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Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 22:56
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Tringa45
mpeace has hit the nail on the head here. A...

mpeace has hit the nail on the head here.

A support makes SO much difference to the viewing experience with higher powered binoculars. However, tall lightweight inexpensive tripods are few and far...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 1st December 2019, 18:42
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Henning, Here's a test conducted by the...

Hi Henning,

Here's a test conducted by the Technical University in Dresden: https://www.berlebach.de/anleitungen/31.pdf. It was likely commissioned by Berlebach and it's not specified which metal...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 30th November 2019, 22:38
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Tringa45
Thanks for that, Hans. It seems that wood is...

Thanks for that, Hans.
It seems that wood is still the preferred material for surveyors' tripods and is superior to aluminium or fibreglass.
I found two aspects rather surprising. Firstly, that there...
Forum: Others Wednesday 13th November 2019, 20:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By Tringa45
Condensation on the exterior lenses occurs...

Condensation on the exterior lenses occurs frequently when one returns from a cold environment to a warm environment. Even after it has evaporated it still sometimes leaves visible traces.

In winter...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 12th November 2019, 15:44
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Tringa45
Manfrotto, now MIC?

Another contributor recently mentioned Manfrotto Element Traveller tripods. Though not to be recommended for scope use, they are inexpensive and show strong similarities to other Chinese products...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 12th November 2019, 11:58
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Tringa45
Hi, Have you read up on some of the threads in...

Hi,

Have you read up on some of the threads in the "Tripods & Heads" forum and read the tripod primer there?
The options you mentioned are IMO inadequate, particularly in your location, where wind...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 23:04
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By Tringa45
Same here, a futile wait for a gap in the clouds...

Same here, a futile wait for a gap in the clouds - very disappointing.

John
Forum: Meopta Saturday 26th October 2019, 23:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tringa45
No personal experience with this model but Holger...

No personal experience with this model but Holger Merlitz thinks highly of his: http://www.holgermerlitz.de/favorites/favorites.html

John
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 26th October 2019, 23:18
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Ace, For observing with an ATX 85 the...

Hi Ace,

For observing with an ATX 85 the Manfrotto 055 would be adequate in most situations but for digiscoping I think you would need something like the MT057C3. It's only 800 g heavier than an 055...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 26th October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Tringa45
Hi and welcome to birdforum. Many users make the...

Hi and welcome to birdforum.
Many users make the mistake of putting an expensive scope on a cheap and inadequate tripod but you definitely don't need a 3 kg Benro Mach3 or a Sirui VH-10 for the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 14:36
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Tringa45
For equivalent dimensions carbon fibre will be...

For equivalent dimensions carbon fibre will be somewhat stiffer and lighter than aluminium, but dimensions are MUCH more important than the material.
For digiscoping with an ATX 85 I think you are...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 14:17
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By Tringa45
Hi mbb, I can go along with most of what you...

Hi mbb,

I can go along with most of what you say. However, I dont think the ATX 65 would be a very good choice. As you point out, it's a similar weight (and price) to the ATS 80, so if you get along...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 22:19
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By Tringa45
Berlebach 510 Video Head vs. 552

For several years I have used a Berlebach 552 head on a Sirui M-3204 carbon fibre tripod and recently purchased a Berlebach 510 as a lighter alternative to go on a Novoflex TrioPod.

One previously...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 8th October 2019, 19:02
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Forent, Thanks for digging up that old thread...

Hi Forent,

Thanks for digging up that old thread and the illustrations. You may have noticed a few similarities to a certain John Russell, who started it ;).

In retrospect, I think the comparisons...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 7th October 2019, 20:12
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Henning, The idea was posted on birdforum...

Hi Henning,

The idea was posted on birdforum years ago. The strap usually ends up somewhere near the top locks of the three tripod legs. Apart from damping vibrations, the additional weight, which...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 6th October 2019, 17:12
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Tringa45
Tripod Stiffness - A Primitive Comparison

I don't have the facilities to perform tests as in https://thecentercolumn.com/ but one can gain an impression of the comparitive rigidity of two or more tripods by performing a simple test.

Tripod...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 6th October 2019, 15:41
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Achim, What goes up......... So I wish you a...

Hi Achim,

What goes up......... So I wish you a soft landing!

I'm off to the wader-lovers' paradise (Meldorfer Speicherkoog) this coming week and will report back on my return.

Regards,
John

PS:-...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 6th October 2019, 14:22
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tringa45
No idea, Chris, but in their cases we at least...

No idea, Chris, but in their cases we at least have a scientific evaluation.

John
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 5th October 2019, 20:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tringa45
Chris, Just another couple of suggestions: the...

Chris,

Just another couple of suggestions: the Feisol CT-3301 or the Leofoto LS-323C (3-section version). Both are around 1,4 kg and affordable. They also fared very well here:...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 5th October 2019, 20:23
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Tringa45
Friction may be a matter of personal taste, but...

Friction may be a matter of personal taste, but nevertheless balance is the first priority. You achieve that with a longer QR plate if the scope foot is not directly underneath its centre of...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 4th October 2019, 15:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tringa45
Hi Chris, In no way is your tripod suggestion...

Hi Chris,

In no way is your tripod suggestion overkill. On the contrary, I have doubts as to whether it would be adequate. Asumming you are getting the angled MM4, you would be comfortable with a...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 20:15
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Tringa45
Today I took delivery of a Berlebach 510 head for...

Today I took delivery of a Berlebach 510 head for a new Novoflex tripod. I shall be reporting on both after some field experience.
Berlebach have upped the rating of the 510 from 5 kg to 6 kg, i.e....
Forum: Zeiss Friday 27th September 2019, 15:54
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Tringa45
Yes, John I see what you mean now. Perhaps the...

Yes, John I see what you mean now. Perhaps the 7x42 FL with its shorter focal length objectives and steeper incident angles required a higher refractive index glass in one of the prisms than the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th September 2019, 16:44
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Tringa45
Out of curiosity I bought a cheap Nikon Aculon,...

Out of curiosity I bought a cheap Nikon Aculon, which works satisfactorily up to about 500 m if you can hold it steady enough.
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=364851

John
Forum: Meopta Wednesday 25th September 2019, 16:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tringa45
Chuck, It's a rather miserable 15 mm. The 8x42...

Chuck,

It's a rather miserable 15 mm. The 8x42 has 17,4 mm and the 7x42 a whopping 21,8 mm. I think Meopta scaled the eyepiece design for the three models going from short focal length on the 10x to...
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