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Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 5th June 2019, 02:19
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By Patudo
Purely out of curiosity - what's the highest...

Purely out of curiosity - what's the highest altitude (known or estimated) you've observed a peregrine at, and what's the greatest estimated speed you've seen one reach?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 01:29
Replies: 57
Views: 3,279
Posted By Patudo
The section of text from your attachment in your...

The section of text from your attachment in your post #37 I commented upon relates to physiological, not mechanical focus drift. I quoted it in my post (#43) to make sure that was fully understood. ...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 5th June 2019, 00:03
Replies: 38
Views: 2,581
Posted By Patudo
I suppose it's simply the last of its kind. Just...

I suppose it's simply the last of its kind. Just like the 7x42 Dialyt was the last of that great classic series, and the 7x50B likewise.



It would be amusing if the witterings of bino-geeks like...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th June 2019, 23:47
Replies: 114
Views: 5,177
Posted By Patudo
I have no way of proving this, but I suspect more...

I have no way of proving this, but I suspect more SF (or HT) owners may have owned Dialyts, and maybe Victory Is/Night Owls, than FLs. The FLs, especially late models, are good enough that most...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 30th May 2019, 20:31
Replies: 103
Views: 4,910
Posted By Patudo
Shelling out one's own dollar, or Euro in this...

Shelling out one's own dollar, or Euro in this case, has been known to "make the heart grow fonder" (eh Dennis?) and I suppose could rewire one's brain as well - but rather than be so uncharitable,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th May 2019, 23:26
Replies: 57
Views: 3,279
Posted By Patudo
I've experienced focus drift before, though...

I've experienced focus drift before, though fortunately only on only two binoculars. Some binoculars with an external focusing mechanism (like most porros have - although not all porros are...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th May 2019, 22:16
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By Patudo
I wasn't around then, but the impression I get is...

I wasn't around then, but the impression I get is that 7x was more popular in the States back in the day, whereas 8x might have been more popular in Europe. 8x30 certainly has long been popular...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd May 2019, 01:02
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Patudo
Hi Tringa - that's really interesting. The...

Hi Tringa - that's really interesting. The subject of coating/re-coating binocular lenses/prisms has come up here a couple of times, and the difficulty in re-coating lenses that have already been...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 23:43
Replies: 114
Views: 5,177
Posted By Patudo
I don't know about that. Zeiss have small 8x...

I don't know about that. Zeiss have small 8x covered well with the 8x25 Victory Pocket and the 8x32 Conquest. The binocular that is probably Zeiss's main competition in the alpha 8x class...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 23:06
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Patudo
I'm sure that must be true; and feral birds I've...

I'm sure that must be true; and feral birds I've seen in the Canaries tend to be slimmer than the typical London street pigeon and can be very fast. But... I've seen London pigeons show some...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 22:35
Replies: 94
Views: 4,940
Posted By Patudo
I'm going to have to put my hand up and admit I...

I'm going to have to put my hand up and admit I prefer different formats for different jobs.

8x30/32 - probably the size I use the most (8x32 FL, various 8x30 porros). Love their light weight,...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 16th May 2019, 22:14
Replies: 50
Views: 2,130
Posted By Patudo
Hi Tringa - to the best of my knowledge, it is....

Hi Tringa - to the best of my knowledge, it is.

Cheers
patudo
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th May 2019, 23:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,608
Posted By Patudo
I have no experience of most of the binoculars...

I have no experience of most of the binoculars you mention in your original thread, but I use my P model Dialyt 10x40 quite a bit (including yesterday to observe two successful hunts by the male of a...
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th May 2019, 22:35
Replies: 50
Views: 2,130
Posted By Patudo
I've now been able to use the 10x version a...

I've now been able to use the 10x version a number of times for long distance raptor observation. I've been meaning to write up a proper report on the other thread, but in short - the viewing...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th May 2019, 23:45
Replies: 67
Views: 5,505
Posted By Patudo
I don't think re-coating old lenses is realistic...

I don't think re-coating old lenses is realistic for the reasons already mentioned. A simple solution would be to have a good PRC optical company make/redesign new multi-coated lenses and prisms as...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th April 2019, 00:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Patudo
Not just the cheapies unfortunately... I have had...

Not just the cheapies unfortunately... I have had something similar manifest itself in a Nobilem (not when focusing - but if pressing the binocular too hard against your eyes the bridge can be pushed...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th April 2019, 00:09
Replies: 126
Views: 4,589
Posted By Patudo
Bonjour Edmund: if painting historic old...

Bonjour Edmund: if painting historic old buildings with high towers and steeples, it is always worth giving them a careful look over with the binoculars!

Regards
Patudo
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th April 2019, 00:06
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Patudo
A quality 7x42 is a real pleasure to use for all...

A quality 7x42 is a real pleasure to use for all the reasons mentioned above (stability and ease of view being the most important to me). I do however prefer my birds to look a bit bigger in the...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 26th April 2019, 23:56
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Patudo
They would appear to resemble the Swift 7x35 wide...

They would appear to resemble the Swift 7x35 wide angles (Holiday/Panoramic and Sport King) which have identical claimed field-of-view (578 feet). I'm not sure how collectible most of these are, but...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 26th April 2019, 23:44
Replies: 67
Views: 5,505
Posted By Patudo
I, too, love the idea of a 10x50 with even the T*...

I, too, love the idea of a 10x50 with even the T* coatings of the 1980s, let alone those of today. But there's no way the cost of re-starting production of the Oberkochen porros (certainly not in...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 26th April 2019, 23:20
Replies: 30
Views: 9,412
Posted By Patudo
I really enjoyed your comparisons sir! I haven't...

I really enjoyed your comparisons sir! I haven't spent as much time with the SF models or indeed the Noctivids as I would like, but your impressions of the 8.5x42 Fieldpro (ie. in relation to...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 26th April 2019, 23:07
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Patudo
They look like the genuine article. The Japanese...

They look like the genuine article. The Japanese copies (and later made under license) were of the Zeiss Jena versions, not Zeiss West.

I love everything that the Zeiss West binoculars from this...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th April 2019, 00:16
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Patudo
That last piece of glass/plastic between you and...

That last piece of glass/plastic between you and the image could in many respects be said to be the most important. One has to wonder how many fine binoculars are viewed every day through glasses...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 14th April 2019, 01:51
Replies: 96
Views: 18,666
Posted By Patudo
Nitnoid... ;)

Nitnoid... ;)
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th April 2019, 00:06
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By Patudo
I've not looked through one myself, but if you're...

I've not looked through one myself, but if you're happy with your SLC maybe one of the 10x50 models (secondhand) might be worth a look?
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