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Forum: Canon Monday 21st January 2019, 20:55
Replies: 57
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Posted By james holdsworth
really looking forward to that!

really looking forward to that!
Forum: Zeiss Monday 21st January 2019, 17:49
Replies: 139
Views: 10,197
Posted By james holdsworth
I would still like to see a side-by-side of the...

I would still like to see a side-by-side of the gray and black objectives...anyone?
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th January 2019, 18:20
Replies: 39
Views: 1,481
Posted By james holdsworth
Yep, getting good at understanding and...

Yep, getting good at understanding and interpreting GIS on distant birds will result in needing less mag. for an ID.

I switched to an 8 a few years ago, after 30 years with 10's and have never had...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 17th January 2019, 18:25
Replies: 39
Views: 1,481
Posted By james holdsworth
Skill, ability, experience will trump a 20% mag....

Skill, ability, experience will trump a 20% mag. increase every time.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 16th January 2019, 18:38
Replies: 85
Views: 4,552
Posted By james holdsworth
I had assumed that the only FL's for sale were...

I had assumed that the only FL's for sale were old ''new'' stock - I had no idea that Zeiss were still making the 32's.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 15th January 2019, 23:53
Replies: 85
Views: 4,552
Posted By james holdsworth
I'd be shocked to learn that any 32 mm model was...

I'd be shocked to learn that any 32 mm model was a best seller. From what we hear from Jan and what we see from sales data, the 32's lag way behind the 42's. And, if that's changing, even more...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th January 2019, 18:29
Replies: 41
Views: 1,443
Posted By james holdsworth
Have recently purchased a 15x56 Conquest HD to be...

Have recently purchased a 15x56 Conquest HD to be used this year for shore watches and raptor spotting as we are planning on a coastal move. They will be tripod mounted but, so far, I'm quite amazed...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th January 2019, 18:24
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By james holdsworth
Flare / glare in the Conquest can also be helped...

Flare / glare in the Conquest can also be helped alot by putting the eyecup down to nearly flush and using MOLCET, seems to move most glare outside of the visible FOV.

I imagine this could work as...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 13th January 2019, 18:19
Replies: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By james holdsworth
yes.

yes.
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 12th January 2019, 00:40
Replies: 139
Views: 10,197
Posted By james holdsworth
So the coating colour reflections have not...

So the coating colour reflections have not changed? It would be strange that Tobias would see different colours reflected back but no one else does...how about some photos of each, side by side...;)
Forum: Zeiss Friday 11th January 2019, 19:23
Replies: 139
Views: 10,197
Posted By james holdsworth
Is there any other evidence that Zeiss changed...

Is there any other evidence that Zeiss changed the AR coatings on the black versions of the SF? Not that I don't believe Tobias, but you would think more than one person would notice.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 10th January 2019, 00:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By james holdsworth
If you wait, something newer is bound to appear...

If you wait, something newer is bound to appear eventually....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 9th January 2019, 14:58
Replies: 37
Views: 2,077
Posted By james holdsworth
Not sure what you are getting at - if you know my...

Not sure what you are getting at - if you know my posting history you will find numerous reviews critical of Zeiss models when deserved - some very critical, just posted one yesterday, lol. The 80%...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 9th January 2019, 00:15
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By james holdsworth
An Old Flame Revisited - the Zeiss 10x40 BGAT/P

I recently acquired a minty specimen Zeiss 10x40 BGAT/P, later run with what I would assume to be the most-up-to-date coatings etc. This specimen is virtually unmarked, with pristine optics and near...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 8th January 2019, 23:54
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By james holdsworth
Perfect optics might just be hard to replicate....

Perfect optics might just be hard to replicate....
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 8th January 2019, 23:51
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By james holdsworth
3.5 weeks sounds incredibly swift for any sort of...

3.5 weeks sounds incredibly swift for any sort of bino servicing, IMO.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 8th January 2019, 18:37
Replies: 85
Views: 4,552
Posted By james holdsworth
I don't know why the myriad reports of gritty /...

I don't know why the myriad reports of gritty / faulty focus don't get included in ''build quality''....nor the user reports of having to send a bin in for ''service'', no matter the reason.

Just...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th January 2019, 18:19
Replies: 37
Views: 2,077
Posted By james holdsworth
What sticks out for me is the 10x42 EL barely...

What sticks out for me is the 10x42 EL barely nudging 80% transmission. This must be the pre SV series of course but still much lower than I would expect.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th January 2019, 15:10
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By james holdsworth
8x42 HT - smaller, lighter, a bit wider FOV

8x42 HT - smaller, lighter, a bit wider FOV
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd January 2019, 18:44
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By james holdsworth
AFAIK, Kamakura makes lots of its' stuff in...

AFAIK, Kamakura makes lots of its' stuff in China....not saying the Toric is though. That's the problem with this level of saturation due to rebranders - eventually everyone will have to produce in...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 3rd January 2019, 14:47
Replies: 85
Views: 4,552
Posted By james holdsworth
if you want sharp, neutral and bright why not...

if you want sharp, neutral and bright why not consider the HT?
Forum: Others Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 23:46
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By james holdsworth
Why can't Maven give an accurate FOV figure in...

Why can't Maven give an accurate FOV figure in their literature? Seems like a no-brainer as FOV is vital for many buyers...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 18:26
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By james holdsworth
...but it is the #802 All-Star edition...;]

...but it is the #802 All-Star edition...;]
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 18:24
Replies: 34
Views: 1,176
Posted By james holdsworth
All of these might come from the same Chinese...

All of these might come from the same Chinese bino. shop, with tweaks to the chassis and optics.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 18:21
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By james holdsworth
The Victory FL models have relatively small...

The Victory FL models have relatively small ocular lens but I have found many models to be very easy to use, supplying more than adequate eye-relief.
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