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Forum: Binoculars Friday 24th June 2005, 12:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By finfoot
hi Liliput. what works best for me is low mag,...

hi Liliput.
what works best for me is low mag, large objective and just as important large field of view (FOV). The last thing you want to happen is see a bird flying and not be able to get on to it...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 11th December 2004, 01:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,940
Posted By finfoot
Florida is great location for birding . The...

Florida is great location for birding .

The best book I know of is: A birder's Guide To Florida by Bill Pranty. All the specialty sites are detailed in his book. Many of which have been productive...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th December 2004, 00:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,249
Posted By finfoot
Taking a step back- new species splits

Species splits all over the world as many are aware are rapidly increasing and in a number cases in my opinion completely unjustified.

Classifying a species can of-course be tricky, particularly...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th November 2004, 19:58
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Posted By finfoot
Hi Al, Most find a tripod is needed above 10x...

Hi Al,

Most find a tripod is needed above 10x (unless 'stabilised').

You didn't detail the specs on the scope you used; because if you have a low mag eyepiece (30 or below), preferably wider...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 25th November 2004, 08:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4,593
Posted By finfoot
Just really bumping my thread up, Anyway...

Just really bumping my thread up,
Anyway Swarovski's 7x42 SL has good FOV (I dismissed them earlier)
Also a company called monkoptics do a lightweight 7x50 (Artemis) with reasonable FOV
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd November 2004, 23:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By finfoot
Hi norm, Great link- The specs on those bins look...

Hi norm,
Great link- The specs on those bins look good. Im going to have to go to the wye valley to look at them! In my post (the perfect bins) these specs come close to my ideal birding bins. I...
Forum: Gambia Monday 22nd November 2004, 20:47
Replies: 3
Views: 2,728
Posted By finfoot
Thanks for the info. I really wasn't expecting...

Thanks for the info. I really wasn't expecting anyone to reply. Also the only place I have seen wood owl recorded is Makasutu (I think I'm too late for marsh owl). I'm not specifically looking for...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd November 2004, 19:13
Replies: 15
Views: 3,141
Posted By finfoot
Hi all, thanks to all for your constuctive...

Hi all,
thanks to all for your constuctive comments in my post (the perfect binoculars).
Elk, good luck with your EBBS.
Just a few points:

Brightness performance when light is a limiting factor...
Forum: Swift Sunday 21st November 2004, 08:56
Replies: 55
Views: 12,229
Posted By finfoot
No comparison. Swift 820 (I recently evaluated...

No comparison. Swift 820 (I recently evaluated the ED and only found it only very marginally better). The regular swift audubon 820 is a real bargin.
A multi habitat birder is not going to be limited...
Forum: Gambia Saturday 20th November 2004, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 2,728
Posted By finfoot
Pel's Fishing Owl Gambia

Hi all,
To anyone who has information on Pel's Fishing Owl in the Gambia. I'm Stumped. As far as I'm aware, Brumen Bridge is the only place noted for this species, but as far as I know hasn't been...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 20th November 2004, 08:28
Replies: 24
Views: 4,593
Posted By finfoot
Hi all That was alot to get through. I understand...

Hi all
That was alot to get through. I understand the following (taking occams razor to the above):
Wider FOV decreases relative brightness of the subject(assuming exit pupil diam doesn't...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th November 2004, 21:55
Replies: 24
Views: 4,593
Posted By finfoot
Hi and Thanks for the input. FOV for me is more...

Hi and Thanks for the input. FOV for me is more important than objective lens size.
Being nikon is probably an excellent pair of bins but is going to suffer in darker conditions
note( the new swift...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th November 2004, 19:43
Replies: 24
Views: 4,593
Posted By finfoot
Thanks I'll check them out. (some cheaper models...

Thanks I'll check them out. (some cheaper models of bins have small (below 4mm) exit pupils otherwise I wouldnt have put it in as a criteria
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th November 2004, 15:58
Replies: 24
Views: 4,593
Posted By finfoot
Question the perfect binoculars

hello.

After many years birdwatching in many different habitats worldwide I found that the perfect spec's for a single pair of bins for me was around 7x50 with at least an 8 degree field of view,...
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