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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 30th August 2020, 14:12
Replies: 65
Views: 3,113
Posted By temmie
I liked the design of the Night Owls. Also, I...

I liked the design of the Night Owls.
Also, I have a soft spot for the Leica ultravid 8x32, the zeiss dialyt 8x30 b/ga t* and Nikon 10x42 SE.
Ofcourse I like my 7x42 T*FL and victory 8x25 (form +...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 22nd August 2020, 06:08
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By temmie
Snakes, mammals, other birds. I have seen hummers...

Snakes, mammals, other birds. I have seen hummers get eaten by toucanets. Hummers are fast but nonetheless they face the same dangers as most birds when they perch or roost.
I don’t think any other...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st August 2020, 05:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By temmie
I frankly don't understand why having rules to a...

I frankly don't understand why having rules to a list is a problem for some here:

#1 either you comply to the rules in order to compare lists with others, and you would comment about those rules in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 19th August 2020, 10:12
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By temmie
No you can't. You can count wild birds that are...

No you can't.

You can count wild birds that are free to go / free to hide / free to fly away or come closer. Not birds in captivity.

Mist-netted birds are countable in most countries 24 hours (or...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 13th August 2020, 21:07
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By temmie
No flights until at least end of 2020, strict...

No flights until at least end of 2020, strict lockdown in place again. I fear your plan was a bit optimistic.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st July 2020, 08:23
Replies: 138
Views: 6,522
Posted By temmie
not always. The law of diminishing returns: you...

not always. The law of diminishing returns:
you won't notice a wider FOV by 10 feet as much in a wide view as in a narrow view.
And ofcourse the 8x42 will be better. It has a better starting point...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 28th July 2020, 08:45
Replies: 143
Views: 13,043
Posted By temmie
You cannot honestly say the armor if Swarovski is...

You cannot honestly say the armor if Swarovski is poor COMPARED to the current products offered by e.g. Zeiss and Leica, because I have seen the same issues.

I can say though:
1. I have never seen...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 26th July 2020, 14:13
Replies: 561
Views: 56,381
Posted By temmie
This really makes me wonder: did Pekka compare...

This really makes me wonder: did Pekka compare them on a tripod, or handheld (or the NL with the forehead rest)? I cannot, even after not drinking beers and having a good night rest and low heart...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 24th July 2020, 06:08
Replies: 143
Views: 13,043
Posted By temmie
I (and others) have been saying this for years on...

I (and others) have been saying this for years on this forum. Older Trinovids were the biz, as they had ultra durable armour and it was wrapped around the body in a way that didn't leave too many...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 12th July 2020, 18:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By temmie
I can't take a guy seriously who says whites are...

I can't take a guy seriously who says whites are creamy at sunset.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th July 2020, 18:30
Replies: 36
Views: 2,778
Posted By temmie
If you can support birdforum with a donation, and...

If you can support birdforum with a donation, and you log in on your own computer which cost on average 500 dollar, you should have, after saving some time, have enough money to at least buy a second...
Forum: Canon Saturday 11th July 2020, 11:02
Replies: 83
Views: 29,964
Posted By temmie
Prices are very good: 700 $ For that 600mm and...

Prices are very good: 700 $ For that 600mm and 900 for the 800mm. Ofcourse you need good light but I feel tempted if the stabilizer works ok.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th July 2020, 06:33
Replies: 40
Views: 2,675
Posted By temmie
I feel that this topic is only existing because...

I feel that this topic is only existing because one specific binocular maker doesn't take the effort, while it's clear from other makers that you can have a high quality, CA-free, close-focusing...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 15:52
Replies: 561
Views: 56,381
Posted By temmie
Iíve ridden in an Ariel atom. Itís a rocket on...

Iíve ridden in an Ariel atom. Itís a rocket on wheels but I am more comfortable and would get less speeding fines in my Skoda :)
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 14:43
Replies: 561
Views: 56,381
Posted By temmie
Thanks for the thanks Chosun!

Thanks for the thanks Chosun!
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 13:14
Replies: 561
Views: 56,381
Posted By temmie
I suppose that edge / rim is what you see in the...

I suppose that edge / rim is what you see in the picture and will wear a bit so it becomes smoother?
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 11:28
Replies: 561
Views: 56,381
Posted By temmie
Thanks Jan! And thanks Lee! And everybody...

Thanks Jan!
And thanks Lee!
And everybody else!
8-P
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 10:18
Replies: 561
Views: 56,381
Posted By temmie
thanks Gijs!

thanks Gijs!
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 09:08
Replies: 561
Views: 56,381
Posted By temmie
How loose (or tight) is that diopter? I can see...

How loose (or tight) is that diopter? I can see it easily (inadvertently) moving with that little bit sticking out. Does it have a zero position that you feel when turning the diopter?

Does it have...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 8th July 2020, 19:04
Replies: 219
Views: 11,944
Posted By temmie
Some big ifs. There is no 8x32 NL, thus no...

Some big ifs. There is no 8x32 NL, thus no pricing, no specs... and while you would expect the x42 NL to be great binoculars, I donít quite understand how you switch from 8X32 to 8x42 without ever...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 8th July 2020, 18:58
Replies: 984
Views: 72,178
Posted By temmie
You accidentally wrote sub-2k where you...

You accidentally wrote sub-2k where you definitely should have written sub-3K. I see no reason why Swarovski would ever make them cheaper than the SF, with all the fanboys blindly buying whatever...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 8th July 2020, 16:43
Replies: 219
Views: 11,944
Posted By temmie
Why would you buy a 8x32 NL when you have a...

Why would you buy a 8x32 NL when you have a cheaper and provably as good Zeiss 8x32 SF for less money?
Same for the 8 or 10x42 NL and 8.5 or 10x42 EL. Compare them first to the SF and you”ll probably...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 07:35
Replies: 984
Views: 72,178
Posted By temmie
I read on FB from someone who used it that it has...

I read on FB from someone who used it that it has a better balance and a faster focuser (and a huge FOV). I thought for a moment he was testing the SF...
;)
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 05:06
Replies: 219
Views: 11,944
Posted By temmie
Exactly Jerry, with those 5-600 dollar saved on...

Exactly Jerry,

with those 5-600 dollar saved on the cheapened EL, you should buy a close focus binocular and walk around with 2 binoculars around your neck.

So everyone imediately recognizes you...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 17:31
Replies: 219
Views: 11,944
Posted By temmie
As mentioned before, the problem is not those...

As mentioned before, the problem is not those animals that don't allow closer approach.

The problem is when you are somewhere and a certain animal (butterfly, dragonfly, or even a hummer)...
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