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Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By FrankD
Good choice. Excellent edge to edge performance...

Good choice. Excellent edge to edge performance with a huge sweetspot. I remember mine fondly. ;)
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 18th May 2018, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By FrankD
Just to throw another into the mix, Opticron came...

Just to throw another into the mix, Opticron came out with a non-ED version of their popular MM3 60 mm series. It is roughly half the price of the ED version. I believe the typical selling price for...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:10
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By FrankD
Julian, I can offer some suggestions but nothing...

Julian,

I can offer some suggestions but nothing based on personal experience as I still use an Iphone 6S which does not have the dual camera feature.

For one I know there is an app that...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 16th May 2018, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By FrankD
I owned a similar scope to the Delta. It was sold...

I owned a similar scope to the Delta. It was sold under the Promaster brand if I am not mistaken. Very compact 65 mm scope and the ability to use 1.25 Astro eyepieces is a nice bonus. The supplied...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th May 2018, 14:40
Replies: 76
Views: 1,747
Posted By FrankD
a) Feathered Edge Optics (CMBO) b) Very...

a) Feathered Edge Optics (CMBO)

b) Very knowledgeable and friendly people
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 14th May 2018, 13:09
Replies: 19
Views: 10,656
Posted By FrankD
Common Yellowthroat taken this past Saturday at a...

Common Yellowthroat taken this past Saturday at a local lake with the Opticron MM4 50 mm and Iphone 6S.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 14:46
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By FrankD
A phase-coated binocular gives the user the...

A phase-coated binocular gives the user the impression of a sharper image. A non-phase-coated binocular gives the impression of a softer image. That impression of a sharper image can come from...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 11th May 2018, 12:30
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By FrankD
I wouldn't really bank on there being any quality...

I wouldn't really bank on there being any quality difference between the Hawke and the Celestron. Both companies likely source their products from the same Chinese manufacturers.

As for the fully...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 7th May 2018, 13:08
Replies: 19
Views: 10,656
Posted By FrankD
A Veery photographed yesterday morning at The...

A Veery photographed yesterday morning at The Biggest Week in American Birding festival with the Opticron MM4 50 mm and Iphone 6S.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 7th May 2018, 12:51
Replies: 34
Views: 1,580
Posted By FrankD
Josh, I am interested as well. I looked at...

Josh,

I am interested as well.

I looked at those Visionkings a few years ago when I was going through my "Ultra-wide field of view" phase but never pulled the trigger. If it alleviates your...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Thursday 3rd May 2018, 14:19
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By FrankD
I would agree. Nice sharp field stop, edge to...

I would agree. Nice sharp field stop, edge to edge sharpness with very little distortion.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 30th April 2018, 18:15
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By FrankD
My opinion, 60-65 mm. It is the perfect...

My opinion, 60-65 mm.

It is the perfect compromise between size/weight and magnification range. Sure, there are some times when I would like more than 45x but there are also some times that I would...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 24th April 2018, 17:46
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By FrankD
I can confirm the eye relief is l o o o o o n n n...

I can confirm the eye relief is l o o o o o n n n n g g g g. I typically don't extend the eyecups with any binocular but need to with this one in order to eliminate blackouts.
Forum: Opticron Monday 23rd April 2018, 16:35
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By FrankD
adhoc, I am thoroughly enthused with the 7x42...

adhoc,

I am thoroughly enthused with the 7x42 Discovery. It offers an excellent overall "package" in that it feels good in my hands (length and weight combination) and the view is pleasing to my...
Forum: Opticron Monday 23rd April 2018, 14:44
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By FrankD
Lots of questions. I think I can answer some of...

Lots of questions. I think I can answer some of them.

The stated field of view is 408 feet. I haven't measured it at this point but judging by initial impressions I would not doubt this to be...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 22nd April 2018, 00:54
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By FrankD
Not sure if the pics really relay how short it is...

Not sure if the pics really relay how short it is for a 42 mm glass. I haven’t put them directly next to the 8x42 yet but I am guessing it might be a tad shorter. Very compact and tons of eye...
Forum: Opticron Friday 20th April 2018, 14:08
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By FrankD
The 7x42 Discoveries are being delivered today....

The 7x42 Discoveries are being delivered today. Where is that hand-rubbin' emoji when I need it. :-)
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th April 2018, 16:55
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By FrankD
Wachi, Try the Opticron Discovery 8x32. It is...

Wachi,

Try the Opticron Discovery 8x32. It is arguably the tiniest 8x32 on the market. It is under 14 oz (391 grams) and approximately the same length as most 8x20-somethings. The kicker is that the...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 18th April 2018, 15:15
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By FrankD
Just got word that the bins made it stateside so...

Just got word that the bins made it stateside so I should have them in hand before the end of the week. Looking forward to them.
Forum: Opticron Friday 13th April 2018, 14:32
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By FrankD
I am happy to report that I should have a 7x42...

I am happy to report that I should have a 7x42 Discovery in hand some time in the next week or two. More to follow.... ;)
Forum: Opticron Friday 13th April 2018, 14:30
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By FrankD
I haven't tried the 10x50 configuration of the...

I haven't tried the 10x50 configuration of the Adventurer WP 10x50 but I have other configurations of that model. I have used the 10x50 Discovery on several occasions. The 10x50 Discovery is, if I am...
Forum: Opticron Friday 13th April 2018, 14:26
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By FrankD
I think the Yosemite/Savanna/YF models have a...

I think the Yosemite/Savanna/YF models have a larger sweet spot but the field of view is notably wider with the Adventurer T WP. I don't remember any difference in color representation, sharpness or...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 12th April 2018, 16:04
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By FrankD
Perterra, I revisited this little binocular last...

Perterra,

I revisited this little binocular last night.

It has a classic porro feel to it...similar to something like the Nikon E II rather than any of the Yosemite/Savanna/YF models. Metal...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th April 2018, 15:55
Replies: 3,568
Views: 1,134,383
Posted By FrankD
The best deals usually go first thing Saturday...

The best deals usually go first thing Saturday morning but there typically still are some nice deals on Sunday as well. This is the first year that the entire weekend will be open to the public. In...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th April 2018, 14:15
Replies: 3,568
Views: 1,134,383
Posted By FrankD
The annual Cape May Bird Observatory Optics Sale...

The annual Cape May Bird Observatory Optics Sale is this weekend. Based on past years they should have some crazy deals there on new stock, discontinued products and 2nd hand items. If anyone is...
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