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Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 23:47
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Patudo
I've noticed something similar with my older...

I've noticed something similar with my older (single coated) binoculars - especially in anything less than sunlit conditions, the colours of distant buildings and trees etc appear more washed out...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 23:05
Replies: 75
Views: 3,451
Posted By Patudo
...which kind of begs the question - which...

...which kind of begs the question - which binoculars do you favour in this situation, and which others have you tried that also perform well?

Cheers,
Patudo
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 16th September 2018, 21:54
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Patudo
Hi Ben, really helpful sir -...

Hi Ben,

really helpful sir - Kopkoon-karp!

patudo
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 16th September 2018, 21:50
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Patudo
Just checked the Swift 7x35 - it is about one and...

Just checked the Swift 7x35 - it is about one and a quarter turns lock to lock and when infinity is reached you can turn the focus tube (mine is the short tube version) about a quarter turn more. ...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 13th September 2018, 21:06
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Patudo
Hi all... on the subject of birding Thailand, I...

Hi all... on the subject of birding Thailand, I was wondering if anyone here had been to Srinakrin Dam (also spelt Srinakarin or Srinagarind) in Kanchanaburi, and could give us an idea of what might...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 11th September 2018, 19:56
Replies: 60
Views: 2,286
Posted By Patudo
I think we are just showing our age my friend. I...

I think we are just showing our age my friend. I think the BMW E39 5-series, for instance, is a most cleanly and attractively styled car; but my younger colleagues at work much prefer the looks of...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 11th September 2018, 19:49
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Patudo
Many thanks, Steve. Could I trouble you further...

Many thanks, Steve. Could I trouble you further to ask how many turns it takes to get from minimum focus distance to infinity on both your models?

I'll do a similar exercise for the Swift this...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 9th September 2018, 01:09
Replies: 296
Views: 17,388
Posted By Patudo
This weekend turned grey and cold, with gloves...

This weekend turned grey and cold, with gloves and headgear required early this morning. But last weekend's visit to Rainham RSPB reserve for the first time was a treat. I'd never been to what is...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 7th September 2018, 23:07
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Patudo
Rangemaster focus beyond infinity?

Hi ... I would like to ask those who own the various Rangemaster iterations (willspd, Rathaus and anyone else out there) how far they will focus beyond infinity? My prescription is, I think, 4.5 to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 7th September 2018, 22:55
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By Patudo
Must admit the thought of losing all my...

Must admit the thought of losing all my binoculars makes me break out in a cold sweat! If that happened though I suppose I would use the opportunity to rationalize what I really needed, which is:...
Forum: Canon Friday 7th September 2018, 22:37
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Patudo
Jonno... I am sorry to hear about your situation....

Jonno... I am sorry to hear about your situation. But a flat that lets you see to the horizon is a treasure indeed in crowded London, and the 18x50 IS would be a fantastic tool to use that vantage...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 7th September 2018, 22:18
Replies: 81
Views: 2,727
Posted By Patudo
Hi Ron.. It seems the technology and...

Hi Ron.. It seems the technology and manufacturing to make a very sharp pair of binoculars was achieved some considerable time before modern coatings reached their current level of perfection. ...
Forum: Nikon Friday 7th September 2018, 22:07
Replies: 23
Views: 986
Posted By Patudo
Superb description of the kestrel Mando, thank...

Superb description of the kestrel Mando, thank you. Sometimes everything all just falls into place for that perfect unforgettable view. A lot of the views I get are distant little silhouettes...
Forum: Leica Sunday 2nd September 2018, 07:21
Replies: 151
Views: 8,418
Posted By Patudo
I cannot honestly say I've seen that in this...

I cannot honestly say I've seen that in this particular sub-forum (although I guess it does happen in others - some of the "discussions" in the bird ID forum are almost beyond belief).



Good...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 26th August 2018, 18:51
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Patudo
Is there any info in the public domain as to when...

Is there any info in the public domain as to when the young are taken from the eyries - before or after "Cainism" has taken place?
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 26th August 2018, 17:02
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Patudo
Wow - so successful breeding pairs are being...

Wow - so successful breeding pairs are being deprived of young too - not too likely there are many/any pairs that can spare a youngster! Sounds like a win-win situation... for the bang bang...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 26th August 2018, 16:41
Replies: 69
Views: 3,224
Posted By Patudo
Y'know... the SF design would seem to offer...

Y'know... the SF design would seem to offer plenty of space for Abbe-Koenig prisms... hint hint Herr Schmitz ... ;)
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 26th August 2018, 16:02
Replies: 69
Views: 3,224
Posted By Patudo
This is brilliant! For what it's worth, ma'am,...

This is brilliant! For what it's worth, ma'am, in my personal accounting system "several" is definitely a number greater than four - I would say at least 7 or 8 but less than 10-12. :t:
Forum: Leica Sunday 26th August 2018, 15:32
Replies: 151
Views: 8,418
Posted By Patudo
I've often thought the light intensity/light...

I've often thought the light intensity/light levels in your local area may have quite a significant influence in one's preference (or not) for saturated colours. Today was one of those typical grey...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 26th August 2018, 15:00
Replies: 69
Views: 3,224
Posted By Patudo
More complex optical design with more elements in...

More complex optical design with more elements in order to achieve field of view + field flattening?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 19:52
Replies: 48
Views: 3,221
Posted By Patudo
But...being at Birdfair gave you the opportunity...

But...being at Birdfair gave you the opportunity to handle and look through the binocular of your choice in as close to a real world birding situation as you're ever likely to get, to discuss it in...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 20th August 2018, 22:17
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Patudo
That's really interesting - I would love to know...

That's really interesting - I would love to know the reason why. I've found Barbary falcons a reasonable proposition in the right terrain in the Canary Islands I've visited; Cape Verde doesn't lack...
Forum: Leica Monday 20th August 2018, 21:55
Replies: 167
Views: 7,408
Posted By Patudo
I have no opinion to offer on the subject matter...

I have no opinion to offer on the subject matter of this post but I just want to say - Kevin I really liked that photo in your post! Great "portrait" of a looking-like-new classic binocular!
Forum: Nikon Monday 20th August 2018, 21:49
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By Patudo
My guess for the former is as a technology...

My guess for the former is as a technology demonstrator - to show what the company is capable of when size and price are removed from the equation. I will admit I'd love to have used it to scan the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 8th August 2018, 22:35
Replies: 113
Views: 6,276
Posted By Patudo
Does the number of units sold have much relevance...

Does the number of units sold have much relevance to how good a binocular is? More Dialyts were produced than FLs, but the latter are certainly better optically. For that matter, more Swarovski ELs...
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