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Forum: Nikon Wednesday 16th May 2018, 20:54
Replies: 41
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sancho
I emailed Nikon service dept. in UK earlier this...

I emailed Nikon service dept. in UK earlier this year and asked for replacement eyecups for my SE 8x32. They posted them to me but they weren't cheap; about 19 euro I think (although that included...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th May 2018, 23:17
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Sancho
I think it's a Fulmar.

I think it's a Fulmar.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd April 2018, 09:56
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Sancho
I think it's a Great Tit.

I think it's a Great Tit.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th April 2018, 17:32
Replies: 48
Views: 2,082
Posted By Sancho
Hi Black Crow. In 8x30/32, I've had 1 pair of...

Hi Black Crow. In 8x30/32, I've had 1 pair of Opticron SRGA, 2 of Habicht, 3 of SE, and 5 of EII, over the last twenty years. This is how deep this rabbit hole of insanity goes. I now have one pair...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th April 2018, 10:15
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Sancho
I reckon you're right, Monkeygoblin! Enjoy the...

I reckon you're right, Monkeygoblin! Enjoy the fine weather up that way, we've been waiting for it!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th April 2018, 20:52
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Sancho
Chiffchaff?

Chiffchaff?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 14:21
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Sancho
Send one to me! We had no Great Spotted...

Send one to me! We had no Great Spotted Woodpeckers either until about a decade ago. Then they came over off their own bat, and now they've expanded their range all along our East Coast and over as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 10:30
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Sancho
Whoops! Apologies. I've never heard a Nuthatch,...

Whoops! Apologies. I've never heard a Nuthatch, we don't have 'em over here. Wish I could see one though. Every time I go to visit friends in England I stare into their gardens, hoping......;)
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 08:09
Replies: 81
Views: 3,126
Posted By Sancho
Ya shoulda married smart like I did, BC...I wake...

Ya shoulda married smart like I did, BC...I wake up, then see the perfect girl!;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 07:58
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Sancho
First a blackbird, then a Great Tit, and what...

First a blackbird, then a Great Tit, and what joins in at 30 secs, is a Song Thrush.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 1st April 2018, 16:22
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Sancho
Thanks chaps. Yes Lee, it was Prerov.

Thanks chaps. Yes Lee, it was Prerov.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 18:59
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By Sancho
I once bought a pair of cheap 20x100 binos, just...

I once bought a pair of cheap 20x100 binos, just to see what they were like. I think they were badged "Nipon", or something, a kind of Nikon name rip-off. Made in China. They cost about 200 euro,...
Forum: Others Tuesday 27th March 2018, 21:06
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Sancho
Good standard 10x binoculars that won't break the...

Good standard 10x binoculars that won't break the bank:

Olympus 10x50 DPS-1. 65 on Amazon
Olympus 10x42 EXPS-1. 149 on Amazon
Nikon Action EX 10x50CF. 165 on Amazon

Do not be tempted by higher...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 27th March 2018, 18:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sancho
It depends on what kind of mood I'm in. I don't...

It depends on what kind of mood I'm in. I don't like one over the other, and obviously when out and about I couldn't care less what bins I have. Like Boogie said, the best way to fall in love with...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 27th March 2018, 11:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sancho
I know. I don't know what came over me...a moment...

I know. I don't know what came over me...a moment of madness!
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 27th March 2018, 10:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sancho
What? You mean we're supposed to look at things...

What? You mean we're supposed to look at things with them? Why wasn't I told?;)
Forum: Nikon Monday 26th March 2018, 23:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sancho
Remenbrance of Binoculars Past...B (:

Remenbrance of Binoculars Past...B (:
Forum: Nikon Monday 26th March 2018, 18:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sancho
No, don't worry AW, it was only a half-baked...

No, don't worry AW, it was only a half-baked idea. I sold an SE 10x42 some time back. Never get out of the boat, and never sell an SE;)!
Forum: Nikon Monday 26th March 2018, 17:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Bob and AW! I was half thinking of selling...

Thanks Bob and AW! I was half thinking of selling the SE to part-fund an MHG 8x...I don't want to have a collection anymore, just an 8x, a 10x and a compact (although I suppose that's a 'collection',...
Forum: Nikon Monday 26th March 2018, 09:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sancho
Nikons: SE 8x32 v. MHG 8x42?

I know any comparison isn't apples v. oranges. But I'll try to explain my dilemma, and ask for observations. I love SE 8x32. There is a peculiar intensity to the view that I can't describe, and I...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th March 2018, 19:39
Replies: 164
Views: 7,226
Posted By Sancho
I've always used 8x in most situations, but now...

I've always used 8x in most situations, but now in my mid-fifties, I'm beginning to really like 10x. I have no explanation for this. It just is.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th March 2018, 19:34
Replies: 76
Views: 3,504
Posted By Sancho
I second Xlr8n's post. Monarch HG. I bought a...

I second Xlr8n's post. Monarch HG. I bought a pair in 10x42 and I'm seriously impressed. Today I had them out with my SE 8x32 (the binocular of the Optics God) and there's no perceivable difference...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 23:36
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sancho
I think the fact we've all ended up on the BF...

I think the fact we've all ended up on the BF bino-forum is the Optic God's way of telling us something;)
Forum: Binoculars Friday 23rd March 2018, 15:11
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By Sancho
I suppose there are a whole lot of factors at...

I suppose there are a whole lot of factors at play besides the view, obviously ergonomics, weight etc., but I agree with you Paddy. I've had a few binos that tick all the boxes on paper and even in...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 22nd March 2018, 22:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sancho
I've had absolutely top-class Customer Service...

I've had absolutely top-class Customer Service from Swarovski, Meopta, Opticron UK, and Nikon UK.
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