Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 0.10 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Troubador
Forum: Meopta Today, 17:04
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By Troubador
Sorry it didn't work out for you Tommy. I wear...

Sorry it didn't work out for you Tommy. I wear glasses too and didn't have a problem. I wonder if the eyecup was not fully down, probably you checked this and it is just a shame it didn't work with...
Forum: Meopta Today, 17:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By Troubador
You are welcome, thanks for your...

You are welcome, thanks for your appreciation.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Today, 16:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By Troubador
And what is more why didn't 50mm move to 52mm and...

And what is more why didn't 50mm move to 52mm and 56 to 58 or 60mm?

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Today, 16:56
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By Troubador
Andy and Joachim are dead right. On the Isle of...

Andy and Joachim are dead right. On the Isle of Islay recently we overlooked a sea bay and 10x42 cut through the gloom like a knife and the high quality 8x42 I had with me, one of my favourite...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Today, 11:39
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Troubador
My choice would be Meopta's S2 82 with 20-70x...

My choice would be Meopta's S2 82 with 20-70x zoom but they also offer a 30-60 wide angle that is nice. This is a really fine scope and don't forget Zeiss and Leica hired Meopta to make scopes for...
Forum: GPO Yesterday, 10:41
Replies: 37
Views: 10,602
Posted By Troubador
Hi Anansi In the centre field I can't see any CA...

Hi Anansi

In the centre field I can't see any CA at all with a high contrast object against bright white cloud. Moving off the centre field at about 40% of the distance to the field edge there is a...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 12th November 2018, 17:54
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Troubador
Don't do it unless there is a problem. Lee

Don't do it unless there is a problem.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Monday 12th November 2018, 17:27
Replies: 109
Views: 3,767
Posted By Troubador
Here they are Andy: not brilliant but full of...

Here they are Andy: not brilliant but full of memories for us.

Lee
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Friday 9th November 2018, 18:18
Replies: 259
Views: 32,484
Posted By Troubador
Pied Wagtail it is, well done! Lee

Pied Wagtail it is, well done!

Lee
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Friday 9th November 2018, 17:22
Replies: 259
Views: 32,484
Posted By Troubador
Here's a puzzle but only for people of a certain...

Here's a puzzle but only for people of a certain age:

I'm a passerine and my call is London W4. What am I?

Answer will be available when we get back home from Islay early next week.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th November 2018, 17:15
Replies: 109
Views: 3,767
Posted By Troubador
Andy If you have a spare 5 minutes you can see...

Andy

If you have a spare 5 minutes you can see some of my pics on the Birdforum Gallery https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/search.php?searchid=333139

Cheers Lee
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th November 2018, 14:47
Replies: 109
Views: 3,767
Posted By Troubador
Andy Unfortunately our photo gear is for...

Andy

Unfortunately our photo gear is for close-ups and landscapes but we did get some half decent shots the last time we were here on Islay and I will post a couple when back home in a few...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th November 2018, 12:14
Replies: 109
Views: 3,767
Posted By Troubador
An excellent point Gijs and we have an excellent...

An excellent point Gijs and we have an excellent choice of binos at the moment. I am not at all interested in binos with batteries and since 8x magnification is my favourite, I am not so interested...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 9th November 2018, 12:07
Replies: 130
Views: 15,311
Posted By Troubador
I agree 100%. The performance of the 8x25 is...

I agree 100%. The performance of the 8x25 is extraordinarily good and of course it folds away neatly. This makes it a great companion for all kinds of purposes but it wouldn't be my choice as my one...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th November 2018, 09:01
Replies: 109
Views: 3,767
Posted By Troubador
I know what you mean Peter. Back in the 1980's if...

I know what you mean Peter. Back in the 1980's if we had all been told what a smart phone was and what it could do we would have all thought it was an impossible science fiction fantasy. And yet...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 8th November 2018, 17:54
Replies: 109
Views: 3,767
Posted By Troubador
Not entirely true Peter as the SF majored on...

Not entirely true Peter as the SF majored on handling as much as optics. If you search on Birdforum you should be able to find a photo of a cutaway Swaro EL next to a cutaway SF and you can see how...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 7th November 2018, 17:49
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Troubador
Working on it. Lee

Working on it.

Lee
Forum: GPO Wednesday 7th November 2018, 16:58
Replies: 37
Views: 10,602
Posted By Troubador
Am away from home at the moment but will check...

Am away from home at the moment but will check this next week when we are back.

Lee
Forum: Leica Wednesday 7th November 2018, 15:16
Replies: 98
Views: 5,203
Posted By Troubador
Correct but there may be some left in some...

Correct but there may be some left in some dealers as 7x are just not universally popular. If you find one: grab it quick!

Lee
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 18th October 2018, 07:56
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Troubador
Hello Jeanette and welcome. Chris gives good...

Hello Jeanette and welcome. Chris gives good advice. When you post in the binos section as well as your budget and the kind of birding you would like to do (big open landscapes/mountains/coasts or...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 17th October 2018, 16:46
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Troubador
Delia is right and I can also recommend the...

Delia is right and I can also recommend the Ardnamurchan peninsula with the fabulous Loch Sunart coast all the way to the famous lighthouse on the UK mainland's most western tip, and not to mention...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th October 2018, 13:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Troubador
OK, I stand corrected Roy. Perhaps the 8x25...

OK, I stand corrected Roy. Perhaps the 8x25 doesn't sell as well as other magnifications, but on the other hand 8x42 is such a popular format, so your question still hangs in the air....

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th October 2018, 10:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,315
Posted By Troubador
Probably because the average person can hold 8x...

Probably because the average person can hold 8x steady enough without IS help.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th October 2018, 08:39
Replies: 109
Views: 3,767
Posted By Troubador
8/10/12x50 sounds interesting and while we are...

8/10/12x50 sounds interesting and while we are dreaming lets make it a 52mm. Naturally we also want decent eye relief, excellent field of view, 2.0m close focus and to weigh 750g max.

Lee
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Wednesday 17th October 2018, 08:06
Replies: 71
Views: 4,100
Posted By Troubador
Hi Tom and thanks for your kind words. That FL...

Hi Tom and thanks for your kind words. That FL looks like a real beauty and I am sure you will enjoy it.

Lee
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
 


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.18807101 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 19:20.