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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th September 2018, 07:14
Replies: 89
Views: 4,151
Posted By Colin
I agree to you both. A cheapo pair of bins used...

I agree to you both. A cheapo pair of bins used on a grey day will reveal a grey mush of a view whereas a top quality pair will almost seem that the sun is shining. Finding the price point where...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 6th September 2018, 07:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,020
Posted By Colin
I agree. Most casual users of bins have their...

I agree. Most casual users of bins have their hands opposite each other on the barrels which is the pivot point for a pair to pitch up or down. Offset the hands along the barrels and that is...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 17th November 2017, 08:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By Colin
The ED82 is a great scope. As has been said, the...

The ED82 is a great scope. As has been said, the 30x fixed eyepiece is amazing with it. Some say it is the best eyepiece ever made. I use one and also the zoom to 75x, the latter for ring reading...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 29th June 2017, 08:05
Replies: 142
Views: 38,795
Posted By Colin
BTW - the notches and sighting tubes are useless...

BTW - the notches and sighting tubes are useless if you have a stay-on case. Probably the best thing is practice in locating your target.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 28th June 2017, 17:47
Replies: 142
Views: 38,795
Posted By Colin
No, I don't have a picture because I sold the...

No, I don't have a picture because I sold the scope some while ago.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 27th June 2017, 16:14
Replies: 142
Views: 38,795
Posted By Colin
Don't have this problem with a straight through...

Don't have this problem with a straight through scope. E.g. The Nikon ED82 has 'notches' on the outside of the scope to line up if needed. I don't use them as the scope is lined up by eye. My old...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th May 2017, 07:53
Replies: 57
Views: 15,655
Posted By Colin
Hi Andy, It was a very long time ago and all...

Hi Andy,
It was a very long time ago and all that I remember that it was a Canon model and it was at the Birdfair. I suppose that things have changed a lot since then, but I found them very...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th May 2017, 08:10
Replies: 57
Views: 15,655
Posted By Colin
They are worse than hopeless for flying birds....

They are worse than hopeless for flying birds. When I tried some, what you had to do was not use the stabilisation for moving birds. That is, releasing the button which activated the stabilisation....
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 19th April 2017, 08:41
Replies: 127
Views: 46,227
Posted By Colin
7x42 Dialyt. I have 2 pair made around 1990....

7x42 Dialyt. I have 2 pair made around 1990. Beautiful to look through.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th February 2017, 11:38
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Colin
And a shorter bill and shorter bill matches the...

And a shorter bill and shorter bill matches the shorter name, bar being shorter than black!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 14th January 2017, 09:43
Replies: 8
Views: 3,335
Posted By Colin
Aching neck? As long as the scope is high enough...

Aching neck? As long as the scope is high enough which means having tripod high enough there is no problem. I use a straight ED82. No aiming aids as I keep a case on it permanently but if you keep...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 13th January 2017, 20:01
Replies: 8
Views: 3,335
Posted By Colin
Why is an angled scope 'all but mandatory'?...

Why is an angled scope 'all but mandatory'? Easier to get onto the target with a straight through.
Forum: Canon Sunday 4th December 2016, 09:58
Replies: 13
Views: 5,254
Posted By Colin
I use the pattern of objects near or around the...

I use the pattern of objects near or around the subject. For example I was at local twitch of Bearded Tit in a reedbed. Someone next to me was trying to photograph it but could not find it in the...
Forum: Canon Thursday 24th November 2016, 06:48
Replies: 20
Views: 4,811
Posted By Colin
Same here, so I connect the camera directly.

Same here, so I connect the camera directly.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 16th November 2016, 12:25
Replies: 20
Views: 3,148
Posted By Colin
I wonder if there is market for T-shirts made out...

I wonder if there is market for T-shirts made out of microfiber?
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th November 2016, 08:16
Replies: 43
Views: 5,477
Posted By Colin
One tip I picked up years ago when using a tripod...

One tip I picked up years ago when using a tripod on a ship is to wrap the feet in generous bits of foam rubber. This will dampen out the vibrations of the ships engines etc.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th November 2016, 08:15
Replies: 43
Views: 5,477
Posted By Colin
You are probably right. However, depending on...

You are probably right. However, depending on what the observer wants to do make sway the choice. Say, the observer is watching a particular spot for long duration or waiting for something to move,...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th November 2016, 08:29
Replies: 43
Views: 5,477
Posted By Colin
Hello Gus. Welcome to BirdForum. Personally, I...

Hello Gus. Welcome to BirdForum. Personally, I would not entertain using any bins greater than 10x because I would never be able to hold them steady. Now, if I were going to use them on a ship, that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 27th October 2016, 10:54
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Colin
Thanks Lou.

Thanks Lou.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 27th October 2016, 09:36
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Colin
Gull - UK - thoughts

This gull was brought to my attention and when I looked, the very white head, dark eye and the bill pattern caught my attention. I noted the tertials too. The pictures are not the best but I took...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 6th October 2016, 08:20
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Colin
Try contactng Zeiss themselves. They may be able...

Try contactng Zeiss themselves. They may be able to help. 7x42 Dialyts are fine bins. I have some.

Welcome to Birdforum too!
Forum: Canon Saturday 24th September 2016, 09:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,381
Posted By Colin
That top picture in particular reminds me of the...

That top picture in particular reminds me of the 'streaking' I was getting when I put a filter on my lens not long after I had bought the lens. I thought the filter would protect the lens. It turned...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 18th September 2016, 15:46
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Colin
Agree it is over exposed. Am happy with the id of...

Agree it is over exposed. Am happy with the id of Common. Moth was in the Severn Valley. Thanks Paul.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 18th September 2016, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Colin
Thanks, Paul. Thought it might be but also...

Thanks, Paul. Thought it might be but also thought that it had characteristics of Galium Carpet.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 18th September 2016, 07:59
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Colin
Moth - SW England

I think I know what this one is but I would like confirmation. The photograph is probably a bit light on the front of the moth. Thank you.
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