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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 22:21
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Tringa45
If you want magnification around 15x, why not a...

If you want magnification around 15x, why not a binocular?

All wide-angle astronomical eyepieces with focal lengths long enough to give you similar magnifications on a birding scope will have 2"...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 18th July 2019, 19:02
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Tringa45
Sounds really good and should be rock solid....

Sounds really good and should be rock solid. Congratulations.

John
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th July 2019, 10:15
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Tringa45
Mike, Seeing that photo of the Red-capped Plover...

Mike,

Seeing that photo of the Red-capped Plover evokes one of my most memorable birding experiences.
On my last trip to Oz in 2014 I spent an afternoon with a good book at a sandy creek near...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 7th July 2019, 14:36
Replies: 19
Sticky: A Tripod Primer
Views: 1,872
Posted By Tringa45
The main advantage of modern designs is that they...

The main advantage of modern designs is that they allow simultaneous opening and closing in the collapsed position, where very little torque is required.

However, it's still advisable in the...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 28th June 2019, 13:26
Replies: 19
Sticky: A Tripod Primer
Views: 1,872
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Kevin, I agree with almost all you say. I too...

Hi Kevin,

I agree with almost all you say. I too have a preference for collet type clamps and had always assummed that they were more stable than lever clamps, but see here...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 24th June 2019, 14:32
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Tringa45
Hi, Apart from transporting scope and tripod in...

Hi,

Apart from transporting scope and tripod in a trolley or carrying the scope in a rucksack, I don't think there is any solution to the problem. I have done the latter only once for what was going...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 23rd June 2019, 20:21
Replies: 19
Sticky: A Tripod Primer
Views: 1,872
Posted By Tringa45
I have just discovered this very interesting...

I have just discovered this very interesting site: https://thecentercolumn.com/. It is photography-biased so there's not much on video heads, but the tests, rankings and tripod testing methodology...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 23rd June 2019, 16:05
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Tringa45
Agree with OhWeh that the 510 would be ideal for...

Agree with OhWeh that the 510 would be ideal for the ATS 65 and I see that Berlebach have a dealer in Victoria.
However, it might be better to order directly as the ATS 65 is very tail-heavy and...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 19th June 2019, 23:41
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Tringa45
Welcome to Birdforum. You don't state what scope...

Welcome to Birdforum.

You don't state what scope you have bought but an adequate tripod and head are just as important as the scope itself. Another member here once stated: "Cheap, stable,...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th June 2019, 21:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By Tringa45
John, I was out yesterday with a group of...

John,

I was out yesterday with a group of birders, one of whom had an 8x40 Leitz Trinovid. I folded down the eyecups and tried it with my glasses on, but could detect no change in eye relief over...
Forum: Pentax Friday 7th June 2019, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By Tringa45
I don't understand the Panoptic's reputation...

I don't understand the Panoptic's reputation either. My 19 mm (AFIK they are all the same scaled design) has the highest amount of rectilinear distortion (pincussion) I have ever experienced and also...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 6th June 2019, 18:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By Tringa45
Thanks, John. I get it now. The eye relief would...

Thanks, John. I get it now.
The eye relief would probably vary according to focus setting - decreasing towards infinity?

John
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 23:15
Replies: 31
Views: 4,266
Posted By Tringa45
Graham, Just read your initial post without...

Graham,

Just read your initial post without regitering its age and my instant thought was that an 8x42 SLC ticks all the boxes except perhaps price. Well done!

John

PS:- The pictured SLC being...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 5th June 2019, 22:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By Tringa45
In the cutaway f the Leitz Trinovid it's not...

In the cutaway f the Leitz Trinovid it's not only the two eyepiece groups that are moved during focussing, but also the whole Uppendahl prism assembly.
Though the latter would have little or no...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 3rd June 2019, 14:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By Tringa45
Pirots, First off, congratulations on the Meopta...

Pirots,

First off, congratulations on the Meopta S2. Despite its reasonable price, it really plays in the top league, optically and mechanically. Hope there are no repercussions from the finance...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 2nd June 2019, 13:14
Replies: 45
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tringa45
Nick, I presume you tested the Swaro with the...

Nick,

I presume you tested the Swaro with the 25x-50x zoom and the Kowa with the 25x-60x wide angle zoom (TE-11WZ), or was it the old 20x-60x zoom?
I have both the Kowa 883 and a Swaro ATM 65HD...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 28th May 2019, 21:50
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Tringa45
They don't. See above. John

They don't. See above.

John
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 28th May 2019, 15:36
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Pedro, I too have an 883 with the same astro...

Hi Pedro,

I too have an 883 with the same astro adapter, which "costs" about 6 mm of in-focus, at least for those eyepieces with short barrels. The adapter was inexpensive, but for anyone who does...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 24th May 2019, 12:39
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Tringa45
Specified weights as follows (ATM/ATS HD with...

Specified weights as follows (ATM/ATS HD with 25-50x zoom):-

ATM 65/80 1315 g, 1525 g

ATS 65/80 1405 g, 1675 g

ATX 65/85/95 1585 g, 1910 g , 2150 g

John
Forum: Binoculars Friday 24th May 2019, 00:18
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Patudo, Sorry, I can't answer that but share...

Hi Patudo,

Sorry, I can't answer that but share your suspicion that it would not be economically viable.
However, here is a link I have posted several times showing the cross-section of a 7x42...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 23rd May 2019, 19:11
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Tringa45
I don't know about the AT 80 and can find no...

I don't know about the AT 80 and can find no serial no. on my 30x W eyepiece.
The scope serial no is indeed inside the bayonet mount.

John
Forum: Swarovski Monday 20th May 2019, 22:08
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Tringa45
ATM/STM had a green helical focusser and a black...

ATM/STM had a green helical focusser and a black lens hood.

ATS/STS have a black helical focusser and a green lens hood.

Bear in mind that there were non-HD versions of the ATM/STM and the old...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 10:31
Replies: 57
Views: 3,429
Posted By Tringa45
That and the larger image size may be more...

That and the larger image size may be more satisfying IF you get on the bird, but searching for it in the third dimension with a reduced field of view (low DOF = higher magnification = lower FOV) is...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 18th May 2019, 15:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Tringa45
No, John, it's this one:...

No, John, it's this one: https://www.kowaproducts.com/kowa-genesis-binoculars/Kowa-Genesis-2-28x22/

It is all metal construction and of excellent mechanical quality. I briefly looked through one and...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th May 2019, 12:05
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Tringa45
Then you are doing something wrong and similar...

Then you are doing something wrong and similar treatment of your binoculars is going to lead to irreparable damage.
My bifocals are multicoated CR-39 and are 2 1/2 years old and under a 10x loupe I...
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