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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 6th December 2019, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By jring
Hi, since you have an ED body, I would certainly...

Hi,

since you have an ED body, I would certainly keep it - it doesn't get much better at that size. I have been tempted by some offers of FS II or III ED and only resisted and got a Kowa 613 since I...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 6th December 2019, 08:06
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By jring
Hi, I'm also a bit astonished that a 30 wide...

Hi,

I'm also a bit astonished that a 30 wide didn't work well on a 60mm fieldscope - what was the problem with the view? It should have been great even on a non ED body (unless either body or EP had...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 5th December 2019, 15:21
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By jring
Hi, if you got an old 60mm fieldscope in working...

Hi,

if you got an old 60mm fieldscope in working order, I would certainly try to get a nice wide angle fixed EP for that - they do still come up from time to time. If 24x is ok for you, in focus has...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 5th December 2019, 15:11
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By jring
Hi, in my opinion avoiding depreciation starts...

Hi,

in my opinion avoiding depreciation starts with finding a good used example you can buy in person or from a shop with a no questions asked return policy.

That being said cleyspy has an UV 7x42...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 21:39
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By jring
Hi, yes - for most users the Canons would work...

Hi,

yes - for most users the Canons would work just fine... but there are some who need a Zeiss Conquest HD for its durability ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qri4RuT7Bk

I'd rather not try...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 20:18
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By jring
Because 8x is fine for most and can be held...

Because 8x is fine for most and can be held reasonably well.

And of course there is batteries to not forget and the instruments have hard to repair electronics and delicate mechanics in them which...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 19:51
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By jring
No, with hand held binoculars not at all -...

No, with hand held binoculars not at all - especially not with a wide field of view.

You will see movement in the not so sharp edge regions anyways and can quickly adjust the direction to get the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 17:19
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By jring
Hi, the Monarch HG 8x42 is very compact and...

Hi,

the Monarch HG 8x42 is very compact and light for its class plus sports an extra wide field of view - which of course is nice but those extreme specs usually come at a price...

- it is probably...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 16:06
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By jring
Hi, Nikon Monarch HG is usually not regarded as...

Hi,

Nikon Monarch HG is usually not regarded as alpha - for bins that term is ususally used for the top model lines of the teutonic trinity (Leica, Swaro Zeiss) and arguably Nikon's top line EDG -...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd December 2019, 15:56
Replies: 43
Views: 733
Posted By jring
Hi, a better pair of unstabilised 10x bins won't...

Hi,

a better pair of unstabilised 10x bins won't help with the shake - cutting down coffee consumption might to a degree, but if you're like me, that's not an option. I take my 10x42 SE only when I...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 29th November 2019, 17:31
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By jring
Hi, the Spacemaster ED might indeed be a good...

Hi,

the Spacemaster ED might indeed be a good deal - you'll be hard pressed to find ED glass at that price... Let alone with three EPs...

In this classic Better View Desired test of old results are...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 26th November 2019, 23:14
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By jring
Hi, I'd consider all the smaller Manfrotto...

Hi,

I'd consider all the smaller Manfrotto offerings mentioned above not really up to the task of a full size scope. At least my 128RC wasn't and that seems to be the strongest of the crop. It is...
Forum: Leica Friday 22nd November 2019, 10:16
Replies: 99
Views: 5,729
Posted By jring
Hi, Hermann has very nicely explained the crux...

Hi,

Hermann has very nicely explained the crux of the SP prisms - it's not that there is a few surfaces more (which are indeed a moot point with MC) but the fact that two surfaces are used in...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 19th November 2019, 19:12
Replies: 53
Views: 3,271
Posted By jring
Hi, thanks for the review - sounds nice... Some...

Hi,

thanks for the review - sounds nice...

Some guy in the german Juelich forum has put his 6.5x32 in the freezer at -20 degrees centigrade for 3h to test handling (focus drive and eyecups were...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 17:25
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By jring
Hi, differences in coatings are the main reason...

Hi,

differences in coatings are the main reason for different transmission curves and thus color renditions.

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 14:00
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By jring
Hi, - the term air spaced is usually used to...

Hi,

- the term air spaced is usually used to mark designs with a significant air gap between elements (providing the designer with an additional degree of freedom and giving the production engineer...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th November 2019, 21:17
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By jring
Hi, ok, many questions here... let me try to...

Hi,

ok, many questions here... let me try to answer a few...

ED vs FL vs HT (vs XD vs some other marketing term) glass: The correct term is ED glass (for extra-low dispersion glass). All the other...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 02:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By jring
Hi, regarding a 10x30 pair, I would recommend...

Hi,

regarding a 10x30 pair, I would recommend that you try one in person if you haven't already. The format is not everybodies cup of tea with the small exit pupil (and thus less light and difficult...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 7th November 2019, 03:59
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By jring
Hi, ok - then this thread should really be in...

Hi,

ok - then this thread should really be in the binocular forum for more feedback - maybe it can be moved by a moderator?

For a compact (but not pocket) pair I would recommend sth like an...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 7th November 2019, 03:12
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! Could...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

Could you please search for any inscriptions (model info on the right prism housing and serial number at the front of the bridge joint) and take detail shots...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 7th November 2019, 02:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, thank you Henry for sharing...

Hi,

first of all, thank you Henry for sharing the info on the 883!

As for the single coated fluorite element - possible on your late example, not so much on mine from the eighties. Will check when...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 6th November 2019, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! It...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

It might be helpful to do some terminology first to find out what you're actually looking for... A pair of binoculars (short binocular or even bino or bins)...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 6th November 2019, 13:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By jring
Hi, I don't think that this is an actual eyecup...

Hi,

I don't think that this is an actual eyecup but some kind of cover to go over the twist up eyecup of the current small body 30x wide and zoom EPs and protect the eyelens from whatever....
I also...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th November 2019, 09:37
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By jring
Hi, well Docter is gone - there is now Noblex...

Hi,

well Docter is gone - there is now Noblex and their web page does not list where their bins are made. There is a pricelist on the german webpage which touts Made in Germany and then limits that...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 6th November 2019, 09:20
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By jring
Hi, not quite sure what you mean. The current...

Hi,

not quite sure what you mean. The current 30x wide EP for the small body Kowa (including the old TSN-1/2/3/4 series) is called TE-14WD (sometimes also TSE-14WD) and has a twist up plastic...
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