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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th May 2018, 07:21
Replies: 79
Views: 2,521
Posted By Troubador
Thats almost the definition of karma, Bill and...

Thats almost the definition of karma, Bill and this worked for me in business. Going the extra mile to help my customer's business certainly came back to me in the form of extra business and...
Forum: GPO Saturday 12th May 2018, 06:28
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Troubador
Steve is correct: the problem is whether the eye...

Steve is correct: the problem is whether the eye cup delivers the eye to the exit pupil at the two positions. GPO eyecups are indeed second to none when it comes to their construction, feel and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 10th May 2018, 06:16
Replies: 28
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Views: 948
Posted By Troubador
You missed out: autonomous, zero-emissions,...

You missed out: autonomous, zero-emissions, carbon fibre and image-stabilised :-O:-O

Lee
Forum: Meopta Thursday 10th May 2018, 05:57
Replies: 92
Views: 3,371
Posted By Troubador
The complaints on Bird Forum about the Meopta...

The complaints on Bird Forum about the Meopta Optik website have been noted by Meopta and the site, which is new, is being rebuilt by a guy with many other responsibilities. Work on the site is...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 9th May 2018, 16:27
Replies: 92
Views: 3,371
Posted By Troubador
Gijs has pointed out that the MeoStars do have...

Gijs has pointed out that the MeoStars do have dielectric coatings and as for the ED glass: take a look through them and then make up your mind.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 9th May 2018, 16:18
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By Troubador
Hej Piaf And welcome. Bill is right: a photo...

Hej Piaf
And welcome. Bill is right: a photo would help a lot.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 9th May 2018, 15:00
Replies: 79
Views: 2,521
Posted By Troubador
Bird Forum is a place where people of diverse...

Bird Forum is a place where people of diverse backgrounds, having had diverse experiences and who are at different stages of learning, can come together and share all of these. Everybody is a...
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 9th May 2018, 14:48
Replies: 92
Views: 3,371
Posted By Troubador
Thank you for this Gijs. Lee

Thank you for this Gijs.

Lee
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 9th May 2018, 05:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Troubador
Barry When seeking subjects that don't fly away,...

Barry

When seeking subjects that don't fly away, don't neglect mosses, lichens and fungi. They all occur in a bewildering but bewitching array of forms.

Lee
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 8th May 2018, 16:05
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By Troubador
Hi Tony and welcome. You have some great flower...

Hi Tony and welcome. You have some great flower reserves too. Try Queendown Warren, Park Gate Down and Yockletts Bank and around Sandwich Golf Club.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th May 2018, 15:16
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Troubador
OK how to test eye relief. First you need dial...

OK how to test eye relief.

First you need dial calipers with jaws at one end, a dial and scale to read off and a sliding centre piece that you can use as a probe down into the eyecup. Get some thin...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th May 2018, 14:18
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Troubador
SLC was certainly lowered a notch in rank behind...

SLC was certainly lowered a notch in rank behind the EL when it comes to close focus distance. It is now listed as over 3 metres compared with EL's less than 2 metres.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th May 2018, 12:49
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Troubador
Pilly Please check the links as they don't seem...

Pilly
Please check the links as they don't seem to work :t:

thanks Lee
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th May 2018, 11:31
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Troubador
Gentlemen The concept of eye relief is an optical...

Gentlemen
The concept of eye relief is an optical one which does not take into account the eyecup and is the distance from the crown of the top eyepiece lens to the exit pupil. I know someone who...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th May 2018, 10:14
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Troubador
This is a common problem and I have been able to...

This is a common problem and I have been able to lift up some recent review units by the rainguard and shake the binos without them dropping out of the rainguard. This is hopeless for use in the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 8th May 2018, 07:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Troubador
Kowa or the new Zeiss Harpia. Joachim summed up...

Kowa or the new Zeiss Harpia. Joachim summed up the Harpia neatly and its a compelling instrument. The low magnification of 22/23x is great for getting on birds in flight and scanning over mud flats,...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th May 2018, 07:23
Replies: 1,557
Views: 482,853
Posted By Troubador
This is the binos section so we shouldn't get too...

This is the binos section so we shouldn't get too far off topic but I had a profound family-related shock at the age of 10 and many, many decades later it still resonates.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th May 2018, 07:14
Replies: 47
Views: 1,181
Posted By Troubador
Kevin Post 13 Terrific piece of work! Lee

Kevin Post 13
Terrific piece of work!

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 8th May 2018, 06:59
Replies: 265
Views: 7,692
Posted By Troubador
Sound advice Bill. Lee

Sound advice Bill.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Monday 7th May 2018, 19:06
Replies: 47
Views: 1,181
Posted By Troubador
This is a neat tripod adaptor from Zeiss:...

This is a neat tripod adaptor from Zeiss:
https://shop.gohunt.com/products/zeiss-binocular-tripod-mount-1-4


Lee
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th May 2018, 17:01
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Troubador
My astigmatism in the left side has just rotated...

My astigmatism in the left side has just rotated by about 15 degrees for reasons best known to my left eyeball. It took us quite a while to sort this out in my eye test last Saturday. But I am not at...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 7th May 2018, 15:51
Replies: 47
Views: 2,499
Posted By Troubador
Wow Alexis. Praise doesn't come any higher than...

Wow Alexis. Praise doesn't come any higher than this, and yes it is a cracking little bino.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th May 2018, 15:44
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Troubador
One of these days Alexis you will do yourself a...

One of these days Alexis you will do yourself a mischief with this kind of behaviour :eek!:

Seriously for a moment at least, we clearly have different experiences with FL 32. Myself, I have never...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 7th May 2018, 13:42
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By Troubador
Good point RB. I bet you are right. Hmmm. DEET or...

Good point RB. I bet you are right.
Hmmm. DEET or BEER? No contest :-O

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th May 2018, 12:47
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Troubador
I have a huge soft spot for Conquest HD 8x32 and...

I have a huge soft spot for Conquest HD 8x32 and find it hard not to pick them up every time I want to take a 32 out. But for entirely different reasons Meopta's MeoStar B1 8x32 is right up there...
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