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Forum: Canon Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 06:28
Replies: 63
Views: 6,225
Posted By Hermann
That's great. Really looking forward to your...

That's great. Really looking forward to your review!

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th January 2019, 06:25
Replies: 41
Views: 1,471
Posted By Hermann
This agrees pretty well with my own experience as...

This agrees pretty well with my own experience as far as the binoculars are concerned.

Hermann
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 12th January 2019, 06:32
Replies: 139
Views: 10,260
Posted By Hermann
The first few (grey) Zeiss SF DID have a fairly...

The first few (grey) Zeiss SF DID have a fairly strong greenish colour cast. I tried two different binoculars (8x42 and 10x42) on different occasions and in different lighting conditions, and the...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 12th January 2019, 06:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,648
Posted By Hermann
No doubts either. Here's another technical...

No doubts either. Here's another technical review: https://www.lenstip.com/540.1-Lens_review-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_500_mm_f_5.6E_PF_ED_VR.html

Hermann
Forum: Canon Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 06:31
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By Hermann
There's none. Unless you already own some *good*...

There's none. Unless you already own some *good* Canon glass and/or are used to the Canon UI and can't be bothered to switch. And both are pretty good reasons not so switch.



Same here. I'm also...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 27th December 2018, 16:32
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By Hermann
Been there, done that. I did this comparison...

Been there, done that. I did this comparison between the four 60mm Nikon ED Fieldscopes we have in the family (2 x ED II, 1 x ED IIA, 1 x ED IIIA) some years ago. Worked quite nicely, although the...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 27th December 2018, 06:04
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By Hermann
The old oval Zeiss rainguards are the best...

The old oval Zeiss rainguards are the best rainguards I know. Definitely. Their only disadvantage is that they're a bit on the heavy side for a rainguard.

When Zeiss discontinued them, I stocked up...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 26th December 2018, 22:21
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Hermann
Well, Leica still have two projects to work on:...

Well, Leica still have two projects to work on: Introducing the 8x32/10x32 Noctivid, and of course the new/old Trinovids.

So I won't expect a new scope anytime soon.

Hermann
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 12th December 2018, 14:36
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Hermann
Yep. There never was a WA wideanglege eyepiece...

Yep. There never was a WA wideanglege eyepiece for the FS 1 apart from the 20x. The 30x WA was made for the FS II.

Hermann
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 11th December 2018, 07:04
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Hermann
I can't remember if it protrudes into the scope...

I can't remember if it protrudes into the scope body. I'll check the next time I get hold of that eyepiece, probably around Christmas. I was also quite surprised the newer version was different, but...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 9th December 2018, 23:23
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Hermann
One other thing is that the AF is pretty slow....

One other thing is that the AF is pretty slow. It's OK, but it's slower than on some other long zooms.

I also wouldn't be able to cope with the weight myself, I much prefer lighter lenses.

Hermann
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 9th December 2018, 23:19
Replies: 66
Views: 2,468
Posted By Hermann
That's funny. I did a similar test last year with...

That's funny. I did a similar test last year with a couple of friends who claim they know all there is to know about whisky. They also preferred the Johnny Walker Red over a Famous Grouse 12 year and...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 9th December 2018, 23:06
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Hermann
Yep, I agree. Fieldscope II (straight), the...

Yep, I agree. Fieldscope II (straight), the eyepiece was likely bought with the scope. The switch to the other version occured when Nikon started making the III.



Well, I know that scope ... :-)...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 9th December 2018, 19:06
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Hermann
No experience at all. However, with scopes I find...

No experience at all. However, with scopes I find the optical and mechanical quality so important that I wouldn't go for anything but a scope made by one of the established makers: Kowa, Leica,...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 9th December 2018, 18:51
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Hermann
Not the same optics and not the same coatings....

Not the same optics and not the same coatings. The early version (the one shown in the picture) has got a concave eyepiece lens and, like all the older Nikon eyepieces, less efficient coatings.

But...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 7th December 2018, 08:37
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Hermann
Just a quick update: I got an RRS BH-25 now (from...

Just a quick update: I got an RRS BH-25 now (from Augenblicke eingefangen, thanks Manfred!), and I like it a lot. Works well with the ED50 both on my lightweight tripod and my monopod, although it's...
Forum: Nikon Friday 7th December 2018, 08:14
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Hermann
I used the EDII for a long time before switching...

I used the EDII for a long time before switching to the EDIII. Still got the old one though as a spare. We've got two more EDIIs in the family, so I know that scope quite well, and while the EDIII is...
Forum: Leica Sunday 2nd December 2018, 20:20
Replies: 22
Views: 1,772
Posted By Hermann
It sure is a global issue. Now, if we all bought...

It sure is a global issue. Now, if we all bought our optics locally and not via the internet, things would be quite different ...

Hermann
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 2nd December 2018, 20:18
Replies: 34
Views: 1,700
Posted By Hermann
But you'd give up a lot of image quality compared...

But you'd give up a lot of image quality compared to, say, one of the fluorite Kowas, a Nikon Fieldscope and so on. Optolyth isn't really up-to-date anymore ...



Well, if you wear glasses you...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Saturday 1st December 2018, 15:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Hermann
From what I know there are indeed two type of...

From what I know there are indeed two type of headphone sockets: Ones that work and ones that don't ... o:D AFAIK all the phones with which you can use a "normal" headset, i.e. one that uses the...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 1st December 2018, 12:41
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Hermann
A tripod is always better, no doubt. However, a...

A tripod is always better, no doubt. However, a monopod also works reasonably well - provided it's the right monopod ... :-) Monopods like the good old Monostat (http://monostat.de/) with their big...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 1st December 2018, 12:30
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Hermann
As they just work, I'm alright with that ... :-)...

As they just work, I'm alright with that ... :-) They don't really have to work very well because I'll only use a small ballhead in some particular situations, like a long hike in the mountains. I...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 30th November 2018, 19:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Hermann
I started experimenting doing some sound...

I started experimenting doing some sound recordings with my smartphone recently since I don't really want to carry an additional piece of equipment, especially not on longer hikes. So far the results...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 30th November 2018, 14:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By Hermann
It was quite a bit cheaper though when it was...

It was quite a bit cheaper though when it was introduced.

Hermann
Forum: Zeiss Friday 30th November 2018, 04:53
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Hermann
That's my advice as well. The Meoptas are...

That's my advice as well. The Meoptas are definitely worth a look and quite close to the current alphas.

Hermann
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