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Forum: Swarovski Sunday 18th October 2020, 11:22
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By matt green
Assuming any optical coating upgrades have been...

Assuming any optical coating upgrades have been made throughout the EL range maybe this explains why I can't see any difference in light gathering between a 2016 8.5x42 and a 2020 8x32, maybe even...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 16th October 2020, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By matt green
Thanks both, yes shame about the reduced focus...

Thanks both, yes shame about the reduced focus but the lowered price makes up for it..unless perhaps insects etc are your primory interest.

Will likely try and track down a good used close focusing...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 16th October 2020, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By matt green
Any EL optical improvements since c2016?

Just wondering if any of our more informed members might know if there has been any optical improvements in EL42 since around 2016?

I currently have an 8.5x42 listed, possibly aiming for a new 10x42...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 30th September 2020, 21:35
Replies: 25,994
Views: 7,767,096
Posted By matt green
Thanks both, no cranes yet but plenty of seals...

Thanks both, no cranes yet but plenty of seals putting on a show at horsey gap!

Good number of pinkfeet seen distantly from the dunes over sea palling, sunrise can't come soon enough!

Matt
Forum: Norfolk Monday 28th September 2020, 10:14
Replies: 25,994
Views: 7,767,096
Posted By matt green
Thanks for that, yes will likely visit stubb but...

Thanks for that, yes will likely visit stubb but was unaware how reliable the cranes are to the site, we only have two full days in the area and really want to see them....might be the last chance to...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 27th September 2020, 11:51
Replies: 25,994
Views: 7,767,096
Posted By matt green
Hoping to catch up with some cranes next week...

Hoping to catch up with some cranes next week while staying in the horsey area so if anyone could give a pointer as to the best place to 'stake them out' it would be much appreciated, I read there...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 15th September 2020, 11:26
Replies: 50
Views: 3,259
Posted By matt green
I've never looked through a pair of those, or...

I've never looked through a pair of those, or even recall seeing a pair in the field but have often wandered how modern optics would intergrate into the porro design..porros were once regarded as...
Forum: Leica Sunday 13th September 2020, 18:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By matt green
Never considered a 10x50 due to weight and size,...

Never considered a 10x50 due to weight and size, though if I did most of my birding from the comfort of a bird hide with an arm rest at 'just that right height' to pitch up on I could see the...
Forum: Leica Sunday 13th September 2020, 12:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By matt green
Thanks for the clarification, looking through the...

Thanks for the clarification, looking through the linked forum threads below seems a few have less than positive experiances with leica cs, I should get my 8.5x42 el back from a service and may...
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th September 2020, 20:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By matt green
Leica warranty period?

Just been looking at the specs of 7x42 ultravid hd+ and surprised to see leica only offer 3 years warranty to the original owner only, For some reason I assumed it would have been more like 10 inline...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 12th September 2020, 10:59
Replies: 48
Views: 4,949
Posted By matt green
I can't imagine it not taking a bumb or two while...

I can't imagine it not taking a bumb or two while in transit and not being slightly
Knocked off the prefered setting..I'd imagine the push in and turn button style adjustment found on early slc's...
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 9th September 2020, 10:38
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By matt green
I bet these would be great for low light winter...

I bet these would be great for low light winter raptor roosts, have you or anyone else compared them against regular mid to top end 8x42's etc.

Matt
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 6th September 2020, 09:44
Replies: 80
Views: 9,027
Posted By matt green
How does the rubber feel? Does it feel hard...

How does the rubber feel?

Does it feel hard wearing or is it likely to need recovering after a relatively short time like some folks seem to experiance with more recent ELs..

Matt
Forum: Swarovski Monday 31st August 2020, 11:16
Replies: 143
Views: 13,349
Posted By matt green
I'd imagine if swaro service dept are being...

I'd imagine if swaro service dept are being bogged down by a significient number of ELs with worn out rubber coverings surely they would do something about it and make a relatively minor modification...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 28th August 2020, 17:31
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By matt green
Resale value of pre 3.3 focus EL42?

I'm currently awaiting the return of a 2016 vintage EL42 from a service at swarovski, if I get the chance I may relist them in the classifieds and grab a 10x version so lately been wondering how to...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 28th August 2020, 17:22
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By matt green
This is the first time i've seen this...

This is the first time i've seen this acknowledged on this forum, they never quite sit in place over the eyecups..its either pressed on all the way or just let it dangle to one side!

Looks like the...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 15th August 2020, 14:42
Replies: 51
Views: 4,265
Posted By matt green
I've compared both EL's at length at dusk and...

I've compared both EL's at length at dusk and struggle to see any noticable advantage of the 42, the 32 also feels so sublime and steady in the hands they are a joy to use. The wider field of view is...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 1st August 2020, 18:41
Replies: 39
Views: 2,532
Posted By matt green
At this price point and level I'd be pretty...

At this price point and level I'd be pretty peeved at finding dust in any binocular, let alone having to wait so long to have it rectified.

Also surprised quality control at this price point isn't...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 24th July 2020, 12:57
Replies: 143
Views: 13,349
Posted By matt green
I've always thought bins would be better clothed...

I've always thought bins would be better clothed in some kind of hard plastic or polycarbon type material, some types of textured rubber always seem to claw sweat etc and make the bins feel soapy and...
Forum: West Midlands Tuesday 21st July 2020, 20:06
Replies: 1,539
Views: 448,567
Posted By matt green
Solitary little egret currently at Stakenbridge...

Solitary little egret currently at Stakenbridge pool, west hagley..

Matt
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 19th July 2020, 09:51
Replies: 60
Views: 5,495
Posted By matt green
Yes, I thought the same! Maybe a compromise could...

Yes, I thought the same! Maybe a compromise could be made by increasing the objective to a 36mm with only marginally waisted barrels..so they still feel like a 32mm or even a 30mm in the hand.

The...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 18th July 2020, 19:11
Replies: 60
Views: 5,495
Posted By matt green
Swarovski nl 8x32

Jumping the gun somewhat here but just thought to start a wish list/speculative thoughts type thread!

The nl 8x42 sure looks very impressive, especialy regarding that huge field of view..but many...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th July 2020, 13:54
Replies: 219
Views: 12,452
Posted By matt green
I'm curious to know what might happen to the 32's...

I'm curious to know what might happen to the 32's close focus, a model recently heavily discontinued yet still apparently retains its original close focus of 1.9m.

Maybe swaro already has a...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 10:28
Replies: 219
Views: 12,452
Posted By matt green
Here's a couple of points I don't think have been...

Here's a couple of points I don't think have been covered yet?

Have current close focusing els been devalued due to the recent price slashing, also if for any reason a close focusing gen el42 needed...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 10:32
Replies: 219
Views: 12,452
Posted By matt green
Could you confirm the near focusing distance is...

Could you confirm the near focusing distance is the only change to the el42?

Matt
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