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Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11:44
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, That's undoubtly true. However, looking at...

Hi,



That's undoubtly true. However, looking at the French site I linked above, it actually hosts some hundred spare parts that were created by company that runs the site, Boulanger, for products...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 16th July 2018, 17:35
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Joachim, Well ... spare parts logistics...

Hi Joachim,



Well ... spare parts logistics probably is a unrewarding business, with large numbers of low-value, low-turnover parts, especially if you're trying to support products that are no...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 15th July 2018, 10:48
Replies: 206
Views: 43,416
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, From what a historian told me about his...

Hi,



From what a historian told me about his research on the place names here in North Germany, the recurring pattern is that their etymological explanation usually goes back to some locally...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 15th July 2018, 10:21
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, How long would it take a driver to pull a...

Hi,



How long would it take a driver to pull a tarpaulin over an 14 ft high 18-wheeler dump truck, using muscle power and a long metal pole?

I have difficulties imagining that this would be the...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 15th July 2018, 00:02
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, I have just uploaded a fully...

Hi again,



I have just uploaded a fully customizable new adapter here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3004127

(The old one was one particular size, and optimized for cheap printing using...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 13th July 2018, 20:53
Replies: 141
Views: 21,823
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Jerry, Thanks a lot for the high...

Hi Jerry,



Thanks a lot for the high praise!

Looks like an oversight on my part ... to make it available (for free), I just uploaded it here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3002868
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2018, 13:41
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, The German approach was in fact similar,...

Hi,



The German approach was in fact similar, with the platforms being made from 1 x 1 m^2 sections. I presume the idea is to simplify handling - there's a photograph of neatly stacked modules on...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 13th July 2018, 10:43
Replies: 141
Views: 21,823
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, While I don't have a Swarovski scope...

Hi again,

While I don't have a Swarovski scope myself, I just completed the design of a NATO rail adapter for the ATS 65:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2989735

This was quite a fun project, as...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 12th July 2018, 15:51
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Hauksen
Red Dot/Reflex Sight Adapter for Swarovski ATS 65

Hi everyone,

Based on an idea suggested by another community member, and using the measurements he took of his Swarovski scope, I just created and uploaded a 3D printable red dot/reflex sight...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th July 2018, 14:04
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Here's a German language page describing...

Hi,



Here's a German language page describing the building of such a platform in detail:

https://schleswig-holstein.nabu.de/natur-und-landschaft/nabu-schutzgebiete/management/10473.html

There's...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th July 2018, 08:42
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Hans, I have to admit that my binoculars...

Hi Hans,



I have to admit that my binoculars are actually Nikons with a front hinge thread. Great feature! However, it's not quick to use, and I wouldn't carry the binoculars around with the...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 10th July 2018, 18:23
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Chosun, Thanks a lot! Regards, Henning

Hi Chosun,



Thanks a lot!

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 17:06
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Joachim, Ah, thanks - not being familiar...

Hi Joachim,



Ah, thanks - not being familiar with Porros, I had forgotten about that disadvantage. Makes perfect sense now! :-)

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 10th July 2018, 15:20
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, I'm not familiar with UK law, but this...

Hi,



I'm not familiar with UK law, but this page seems to be quite informative:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/

Regards,
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 14:21
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Hauksen
They are Monarch 3 8x36, actually. For...

They are Monarch 3 8x36, actually.

For comparison (all data from Nikon):

Monarch 3 8x36: 570 g - field of view 122 m/1000 m
Monarch 5 8x42: 590 g - field of view 110 m/1000 m
Monarch 7 8x30: 435 g...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 13:51
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, Maybe I'm misremembering things -...

Hi again,



Maybe I'm misremembering things - I'll cross-check with him. In any case, these are Nikon roof-prism binoculars that look just like the Monarch 5 8x42 I have, but are actually slightly...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 10th July 2018, 13:27
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Excellent video, thanks for the link! How...

Hi,



Excellent video, thanks for the link!

How do you calculate the crop factor?

The sensor size, expressed as Frankenstein Fraction, is 1/2.3 inch, which I believe translates to an 11 mm...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th July 2018, 12:57
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Joachim, I'll second that ... for enjoying...

Hi Joachim,



I'll second that ... for enjoying the landscape, a smaller magnification is an advantage, in my opinion. As that usually means you can use lighter binoculars, that would probably go...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 8th July 2018, 15:16
Replies: 41
Views: 1,699
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Lee, Thanks a lot, that was amazingly...

Hi Lee,



Thanks a lot, that was amazingly quick!

I see his point about the Harpia, and the technique for observing flying birds by zooming out and letting them fly through the field of vision he...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 8th July 2018, 15:05
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Lee, No need to apologise, I wasn't...

Hi Lee,



No need to apologise, I wasn't entirely sure of my interpretation either.

Perhaps your idea of a torque-sensitive focus ratio adjustment actually would be a way to take the variable-speed...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 8th July 2018, 11:06
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Lee, Ah, thanks for the clarification. In...

Hi Lee,



Ah, thanks for the clarification. In that case, my above criticism of the system is inaccurate as in the limited time I used it, I formed a wrong mental model of how it...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 8th July 2018, 10:56
Replies: 41
Views: 1,699
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Lee, Good thinking, that's actually at the...

Hi Lee,



Good thinking, that's actually at the root of Dobler's patent! :-)

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 8th July 2018, 10:10
Replies: 41
Views: 1,699
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Lee, Thanks a lot! Dobler's sight mount...

Hi Lee,



Thanks a lot!

Dobler's sight mount patent actually integrates the mount very elegantly into the scope, so he certainly has been looking for solutions.

(Personally, I tend to favour a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 8th July 2018, 08:54
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, Since I just happened to come across...

Hi again,



Since I just happened to come across what I believe is the relevant Zeiss patent, here the Google Patents link for reference:

https://patents.google.com/patent/DE102016112863A1/de

I...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 8th July 2018, 08:47
Replies: 41
Views: 1,699
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Lee, I'm sure it works, but it looks a bit...

Hi Lee,



I'm sure it works, but it looks a bit inconvenient to me, so I'd understand why people would buy straight scopes for use from cars.

Since you mentioned the use of sights, it would be very...
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