum: Minox Wednesday 31st July 2019, 05:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By CharleyBird
Thanks for this. I still find it strange that...

Thanks for this. I still find it strange that the discontinued HG are double the price of the later BL & BV versions, the HG can be bought new for 750. And found there's a fourth Minox version for...
Forum: Minox Sunday 28th July 2019, 07:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By CharleyBird
8x56: BL v BV/BR v HG

So Minox have three versions of 8x56 binoculars.

Interesting and a tad confusing. It appears two versions are current, possibly not as good as the HG discontinued version which was far more...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 13:08
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By CharleyBird
Bird feeders at work

Placed a few months ago, fat balls, peanuts, niger seed and a general mix.

Yesterday we got a smallish woodpecker, excitement! There are trees and fishing lakes nearby but I've never heard the...
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