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Forum: Swarovski Sunday 29th March 2020, 04:41
Replies: 48
Views: 2,361
Posted By Alexis Powell
+1 I always enjoy reading posts from birders...

+1

I always enjoy reading posts from birders (esp. birders' birders) on BirdForum!

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th March 2020, 16:14
Replies: 48
Views: 2,361
Posted By Alexis Powell
Same here. For me, all objective covers do is get...

Same here. For me, all objective covers do is get in the way, get caught on other equipment or straps of other equipment when dangling etc. I do sometimes use an ocular guard that can be flipped...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th March 2020, 15:56
Replies: 90
Views: 4,768
Posted By Alexis Powell
As long as jokes are not misleading or expected...

As long as jokes are not misleading or expected to be hurtful to the direct recipient, I do not think anyone should refrain from them. Although sober clear "rational" deliberate thinking is the best...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th March 2020, 15:00
Replies: 90
Views: 4,768
Posted By Alexis Powell
C'mon folks, can't you tell Gijs is joking? --AP

C'mon folks, can't you tell Gijs is joking?

--AP
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 14th March 2020, 12:40
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Alexis Powell
In practice, I don't think most users (at least...

In practice, I don't think most users (at least in the USA) suffer issues with Arca-style compatibility. Really Right Stuff, Kirk, Wimberley, Desmond, and all Chinese brands that I've tried (e.g....
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 12th March 2020, 01:27
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Alexis Powell
Appears normal to me. --AP

Appears normal to me.

--AP
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 11th March 2020, 11:52
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Alexis Powell
Describe the defect. I suspect you are simply...

Describe the defect. I suspect you are simply unfamiliar with the normal finish. Today's carbon fiber in the best tripods (e.g. from Gitzo, RRS) often appears more like bare fiber than did the highly...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 11th March 2020, 11:35
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Alexis Powell
Unconscionable service. They should be reported...

Unconscionable service. They should be reported to the Hague for crimes against humanity. Sounds like you've got the situation under control though.

Seriously though, are you contacting Kowa to...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 22:14
Replies: 106
Views: 5,021
Posted By Alexis Powell
Ha! Very well. :) --AP

Ha! Very well. :)

--AP
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 21:14
Replies: 106
Views: 5,021
Posted By Alexis Powell
Why unfortunate? Nitpicking is inherent to any...

Why unfortunate? Nitpicking is inherent to any enthusiast forum. I can only assume that you are a paid social media intervention specialist working for Zeiss. If not, you are a volunteer booster,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 18:30
Replies: 93
Views: 6,165
Posted By Alexis Powell
Equally problematic is that they may sell well to...

Equally problematic is that they may sell well to those optics enthusiasts who are financially indifferent to the rule of diminishing returns and who are prepared to pay to acquire the "best", even...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th March 2020, 17:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,812
Posted By Alexis Powell
I think it differs somewhat between users,...

I think it differs somewhat between users, especially w/regard to distortion and field curvature/flatness characteristics, but in general, I think it is achieved by having a large exit pupil,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 17:12
Replies: 93
Views: 6,165
Posted By Alexis Powell
Very refreshing to see Zeiss release something...

Very refreshing to see Zeiss release something that is a specification stand-out among existing options. It's only evolutionary in comparison to the Swarovski 8x32 EL SV, but the effort to maximize...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 14:24
Replies: 404
Views: 39,751
Posted By Alexis Powell
On color casts in bins, including Zeiss

Although I found the overly yellow or magenta biases of many bins of the 1990s irritating, I am not bothered by the very slight color biases of today's high-end optics. I see them when I look...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 5th March 2020, 21:15
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By Alexis Powell
No, the problem is definitely one of being too...

No, the problem is definitely one of being too narrow, even for some screw clamps, as forent described above.

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 5th March 2020, 18:27
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By Alexis Powell
Your finding don't match other accounts, where...

Your finding don't match other accounts, where Novoflex are sometimes too narrow for RRS. Did they change their standard? The RRS plates are 38.1 mm...
Forum: Leica Thursday 5th March 2020, 16:35
Replies: 44
Views: 2,530
Posted By Alexis Powell
Is the concern about durability or aesthetics?...

Is the concern about durability or aesthetics? Based on my experiences with various optics, I don't think rubber makes bins overall more durable than does fake leather, nor do I subscribe to the...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 16:16
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By Alexis Powell
So you are saying that Swarovski adopted an...

So you are saying that Swarovski adopted an Arca-Swiss foot that doesn't fit the _vast_majority_ of A-S style clamps that are in use? What an absolutely incredible mistake! I can only imagine that...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 2nd March 2020, 16:35
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By Alexis Powell
I remember those threads (esp. the latter). One...

I remember those threads (esp. the latter). One thing I refrained from asking before is what kind of clamp are you using that you can't adjust it narrow enough to properly grip an A-S type plate that...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 28th February 2020, 21:59
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Alexis Powell
Like Joachim said, if your scope fits the 128RC...

Like Joachim said, if your scope fits the 128RC it won't fit either of those heads directly. The GHF2W is Arca-Swiss compatible so it fits newer production ATX modules but not old ones. Neither new...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 28th February 2020, 21:16
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By Alexis Powell
The ATX modules that I've seen (recently) have an...

The ATX modules that I've seen (recently) have an Arca-Swiss type foot, so they will fit directly into the GHF2W (which is Arca-Swiss compatible) but for the GH1720QR you would need a slip-on adapter...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 28th February 2020, 16:53
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By Alexis Powell
For anyone reading this thread in the future, I...

For anyone reading this thread in the future, I just noticed when using my scope, recently, that I was incorrect when I said (in post #31) that the options I gave (in post #29) lacked retention...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 28th February 2020, 02:59
Replies: 404
Views: 39,751
Posted By Alexis Powell
Lamentable, if leaked by someone who pledged an...

Lamentable, if leaked by someone who pledged an oath of allegiance to the Zeiss corporation.

--AP
Forum: Kowa Thursday 27th February 2020, 23:56
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Alexis Powell
Depends on prevailing weather conditions where...

Depends on prevailing weather conditions where you live. I have massive problems with wiggly air much of the time. It also depends on the distance of observation. Since I usually only need high...
Forum: Leica Thursday 27th February 2020, 15:11
Replies: 415
Views: 25,106
Posted By Alexis Powell
I don't know whether Swarovski used its...

I don't know whether Swarovski used its state-of-the-art coatings with the Pocket, but I do know that it updated the pocket model coatings several times over the production of the model. Later...
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