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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Today, 11:01
Replies: 2
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Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! There...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

There are some chinese (and one japanese) made scopes which use a clone of the Swaro EP bayonet and Swaro EPs fit. Otherwise you'll have to adapt it and...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 20th January 2020, 15:13
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By jring
Hi, old Velbon Carbon legs called Carmagne 530...

Hi,

old Velbon Carbon legs called Carmagne 530 here (roughly equivalent to todays Geo N535). And a 500AH on top. Very stable and smooth movement for my 1.5kg TSN3. Should be good for up to...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 15th January 2020, 23:40
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By jring
Hi, basically with Nikon you are looking for...

Hi,

basically with Nikon you are looking for Fieldscope ED models. I think the only one to avoid is the original 60mm Fieldscope ED (often called I despite not being marked so and its non ED...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th January 2020, 17:13
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By jring
Hi, I prefer this one......

Hi,

I prefer this one...

https://www.telescope-optics.net/eyepiece_aberrations_1.htm

If the rays were parallel, you could position your eye at any distance from the eyelens and that is obviously...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th January 2020, 10:44
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By jring
Hi, answers to the numbered questions are: 1)...

Hi,

answers to the numbered questions are:

1) no, if they were parallel, you would not get an image in a finite distance

2) yes, but during daylight your pupil will most probably be smaller than...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th January 2020, 22:38
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By jring
Rather a japanese clone of Optolyth's clone of...

Rather a japanese clone of Optolyth's clone of the Hensoldt/Zeiss Dialyt... Back in the days there was a lot of german sounding trademarks peddling those.. and still plenty around on german ebay or...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th January 2020, 18:50
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By jring
Hi, any J-B number to be found somewhere? Maybe...

Hi,

any J-B number to be found somewhere? Maybe inside the objective tubes?

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th January 2020, 17:16
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jring
Hi, in daylight it's quite improbable that your...

Hi,

in daylight it's quite improbable that your pupil will be a lot larger than the 4mm exit pupil of an 8x32 pair.

You will gain a few minutes at dawn or dusk or have a better view when observing...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 13th January 2020, 23:42
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By jring
Hi, used alpha scopes can be very nice - but...

Hi,

used alpha scopes can be very nice - but please make sure to be able to inspect before you buy (or have a no questions asked returns policy) and know how to do it properly.

I have unfortunately...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th January 2020, 22:16
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jring
Well, the weights for all of them in 8x32 are...

Well, the weights for all of them in 8x32 are like this: Conquest 600g, Trini BA/BN 640g, Nikon HGL 695g, Nikon HG almost 715g. The wonders of all metal construction. All of them have decent...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 13th January 2020, 17:56
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jring
Hi, so when you have made some compromises with...

Hi,

so when you have made some compromises with your requirements (and the result was not some surplus british army amphibian vehicle - hey, it ticks robust, waterproof, floats and makes tea ;-) you...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th January 2020, 15:06
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jring
Hi, so let me summarize: You want a rugged,...

Hi,

so let me summarize: You want a rugged, waterproof pair which is small, light, good in low light and for high distance viewing, plus of course usable with glasses - did I forget anything? Ah...
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th January 2020, 14:32
Replies: 285
Views: 13,951
Posted By jring
No, but after a few you don't care any more...

No, but after a few you don't care any more ;-)

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th January 2020, 08:25
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By jring
Ah, the brick, as it's affectionately called......

Ah, the brick, as it's affectionately called... it's not the lightest, but yes, people still like it.

Joachim
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 7th January 2020, 06:22
Replies: 48
Views: 11,783
Posted By jring
Hi, I suspect that with Nikon the sports optics...

Hi,

I suspect that with Nikon the sports optics division has always been the strange little brother of the huge photo division and while they tend to produce great products, their marketing leaves...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th January 2020, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By jring
Hi, please let us know how they are......

Hi,

please let us know how they are... interesting though, these are 250 over here...

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th January 2020, 19:01
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By jring
Hi, amazon.com has them for 168 USD and...

Hi,

amazon.com has them for 168 USD and change... although always fulfillment by amazon and some other...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th January 2020, 18:31
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum! You...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum!

You might want to have a look at the Sightron SII 8x32 thread...

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=211793&highlight=sightron+sii

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 6th January 2020, 12:14
Replies: 28
Views: 873
Posted By jring
Hi, if we get into astro EPs with many hundreds...

Hi,

if we get into astro EPs with many hundreds or even thousands of different models, only some general considerations are valid.

Apparent field of view - with 14mm there is plenty of 1.25" ultra...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 3rd January 2020, 15:43
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By jring
Hi, I think we already had a thread on this......

Hi,

I think we already had a thread on this... some legislation (California?) having lowered the threshholds for plasticizers...

EDIT: ok, it was a consumer organisation in germany finding PAHs......
Forum: Kowa Friday 3rd January 2020, 15:39
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By jring
Hi, this one here... if in doubt, look for the...

Hi,

this one here... if in doubt, look for the diameter 82...
Forum: Kowa Friday 3rd January 2020, 07:10
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By jring
Hi, what you describe is called kidneybeaning...

Hi,

what you describe is called kidneybeaning and is usually caused by the eye being too close to the eyepiece. Can you try to fully extend the eyecup or position your eye even farther away?

Joachim
Forum: Leica Thursday 2nd January 2020, 13:30
Replies: 285
Views: 13,951
Posted By jring
Yes, no real announcement, just one person...

Yes, no real announcement, just one person quoting his former Leica dealer (who seems to have been dropped by Leica) that Leica seems about to go direct marketing and Leica stores in order to cater...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 2nd January 2020, 13:19
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By jring
Hi Nick, glad you like your Monarch ED60 with...

Hi Nick,

glad you like your Monarch ED60 with the 30x wide angle (it's only 38x on the 82mm body).

As has been pointed out, many users prefer wide angle fixed EPs with spotting scopes over zoom...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 1st January 2020, 12:37
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By jring
Hi, yes, although iirc that was true for the...

Hi,

yes, although iirc that was true for the older series of 77 and 62mm models.

But in the end, sample variation seems to be high for all brands atm and thus one should only buy a scope after...
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