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Forum: Opticron Tuesday 25th September 2018, 17:41
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By FrankD
Steve, I have tried the HR3 but only on the MM3...

Steve,

I have tried the HR3 but only on the MM3 60 mm (non-ED) that Opticron just introduced this year. I have mounted the HDF on the same scope body and, to be honest, I saw very little difference...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 25th September 2018, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By FrankD
I did have the opportunity to ask Zeiss about the...

I did have the opportunity to ask Zeiss about the SF 8x32. The word is Birdfair 2019.

I didn't get a chance to check out the Meopta booth.

Dennis,

Certainly. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd September 2018, 15:01
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By FrankD
I will ask the Zeiss and Meoptas guys when I have...

I will ask the Zeiss and Meoptas guys when I have a chance.

Will check on the used models and, yes, a lot of folks buy here because of the show sales. Typically 10% off of MAP.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 22nd September 2018, 00:54
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By FrankD
Barry, Yes, no Tract and no Nikon. No surprise...

Barry,

Yes, no Tract and no Nikon. No surprise on the latter. There hasn’t been a company rep for several years since they restructured and Mike friedberg left.

CMBO is the only dealer at the show....
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st September 2018, 20:19
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By FrankD
Optics at the ABE

I was surprised not to see a thread here for the American Birding Expo since it is supposed to be the US equivalent of bird fair. :-)

I am here for the 3 day event. Anybody want me to check anything...
Forum: Opticron Friday 14th September 2018, 15:31
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By FrankD
Gander, I have used both scopes and side by side...

Gander,

I have used both scopes and side by side at that. If you are looking for extra reach with higher magnification and better low light performance at the same magnifications (in direct...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Friday 14th September 2018, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By FrankD
Pete is da bomb! ;-) I have only met him once,...

Pete is da bomb!

;-)

I have only met him once, quite a few years ago but he was very friendly and helpful. Hope to run into him again some day.

Troub,

Great job on the interview.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th September 2018, 14:32
Replies: 1,568
Views: 551,010
Posted By FrankD
Wow, it hasn't died yet. Thanks guys. My unit...

Wow, it hasn't died yet.

Thanks guys.

My unit is still going strong after all this time and with regular use.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 19th June 2018, 11:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By FrankD
Lee, Great question and I think Stephen...

Lee,

Great question and I think Stephen illustrated the "focus" of each type of photography nicely. It depends on your intent. If you are just birding and happen to want to take a picture then...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th June 2018, 12:12
Replies: 250
Views: 53,477
Posted By FrankD
:t::t:

:t::t:
Forum: Others Wednesday 30th May 2018, 12:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By FrankD
Definitely would like to hear more about the...

Definitely would like to hear more about the Visionking Binastro. It has been on my radar for some time and I have a bit of a soft spot for low mag/wide angle binoculars....especially at that price.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 29
Views: 2,779
Posted By FrankD
Good choice. Excellent edge to edge performance...

Good choice. Excellent edge to edge performance with a huge sweetspot. I remember mine fondly. ;)
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 18th May 2018, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By FrankD
Just to throw another into the mix, Opticron came...

Just to throw another into the mix, Opticron came out with a non-ED version of their popular MM3 60 mm series. It is roughly half the price of the ED version. I believe the typical selling price for...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:10
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By FrankD
Julian, I can offer some suggestions but nothing...

Julian,

I can offer some suggestions but nothing based on personal experience as I still use an Iphone 6S which does not have the dual camera feature.

For one I know there is an app that...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 16th May 2018, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By FrankD
I owned a similar scope to the Delta. It was sold...

I owned a similar scope to the Delta. It was sold under the Promaster brand if I am not mistaken. Very compact 65 mm scope and the ability to use 1.25 Astro eyepieces is a nice bonus. The supplied...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th May 2018, 14:40
Replies: 85
Views: 5,110
Posted By FrankD
a) Feathered Edge Optics (CMBO) b) Very...

a) Feathered Edge Optics (CMBO)

b) Very knowledgeable and friendly people
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 14th May 2018, 13:09
Replies: 19
Views: 13,417
Posted By FrankD
Common Yellowthroat taken this past Saturday at a...

Common Yellowthroat taken this past Saturday at a local lake with the Opticron MM4 50 mm and Iphone 6S.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By FrankD
A phase-coated binocular gives the user the...

A phase-coated binocular gives the user the impression of a sharper image. A non-phase-coated binocular gives the impression of a softer image. That impression of a sharper image can come from...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 12:30
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By FrankD
I wouldn't really bank on there being any quality...

I wouldn't really bank on there being any quality difference between the Hawke and the Celestron. Both companies likely source their products from the same Chinese manufacturers.

As for the fully...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 7th May 2018, 13:08
Replies: 19
Views: 13,417
Posted By FrankD
A Veery photographed yesterday morning at The...

A Veery photographed yesterday morning at The Biggest Week in American Birding festival with the Opticron MM4 50 mm and Iphone 6S.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th May 2018, 12:51
Replies: 34
Views: 3,409
Posted By FrankD
Josh, I am interested as well. I looked at...

Josh,

I am interested as well.

I looked at those Visionkings a few years ago when I was going through my "Ultra-wide field of view" phase but never pulled the trigger. If it alleviates your...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Thursday 3rd May 2018, 14:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By FrankD
I would agree. Nice sharp field stop, edge to...

I would agree. Nice sharp field stop, edge to edge sharpness with very little distortion.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 30th April 2018, 18:15
Replies: 38
Views: 3,261
Posted By FrankD
My opinion, 60-65 mm. It is the perfect...

My opinion, 60-65 mm.

It is the perfect compromise between size/weight and magnification range. Sure, there are some times when I would like more than 45x but there are also some times that I would...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 24th April 2018, 17:46
Replies: 55
Views: 6,512
Posted By FrankD
I can confirm the eye relief is l o o o o o n n n...

I can confirm the eye relief is l o o o o o n n n n g g g g. I typically don't extend the eyecups with any binocular but need to with this one in order to eliminate blackouts.
Forum: Opticron Monday 23rd April 2018, 16:35
Replies: 55
Views: 6,512
Posted By FrankD
adhoc, I am thoroughly enthused with the 7x42...

adhoc,

I am thoroughly enthused with the 7x42 Discovery. It offers an excellent overall "package" in that it feels good in my hands (length and weight combination) and the view is pleasing to my...
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