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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th June 2019, 11:22
Replies: 92
Views: 4,531
Posted By CharleyBird
You mean Steiner ? ;) Seriously though, I've...

You mean Steiner ? ;)

Seriously though, I've noticed there are still a couple of pairs of the older Steiner Discovery XP model around for sale new, both the 10x44 and the 8x44, at (IMO) pretty...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 3rd June 2019, 18:15
Replies: 57
Views: 3,242
Posted By CharleyBird
Easy view, preferred format, most used...some...

Easy view, preferred format, most used...some interesting threads here lately.
The easiest view may be my preferred format, but it is not my most used, because of ergonomic tolerance.


Eventually...
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th May 2019, 13:37
Replies: 50
Views: 2,110
Posted By CharleyBird
Thanks Holger, quite logical reasoning. ...

Thanks Holger, quite logical reasoning.

Chilli6x6, No and yes (both, but probably the 10x...I'd rather have their view 'ruin' my Steiners than my new Leicas LOL).

Regards
Andy
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th May 2019, 12:15
Replies: 50
Views: 2,110
Posted By CharleyBird
Two questions if I may: 1. Do you ever carry...

Two questions if I may:

1. Do you ever carry the WX over your shoulder/neck like a messenger bag?

2. Holger, why did you purchase the 10x rather than the 7x ?

Regards
Andy
Forum: Essex Sunday 5th May 2019, 05:14
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By CharleyBird
Hoopoe at Fobbing

Is it still around?
Forum: Binoculars Friday 26th April 2019, 14:09
Replies: 56
Views: 3,155
Posted By CharleyBird
I've been on holiday for a few days and took two...

I've been on holiday for a few days and took two pairs of 40 year old Nikon 9x30 DC.F, 15.3 oz. 6.7* field of view as car bins that I wouldn't worry about. Fitted easily in my pockets and glove...
Forum: Cleveland Monday 22nd April 2019, 21:06
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By CharleyBird
Seal Sands and area to west of road

First time for me, sister driving.
Parked up and walked along road north to metal ‘hide’ and we were thrilled to see a male marsh harrier, hunting for maybe 5 minutes about 200yds to the west,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st April 2019, 19:29
Replies: 56
Views: 3,155
Posted By CharleyBird
I wonder if I just bought the only 7x42 that...

I wonder if I just bought the only 7x42 that Leica will sell this year


Anyhow, no buyer regrets after one month, they’re very easy on the eyes

Regards
Andy
Forum: Durham Thursday 11th April 2019, 20:57
Replies: 17,302
Views: 4,130,580
Posted By CharleyBird
Love the photo of the Jack snipe

Love the photo of the Jack snipe
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 14:02
Replies: 126
Views: 4,569
Posted By CharleyBird
Smile Forty martins, I feel like summer is almost here,...

Forty martins, I feel like summer is almost here, but what were they?

Managed to count at least forty, but too distant to tell whether sand or house, though no swallows or swifts mixed in. ...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 17:19
Replies: 126
Views: 4,569
Posted By CharleyBird
I think my bird feeders are paying off, up the...

I think my bird feeders are paying off, up the garden tonight was a Coal Tit.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th March 2019, 09:41
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By CharleyBird
London

London
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th March 2019, 07:13
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By CharleyBird
Sturdy tripod I hope is sorted. Last weekend a...

Sturdy tripod I hope is sorted. Last weekend a friend gave me his vintage twin shank Linhof; see linked image below, except with a white handle, rubber flat feet and the absence of the three...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th March 2019, 17:25
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By CharleyBird
That's certainly given me ideas for going down...

That's certainly given me ideas for going down the second-hand route, thanks.

Have either of you used the new options by docter, noblex, kowa?
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th March 2019, 13:32
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By CharleyBird
How did I miss that thread. Yes that's the kind...

How did I miss that thread. Yes that's the kind of thing I've been thinking about.
I know that by 40x and above you can get hazy views on warm days, so have been reading up on the 32x82 Kowa. ...
Forum: Leica Friday 29th March 2019, 13:15
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By CharleyBird
I've asked friends who spend much of the year in...

I've asked friends who spend much of the year in America to get me a case. The eyecups can wait till the sun is out more.
I'm certainly enjoying the relaxed 7x42 view, and have used them everyday...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th March 2019, 10:17
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By CharleyBird
Long distance, static

Anyone got big bins rather than a scope for static, long distance viewing?

For example if you have a balcony window overlooking an estuary, the sea, or mountains, what binoculars with considerable...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th March 2019, 12:46
Replies: 126
Views: 4,569
Posted By CharleyBird
Long Tailed Tits, right outside the first floor...

Long Tailed Tits, right outside the first floor office windows, maybe 15' away, picking the spring buds off trees (under which I've hung feeders). 10x44 brought them really close
Forum: Leica Saturday 23rd March 2019, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By CharleyBird
Thanks for the replies and ideas. I do like...

Thanks for the replies and ideas.

I do like those cases!
Forum: Leica Tuesday 19th March 2019, 11:29
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By CharleyBird
UV 7x42 HD+ ; Winged eyecups, Case

Anyone sourced winged eyecups that fit this model ?

Or a sturdy leather case?

Regards
Andy
Forum: Others Sunday 17th March 2019, 09:53
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By CharleyBird
I do enjoy the view of any subject more when it...

I do enjoy the view of any subject more when it is more comfortable, clearer, brighter, and of course brought closer. But yes, the improvements you get become increasingly less noticeable and more...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th March 2019, 17:10
Replies: 126
Views: 4,569
Posted By CharleyBird
So I'm out filling the feeders at about 17.45,...

So I'm out filling the feeders at about 17.45, dusk and gloomy, but I hear quite familiar twittering behind the white camelia and high up, either on the sweet chesnut or Scots pine. Bit difficult to...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th March 2019, 17:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By CharleyBird
Happening across a bargain while Internet...

Happening across a bargain while Internet browsing in bed at 5am yesterday, I jumped for a new pair of these:

Leica ULTRAVID 7x42 HD-Plus

They'll take a good few days to arrive from Leica, but...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:27
Replies: 71
Views: 2,843
Posted By CharleyBird
I was also thinking that if I were a hunter, I'd...

I was also thinking that if I were a hunter, I'd probably have my bins on a tripod/monopod so carry weight is not an issue. In which case for dawn or dusk I might try something big like a fujinon...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:12
Replies: 71
Views: 2,843
Posted By CharleyBird
You're right , I made a mistake with the 7x42...

You're right , I made a mistake with the 7x42 which should have been 7x49 (although I realise for some reason unknown to me, they make 7x50)
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