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Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 19:41
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
Wow Henry you should have seen the weather we had...

Wow Henry you should have seen the weather we had on Islay! Skies like the coming of doom and downpours that would have scared Noah. On one day we had a pile of hail about 6 inches thick in a corner...
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 17:20
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
A pragmatic assessment Alexis and I would only...

A pragmatic assessment Alexis and I would only add that in normal daylight one's pupil closes down to approximate to Harpias EP at 23x anyway so in normal viewing I don't think this is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 16:29
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Troubador
Whitethroat and a lovely picture too. Lee

Whitethroat and a lovely picture too.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 15:56
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
Hi Henry No, I don't object to that at all, I...

Hi Henry
No, I don't object to that at all, I think you summed up our different priorities neatly and I think both approaches are of value.

What I found, and I mentioned this in the same post as my...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 08:47
Replies: 118
Views: 7,142
Posted By Troubador
Oxygen As you have discovered, discovering and...

Oxygen

As you have discovered, discovering and recommending a 'best bino' at any price level is not simple. The principal idea that 'its all about the optics and nothing else matters' fades when you...
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 08:26
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
Peter Thanks for your kind words. There are some...

Peter
Thanks for your kind words. There are some excellent scopes available today, at different price levels, and I think Harpia definitely brings something different to the party, and in a sound,...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 19th November 2018, 17:30
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Troubador
Craig If you live anywhere near Sheffield, we...

Craig

If you live anywhere near Sheffield, we could meet and you could try out the Meopta S2 20-70x I currently have on loan from Meopta. Send me a PM to discuss if of interest.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Monday 19th November 2018, 17:28
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Troubador
Gijs I think you are right about the year of...

Gijs
I think you are right about the year of production being 1970 and that the OP's reference to a red dot next to Germany means the dot just under the right-hand eyecup and not to the Red Dot near...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 19th November 2018, 09:11
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Troubador
Hi Craig For info on where to test out an S2...

Hi Craig

For info on where to test out an S2 scope contact the importer Avisum on:
[email protected]

Lee
Forum: Meopta Sunday 18th November 2018, 20:05
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
No Andy I take the pics because I get fed up of...

No Andy I take the pics because I get fed up of some of the computer-generated pics you see on brands' web-sites and I also do it for fun. I send the brands a copy of my reviews (which includes the...
Forum: Meopta Sunday 18th November 2018, 13:12
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
John This was our 22nd visit to Islay since our...

John

This was our 22nd visit to Islay since our first in 1981 and in all 37 years we have only visited a distillery once! Apart from our first visit when we were learning all about staying in...
Forum: Meopta Sunday 18th November 2018, 11:08
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By Troubador
Good luck Tommy and when trying this eyepiece out...

Good luck Tommy and when trying this eyepiece out make sure your glasses haven't slipped down your nose at all as this would push your eyes further away from the eyecup.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th November 2018, 09:51
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By Troubador
Jos I understand exactly where you are coming...

Jos
I understand exactly where you are coming from and all members are entitled to their opinions. But this is not a question of opinions nor a question of what anyone deserved, it is a question of...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th November 2018, 09:47
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By Troubador
Thank you Andy. Lee

Thank you Andy.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 18th November 2018, 08:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
Hi David Thanks for your kind words and of course...

Hi David
Thanks for your kind words and of course the review was not a 'comparison' review at all and anyone in this market should make their own minds up by testing side-by-side. My goal was to find...
Forum: Meopta Sunday 18th November 2018, 08:36
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
If the price was right I wouldn't worry about a...

If the price was right I wouldn't worry about a transmission difference of perhaps 1.5% or so.

Lee
Forum: Meopta Sunday 18th November 2018, 08:34
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
Islay has given us some great experiences over...

Islay has given us some great experiences over the years since our first visit in 1982: a Peregrine munching a pigeon 20 feet away, a Golden Eagle only 40 feet above our heads, a mother Otter...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 17th November 2018, 19:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
Not on this test but I did at Bird Fair although...

Not on this test but I did at Bird Fair although the Harpia and ATX there were not side-by-side. The difference in field of view at the lower magnifications was very obvious and the ability to zoom...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th November 2018, 17:29
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By Troubador
Gordon Birdforum does not allow personal attacks...

Gordon

Birdforum does not allow personal attacks by members on other members. There are other ways to find out what a member means and also to disagree politely. You have stepped over the line here....
Forum: Meopta Saturday 17th November 2018, 17:06
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
Andy It took me 1,475 words to say what you just...

Andy
It took me 1,475 words to say what you just said in 65! Thanks for your kind words.

Lee
Forum: Meopta Saturday 17th November 2018, 16:12
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
Justin The serial number of the test unit is...

Justin

The serial number of the test unit is 153321. You could be right about better light transmission of more recent units as our own Gijs van Ginkel tested a MeoStar 8x32 in 2011 with 87.6%...
Forum: Meopta Saturday 17th November 2018, 16:08
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
Thanks again Chris. Islay is one of our 4...

Thanks again Chris. Islay is one of our 4 favourite places ever.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 17th November 2018, 16:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
Hya Coppo I need to choose my words carefully...

Hya Coppo

I need to choose my words carefully here.

No Harpia isn't far superior in every respect. For example the S2 is as sharp and contrasty in my opinion.

BUT

What makes Harpia 95 superior...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 17th November 2018, 15:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Troubador
No but its coming up to Christmas so I might have...

No but its coming up to Christmas so I might have a word with Santa. On the other hand we have already booked holidays for next year so I might have to be careful with the pennies.

Lee
Forum: Meopta Saturday 17th November 2018, 11:24
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
Review of Meopta B1 MeoStar 8x42

How did this happen? The 8x42 format has been my favourite since 2004 and I first reviewed a MeoStar in September 2016, so why has it taken 30 months to get around to reviewing Meopta’s MeoStar...
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