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Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th May 2018, 18:41
Replies: 85
Views: 5,116
Posted By Bencw
A. Clifton Cameras UK B. Competetive prices on...

A. Clifton Cameras UK

B. Competetive prices on top line optics, they often have special deals which are good value, very reliable, knowledgeable, freindly and courteous when dealing with telephone...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bencw
Hi Binastro, Yes, I started work in London in the...

Hi Binastro,
Yes, I started work in London in the 1960s, and earned only about 6 a week, but I think in those days "the men" earned a lot more than the boys, or it seemed that way. I had a job...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:36
Replies: 30
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bencw
Binastro is right, the BLC (Zeiss ) 8x60 is a...

Binastro is right, the BLC (Zeiss ) 8x60 is a very rare and sought after binocular these days
This photo is from the 1950s Catologue of JA Davis & son who used to be in Demark Hill London SE5, I...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:21
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Bencw
Hello there, The Jenoptem is a decent binocular...

Hello there,

The Jenoptem is a decent binocular to use, I used one during the 1980s quite happily, but not now really a competitor for more modern binoculars for serious use. If you can afford it,...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bencw
The box and case look genuine DDR items, but the...

The box and case look genuine DDR items, but the binocular only has a six digit number, and all the hallmarks of being made in Japan. It does not look right, that does not neccesarily mean its fake...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 9th May 2018, 09:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Hi David, Many thanks, thats great news, I look...

Hi David,
Many thanks, thats great news, I look forward to trying my Baader on my Optolyth scope.
Thank you very much for taking the trouble to test it, I am grateful.

Ben
Forum: Swift Tuesday 8th May 2018, 20:38
Replies: 36
Views: 3,702
Posted By Bencw
Hi Binastro, I sold my HR5 some time ago, I...

Hi Binastro,
I sold my HR5 some time ago, I regret it now, it was mint, but I never used it, I always went for the slightly older HR Audubon. Should have kept it, as they say "it wasnt eating...
Forum: Swift Tuesday 8th May 2018, 11:07
Replies: 36
Views: 3,702
Posted By Bencw
Thanks Ed / Arthur, I love those old swifts,...

Thanks Ed / Arthur,
I love those old swifts, although for some reason I find the image in my HR Gold band Audubon more pleasing than the HR5, but I cant put my finger on why..

Binastro, how do you...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 8th May 2018, 10:52
Replies: 15
Views: 4,018
Posted By Bencw
That is a superb, pristine example, what did you...

That is a superb, pristine example, what did you decide to do ? If you have not sold them, I would say keep them, you wont see another like this. I am a collector, and I missed out on buying a used...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 8th May 2018, 09:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Thanks David Thank you David, this sounds...

Thanks David
Thank you David, this sounds promising, I have ordered 2 Baader hyperion zoom mark IV as I spotted two for sale at a very good price. If it does not work out with the scope, I will...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 7th May 2018, 19:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Hi Ron, I didnt mean remove the glass...

Hi Ron,
I didnt mean remove the glass permanently, but looking at it, I think it would have to come out to get the big retaining ring out, in the TBS 100 it looks like the round glass is...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 6th May 2018, 21:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
I have had a good look at the big retaining ring,...

I have had a good look at the big retaining ring, it is only a fraction too tight for a 1.25" EP. It looks easily removable along with the small glass lens at the bottom, I know some one who could...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 29th April 2018, 13:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Hi Ron, The zoom is a newer one, 30x-60x --...

Hi Ron,

The zoom is a newer one, 30x-60x -- x100, its better than the old 22-60x I had on my old TBG80, but I still find it not a great zoom, and as David pointed out, narrow FOV. One of the reasons...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 29th April 2018, 08:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Ah, thanks David, it's the older one, the number...

Ah, thanks David, it's the older one, the number is 123303, and I can see the ring you mention. Ok, will forget about the Baader and try fixed EPs.
So the Astro adapter is actually no good for this...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 28th April 2018, 20:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
|:d||:d|Thank you David, I have read good things...

|:d||:d|Thank you David, I have read good things about the Baader, think the Baader Zoom will focus and work in my Optolyth 100 APO/HDF, using the adapter, I dont know how old it is, but think its...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 27th April 2018, 15:37
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Bencw
Second Binastro on 45 degree or 90 degree angled...

Second Binastro on 45 degree or 90 degree angled eyepieces. I find straight through EPs on a tripod at elevation very uncomfortable, I think likely to be more so at your 6ft plus height. Something to...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 27th April 2018, 15:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Well I bought the Optolyth TBS 100 APO/HDF,...

Well I bought the Optolyth TBS 100 APO/HDF, pre-owned, but mint, together with a stay on cover, 30-60x 100 EP, and a 1.25" adapter all for 499, i'm clued up on binoculars, but not too familiar with...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th April 2018, 09:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bencw
Think I agree with this, I have the ZEISS FL, its...

Think I agree with this, I have the ZEISS FL, its a great binocular, but have tried out the Swaro SV 8X32 and felt it was very slightly better than my Zeiss, as I already have the Zeiss there is not...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 22nd April 2018, 13:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Thanks John, I find it strange that Optolyth...

Thanks John,

I find it strange that Optolyth dont give the focal length on their website ad for these scopes, (unless i'm missing something, which is very possible) most others have the FL listed in...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 22nd April 2018, 12:17
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Bencw
I had most of the 8x20s, Zeiss, Leica, Nikon HG,...

I had most of the 8x20s, Zeiss, Leica, Nikon HG, finding eye placement difficult with all of them except the Nikon HG, but I have found the only compact to give me an excellent image, comfortable eye...
Forum: Others Sunday 22nd April 2018, 12:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bencw
Thats a good price for one of those Binastro,...

Thats a good price for one of those Binastro, cant go wrong really, thanks for the review, like you I have always wanted to try a Fuji IS but put off by the price.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 22nd April 2018, 11:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Hi Dipped, Many thanks for that and the link....

Hi Dipped,
Many thanks for that and the link. Optolyth list the scope length at 400mm, but oddly they dont give the focal length. In the pt-ducks test they state scope length 495mm including the zoom...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 21st April 2018, 18:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bencw
Optolyth TBS 100 APO/HDF

Hi all,
Can anyone tell me the focal length of the TBS 100 ? I did a search but can only find info on the TBS 80.

With thanks, Ben
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd November 2017, 09:05
Replies: 16
Views: 2,629
Posted By Bencw
Hi Jan, I'm not sure I trust the sales sticker on...

Hi Jan,
I'm not sure I trust the sales sticker on the box fully, but yes, probably still a bargain. It is not far behind my Fuji 6x30 optically.

I'm surprised they didnt pursue the roof Ednar, it...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 19:29
Replies: 16
Views: 2,629
Posted By Bencw
Hi Jan, So, the roof you have must be very rare?...

Hi Jan,

So, the roof you have must be very rare?
Interesting about current selling, I have an EDNAR 6X30 IF military type, green rubber armour, it,s mint condition, binocular, rain guards, straps...
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