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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 20:28
Replies: 22
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Posted By Pinewood
Hello, You can find a photo of the E9W: HERE...

Hello,

You can find a photo of the E9W: HERE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watanabe_E9W)

You may click on it to enlarge the image.

If indeed this binocular was used by a submarine borne...
Forum: New York Sunday 29th March 2020, 22:22
Replies: 749
Views: 151,990
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, Yesterday was a day of intermittent rain....

Hello,

Yesterday was a day of intermittent rain. So I started a walk in the private park my block of flats shares with several others. The park is roughly one hectare in extent and has a large...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 19:09
Replies: 1,489
Views: 16,907
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Fugl, What "special relationship" is that?...

Hello Fugl,

What "special relationship" is that? I think it is a figment of the imagination in the UK. Of course, the UK is part of the five eyes (FVEY_ intelligence consortium along with the USA,...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 16:52
Replies: 1,489
Views: 16,907
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, The treaty was unequal to begin with: ...

Hello,

The treaty was unequal to begin with: the USA has a lower standard to meet. My research indicated that Tony Blair agreed to the treaty during W's term. I believe that Blair was considered...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 13:34
Replies: 1,489
Views: 16,907
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Andy, You are rather accurate in analysing...

Hello Andy,

You are rather accurate in analysing POTUS but many Americans understand that generosity, think of the Marshall plan, and assistance, think of previous disasters around the world, is...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 10:32
Replies: 1,489
Views: 16,907
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Sancho, Are you implying that the Club...

Hello Sancho,

Are you implying that the Club members were WASPs and New Yorkers of old Dutch families? Those folks would not be happy to meet socially with nouveau riche like our POTUS.

Stay...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th March 2020, 18:15
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, Like Joachim, my usual pair is an 8x32. ...

Hello,

Like Joachim, my usual pair is an 8x32. I used to carry both a 6x32 and a 10x32 on occasion, which cover my needs in woods and open space. I have become lazy and do not care to carry two...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 25th March 2020, 16:48
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Fugl, I doubt that he has the power to end...

Hello Fugl,

I doubt that he has the power to end shut downs and lock downs, as that power still resides with the states. I wonder if he even has the power to do so in Washington, D.C., although he...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 25th March 2020, 15:44
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Deb, I should add that POTUS' hollowing of...

Hello Deb,

I should add that POTUS' hollowing of the CDC, and removing an epidemic monitoring team from China has affected the whole world adversely.

Forty four years, ago, President Ford refused...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 25th March 2020, 15:30
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Andy, You won't get any arguments from me...

Hello Andy,

You won't get any arguments from me but at least the Democrats have kept a massive stimulus package from becoming an unaccountable slush fund for POTUS.

Keep safe,
Arthur :hi:
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 22:23
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Sancho, Did yo mean A Distant Mirror? by...

Hello Sancho,

Did yo mean A Distant Mirror? by Barbara Tuchman?

Keep safe,
Arthur
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:19
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By Pinewood
To paraphrase POTUS, "It is all a hoax." He...

To paraphrase POTUS, "It is all a hoax." He wants to halt social distancing and he is getting irritated by Dr. Anthony Fauci, our leading expert.

Keep safe,
Arthur Pinewood :hi:
Forum: New York Monday 23rd March 2020, 18:03
Replies: 749
Views: 151,990
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Mono, My best wishes to you, as well. I...

Hello Mono,

My best wishes to you, as well. I am glad to read that you overcame the symptoms.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 23rd March 2020, 09:27
Replies: 209
Views: 4,129
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Andy, The Sale of alcoholic beverages is...

Hello Andy,

The Sale of alcoholic beverages is governed by each state, and sometime by county. There are "dry" counties" in some Southern states. A suburb of Chicago, Evanston, bans the sale of all...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 23rd March 2020, 00:00
Replies: 209
Views: 4,129
Posted By Pinewood
cheering news

Among the essential business which may remains open, in New York, are off licenses, known here as liquor stores. I applaud New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for understanding what are truly essentials....
Forum: New York Sunday 22nd March 2020, 20:01
Replies: 749
Views: 151,990
Posted By Pinewood
Hello KC, I hope that your son may be well and...

Hello KC,

I hope that your son may be well and that all of us on Birdforum may survive this pandemic.

With warm regards to all,
Arthur
Forum: New York Sunday 22nd March 2020, 19:25
Replies: 749
Views: 151,990
Posted By Pinewood
Still in a time of plague

Hello,

First of all, there are more restrictions in New York: most schools are closed,non-essential business are now closed. Groceries and even off license premises, what New Yorkers call liquor...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 15th March 2020, 23:03
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Pinewood
Hello John, Thank you. It is good to get the...

Hello John,

Thank you. It is good to get the facts and chronology straight.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur Pinewood :hi:
Forum: New York Sunday 15th March 2020, 01:03
Replies: 749
Views: 151,990
Posted By Pinewood
Hello KC, I thank you for you kind...

Hello KC,

I thank you for you kind wishes.

Arthur
Forum: New York Sunday 15th March 2020, 00:34
Replies: 749
Views: 151,990
Posted By Pinewood
Bird watching in a time of plague

Hello all,

New York City is not locked down but churches and synagogues have called off services; some schools have closed, theaters and cinemas are closed, and bars are supposed to limit customers...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 14th March 2020, 23:58
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, I have binoculars that are well suited to...

Hello,

I have binoculars that are well suited to binocular astronomy: 12x50 and 15x60. During last year's lunar eclipse I used a 7x50 because I can hold it steady, even well above the horizon. A...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 11th March 2020, 09:32
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Canip, The additional photos are useful,...

Hello Canip,

The additional photos are useful, as we can see that there are no eye cups, and that there is no problem there. There is probably an internal serial number but I would not try looking...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 11th March 2020, 09:26
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, Last week, I met someone interested in...

Hello,

Last week, I met someone interested in bird watching who wanted to buy a binocular. She was engaged with a very experienced male bird watcher about a future purpose. He was extolling 8x42...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 10th March 2020, 23:32
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, Is there a Zeiss serial number on the...

Hello,

Is there a Zeiss serial number on the hinge? The number on the hinge cap seems too low for the style of inscriptions. Perhaps that number is a Swiss military number.

According...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 10th March 2020, 19:56
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Jerry, Not so much military as for...

Hello Jerry,

Not so much military as for hunting, as the name "safari" suggests. The original Zeiss Safari was not phase coated, except for a small lot of truly military binoculars made for the...
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